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Page Reviewed / Updated – July 19, 2022

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Approximately 16.6% of the residents of Eugene, Oregon, are 65 and older. The city has an overall cost of living score of 105.3, which is lower than the state’s score (113.1) but higher than the national baseline (100). Health care costs are on par with the state averages but are about 12% lower than the national median. That may be helpful to seniors in Eugene, especially for those who require medical treatment at the city’s PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center University District hospital.

The cost differences between Eugene and Oregon widen when it comes to median monthly assisted living estimates. Eugene’s median ($5,623) is $578 more than Oregon ($5,045) and $1,123 more than the $4,500 national average.

This guide covers cost considerations for several senior care types in Eugene and provides a list of resources for seniors considering assisted living.

The Cost of Assisted Living and Care in Eugene, OR

Eugene’s median costs for an assisted living facility ($5,623) tops every other city on the following list, as well as the state ($5,045) and national ($4,500) medians. It’s $983 more than Medford ($4,640), which is the least expensive city on the list but is only $123 more than Salem ($5,500). Bend ($4,835) and Portland ($4,975) both fall closer to the national median than Eugene.

  • Eugene: $5,623
  • Oregon: $5,045
  • National: $4,500
  • Medford: $4,640
  • Bend: $4,835
  • Portland: $4,975
  • Salem: $5,500

The Cost of Other Types of Care in Eugene, OR

Although the assisted living median in Eugene ($5,623) was the most expensive on the above list, it’s the least expensive on the following one that consists of Eugene senior care options and their respective monthly medians. One step above in cost is in-home care ($5,911) and home health care ($6,197). Seniors interested in adult day health care in Eugene may spend $8,342 per month. The highest costs are for a nursing home facility semiprivate room ($10,235) and private room ($11,406), which are more expensive than the approximate monthly assisted living costs by $4,612 and $5,783, respectively.

  • In-Home Care: $5,911
  • Home Health Care: $6,197
  • Adult Day Health Care: $8,342
  • Assisted Living Facility: $5,623
  • Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room): $10,235
  • Nursing Home Facility (private room): $11,406

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Eugene, OR

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Other Ways To Pay for Assisted Living in Eugene, OR

Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For additional information and planning, read our comprehensive guide to paying for senior care in Oregon.

Free Resources for Seniors in Eugene, OR

Eugene is full of ways seniors can spend their time in a budget-friendly way. Keep reading for resources that help residents get access to free and low-cost services.




Eugene Public Library (541) 682-5450 There are three branches of the Eugene Public Library: the Downtown library, Sheldon Branch and Bethel Branch, all of which are in Eugene. Multiple options that fill their events calendar may appeal to seniors, including book groups and book sales. Events are both in-person and virtual. 
University of Oregon – Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI-UO)  (800) 824-2714 The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is available via the University of Oregon. It’s a non-credit option for adults who desire a way to learn in a more structured environment. Multiple options, including courses and lectures, are available on topics from language to science.
Lane Community College

(541) 463-3000

Lane Community College in Eugene offers a Senior Credit Tuition Waiver to those who apply as a student and meet the eligibility requirements of the waiver. It’s specifically open to those who are 62+ in Eugene and throughout the rest of Oregon. 
US Department of Veterans Affairs – Eugene Vet Center

(541) 465-6918

The US Department of Veterans Affairs Eugene Vet Center is on East 11th Avenue and is open Monday through Saturday. Appointments are available by phone, telehealth and in person. Various counseling services include but are not limited to bereavement, PTSD and couples issues.
Lane Transit District (LTD) Buses

(541) 687-5555

Those who are 65+ and want to ride the bus for free can sign up for the Honored Rider Program. Having a valid photo ID is a must as part of the enrollment process. 

Rules and Regulations for Assisted Living Facilities in Eugene, OR

Assisted Living Communities in Eugene are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined by the state. For an overview of those rules and regulations, see the information below. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.

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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Eugene, OR

Oaktree Residential Living

Locally-owned and family-operated, Oaktree Residential Living is well-known in the area for its efforts to create an environment that feels just like home. What sets this community apart is its high caregiver-to-resident ratio which ensures each individual gets the care and attention they need to thrive. The community hosts an array of regular group activities designed to stimulate residents physically and mentally, and provide opportunities to socialize. Options include art classes, book clubs, movies, board games and poker. Its family-inclusive care model encourages residents' loved ones to participate in events and activities or simply stop by for a visit.

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  • Delicious homestyle meals prepared daily using fresh ingredients
  • 24-hour personal care

The Springs at Greer Gardens

The safety and well-being of its residents is the chief focus at The Springs at Greer Gardens. Located on the former Greer Gardens Nursery, the campus is beautifully landscaped and features a variety of upscale amenities, including an indoor pool, arts and crafts room, fully-equipped fitness center and spacious outdoor patio—some of reasons why this facility is on our top 10 list. Each day, residents have the opportunity to participate in a variety of fun and interesting activities designed to stimulate the senses and engage the body, mind and soul. Through the Art of Delicious dining experience, residents are treated to seasonally-inspired, made-to-order dishes in the community's open kitchen.

