Beautiful Thousand Oaks, CA, is where seniors have access to numerous outdoor activities in and near the city, from playing golf to going on hikes. A sizable 19.6% of the 125,754 residents are 65 and older. 

Some of these 24,648 seniors who aren’t already residing in an assisted living facility in Thousand Oaks may start to consider moving into one if they’re finding it challenging to live independently in their own homes. Designed to make life easier for seniors, assisted living facilities offer help with a range of tasks — including laundry, cooking and grooming — that seniors would otherwise be fully handling on their own. Seniors should plan on paying approximately $5,750 every month for Thousand Oaks assisted living. 

This guide helps seniors start formulating a strategy for how to pay for assisted living, including comparing prices to other cities. Additional information involves details about Thousand Oaks and beneficial resources.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Thousand Oaks, CA

Atria Grand Oaks

2177 E Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA, 91362

We have chosen Atria Grand Oaks because of its location. My father has already moved in. There haven’t been any concerns. He is enjoying his time there. The staff members have been really helpful. He … (read more)
We have chosen Atria Grand Oaks because of its location. My father has already moved in. There haven’t been any concerns. He is enjoying his time there. The staff members have been really helpful. He … (read more)

The Reserve at Thousand Oaks

3575 N. Moorpark, Thousand Oaks, CA, 91360

My friend moved into The Reserve at Thousand Oaks. I like the people that helped me; they were very kind and very helpful. The types of services that they offered seemed to match what I needed. I thin … (read more)
My friend moved into The Reserve at Thousand Oaks. I like the people that helped me; they were very kind and very helpful. The types of services that they offered seemed to match what I needed. I thin … (read more)

2013

Atria Hillcrest

405 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks, CA, 91360

I toured Atria Hillcrest for my parents, and I like their program. I really loved the community. It was very clean, very organized, and very operated. Jennifer was very helpful; she answered all my qu … (read more)
I toured Atria Hillcrest for my parents, and I like their program. I really loved the community. It was very clean, very organized, and very operated. Jennifer was very helpful; she answered all my qu … (read more)

2014

Belmont Village Thousand Oaks

3680 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks, CA, 91360

Conveniently located in a residential area of Thousand Oaks, California, Belmont Village Thousand Oaks is minutes from Spring Meadow Park and William Rolland Stadium. Residents say they enjoy outings … (read more)
Conveniently located in a residential area of Thousand Oaks, California, Belmont Village Thousand Oaks is minutes from Spring Meadow Park and William Rolland Stadium. Residents say they enjoy outings … (read more)

Hillcrest Royale

190 E Hillcrest drive, Thousand Oaks, CA, 91360

Hillcrest Royale Retirement Community is located in the Thousand Oaks-Los Angeles area, just about half a mile off Highway 101. Residents and their loved ones praise Hillcrest Royale for the excellent … (read more)
Hillcrest Royale Retirement Community is located in the Thousand Oaks-Los Angeles area, just about half a mile off Highway 101. Residents and their loved ones praise Hillcrest Royale for the excellent … (read more)

Sage Mountain Senior Living

3499 Grande Vista Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA, 91320

Sage Mountain Senior Living is located in Thousand Oaks, California, near Highway 101, shopping and restaurants. Families say that the facility is clean, with comfortable-sized studios, one-bedroom ap … (read more)
Sage Mountain Senior Living is located in Thousand Oaks, California, near Highway 101, shopping and restaurants. Families say that the facility is clean, with comfortable-sized studios, one-bedroom ap … (read more)

Thousand Oaks Home Care V

451 Columbia Road, Thousand Oaks, CA, 91360

Thousand Oaks Home Care V was a board and care home. The home had been recently updated. It was very clean. The person who is managing it was very nice to work with. It was a six-bedroom home and it h … (read more)
Thousand Oaks Home Care V was a board and care home. The home had been recently updated. It was very clean. The person who is managing it was very nice to work with. It was a six-bedroom home and it h … (read more)

