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The 3 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Hermiston, OR for 2024

Our comprehensive listings and authentic reviews in Hermiston, OR below include 4 Assisted Living facilities with 98 reviews. On average in Hermiston, residents and their loved ones rate Assisted Living options 4.1 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Hermiston

The Office of Licensing and Regulatory Oversight — a division of Oregon's Department of Human Services — licenses and regulates assisted living communities in Hermiston. Seniors can view provider reports and check for any health and safety violations on the department's website. They can also report abuse to the office online.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Hermiston

 

  • Annually, about 2.7 residents of Hermiston out of every 1,000 experience violent crime, compared to 4.3 nationally. Approximately 31.2 out of every 1,000 residents experience property crimes — slightly lower than the state average of 31.9 but above the national norm of 23.3. However, assisted living communities typically feature security features that help ensure seniors' well-being.

 

  • Hermiston's overall cost of living ranks 2% below the national average, but health care costs 33% less, food 14.8% less and transportation 10.4% less. Hermiston charges no sales tax, and Oregon doesn't tax Social Security income, improving seniors' spending power.

 

 

  • Hermiston has a mild climate with minimal risk of extreme weather. The region only gets 10 inches of rain annually compared to the national average of 38 inches. It also only experiences approximately 2 inches of snowfall each year vs. 28 inches nationwide. Summer temperatures exceed the national norm by 3.5°F and remain 5.8°F higher than the U.S. average in winter.

 

 

  • Air quality ranks relatively high in Hermiston, with the American Lung Association awarding the region a B rating for ozone pollution. Oregon sometimes experiences wildfires, causing air quality to drop temporarily. However, seniors can protect themselves by staying indoors during these periods. The U.S. categorizes Hermiston's air quality as good.

Paying for Assisted Living in Hermiston

 

Seniors typically pay $5,225 per month for assisted living in Hermiston.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Assisted living communities in Hermiston charge about $180 more than the state average and $725 more than the national norm. However, the cost of care remains higher in most cities throughout Oregon. For example, although care costs $250 less in Portland than in Hermiston, seniors pay about 7.6% more in Eugene and 6.6% more in Grants Pass. Seniors considering a move across the border can save up to $2,014 on the cost of assisted living in Walla Walla, WA.

Hermiston

$5,225

Oregon

$5,045

United States

$4,500

Portland

$4,975

Eugene

$5,623

Grants Pass

$5,570

Walla Walla, WA

$3,211

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living costs $5,225, making this type of care one of the cheapest options for seniors in Hermiston. However, adult day care costs $3,476 less while offering similar services for seniors who only need support during select hours of the day. In-home care also provides nonmedical assistance but costs about 18.6% more than assisted living. Home health care, which offers medical treatments and skilled nursing, also costs 18.6% more. A nursing home provides the most intensive medical care, but seniors typically pay about 83.4% more than assisted living for this type of care.

In-Home Care

$6,197

Home Health Care

$6,197

Adult Day Health Care

$1,749

Assisted Living Facility

$5,225

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$9,581

Note: Data for Hermiston was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Kennewick, WA, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Hermiston

Oregon's Community First Choice Option may provide eligible low-income seniors with financial assistance to help with their assisted living bills. The program, which is also known as the 1915(k) Plan, the K Plan, and the K Option, is part of the state's Medicaid program.

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 Hermiston

Hermiston 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 Hermiston, please visit our Assisted Living in Oregon page.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Hermiston

 

Hermiston 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.

Laws and Regulations in Oregon

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Shirlee

I am/was a resident of this facility

Review of Avamere at Hermiston

I'm in assisted living at Avamere at Hermiston. It's a great-big place, and I'm very happy here. I have a studio, and it's very big. The people here are so nice, sweet, fun loving, they give time...

Provider response

We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us!

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jami13

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Guardian Angel Homes of Hermiston

I am posting this from my experience with this facility because when I was researching possible homes for my mother all I read were positive reviews... and positive was not my experience here....

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Joan

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Guardian Angel Homes of Hermiston

We chose Guardian Angel Homes for Mom because we liked the looks, and the price of it and the people are very nice. They help her dress when she needs it, help her bathe, and give her medicines...

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