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  • Weekly housekeeping services
  • Activities include fitness classes, movies, and gardening

Churchill Estates Retirement Community

In addition to daily assistance and support, residents of Churchill Estates Retirement Community are provided three meals a day as well as weekly housekeeping, laundry and linen service. The grounds are beautifully landscaped with courtyards, walkways and a garden space, and the campus features a number of common areas for residents to relax and spend time with friends. Churchill Estates is regarded as one of Eugene's top facilities for its unique efforts to build a sense of community, including organizing a competitive Wii bowling team and hosting fun events such as monthly birthday parties and an annual senior prom. That made us include Churchill Estates on our top 10 list as well.

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  • Continuum of care services
  • Full-service beauty salon open six days a week

Woodside Senior Living

Just east of historic downtown Springfield in the heart of the Willamette Valley, Woodside Senior Living offers a welcoming environment that supports person-centered care, comprehensive wellness services and a full range of life-enrichment opportunities. The community is best known for its signature True North programs that use multi-sensory stimulation, cognitive exercises and the power of community to encourage growth and promote active living. It's conveniently located close to shopping, cafes and cultural attractions that seniors can access using the community's scheduled local transportation service. Residents are treated to delicious homecooked meals, with special options to accommodate dietary restrictions.

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  • Complimentary laundry services
  • Programming includes Music Makes Memories, Tiny Stories and aromatherapy

Waterford Grand

Nestled amongst the beautiful natural surroundings of Eugene, OR, Waterford Grand provides a nurturing environment with an emphasis on family involvement and vibrant living. Its convenient location allows residents to enjoy walks through nearby parks, visit cultural attractions and take part in local events. Residents have access to a full calendar of activities, including wine and cheese socials, music, crafts and games, and the community hosts birthday celebrations, themed parties and social clubs. To benefit residents' physical health, the community's EverFit program offers strength and balance classes, low-impact cardio, water aerobics and walking groups. One-on-one training can also be arranged at the on-site fitness center. These impressive amenities helped Waterford Grand land on our top 10 list.

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  • Pet-friendly environment
  • Family support groups and educational programs

Lone Oak Assisted Living Community

At Lone Oak Assisted Living Community, seniors enjoy a resort-style living experience in a quiet setting. Located just off the Randy Pape Beltline, residents are just minutes from conveniences such as restaurants, grocery stores and banks. It's considered one of the city's top facilities for elegant design, active, engaging lifestyle and community involvement. Residents have daily opportunities to participate in life-enriching activities for the mind, body and soul, including wine tastings at cocktail hour, book discussions, yoga classes and group craft projects. We are impressed with Lone Oak's intergenerational programs, volunteering and fundraising efforts designed to keep seniors connected to the greater local community. These efforts earned the facility a spot on our top 10 list.

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  • Coordinated transportation to events and appointments
  • Nutritious menu options with daily specials

Sheldon Park Assisted Living

Sheldon Park Assisted Living is located in Eugene's prestigious Ferry Street Bridge-area, which offers access to world-class shopping, dining and entertainment. Seniors benefit from the community's diverse programming and vibrant social calendar. Through the creative arts program, residents can participate in painting classes and craft projects, and the community provides regular opportunities for seniors to learn and grow through how-to seminars and educational lectures. Beautifully landscaped gardens and walking paths allow seniors to enjoy the sunny, west coast weather, and the community is designed with a number of cozy common areas that are perfect for relaxing.

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  • Amenities include a theater, library, pool table and beauty salon
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen services

Bayberry Commons Assisted Living & Memory Care

With its full range of accommodations and customized service plans, Bayberry Commons Assisted Living & Memory Care offers an environment where seniors can enjoy the lifestyle they want while receiving the support they need. Residents have access to a robust menu of amenities and services, along with specially-curated activities and events designed for the mind, body and spirit. The community is also located close to top local health care providers, which is one reason it's on our top 10 list. The on-site culinary team crafts fresh, made-to-order dishes each day. Residents have the option to enjoy their meals in the dining room while gazing at beautiful ocean views or relax in the comfort of their own apartments.

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Evergreen Senior Living

Tucked away in a peaceful, residential neighborhood, Evergreen Senior Living is designed to offer a diverse range of services and amenities tailored to help residents enjoy a fulfilling retirement. Its all-inclusive monthly rates include made-to-order meals, weekly housekeeping, complimentary laundry service and scheduled local transportation. Residents are encouraged to exercise their independence and fill their days with as little or as much activity as they like. The community's signature True North programs provide opportunities for residents to exercise their brains and bodies, connect with their personal stories and build connections with members of the community.

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  • Activities include yoga classes, aromatherapy, art projects and off-site outings
  • Multiple levels of care available

Farmington Square - Eugene

Farmington Square - Eugene offers a family atmosphere where seniors can receive the social, physical and emotional support they need while still maintaining a sense of independence. We included Farmington Square on this top 10 list because the community has won multiple awards for its full range of care services, Healthy Living life enrichment programs and incorporation of innovative technologies into daily living. Trained caregivers on-site 24 hours a day, and residents have opportunities to participate in activities such as strength and balance classes, cooking club, art projects, Bible study and cultural excursions. State-of-the-art iN2L touch-screen technology allows residents to enjoy online entertainment and stay connected with friends and family.

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  • Private studios and companion suites
  • Snacks and beverages available 24 hours a day