Located between two national forests, Eugene straddles the Willamette River and offers a temperate climate, with average summer highs topping out at 82 degrees and winter lows averaging 34 degrees. The city is called home by 176,654 people, and with 16% of the population aged 60 and older, there are plenty of activities and resources for seniors.

Although many seniors prefer to remain at home, assisted living communities are an option for seniors who can no longer live alone. These facilities offer homelike settings with staff to assist with everyday needs, housekeeping and transportation. Seniors can choose from various activities and receive nutritious meals. Assisted living is appropriate when a nursing home’s 24/7 higher-level medical care is not necessary. The average monthly cost for assisted living in Eugene is $5,623 compared to the Oregon average of $5,045

This guide provides information about assisted living in Eugene, average costs for long-term care and the advantages and disadvantages of living in the city. It also includes a list of free resources for seniors.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Eugene, OR

Lone Oak Assisted Living

2615 Lone Oak Way, Eugene, OR, 97402

I think the best place we went to was Lone Oak Assisted Living. I would describe it as the top-of-the line option in the area, a very spacious facility. They’re a little bit bigger than the other plac … (read more)
I think the best place we went to was Lone Oak Assisted Living. I would describe it as the top-of-the line option in the area, a very spacious facility. They’re a little bit bigger than the other plac … (read more)

2015

Evergreen Senior Living

3760 N Clarey St, Eugene, OR, 97402

I went to Evergreen Senior Living. It was really good, and the people were really knowledgeable and very helpful. It was well kept and very clean, and it looked like the other people were having fun. … (read more)
I went to Evergreen Senior Living. It was really good, and the people were really knowledgeable and very helpful. It was well kept and very clean, and it looked like the other people were having fun. … (read more)

2016

Fox Hollow

5320 Fox Hollow Road, Eugene, OR, 97405

We like Fox Hollow. I like that it’s smaller and there were not as many people. It didn’t feel overwhelming. It’s just one level and feels like a cozy, home-type environment. The facility was clean. T … (read more)
We like Fox Hollow. I like that it’s smaller and there were not as many people. It didn’t feel overwhelming. It’s just one level and feels like a cozy, home-type environment. The facility was clean. T … (read more)

Churchill Estates Retirement Community

1919 Bailey Hill Rd., Eugene, OR, 97405

Churchill Estates Retirement Community in western Eugene, Oregon, is close to local amenities and shopping centers. Independent living residents love its location, transportation access and apartments … (read more)
Churchill Estates Retirement Community in western Eugene, Oregon, is close to local amenities and shopping centers. Independent living residents love its location, transportation access and apartments … (read more)

River Run Place

1155 Darlene Lane, Eugene, OR, 97401

We’ve decided on River Run Place for my mother. I liked it all on one level. I like that it’s a smaller community. They have about 40 residents there and I was able to talk to a few of the residents t … (read more)
We’ve decided on River Run Place for my mother. I liked it all on one level. I like that it’s a smaller community. They have about 40 residents there and I was able to talk to a few of the residents t … (read more)

2016, 2017, 2018

Merrill Gardens at Sheldon Park

2440 Willakenzie Road, Eugene, OR, 97401

Sheldon Park Assisted Living is located on a cozy street in Eugene, Oregon, just a short distance away from numerous stores and restaurants, as well as Sheldon Sports Park. The facility is praised for … (read more)
Sheldon Park Assisted Living is located on a cozy street in Eugene, Oregon, just a short distance away from numerous stores and restaurants, as well as Sheldon Sports Park. The facility is praised for … (read more)

2016, 2017

Waterford Grand

600 Waterford Way, Eugene, OR, 97401

Waterford Grand is located in a modern area of Eugene, near the Willamette River and Delta Ponds. Visitors praise the facility for beautiful contemporary design that extends from the fountain out fron … (read more)
Waterford Grand is located in a modern area of Eugene, near the Willamette River and Delta Ponds. Visitors praise the facility for beautiful contemporary design that extends from the fountain out fron … (read more)

Grace Manor Senior Living, LLC

2811 Bailey Lane, Eugene, OR, 97401

Grace Manor was the perfect setting for my mom. Her room was bright, clean and comfy. In the over 2 years she spent there, they were constantly updating the outside and the staff was always busy servi … (read more)
Grace Manor was the perfect setting for my mom. Her room was bright, clean and comfy. In the over 2 years she spent there, they were constantly updating the outside and the staff was always busy servi … (read more)

Angels Aisle Adult Foster

2894 Elysium Avenue, Eugene, OR, 97401

I am so greatful the many years of loving individualized care angel’s aisle provided my grams .she always told me how good the food was, and spoke of the staff as family.
I am so greatful the many years of loving individualized care angel’s aisle provided my grams .she always told me how good the food was, and spoke of the staff as family.