Thousand Oaks Home Care III

143 W Sidlee Street, Thousand Oaks, CA, 91360

Thousand Oaks Home Care III is a senior assisted living facility located in Thousand Oaks, California, home to attractions like the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and the Los Robles Regional Medic … (read more)
Thousand Oaks Home Care III is a senior assisted living facility located in Thousand Oaks, California, home to attractions like the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and the Los Robles Regional Medic … (read more)

Navita Residences Young Avenue

2024 Young Ave, Thousand Oaks, CA, 91360


Thousand Oaks Home Care II

9 W Sidlee Street, Thousand Oaks, CA, 91360


Thousand Oaks Home Care I

2592 Ciro Avenue, Thousand Oaks, CA, 91360


Cottage of the Oaks – Strawberry Hill

1435 Strawberry Hill, Thousand Oaks, CA, 91360


Cottages of the Oaks – Gainsborough

117 W. Gainsborough Road, Thousand Oaks, CA, 91360


Cottage of the Oaks – Norman

1595 Norman Avenue, Thousand Oaks, CA, 91360


Cottages of the Oaks – Encino Vista

767 Encino Vista, Thousand Oaks, CA, 91362


Maica Place

67 Doone Street, Thousand Oaks, CA, 91360

Maica Place is an assisted living facility located in Thousand Oaks, California, about an hour-and-a-half drive from Los Angeles. This well-furnished facility offers a diverse selection of rooms, incl … (read more)
Maica Place is an assisted living facility located in Thousand Oaks, California, about an hour-and-a-half drive from Los Angeles. This well-furnished facility offers a diverse selection of rooms, incl … (read more)

Madelaine Place

51 Doone Street, Thousand Oaks, CA, 91360

Set within a relaxed residential area not far from the Conejo Valley Botanic Garden, Madelaine Place is an assisted living community in Thousand Oaks, California. The residents of this quaint communit … (read more)
Set within a relaxed residential area not far from the Conejo Valley Botanic Garden, Madelaine Place is an assisted living community in Thousand Oaks, California. The residents of this quaint communit … (read more)

2013

University Village Thousand Oaks

3415 Campus Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA, 91360

I’ve gone to programs at University Village and toured that place. They’re extremely gracious. I was extremely impressed by the efficiency of the staff during the tour. It was like going in to a Miche … (read more)
I’ve gone to programs at University Village and toured that place. They’re extremely gracious. I was extremely impressed by the efficiency of the staff during the tour. It was like going in to a Miche … (read more)

2022

Oakview

3557 Campus Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA, 91360

My mother moved into the Assisted Living wing of Oak View in 2019 where she had wonderful care from attentive nurses and aides in a very friendly and inclusive environment. When she needed more consis … (read more)
My mother moved into the Assisted Living wing of Oak View in 2019 where she had wonderful care from attentive nurses and aides in a very friendly and inclusive environment. When she needed more consis … (read more)

An Everlasting Spring – Venus

189 Venus Street, Thousand Oaks, CA, 91360

Near restaurants and clinics and minutes from Thousand Oaks Community Park and Rabbit Flats Disc Golf Course, An Everlasting Spring – Venus is an assisted living facility in a residential community … (read more)
Near restaurants and clinics and minutes from Thousand Oaks Community Park and Rabbit Flats Disc Golf Course, An Everlasting Spring – Venus is an assisted living facility in a residential community … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Thousand Oaks

Since most COVID-19 rules for Assisted Living Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Assisted Living in California. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they 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.

