Thousand Oaks is a small California town located just off the coast near Oxnard. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates Thousand Oaks has a population of 126,813 people, 18.3% of whom are aged 65 or older, as of 2019. The low crime rate and warm weather draw plenty of seniors to the area. Sperling’s Best Places reports that the violent crime rate in Thousand Oaks is less than half of the national average, and property crime is also fairly low. Seniors who enjoy an active lifestyle can spend most days outside, since winter temperatures rarely drop below 44 degrees, and summer highs tend to hit the ceiling at around 90 degrees. For seniors interested in educational and cultural experiences, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library has plenty on offer, while outdoor enthusiasts may enjoy visiting Paradise Falls.
Assisted living facilities offer a number of benefits for seniors. They provide an active, social environment where residents have access to personalized daily assistance, 24-hour support and services such as housekeeping, meal preparation and medication management. Assisted living in the Thousand Oaks area typically costs $5,750 per month. These rates are higher than both the state and national averages.
Take a look at this guide to find out a little more about assisted living in Thousand Oaks, including further information about the cost of care, how to supplement these costs and a list of free local resources.
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1. Atria Grand Oaks
2177 E Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA, 91362
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COVID-19 Rules and Restrictions for Assisted Living in Thousand Oaks
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 California. 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 Thousand Oaks
While costs vary between facilities, seniors in Thousand Oaks can expect to pay around $5,750 per month for assisted living, according to Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Thousand Oaks
Costs in Thousand Oaks are $500 higher than the state median of $5,250. They’re also $1,250 more expensive than the national average.
The United States
Thousand Oaks is more affordable than cities such as San Jose and San Francisco, where care costs are around $250 and $570 more per month, respectively. However, its costs are quite high compared to nearby cities. Los Angeles is $500 less expensive per month, and rates in Bakersfield are $2,000 lower. Monthly costs in Fresno are $1,850 less per month. Rates in San Diego are a little more similar to what seniors pay in Thousand Oaks, though they’re still $275 less expensive.
Note: Data for Thousand Oaks was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Oxnard, was used instead.
How to Get Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Thousand Oaks
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:
The Thousand Oaks Council on Aging collects and reports information about senior living conditions directly to the City Council. This administrative body helps develop master plans to better support seniors and also hosts several senior-centric events each year.
The Ventura County Area Agency on Aging acts as a gateway for a variety of services ranging from meal delivery to legal aid. Representatives answer questions, help determine eligibility for various health and wellness programs and offer recommendations about possible resources available to area seniors. It is also the first stop for volunteer assistance and social opportunities.
Run by the Ventura County Human Services Agency, Veteran Services works to ensure that all resident veterans have access to health and wellness services, including mental health providers. It also acts as an information and advocacy center for seniors who qualify for pension plans and other benefits, which can sometimes be used to help pay for the costs of assisted living.
The Goebel Adult Community Center is operated by the Conejo Recreation and Park District. The new center includes meeting spaces, restrooms, kitchens and a putting green, along with a pool table and other entertainment options. Senior social services are on-site to assist with questions or applications for assistance, and the nutrition program uses the center as a drop-off location where seniors can pick up meals or enjoy a hot lunch with their peers.
The city of Thousand Oaks operates Dial-A-Ride to give seniors easy access to transportation for running errands, getting to medical appointments or meeting with friends. Services are available at no charge to seniors aged 65 and older and disabled individuals. Operating hours run from 6:00 a.m. on weekdays until 7:00 p.m., with slightly modified hours available on weekends and holidays.
Thousand Oaks Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Assisted Living Facilities in the Thousand Oaks 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.