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.