Farmington Square – Eugene

2730 Bailey Lane, Eugene, OR, 97401

Farmington Square of Eugene is a top-rated senior living facility in Oregon. The staff takes residents on trips on a regular basis, there is a community room with bingo and a piano, and they barbecue … (read more)
Farmington Square of Eugene is a top-rated senior living facility in Oregon. The staff takes residents on trips on a regular basis, there is a community room with bingo and a piano, and they barbecue … (read more)

Oaktree Residential Living

5030 West Port Street, Eugene, OR, 97402

Oaktree Residential Living is located in a pristine neighborhood of Eugene, Oregon. The community features three care options: an adult foster home for those with complex medical conditions, an adult … (read more)
Oaktree Residential Living is located in a pristine neighborhood of Eugene, Oregon. The community features three care options: an adult foster home for those with complex medical conditions, an adult … (read more)

Valley West Health Care Center

2300 Warren Street, Eugene, OR, 97405

The staff at Valley West have been friendly, helpful, and attentive.
The staff at Valley West have been friendly, helpful, and attentive.

Applegate Care Center

709 W Broadway, Eugene, OR, 97402

I have much to say about Applegate cntr. My mother was there and my wife of 18 years is now in there care i visit 7 days a week sometimes 2and 3 times a day 7 days a week and as far as im concerned … (read more)
I have much to say about Applegate cntr. My mother was there and my wife of 18 years is now in there care i visit 7 days a week sometimes 2and 3 times a day 7 days a week and as far as im concerned … (read more)

Emerald Valley Assisted Living Residence

4550 W Amazon Dr, Eugene, OR, 97405

Emerald Valley Assisted Living Residence is a medium-sized place which is what we prefer. The staff is very attentive and have been very responsive to our needs. Mom tells me that they are very nice, … (read more)
Emerald Valley Assisted Living Residence is a medium-sized place which is what we prefer. The staff is very attentive and have been very responsive to our needs. Mom tells me that they are very nice, … (read more)

Holly Residential Care Center

1075 Irvington Drive, Eugene, OR, 97404


The Springs at Greer Gardens

1282 Goodpasture Island Rd¾, Eugene, OR, 97401


Marquis Eugene Assisted Living

555 Country Club Road, Eugene, OR, 97401


Timber Pointe

4865 Main Street, Springfield, OR, 97478

One of the biggest things about the Timber Pointe is that the rooms are bigger. It seemed like the people there were out and about more, so that’s pretty much why I liked it compared to some other fac … (read more)
One of the biggest things about the Timber Pointe is that the rooms are bigger. It seemed like the people there were out and about more, so that’s pretty much why I liked it compared to some other fac … (read more)

Bayberry Commons Assisted Living & Memory Care

2211 Laura Street, Springfield, OR, 97477

Bayberry Commons Assisted Living & Memory Care is located between the cities of Springfield and Eugene, minutes from the University of Oregon. Visitors are impressed with the facility’s atmosphere … (read more)
Bayberry Commons Assisted Living & Memory Care is located between the cities of Springfield and Eugene, minutes from the University of Oregon. Visitors are impressed with the facility’s atmosphere … (read more)

Woodside Senior Living

4851 Main Street, Springfield, OR, 97478

Brookdale Springfield Woodside’s food was good. They had ice cream socials, games, shopping, and sightseeing tours on a bus. They also had lunches out. The rooms were all satisfactory. They had studio … (read more)
Brookdale Springfield Woodside’s food was good. They had ice cream socials, games, shopping, and sightseeing tours on a bus. They also had lunches out. The rooms were all satisfactory. They had studio … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Eugene

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 Oregon. 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 Eugene

Assisted living facilities in Eugene are licensed through the Oregon Department of Human Services upon meeting the requirements of the state’s standards and certification. The Department of Human Services performs inspections and surveys to ensure all rules and regulations are followed.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Eugene

