Situated less than six miles from Ashland, Oregon, Talent is a small town of slightly less than 6,300 citizens with a charming downtown core that hosts events such as Friday evening community gatherings that feature live music, fresh produce and crafts vendors. Seniors who choose here are in good company — approximately 22.7% of Talent’s population is aged 65 and over. Oregon also offers a moderately tax-friendly environment for seniors. Although most retirement income is subject to state income tax, Oregon doesn’t tax Social Security payments, and there is no state sales tax.

Assisted living facilities are designed for seniors who don’t need a nursing home level of care but do need extra help with some of the basic tasks of daily living. Services that may be provided by these facilities include housekeeping, meal preparation, laundry and linen services, and assistance with bathing, dressing and grooming. Seniors in Talent pay an average of $4,640 per month for assisted living, which is several hundred dollars lower than the average for Oregon and $164 higher than the national average. 

This guide provides an introduction to assisted living in Talent. It also includes cost comparisons and a list of resources for seniors. 

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Talent, OR

Suncrest Place

300 Suncrest Road, Talent, OR, 97540

I toured Suncrest Place. It was very clean. The lady that gave me the tour was very helpful and answered all my questions. I met some of the people there, and they were happy. It just seemed like a co … (read more)
I toured Suncrest Place. It was very clean. The lady that gave me the tour was very helpful and answered all my questions. I met some of the people there, and they were happy. It just seemed like a co … (read more)

Weatherly Inn

2180 Poplar Drive, Medford, OR, 97504

The Weatherly Inn assisted living community was very nice. They had excellent facilities, and it looked like they took excellent care of the people that were there. I was very satisfied with it. The … (read more)
The Weatherly Inn assisted living community was very nice. They had excellent facilities, and it looked like they took excellent care of the people that were there. I was very satisfied with it. The … (read more)

Brookdale Medford

3033 Barnett Road, Medford, OR, 97504

Located in Medford, Oregon, Brookdale Medford is a small, well-staffed assisted living community that offers a full range of activities and graduated care levels. Residents enjoy an easy transition fr … (read more)
Located in Medford, Oregon, Brookdale Medford is a small, well-staffed assisted living community that offers a full range of activities and graduated care levels. Residents enjoy an easy transition fr … (read more)

The Springs at Veranda Park

1641 Veranda Park Dr¾, Medford, OR, 97504

The Springs at Veranda Park in Medford is nestled between Oregon’s Cascade Range and the Siskiyou Mountains, where residents can enjoy breathtaking Pacific Northwest views and the drier, sunnier clima … (read more)
The Springs at Veranda Park in Medford is nestled between Oregon’s Cascade Range and the Siskiyou Mountains, where residents can enjoy breathtaking Pacific Northwest views and the drier, sunnier clima … (read more)

2016

Prestige Senior Living Arbor Place

3150 Juanipero Way, Medford, OR, 97504

Prestige Senior Living Arbor Place in Medford, Oregon, is situated comfortably in the temperate region of Rogue Valley, between the Cascade and Siskiyou mountain ranges. Scheduled activities include a … (read more)
Prestige Senior Living Arbor Place in Medford, Oregon, is situated comfortably in the temperate region of Rogue Valley, between the Cascade and Siskiyou mountain ranges. Scheduled activities include a … (read more)

Maple Ridge

548 North Main Street, Ashland, OR, 97520

Wish I could give 10 Stars! I cannot praise Maple Ridge enough! The room was sparkling clean when Mom moved in, has a beautiful mountain view and big trees right outside her balcony. Maple Ridge … (read more)
Wish I could give 10 Stars! I cannot praise Maple Ridge enough! The room was sparkling clean when Mom moved in, has a beautiful mountain view and big trees right outside her balcony. Maple Ridge … (read more)

Bonaventure of Medford

2530 East McAndrews Road, Medford, OR, 97504


The Orchards Assisted Living

1018 Royal Court, Medford, OR, 97504


2013

Rogue Valley Manor

1200 Mira Mar Ave., Medford, OR, 97504

Rogue Valley Manor is located in Medford, Oregon, near Pacific Highway and Rogue Valley Manor Clinic. Visitors appreciate that this facility offers continuing care so residents can find a home no matt … (read more)
Rogue Valley Manor is located in Medford, Oregon, near Pacific Highway and Rogue Valley Manor Clinic. Visitors appreciate that this facility offers continuing care so residents can find a home no matt … (read more)

