Located at the southern tip of Willamette Valley, Eugene is often referred to as the City for the Arts and Outdoors. The city gets around 3 inches of snow per year, which is much less than the national average of 28 inches, and with mild year-round temperatures and plenty of outdoor recreation, there’s plenty for active seniors to see and do.
Close to 177,000 people call Eugene home, with more than 16% aged 65 and older. Low health care and transportation rates, average grocery costs and the Sacred Heart Medical Center make the city an excellent choice for retirees. Assisted living costs are around $5,623 per month, which is more than both the state and national averages.
This guide covers the cost of assisted living in Eugene and surrounding areas and a cost comparison with state and national averages. There’s also a list of free to low-cost resources for seniors who call Eugene home.
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COVID-19 Rules and Restrictions for Assisted Living in Eugene
COVID-19 restrictions and rules for Assisted Living Facilities are typically set by the state – to see the rules in your state, you can read our guide to Assisted Living in Oregon. Keep in mind that there may be other policies that communities put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.
Paying For Assisted Living in Eugene
Assisted living communities in Eugene have a median monthly cost of $5,623, according to the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Eugene
Oregon assisted living communities cost an average of $5,045 per month, which is lower than the monthly cost in Eugene. The national average is $4,500, which is $1,123 less per month.
The United States
In the far northern part of the state in Portland, assisted living communities cost around $4,975 per month. This is $648 less than Portland facilities. Salem seniors pay $5,500 per month, and those in Grants Pass pay an average of $5,570 for comparable services. Bend assisted living communities cost an average of $4,835 per month, and those in Corvallis cost $4,485. Just to the north of Eugene in Albany, assisted living costs $4,530 per month.
How to Get Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Eugene
More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:
Life Insurance Policy
Long-Term Care Insurance
For more information about your options for making assisted living more affordable, visit our guide to Assisted Living in Oregon.
The Campbell Community Center offers activities, classes and daily fitness activities for seniors living in and around the Eugene area. The center also works with local agencies to provide limited social services. The senior outdoor program is for active adults, and it organizes several activities, including kayaking, canoeing, hiking and birdwatching.
Senior and Disability Services connects older adults aged 60 and older and those with physical disabilities with programs and services. These programs include medical counseling, senior meals, food and nutrition counseling, advocacy and training, adult foster care and money management.
The Lane Senior Guide provides an online database of programs and services for seniors in the area. The guide is also available in a print version. Services are searchable by category, location and keyword phrases.
The local ARDC is a free service for seniors throughout the area. It provides information and assistance with issues that are especially prevalent in the older adult population. These services include help choosing a care facility, assistance with meals, transportation options and insurance counseling.
The long-term care ombudsman works to ensure that residential care facilities operate in accordance with both state and federal standards. Volunteers take complaints from seniors against residential care facilities, instigate investigations and work to come to a resolution. Both current long-term care residents and their loved ones are able to report issues.
Eugene Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Assisted Living Facilities in the Eugene area are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined at the state level. For an overview of those rules and regulations, see the information below. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.