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The 3 Best Assisted Living Facilities in La Grande, OR for 2024

Our comprehensive listings and authentic reviews in La Grande, OR below include 3 Assisted Living facilities with 9 reviews. On average in La Grande, residents and their loved ones rate Assisted Living options 4.3 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in La Grande

La Grande is located on the eastern side of Oregon in Union County and prides itself on maintaining small town character and charm. With a wide variety of senior-friendly recreational activities and 41 percent of the population aged 60 or older, the area is a good start when searching for an assisted living facility.

Assisted living facilities in La Grande are licensed and regulated by the Oregon Department of Human Services, Office of Licensing and Regulatory Oversight. All assisted living facilities are required to offer private living facilities to residents with a private bath and kitchenette. There are three assisted living facilities for seniors to choose from in La Grande.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in La Grande

  • Seniors who enjoy the arts will appreciate La Grande's many museums, galleries and theatres. The Indian Art Fest & Powwow is a great chance to explore First Nations culture and history, and music lovers can enjoy the Grande Ronde Symphony Orchestra or Elgin Opera House.
  • Seniors should be aware that the La Grande crime index of 19 shows that crime rates are higher here than the national average. The chance of becoming a victim of a violent or property crime in the area is 1 in 34, which is higher than 73 percent of US towns and cities.
  • The La Grande area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Grande Ronde Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
  • Seniors who need to watch their bank accounts can save money in La Grande due to the area's cost of living, which is 11 percent lower than the national average. Transportation costs are 32 percent lower, but groceries come in 8 percent higher than average.
  • Seniors will need to bundle up for cooler temperatures in La Grande, with a July average high of 85 degrees Fahrenheit and January average low of 24 degrees.
  • Northeastern Oregon Public Transit serves the La Grande area and offers seniors paratransit services and on-demand medical transportation.

Paying for Assisted Living in La Grande

Assisted Living costs in La Grande start around $3,890 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 La Grande 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

Kennewick

$3,760

Pendleton

$3,290

Hermiston

$3,227

Walla Walla

$2,918

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in La Grande

Oregon seniors who need help covering the costs of assisted living care can take advantage of the state's Medicaid programs put in place to keep seniors out of nursing homes. The K Plan offers financial aid for services and technolog, and the Independent Choices program provides monthly cash payments. The state also has two Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waivers, the Aged and Physically Disabled (APD) waiver and the Client-Employed Provider (CEP) program, available to those who meet eligibility criteria.

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 La Grande

La Grande 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 La Grande, please visit our Assisted Living in Oregon page.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in La Grande

La Grande-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

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Greg

I visited this facility

Review of Grande Ronde Retirement

Grande Ronde Retirement was good. I didn't find it as clean as the other two facilities I've been to, but it might be just based on age. I think it's an older place. I was able to visit with a...

Provider response

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review for Grande Ronde Retirement Residence. Our staff strives to foster a positive community experience for all our residents, and your...

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Greg

I visited this facility

Review of Wildflower Lodge Senior Living

I liked the location because it's in proximity to where I live. I liked that it seemed like a fairly modern facility and it was clean. They had a nice courtyard. The layout was good because what I...

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Reviewer#JM080223

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

Review of Wildflower Lodge Senior Living

My mom moved here. I liked their personnel. They seem to be caring, and they keep us informed. They are very gentle with my mom. They have games and interactions. After we communicated better with...

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