Bartlett House Of Medford

3465 Lone Pine Road, Medford, OR, 97504

My aunt just moved in a few days ago. I’m so impressed. I worked in the home health field for 9 years. The management, nursing and staff are exceptional. Thanks for taking such good care of our loved … (read more)
My aunt just moved in a few days ago. I’m so impressed. I worked in the home health field for 9 years. The management, nursing and staff are exceptional. Thanks for taking such good care of our loved … (read more)

Northridge Center

3737 S Pacific Hwy, Medford, OR, 97501

Northride Center in Medford, Oregon is just off South Pacific Highway and within minutes from the busy town center. There are numerous nearby stores, restaurants and local services. Residents recommen … (read more)
Northride Center in Medford, Oregon is just off South Pacific Highway and within minutes from the busy town center. There are numerous nearby stores, restaurants and local services. Residents recommen … (read more)

Ashley Manor

2146 Brookhurst Street, Medford, OR, 97504

Ashley Manor in Medford, Oregon, is an intimate assisted living facility that feels more like a family, with plenty of staff to help residents. The intimate setting allows residents to make friends an … (read more)
Ashley Manor in Medford, Oregon, is an intimate assisted living facility that feels more like a family, with plenty of staff to help residents. The intimate setting allows residents to make friends an … (read more)

Fountain Plaza

1441 Morrow Road, Medford, OR, 97504

Fountain Plaza is an assisted living facility within walking distance of the nearest shopping center and a 10-minute drive from the Rogue Valley Mall in Medford, Oregon. Visitors enjoy the kind and ca … (read more)
Fountain Plaza is an assisted living facility within walking distance of the nearest shopping center and a 10-minute drive from the Rogue Valley Mall in Medford, Oregon. Visitors enjoy the kind and ca … (read more)

The Springs at Anna Maria

822 Golf View Drive, Medford, OR, 97504

The Springs at Anna Maria is located in Medford, Oregon, near Centennial Golf Club and Interstate 5. Family members appreciate the friendly and caring staff who go out of their way to please residents … (read more)
The Springs at Anna Maria is located in Medford, Oregon, near Centennial Golf Club and Interstate 5. Family members appreciate the friendly and caring staff who go out of their way to please residents … (read more)

Skylark Assisted Living

900 Skylark Pl, Ashland, OR, 97520

If you love your family member do not send them here. If you value your sanity, do not send them here. Food is institutional. But, worse of all is their processing of Long Term Care Insurance. Eve … (read more)
If you love your family member do not send them here. If you value your sanity, do not send them here. Food is institutional. But, worse of all is their processing of Long Term Care Insurance. Eve … (read more)

Avamere at Waterford

760 Spring St., Medford, OR, 97504

Avamere at Waterford, located in Medford, Oregon, is an inviting assisted living facility known for its spacious rooms and attentive care. The community has the homey feel of a condo with an indoor po … (read more)
Avamere at Waterford, located in Medford, Oregon, is an inviting assisted living facility known for its spacious rooms and attentive care. The community has the homey feel of a condo with an indoor po … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Talent

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 Talent

Long-term care facilities in Oregon are overseen by the Oregon Department of Human Services. This agency conducts periodic inspections and resident surveys to help ensure that facilities continue to maintain licensing standards and are complying with all relevant state and federal rules and regulations.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Talent

  • With mild winters and less rainfall than the national average, the climate in Talent is appealing to seniors who enjoy having access to outdoor activities all year round. Talent gets an average of four inches of snow per year, which is just enough for those who appreciate occasional snowfall but don’t want to live with it for the entire winter. Summers are warm, and there are nearly 40 days each year when summer daytime temperatures rise to about 90 degrees. 
  • Because Talent has a lower crime rate than most U.S. cities, seniors don’t have to worry as much about being the targets of in-person crimes such as mugging or carjacking. 
  • Although the overall cost of living in Talent is slightly higher than the national average, it’s significantly lower than the overall average for Oregon, making it a good choice for seniors seeking a Pacific Northwest lifestyle without the often hefty price tag that comes with it. 
  • Seniors in Talent will have no trouble keeping busy. Those who love live theater will appreciate being in close proximity to Ashland’s renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival. The area also hosts several smaller festivals and community-based activities such as the Talent Harvest Festival and the Talent Art & Music Festival. 
  • Those who enjoy big city life may have trouble getting used to the slower pace of life in Talent. The closest city, Medford, has a population of approximately 86,000 citizens and may not have all the urban amenities associated with larger metros. 

