3 Assisted Living Facilities in Tillamook, OR
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The average cost of assisted living in Tillamook is $2,895 per month. This is lower than the national median of $3,400. Cheaper nearby regions include Lincoln City with an average starting cost of $2,845.
To help you with your search, browse the 7 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Tillamook. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Tillamook 4.6 out of 5 stars.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Tillamook
This small coastal town with a population of about 5,000 residents is located on the southeast end of Tillamook Bay on the Pacific Ocean. Tillamook is a foodie's paradise. It’s home to the Tillamook Cheese Factory, Debbie D’s Sausage Factory and Pacific Oyster, to name just a few of the local producers.
About 14% of Tillamook’s residents are aged 65 and older, and the city provides three assisted living communities to serve them. ALFs in Oregon require an apartment-like unit with a private bath and kitchenette. Residential care facilities (RCFs) may offer shared rooms and baths. The Oregon Department of Human Services licenses both ALFs and RCFs in Tillamook and the rest of the state.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Tillamook
- Tillamook has an array of community resources for seniors, including NorthWest Senior and Disabilities Service. This intergovernmental agency provides seniors in five Oregon counties with a variety of programs, activities and resources.
- Oregon does not tax Social Security retirement benefits, but income from other retirement accounts is taxed at the full state rate. The good news for budget-conscious seniors in Tillamook is that Oregon does not impose a sales tax on purchases.
- Tillamook's cost of living is nearly 2% higher than the U.S. average. This is primarily due to the price of housing, but seniors do pay about 13% more for groceries. Other expenses, including healthcare, transportation and utilities, are less than the national average, possibly leading to significant savings for seniors.
- A relatively high Sperling’s Comfort Index score of 77 out of 100 reflects Tillamook's comfortable year-round temperatures that range from 39-69 degrees. But seniors should note that Tillamook receives, on average, 94 inches of annual rainfall. That’s significantly more rain than the national average of 38 inches.
- Tillamook’s violent crime ranking of 12.2 out of 100 is about half that of the U.S. average of 22.7. However, property crime is about 10 points higher than the national average. Tillamook scores a 46.2 for burglary, arson and vehicle theft, while the U.S. average is 35.4. Seniors should ensure the facility they choose is properly equipped with security systems.
- The Tillamook area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Adventist Health Tillamook, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.
Paying for Assisted Living in Tillamook
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Tillamook start around $2,895 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 Tillamook 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 Tillamook
Seniors over 65 living in Tillamook who need help paying for assisted living may receive aid from the Oregon Medicaid Aged & Physically Disabled 1915(c) Waiver. This program pays for services incurred by eligible residents in ALFs and RCFs.
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 Tillamook
Tillamook 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 Tillamook, please visit our Assisted Living in Oregon page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Tillamook
Tillamook-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.
Other Options in Tillamook, OR
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Tillamook
Review of Prestige Senior Living Five Rivers
My uncle is at Prestige Senior Living Five Rivers, and so far, everything is OK. Its a little too early, but its all good. Im a little disappointed in the amenities, and I thought for the price ... Read more
Review of Country Haven Estates
Country Haven took wonderful care of my 94 year old mother for the last 5 weeks of her life. We moved her there from a large assisted living center when she went on hospice. The owners are gracio... Read more
Review of Prestige Senior Living Five Rivers
Prestige Senior Living Five Rivers was a small, fairly new, and really clean community. The rooms and dining area were nice. They had all kinds of activities for the residents. Read more