What to Consider About Assisted Living in Thousand Oaks

The Community Care Licensing Division of the California Department of Social Services is the agency in charge of helping to keep seniors safe in and licensing senior care facilities in the state.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Thousand Oaks

  • The weather is undoubtedly one of the best aspects of living in Thousand Oaks. With an annual average of 268 sunny days, the city enjoys beautiful skies about 73.42% of the year. Additionally, with 10 being the best score, Thousand Oaks has an 8.8 score on the BestPlaces Comfort Index.
  • Thousand Oaks’ crime rates are lower than state and national averages on a 1 to 100 scale, with 100 being considered high crime. The city has a 21.2 property crime score in contrast to 37.1 for California and 35.4 nationally and an 11.1 violent crime score compared to 25.2 for the state and 22.7 for the U.S.
  • The Thousand Oaks overall cost of living score is high, especially compared to national and state scores. Even though California scores 149.9 compared to the national average of 100, Thousand Oaks’ score (171.8) is substantially more than both. For the sake of their financial health, seniors should embrace free and low-cost resources when possible. 
  • Despite the high overall cost of living, seniors can breathe a bit easier when it comes to the 99.7 health care score, slightly less than the U.S. score of 100. It is, however, more than the California score of 92.4. The Los Robles Health System in Thousand Oaks has two campuses in the city: Los Robles Regional Medical Center and Thousand Oaks Surgical Hospital. 
  • Seniors interested in outdoor activities will love Thousand Oaks for the many possibilities. Residents can hike to a waterfall, ride bikes, walk trails, play golf or sit outside at the assisted living facility or elsewhere around the city for a chat with friends.  

Paying for Assisted Living in Thousand Oaks

Assisted living costs about $5,750 per month in Thousand Oaks, $500 more than the average California cost. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

The approximate cost of assisted living in Thousand Oaks is $5,750 per month, exactly $2,000 more per month than Bakersfield at $3,750 and $1,250 more than the national median of $4,500 per month. Three cities — Sacramento ($5,225), San Diego ($5,475) and Santa Cruz ($5,550) — have medians close to that of Thousand Oaks but are still less. San Jose at $6,000, Napa at $6,300 and San Francisco at $6,319 per month are all more than the median of Thousand Oaks and the only three on the list in the $6,000 and up range. 

$5750

Thousand Oaks

$5250

California

$4500

United States

$3750

Bakersfield

$5225

Sacramento

$5475

San Diego

$5550

Santa Cruz

$6000

San Jose

$6300

Napa

$6319

San Francisco

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

At $5,750 per month, assisted living in Thousand Oaks is, on average, less than the other types of senior care in the city. It’s $65 less per month than in-home care at $5,815 per month and $304 less than home health care’s $6,054 costs. A striking $5,504 monthly difference separates the assisted living care median from the cost of a semiprivate room at a nursing home facility at $11,254 per month. 

$5815

In-Home Care

$6054

Home Health Care

$5750

Assisted Living Facility

$11254

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

Note: Data for Thousand Oaks was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Oxnard, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Thousand Oaks

Eligible seniors may receive help paying for assisted living through California’s Assisted Living Waiver Program. Financial aid is also available to those with Supplemental Security Income (SSI) through California’s Optional State Supplement (OSS) program. 

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

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities 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 Thousand Oaks

Seniors in Thousand Oaks can help keep their costs low by searching out the free and low-cost resources available to them. The four below are good starters for finding helpful, budget-friendly services.

Resource 

Contact 

Description 

(805) 449-2660

The Grant R. Brimhall Library on East Janss Road is open seven days a week, with late nights going until 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Events like an ESL conversation group and Thousand Oaks Library Open Mic Poetry fill the library calendar.

(805) 477-5155

The County of Ventura Veteran Services assists veterans and their families in Thousand Oaks and several other cities. Useful forms and documents are available, as are a range of services, such as help with the California Tuition Fee Waiver Program and medical referrals. 

(805) 381-2744

The 21,000-square-foot Goebel Adult Community Center in Thousand Oaks is open Monday through Saturday. Services include but aren’t limited to a full kitchen for group activities, trips, classes, parties and horseshoe pits. 

(805) 493-3290

California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks has a Fifty and Better program for adults 50 and older who need extra socialization. The sessions last several weeks and involve no homework or tests. 

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Thousand Oaks

Thousand Oaks 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