While the air quality in Talent is reported as good, recent years have shown an increase in wildfire activity in Southern Oregon, and wildfire smoke may contribute to respiratory issues. Seniors should stay inside during these events. 

Paying for Assisted Living in Talent

According to the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey,  the average monthly cost of assisted living in Talent is $4,640. The overall average for Oregon is $5,045 per month, while the national monthly average is $4,500.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

The cost of assisted living in other Oregon communities range from a high of $5,623 in Eugene to a low of $4,485 in Corvallis. Those in Oregon’s largest city, Portland, pay an average of $4,975 per month, while their counterparts in Oregon’s capital city, Salem, pay an average of $5,500. 

$4640

Talent

$5045

Oregon

$4500

The United States

$5623

Eugene

$4485

Corvallis

$4975

Portland

$5500

Salem

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Residents of Talent have several other options for senior care besides assisted living. The most affordable choice is adult day health care at an average of $1,408 per month, while the most expensive option is nursing home care at $10,889 per month for a private room and $10,190 for a semiprivate room. Homemaker services and home health care both average $6,101 per month in Talent.

$6101

Homemaker Services

$6101

Home Health Aide

$1408

Adult Day Health Care

$4640

Assisted Living Facility

$10190

Nursing Home (semiprivate room)

$10889

Nursing Home (private room)

Note: Data for Talent was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Medford, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Talent

Oregon Medicaid has four programs to help eligible seniors cover the costs associated with assisted living. The K Plan, or Community First Choice (CFC) plan, offers long-term supports to avoid nursing home placement and the Independent Choices Program (ICP) provides monthly cash payments to allow self-managed care. The other two programs are Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waivers, which include the Aged and Physically Disabled (APD) waiver to prevent nursing home placement and the Client-Employed Provider (CEP) program to allow seniors to choose their care providers.

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 Talent

There are many free resources in the Talent area that are specifically for older persons living in local assisted living facilities. The following agencies provide a range of supportive services for seniors, including Medicare counseling, recreation programs and help for those whose legal rights may be being violated by a long-term care facility. 

Resource 

Contact

Service 

(541) 618-7572

Toll-Free:

(855) 673-2372

Seniors in Jackson and Josephine Counties and their families can speak directly with a senior resource specialist by contacting the Age and Disability Resource Connection of Rogue Valley. Services include long-term care options counseling to help seniors and their family members make good decisions about long-term care, referrals to available community-based programs and activities designed to help seniors retain independence and enjoy a good quality of life, and health aging workshops. 

(541) 488-5342

Ashland Senior Center offers in-person group dining by reservation, a community garden, a lending library, walking, game, discussion and reading groups, technology classes and workshops, yoga, tai chi, line dancing and Friday movies. The center publishes a monthly newsletter with a calendar of upcoming activities. Those aged 62 and over are eligible for free transportation to and from the center. 

(541) 774-8200

Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and their surviving spouses can receive assistance with navigating the application process for service-based entitlements and benefits. This agency can also help with appeals for those who have been denied benefits.

(503) 378-6533

Toll-Free: (800) 522-2602

Seniors in long-term care facilities who suspect that their legal rights are being violated in any way can contact the Long-Term Care Ombudsman for investigative services and advocacy. Problems can include dietary issues, substandard accommodations and/or care and verbal, physical and/or financial abuse. All services provided by the Long-Term Care Ombudsman are confidential and free of charge. 

(800) 722-4134

Those struggling with making Medicare decisions can get help from certified SHIBA volunteers. The program is designed to save Medicare recipients as much money as possible by comparing supplemental insurance plans and making sure they receive all the benefits to which they are entitled. 

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Talent

Talent 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