5 Assisted Living Facilities near Ontario, OR
Also serving communities of Nyssa, Vale.
There are 5 Assisted Living Facilities in the Ontario area, with 4 in Ontario and 1 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Ontario is $3,212 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,480. Cheaper nearby regions include Weiser with an average starting cost of $2,200.
To help you with your search, browse the 2 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Ontario. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Ontario 5.0 out of 5 stars.
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Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in Ontario, OR
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Ontario
Ontario is located along the Snake River at the Idaho border in the Treasure Valley. Seniors looking for easy access to outdoor recreation will find five public parks, the Ontario State Recreation Site and 20 tennis courts within the city limits.
Adults aged 65 and over make up approximately 17.2% of Ontario’s population of about 11,400. Seniors seeking community-based care settings that provide support while promoting independence have four assisted living facilities to choose from in Ontario. Oregon has both ALFs and residential care facilities (RCFs), and the Oregon Department of Human Services licenses both types of communities in the state.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Ontario
- Ontario's Four Rivers Cultural Center and Museum offers seniors musical and dramatic productions, concerts, the Oregon Symphony and other inspiring entertainment at the 535-seat Meyer-McLean Performing Arts Theatre. The 85,000-square-foot conference center hosts events and programs year-round, and the Harano Gallery rotates local and national exhibits.
- The Ontario area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Saint Alphonsus Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Seniors and their families may find the high property crime rate in Ontario concerning. On a 100-point scale, Ontario rates an 88.1, significantly higher than the U.S. average of 35.4. Ontario’s violent crime score of 25.2 is also higher than the national average of 22.7.
- Although Ontario is relatively dry, with an annual average of 11 inches of snow and 13 inches of rain, it's one of the hottest places in Oregon. Seniors who like warm weather and bright days enjoy 207 days of sunshine per year in Ontario and about 24 days on which the temperature exceeds 90 degrees.
- Ontario seniors may appreciate the lack of a sales tax in Oregon and that the state doesn't tax Social Security benefits. However, other retirement income is taxed at the top income tax rate, which can be as high as 9.9%. For that reason, Kiplinger considers Oregon to be not tax-friendly for retirees.
- Ontario’s overall cost of living is nearly 15% lower than the national average, but that’s primarily due to housing and transportation costs, which are about 27% lower than the U.S. average. Seniors in Ontario typically pay about 8% more for groceries.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Ontario
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Ontario start around $3,212 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 Ontario 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.
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Ontario
To help seniors over 65 living in Ontario pay for assisted living costs, the state offers the Oregon Medicaid Aged & Physically Disabled 1915(c) Waiver. This program provides financial aid for eligible residents in RCFs and ALFs.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Oregon page.
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 Ontario
Ontario 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 Ontario, please visit our Assisted Living in Oregon page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Ontario
Ontario-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.
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Ontario
Review of Brookdale Ontario
My brother is in Brookdale Ontario. They people are friendly, and it's a nice and clean place. He seems to like it alright. They have games, Pinochle and Bingo, and they take the residents on road ... Read more
Review of Brookdale Ontario
Very friendly staff..lots of activities..good food....carring staff. Read more