Assisted Living in Oceanside, California
Situated on the Southern California coast just 38 miles north of San Diego, Oceanside provides an idyllic waterfront lifestyle with abundant opportunities for outdoor activities such as golfing, hiking, tennis and boating. Its vibrant downtown district offers upscale amenities such as eclectic retail shops, fine dining, museums and a year-round farmers market. Oceanside’s culinary scene is particularly good because the nearly ideal climate attracts talented chefs from all over the world. Oceanside averages 266 sunny days per year, which is higher than the national average of 205 days. Summer highs are in the mid-70s, and January lows are in the 40s.
Senior citizens aged 65 and over comprise 15.5% of Oceanside’s total population of 175,742. The average monthly cost of assisted living in Oceanside is $4,750, although costs vary depending on amenities and services offered by individual facilities as well as their location.
Note: Data for Oceanside was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, San Diego, was used instead.
Paying for Assisted Living in Oceanside, California
The Cost of Assisted Living in Oceanside
With an average assisted living cost of $4,750, Oceanside residents pay $250 more than the state average of $4,500 and $689 more than the national average of $4,051. Prices are lower in the neighboring state of Arizona at $3,750 and even lower in Utah and Nevada at $3,400. Prices are similar in California’s neighbor to the north, Oregon, at $4,449 but rise substantially in the state of Washington at $5,500. Costs go down again in Idaho at $3,728.
Prices of assisted living in Oceanside are higher than nearby Los Angeles, where prices reflect the state average of $4,500. Costs are even lower in Riverside, with an average of $3,525 per month, but they begin to rise moving north along the California coast. Residents of the Central California coastal community of Oxnard pay $5,000 per month, while their counterparts in San Jose pay $5,853 per month. The lowest monthly cost is found in Merced at $3,175.
Oceanside Assisted Living Financial Assistance
California’s Home and Community-Based Services Waivers help seniors meet assisted living costs, particularly the Assisted Living Waiver. The waiver is administered by the State of California’s Medicaid program, Medi-Cal and is designed for those who may need nursing home level of support but are willing to live in an assisted living facility instead. Our Assisted Living in California page has more information about the waiver.
Oceanside Assisted Living Resources
|San Diego County Aging and Independence Services||(800) 339-4661||As the Area Agency on Aging, San Diego County Aging and Independence Services provides referrals to community services designed to help seniors maintain a good quality of life. Services include health insurance counseling, elder law advocacy, fall-prevention workshops, a long-term care ombudsman and senior nutrition services. |
|Go Oceanside||(760) 435-5155||Oceanside seniors aged 65 and over can access free or low-cost rides to a variety of local amenities through this city-run program. Several programs operate under the Go Oceanside umbrella, including Go Walk, a free program designed to encourage seniors to enjoy outdoor exercise at nearby beaches and Oceanside parks and Go Grocery, which is a free door-to-door service that provides seniors with transportation to and from local grocery stores. The program also administers the Full Access & Coordinated Transportation Program, which provides door-to-door transportation in wheelchair-equipped vans at a cost of $5 each way. |
|Country Club Senior Center||(760) 435-5250||Oceanside’s Country Club Senior Center is administered by the city’s Neighborhood Services Department and provides programs and activities designed specifically to enhance the quality of life of Oceanside seniors. The center is open Monday through Friday and provides hot, nutritious lunches as well as activities such as tai chi, bridge, Scrabble, book clubs and line dancing. |
|American Legion Post 146||(760) 754-9633||American Legion members and their families can access assistance applying for veterans benefits through the American Legion. The organization also offers opportunities for socializing with other veterans of the U.S. armed forces and their families as well as numerous chances to volunteer. |
|El Carazon Senior Center||(760) 435-5300||Also administered by the City of Oceanside, the El Carazon Senior Center offers expanded services not available at the Country Club Senior Center. This facility is set on six acres of land and is surrounded by scenic walking paths and a serene courtyard. El Carazon offers a huge variety of classes, many of which are free and provided through MiraCosta Community College, and the class schedule is updated monthly. |
Oceanside Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Assisted living facilities operating within the state of California must comply with all laws and regulations set by the state’s Senior Care Licensing Program. Our Assisted Living in California page has more information about these laws and regulations.