Lake Oswego is a Clackamas County, OR, community situated 10 miles south of the state’s largest city, Portland. Featuring abundant small-town charm and surrounded by natural beauty, Lake Oswego is a favorite retirement option for those seeking to live in a safe, picturesque small city and still enjoy access to urban amenities such as Portland International Airport and world-class teaching hospital Oregon Health Sciences University. At the heart of the city lies the 420-acre sparkling Oswego Lake, which offers water activities such as boating, fishing and swimming as well as an idyllic place to picnic. Oswego Lake is open to residents and guests only, which means it’s far less crowded than its counterparts in other areas.
Seniors who need assistance with everyday living activities and tasks but don’t need a clinical level of care often choose to move to assisted living facilities, where they can get the help they need but remain as independent as possible. According to the Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey, assisted living averages $4,975 in Lake Oswego — higher than the national rate, but lower than Oregon’s statewide average.
We’ve created the following guide to assisted living in Lake Oswego to help seniors and their families make good choices about long-term care options.
Hundreds of thousands of American seniors utilize assisted living, a figure that is only growing. For these seniors, assisted living combines residential housing,assistance in daily activities, and some healthcare. These communities also strive to provide an atmosphere that is comfortable and engaging for their residents… Read More >
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.
Assisted living in Lake Oswego averages $4,975 per month.
Assisted living facilities in Lake Oswego and the Portland area cost an average of $4,975 per month. This is slightly less than Oregon’s statewide average of $5,045 but $475 more than the national monthly median of $4,500.
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Assisted living costs in Salem and Eugene are higher than they are in Lake Oswego, at monthly averages of $5,500 and $5,623, respectively. Costs are lower in Albany at $4,530 and Corvallis at $4,485. Just across the border in Longview, WA, the average cost of care is $5,300 and further north in Olympia, facilities charge about $4,805 per month.
Note: Data for Lake Oswego was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Portland, was used instead.
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:
For more information about your options for making assisted living more affordable, visit our guide to Assisted Living in Oregon.
|Clackamas County Aging and Disablity Resource Connection||(503) 650-5622||As a part of the Oregon Area Agency on Aging, the Clackamas County Aging and Disability Resource Connections help seniors and disabled citizens access available resources. They provide information about long-term care planning, navigate Medicare application, transportation and having meals delivered to the home. Seniors can also learn about local volunteer opportunities here.|
|Lake Oswego Adult Center||(503) 635-3758||Lake Oswego Adult Center is open Monday through Friday and offers lunches, presentations on subjects such as managing the costs of long-term care and eating a healthy diet. Classes in arts and crafts, fitness, culture and wellness are available on-site. Seniors can also drop by to play cards or board games or join a special interest group such as a writing or hiking club.|
|Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County||(503) 657-1366||Senior Citizens Council of Clackamas County provides seniors with services designed to improve their quality of life. This organization fills in some of the gaps left by local social service agencies. For instance, they help provide seniors with protection from financial exploitation as well as physical or emotional abuse from relatives or caregivers.|
|Transportation Reaching People||(503) 650-5796||Clackamas County residents who are aged 60 and over or who have a disability can access free transportation to doctors’ appointments, grocery stores and other shopping venues. This organization also provides volunteer opportunities for those with a valid license and an insured vehicle. Volunteers receive driver safety training that may result in reduced insurance costs.|
|Clackamas County Veterans Services||(503) 650-5631||Veterans of the U.S. armed services and their families can access a variety of resources through Clackamas County Veterans Services. Services include assisting with benefits such as health care, pensions and home loans.|
Assisted Living Facilities in the Lake Oswego 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.