Assisted Living in Lake Oswego, Oregon
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.
Retirees aged 65 and over comprise 19.6% of the total population of less than 40,000 people. Monthly assisted living costs in Lake Oswego average $4,998, though costs vary per facility depending on location and the provided services.
Note: Data for Lake Oswego was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Portland, was used instead.
Paying for Assisted Living in Lake Oswego, Oregon
The Cost of Assisted Living in Lake Oswego
The cost of assisted living in Lake Oswego is $499 over the Oregon state average of $4,499. Lake Oswego assisted living residents pay $947 more per month than the national average of $4.051. Oregon’s neighbors to the south in California pay several hundred dollars less at $4,500, and prices plunge even further in Idaho and Nevada at $3,728 and $3,400 respectively. However, the cost is higher in the neighboring state of Washington at $5,500.
Several miles south of Lake Oswego in the Oregon state capital of Salem, assisted living costs are $723 lower at $4,275. Going further south, prices in the university city of Eugene average $4,325, while those on the other side of the Cascade Mountain Range in the Central Oregon community of Bend pay an average of $4,199 per month for assisted living. At the southern end of the state, Grants Pass residents pay the most for assisted living at $5,120, while their counterparts in Medford average $3,950.
Lake Oswego Assisted Living Financial Assistance
Qualifying residents of assisted living facilities in Oregon may be able to receive financial assistance through the state’s Medicaid program, the Oregon Health Plan (OHP). OHP administers a program called the K Plan, which provides supportive services for seniors such as help with basic daily living activities such as shopping housework and personal grooming and helping with costs of assistive equipment and technology. The OHP also administers the Aged and Disability waiver that provides seniors and disabled persons with transition and case management services.
Lake Oswego Assisted Living Resources
|Contact ||Description |
|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. |
Lake Oswego Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Assisted living communities in Lake Oswego are required to be in compliance with all regulations and laws governing accommodations, medications and health and safety. These are overseen by the Oregon Department of Human Services. Visit our Assisted Living in Oregon page for more information.