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 $3,661 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,400. 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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4 Assisted Living Facilities in Ontario, OR
1 Assisted Living Facility near Ontario, OR
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Ontario
Located along the Snake River on the border of Oregon and Idaho, the city of Ontario is a small-town community that's home to about 2,000 people aged 65 and over. Despite this relatively small population, the seniors here have access to many resources. There are four assisted living facilities within the city limits and one more facility located nearby.
Just like the rest of Oregon, the facilities in Ontario, officially known as assisted living or residential care facilities, are licensed and regulated by the Department of Human Services. The state's standards are designed to enhance the dignity, independence and quality of life of residents at these facilities.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Ontario
Ontario's cost of living is 85.5. That's 14.5 points lower than the national average of 100. It's also 38.9 points lower than the state average, which may make this community attractive to seniors on a budget who want to stay within Oregon.
- The property crime rate in Ontario is high, almost 53 points higher than the national average of 35.4. For seniors and families concerned about their property being stolen or vandalized, checking whether there are alarms, locks and other security features available at a facility may be important.
- Oregon, where the city of Ontario is located, has somewhat friendly tax policies for seniors. Social security income is completely exempt from state taxes, but income from retirement accounts is fully taxed. Pensions that come from public and private institutions are partially taxed. These policies tend to favor seniors with lower incomes who need assisted living.
- The city of Ontario experiences cold winters and hot summers. The average low in January reaches 34 degrees and the average high in July is 93. With only about 10 inches of precipitation per year, seniors can go outside often without expecting rain.
- The Ontario area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Saint Alphonsus Medical Center Ontario, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Ontario has an array of community resources for seniors, including Malheur Council on Ageing, an organization that provides hot meals, counseling and transportation as well as one senior center.
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 $3,661 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
Malheur County's Aging & Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) may be able to help local seniors take advantage of benefits available through the Older Americans Act to help pay for assisted living. Through Medicaid, Oregon offers a Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waiver to pay for care within the community.
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