  • Given the city’s temperate climate, seniors have plenty of opportunities to enjoy the beauty of Eugene’s lush green landscape, farmers’ markets and acres of parks. The city does get an average of 47 inches of rain per year compared to the nation’s average of 28. However, seniors can visit numerous indoor attractions, including theaters, galleries and museums. The overall comfort index for the city’s weather is 7.4 out of 10, with summer’s comfort index being 9.2 out of 10.
  • Seniors living in Oregon keep more of their retirement income, as the state is moderately tax-friendly. Oregon doesn’t tax Social Security income. However, withdrawals from retirement accounts and other forms of retirement income are taxed at the full rate, and public or private pension income is partially taxed.
  • The cost of living in Eugene is 105.3, which is higher than the national average of 100. This number represents an expensive housing market rating of 135.6. However, Eugene’s cost of living is lower than Oregon’s at 113.1.
  • Physicians are more available to seniors in Eugene. There are 240 physicians per 100,000 people compared to the United States average of 210 per 100,000. Seniors who need specialized health care will find a range of departments at Sacred Heart Medical Center University District, including the center’s Acute Care for Elders (ACE) program and Gerontology Institute.
  • Crime in Eugene is higher than U.S. averages. Out of a ranking from 1 to 100, with 100 being the highest, violent crime ranks 23.9 and property crime 57.8. The U.S. average for violent crime is 22.7 and property crime 35.4. Assisted living communities provide 24/7 monitoring and security options, however.

Paying for Assisted Living in Eugene

Eugene assisted living communities cost an average of $5,623 a month according to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey, a bit less expensive than Oregon’s cost as a whole at $5,045. These costs are higher than the national average of $4,500.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

While Eugene costs $5,623 monthly for assisted living, Salem, an hour drive north, averages $5,500 monthly, and Portland, on the border of Washington, averages $4,975. Corvallis is a city to the west of Eugene, and its monthly fee for assisted living is $4,485. To the east, Albany averages $4,530.

$4975

Portland

$5045

Oregon

$4500

The United States

$5623

Eugene

$5500

Salem

$4835

Bend

$4485

Corvallis

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Along with assisted living, Eugene offers long-term care for seniors based on their individual needs. Seniors who choose to remain at home and only need weekday care can visit adult day health care centers. These centers offer therapy, activities and some medical care, with an average monthly cost of $8,342. Homemaker services cost approximately $5,911 a month, and home health aide services, offering some medical care, average $6,197. When seniors need higher-level medical services, nursing homes provide 24/7 care and monitoring costing $10,235 for a semiprivate room and $11,406 for a private room.

$5911

Homemaker Services

$6197

Home Health Aide

$8342

Adult Day Health Care

$5623

Assisted Living Facility

$10235

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$11406

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Eugene

Seniors who are eligible can apply for funds to help pay for their assisted living care through the following government programs: the Oregon Health Plan, which is the state’s Medicaid program, and the Community First Choice Option.

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

Paying for assisted living 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 Eugene

Many local government agencies and nonprofit groups provide seniors resources, activities, support and services. In Eugene, seniors living in assisted living communities or considering assisted living have access to these free resources. 

Resource

Contact

Service

(541) 682-5318

Campbell Community Center keeps a full schedule of activities for seniors. Classes include woodworking, Chinese brush workshops and card making. Activities allow seniors an opportunity to socialize and include chess, bridge, billiards and more. Community agencies come to the center to offer free services such as senior law, estate law and wellness seminars.

(503) 378-6533

The Oregon Long-Term Care Ombudsman works with residents, families and long-term care facility staff to resolve resident concerns, such as wellness care, billing issues and food quality. Ombudsmen act as advocates for residents, mediating disagreements, and volunteers educate seniors about their rights as residents of a long-term care community.

(541) 682-5318

Senior Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) are available to seniors for free, personalized appointments to answer their questions about benefits. Topics include private health insurance coverage, Medicare and Medicaid plans and other topics related to benefits.

(541) 687-5555

The Lane Transit District (LTD) offers seniors 65 and older free fares through its Honored Riders program. Seniors can get their pass at the district's customer service center. 

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Eugene

Eugene Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities in Oregon are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Oregon page for more information about these laws.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Oregon