The 5 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Oakdale, CA for 2023

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There are 7 Assisted Living Facilities in the Oakdale area, with 5 in Oakdale and 2 nearby.

The average cost of assisted living in Oakdale is $3,831 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,880.

To help you with your search, browse the 9 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Oakdale. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Oakdale 4.9 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Hughson with an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars. has helped thousands of families find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about assisted living options and costs in Oakdale, call (855) 948-3865.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Oakdale

Located about 70 miles from the Bay area, the emerging city of Oakdale, California is home to 22,300 people, with about one out of four residents in the 55+ demographic. Seniors looking for assisted living facilities (ALFs) can choose from four in Oakdale and 31 in nearby Modesto, Salida, Hughson and Escalon. All assisted living communities in the state operate under the California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division and Continuing Care Contracts Branch. Under licensure, the ALFs are authorized to provide basic services, such as observation and planned activities, as well as care and supervision during activities of daily living, like monitoring food intake or helping seniors take medications as prescribed.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Oakdale

  • With 260 sunny days a year, Oakdale, California is quite dry, getting just 15 inches of rain a year compared to the national average of 39. The city also doesn’t get any snow, as temperatures stay between 39 and 94 degrees Fahrenheit. Seniors should note the risk of drought and fire in this area. Even so, the Sperling Comfort Index for Oakdale is 84 out of 100.

  • Based on the National Air Toxics Assessment from the EPA, the quality of air in Oakdale ranks 60 out of 100. Comparatively, the average for the United States is just slightly worse at 58. Compared to other regions in California that are known for poor air quality, it’s a decent choice for seniors who are concerned about respiratory health.
  • Seniors who choose an assisted living facility in Oakdale, California should be prepared to shell out a bit more for everyday expenses. The city’s cost of living sits at 124.2 percent compared to the national average. As in other areas of the state, the biggest contributor to the increased expense is housing, but all areas, including transportation, utilities, health and groceries have higher-than-average price tags.
  • California generally won’t offer much tax help to seniors living in Oakdale. Social Security isn’t taxed, but public and private incomes and retirement account withdrawals are. However, other items, such as prescriptions or meals, may be tax free or have a credit. Some ALFs also might participate in the state’s low-income housing tax credit programs.
  • Oakdale does very well when it comes to violent crime, ranking 17.7 out of 100 compared to the national average of 31.1. Property crime, however, ranks 51.4 compared to the national average of 38.1. Seniors might wish to ensure that their assisted living community takes extra precautions when it comes to property security.
  • The Oakdale area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Oak Valley Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

Paying for Assisted Living in Oakdale

Assisted Living costs in Oakdale start around $3,765 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.

It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Oakdale and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.

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Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Oakdale

While Oakdale doesn’t participate in the state’s Assisted Living Waiver program, other waivers might provide seniors with some financial help. Two options include the Home and Community-Based Alternatives (HCBA) Waiver or Community Based Adult Services (CBAS) program.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in California page.

Financial Assistance in California

More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in California page.

Free Assisted Living Resources in Oakdale

Oakdale and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.

To see a list of free assisted living resources in Oakdale, please visit our Assisted Living in California page.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Oakdale

Oakdale-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in California are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in California page for more information about these laws.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in California

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