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The 3 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Baker City, OR for 2024

Our comprehensive listings and authentic reviews in Baker City, OR below include 3 Assisted Living facilities with 3 reviews. On average in Baker City, residents and their loved ones rate Assisted Living options 4.33 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Baker City

Baker City, located in the high desert region of eastern Oregon, was once a bustling Victorian styled regional center known as the “Queen City of the Inland Empire.” Over the years a lot has changed, but it still has a thriving senior community that makes up more than 20% of its total population of 9,828. Area seniors can stop by Barley Brown’s brewery to relax and enjoy a pint, take in exhibits at the Baker Heritage Museum or explore the Chinese Cemetery and Memorial, a gift to the city from Suzhou, China. City seniors who may need help with daily activities can find assistance at one of the city’s three assisted living facilities.

Assisted living facilities in Oregon, and in Baker City, may also be referred to as residential care facilities depending on whether they offer private or shared rooms. Both of these facility types are regulated by the Oregon Department of Human Services, Office of Licensing and Regulatory Oversight.  

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Baker City

  • The state of Oregon does not tax Social Security benefits, which could be good news to area seniors with low incomes.
  • The Baker City area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Saint Alphonsus Medical Group Diabetes Care and Education and St. Luke’s Clinic – Eastern Oregon Medical Associates, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
  • Baker City has an overall cost of living of 92.2, considerably lower than both the Oregon average of 124.4 and the U.S. average of 100. Seniors can also expect to pay less for housing, healthcare, utilities and transportation in the city. Groceries, however, are higher than the average at 110.2, something seniors might want to consider when preparing their monthly budgets.
  • Seniors living in Baker City can feel safe when exploring the city due to its low violent crime rate of 18.9, lower than the national average of 22.7. The property crime rate in the city is 47, more than 10 points higher than the national average of 35.4. However, most assisted living facilities have security measures in place from alarms to surveillance cameras to protect and monitor residents.
  • Those seniors with respiratory and cardiovascular issues may find that they feel better in Baker City. The city has an air quality rating of 78 on a 100-point scale where lower numbers equate to poorer air quality, 20 points higher than the national average of 58.
  • Temperatures in Baker City range between 17 and 64 degrees, which might appeal to seniors who dislike muggy, humid summer weather conditions.

Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures. 

Paying for Assisted Living in Baker City

Assisted Living costs in Baker City start around $3,950 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 Baker City 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.

Cities in Oregon

US

$4,000

Baker City

$3,950

La Grande

$3,890

Pendleton

$3,290

Walla Walla

$2,918

Ontario

$2,770

Weiser

$2,200

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Baker City

Low-income Baker City seniors may be able to get assistance with their assisted living expenses through K Plan, which is part of the Community First Choice program in Oregon.

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

Financial Assistance in Oregon

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 Oregon page.

Free Assisted Living Resources in Baker City

Baker City 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 Baker City, please visit our Assisted Living in Oregon page.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Baker City

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

Laws and Regulations in Oregon

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Review of Meadowbrook Place

My mom and dad moved into Meadowbrookplace three months ago. I was touched by the warmth and kindness mom and dad were greeted with. The facility feels like home,very clean and inviting. There...

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Karen H

I visited this facility

Review of Settler's Park Senior Living

It is clean. The staff is attentive. The residents are happy. The amenities are everything that the residents would need. They are able to leave on their own if they need to, and they could come...

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I visited this facility

Review of Ashley Manor Care Centers

Ashley Manor Care Center is a quiet, nice place, good location and close to everything. It has got a good atmosphere to it.

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