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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Oxnard, CA for 2024

Perched on the south bank of the Santa Clara River, Oxnard is a thriving community of 202,000 people, located just west of Los Angeles between the Hollywood Hills and the white sandy beach. A little over 10% of Oxnard’s residents are older adults, and for seniors aged 65 and over, the city offers plenty of public parks, hiking trails through the hills, nearly year-round sunny days and plenty of health services. Several hospitals and medical centers serve the area, such as the Northridge Hospital and Medical Center, and world-class facilities such as Cedars-Sinai Medical Center are a short hop away on the freeway.

Seniors who move into assisted living receive a level of care that helps them handle activities of daily living but isn’t as intensive as skilled nursing. This level of care in Oxnard costs an average of $5,750 a month. This is $1,250 more than the national average, but it’s only $500 above the average cost for assisted living in California.

This guide is for seniors and their loved ones who are looking for high-quality assisted living in Oxnard. It lists likely costs along with helpful resources for seniors.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Oxnard

Assisted living facilities in Oxnard are overseen by the California Senior Care Licensing Program, which monitors many types of senior care all over the state. This program keeps a database of licensed facilities, as well as a continuously updated history of regulatory oversight and health and safety issues at each location.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Oxnard

  • Health costs in Oxnard are below the national level. On an index where national costs are 100, Oxnard’s medical costs average 93.2. The city’s air quality rates a 60 out of 100, which is higher than the U.S. average of 58.
  • Oxnard has a low rate of violent crime. The national index for violent crime is 22.7, but Oxnard is just 19. The city has an assertive approach to law enforcement that helps to control property crimes, especially those involving homes and vehicles, though theft remains an issue.
  • Cost of living in Oxnard is nearly 40% higher than the national average for several categories of common expenses. While this can be discouraging for seniors on a fixed income, the city still has lower costs than the rest of California, which is nearly 50% more expensive to live in than the rest of the country.
  • California’s property tax benefits target relief for seniors moving into assisted living and other residential care arrangements. Seniors aged 55 and over have the option to defer property tax up to three times while moving into a replacement home without incurring a tax penalty.
  • Oxnard has one of the warmest and driest climates in the United States. On average, the region gets 270 days of sunshine a year, which is 2 full months more than the national average of 205 days. Annual snowfall in Oxnard is nonexistent, and the area gets only 15 inches of rain each year, significantly less than the 28 inches the rest of the United States averages.
  • Seniors who need medical services in Oxnard are never far from exceptional hospitals and medical centers. In nearby Northridge, the Northridge Hospital and Medical Center offers 24/7 emergency care, surgical appointments and dedicated senior services.

Paying for Assisted Living in Oxnard

Seniors in Oxnard pay an average of $5,750 a month for assisted living. The exact price is likely to vary based on the facility’s location and the range of services it offers.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Oxnard’s assisted living costs are $500 a month more than the California state average of $5,250. Costs in the city are $1,250 a month more than the national median of $4,500 a month. While prices in Oxnard may be higher than these broad figures, the city is still competitive with many other California cities. San Francisco seniors, for example, pay an average of $6,319 a month for similar services. Other cities around the state are close to Oxnard’s range, such as Los Angeles ($5,250) and San Diego ($5,475).

Oxnard

$5,750

California

$5,250

United States

$4,500

Sacramento

$5,225

Los Angeles

$5,250

San Diego

$5,475

San Francisco

$6,319

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living in Oxnard averages $5,750 a month, but this is not the most appropriate level of care for all seniors. Other care options include skilled nursing, at $11,254 for a semiprivate room, which is $5,504 more than assisted living. In-home care in Oxnard costs $65 more than assisted living, at $5,815, while home health care costs $304 more at $6,054 a month.

In-Home Care

$5,815

Home Health Care

$6,054

Assisted Living Facility

$5,750

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$11,254

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Oxnard

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 Oxnard

Oxnard seniors can get help from several local agencies and private nonprofit groups to help them thrive at home or in assisted living. Programs include food deliveries and nutritional support, social events, education and case manager services. Seniors in Ventura County can contact these agencies directly for help.

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Ventura County Area Agency on Aging(805) 477-7300The Ventura County Area Agency on Aging connects seniors with the resources they need. It provides referrals to nonprofits that can help seniors get nutritional support, home goods, low-cost clothing and benefits. It also offers fall prevention and dementia management programs.
Oxnard Senior Centers(805) 385-8019Oxnard operates four senior centers. Membership is free, and each center offers educational and social activities. Centers organize meal services, congregate meals, continuing education classes, senior law lectures and other programs.
Senior Nutrition Program(805) 385-8029The Oxnard Senior Nutrition Program provides meals for adults aged 60 and over. Menus are developed by a nutritionist for a well-rounded senior diet. Frozen meals are delivered by program volunteers, who also provide a check-in service to make sure all is well for seniors who live on their own.
Ventura County Legal Aid(805) 652-7655Ventura County Legal Aid helps older adults handle common legal issues. Free services include consultations with a licensed attorney, elder law matters, estate planning, power of attorney and medical decision-making authorization.
Ventura County Food Share(707) 643-1044Ventura County Food Share is a pantry and food cabinet that provides packaged meals and groceries for low-income residents. It operates a senior program offering monthly food assistance to older adults, as well as a farmers' market and a community market that deliver fresh produce free of charge.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Oxnard

Oxnard Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities 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

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Loreice

I visited this facility

Review of Regency Palms Oxnard

Regency Palms Oxnard was only a year old. It had seven different garden areas where you could go out and sit with flowers and stuff. It was very, very pretty. It was very new. It was nice. It was...

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Jack

I am/was a resident of this facility

Review of Regency Palms Oxnard

I moved into Regency Palms Oxnard. The best thing about them is the staff. They're very responsive. All of the residents are very friendly. I can't think of anything really negative about the place...

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Richard

I am/was a resident of this facility

Review of Regency Palms Oxnard

I'm in Regency Palms Oxnard. I enjoy it quite a bit. The people who work here, when they come in, they're really good to me. I enjoy talking to them. They take care of me really well. I've never...

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