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CITY Oceanside
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Page Reviewed / Updated – October 6, 2022

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With a nearly ideal climate and easy access to urban amenities in nearby San Diego, it’s no wonder that the cost of living in Oceanside is higher than the national average. There’s some good news for cost-conscious seniors, though — Oceanside’s cost of living in slightly less than the overall average for California. Additionally, health care costs in Oceanside are 11% lower than the national average as well as several percentage points lower than the California average. Seniors can also save on taxes because California doesn’t tax Social Security payments. The average cost of assisted living in Oceanside is $5,475 per month, although individual facilities may vary in price depending on location and their services and amenities. 

In addition to providing a list of the best assisted living facilities in Oceanside, CA, this guide provides an overview of the cost of assisted living in Oceanside, as well as average costs for other types of care. Additionally, find a list of free and low-cost services that provide seniors with a variety of assistance in their communities.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Oceanside, CA

Residents of assisted living facilities in Oceanside and other San Diego Metro Area communities pay an average of $5,475 per month. according to the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey. While this is only $225 higher than the California average of $5,250, it’s $975 higher than the national average of $4,500. Prices rise to $6,319 in San Francisco but fall to $4,000 in the Riverside area. Those in the capital city of Sacramento pay a monthly average of $5,225 for assisted living. 

  • Oceanside: $5,475
  • California: $5,250
  • United States: $4,500
  • San Francisco: $6,319
  • Riverside: $4,000
  • Sacramento: $5,225

The Cost of Other Types of Care in Oceanside, CA

Oceanside’s most affordable senior care option is adult day health care with a monthly cost of $2,058, followed by assisted living. In-home care and home health care are higher at $6,387 and $6,473, respectively. Residents of nursing homes pay the highest costs, with a semiprivate room averaging $9,384 and a private room averaging $12,167.

  • Assisted Living Facility: $5,475
  • In-Home Care: $6,387
  • Home Health Care: $6,473
  • Adult Day Health Care: $2,058
  • Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room): $9,384
  • Nursing Home Facility (private room): $12,167

Note: Data for Oceanside was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, San Diego, was used instead.

Carlsbad By the Sea

Located just across the street from Oceanside's world-famous beach at Grand Avenue, Carlsbad By the Sea occupies a large complex within earshot of the crashing ocean surf. An on-site 24-hour fitness center offers professional personal trainers, modern exercise equipment and an indoor pool large enough for swimming laps. Forever Fit and yoga classes are available for residents at all physical ability levels, and Aqua Fit activities are also provided. In-house nursing staff are available to help residents follow their doctors' care plans.

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Pacifica Senior Living Oceanside

Pacifica Senior Living Oceanside occupies a sprawling complex of handsome blue adobe buildings in the Spanish Mission style, not far from major shopping near the preserved wilderness of Guajome Regional Park. The 24-hour staff at Pacifica maintain a busy schedule of community activities to keep all residents mentally and physically fit, with regular gym classes and a supervised fitness center for residents. Utilities are included in Pacifica's monthly rate, as are beauty services and scheduled transportation for residents' personal and medical trips away from the property. Outdoor common areas are fenced in, and indoor spaces include the spacious restaurant-style dining room that welcomes residents and their guests for three meals a day.

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Ocean Hills Senior Living

Resting gracefully on a palm-lined avenue, across the street from the Ocean Hills Country Club, Ocean Hills Senior Living dominates the cul-de-sac on its side of a secluded over-55 neighborhood in Oceanside. Outdoor areas at Ocean Hills include multiple activity rooms and an enclosed courtyard where residents can safely enjoy walks through a parklike setting. Outdoor amenities at the facility include manicured walking paths and a gazebo where social events can be organized in the excellent local weather. The facility also offers a memory care unit with alarmed doors, allowing seniors to age in place as their needs change.

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Merrill Gardens at Oceanside

Nestled between a KinderCare facility and the Lil Jackson Senior Center, Merrill Gardens at Oceanside is located at the heart of a bustling community full of family homes and major shopping centers. This three-story stucco complex has four wings arrayed around a spacious central courtyard that boasts a public piano, wine bar and private meeting rooms for residents. An on-site beauty salon helps seniors look their best and the well-stocked library helps keep their minds sharp. Each room has a call system for emergencies, and caregiver staff perform regular check-ins to make sure their residents are comfortable and safe in the secure facility.

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Las Villas De Carlsbad

Las Villas De Carlsbad is situated only a few blocks from the scenic Buena Vista Lagoon, where shorebirds nest in sheltered coves in winter. This three-story stucco complex offers both assisted living and memory care, with 24-hour resident care staff in both wings of the facility. Assisted living residents are protected by 24-hour security and controlled access. Seniors keep active and fit with frequent classes, activities and outings. Residents have unlimited access to the facility's heated outdoor pool, and staff attendants are available to accompany residents on scheduled transportation to and from medical office visits.

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Aegis at Shadowridge

Conveniently located close to a shopping center with a drive-through pharmacy, Aegis at Shadowridge is an attractive two-story white stucco complex with a red Spanish tile roof and a circular driveway that faces onto a private drive. Sculpted greenery lines the walking trails around the complex, which sits adjacent to a nursery that specializes in growing exotic orchids. Facility staff are available to escort residents with limited mobility on walks through the secure outdoor areas. Indoors, staff conduct fitness classes and fun social events for residents.

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Brookdale Oceanside

Brookdale Oceanside is located next door to a fire station that provides rapid emergency response, down the street from a major grocery and convenience shopping center. Residents are protected by a modern secure-access system that includes electronic door locks and alarms around all resident areas, as well as by in-room emergency alert systems that rapidly summon help as it is needed. The facility offers residents access to common areas, such as the library and beauty shop, as well as guided exercise in the fitness center and personal care at the on-site wellness center. 

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Brookdale Carlsbad

Brookdale Carlsbad is located just outside of the convenient shopping center at Carlsbad Plaza South, adjacent to the local farmers market and a family dental office. Group memory therapy sessions and community social events are regularly conducted by staff caregivers in the facility's common spaces, which include lavishly gardened and landscaped walking paths and a spacious courtyard. Culinary staff cater to residents' special dietary needs, and staff attendants offer standby service during scheduled trips to medical and dental appointments.

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The Gardens Carlsbad

The Gardens Carlsbad is positioned just a few blocks from the Agua Hedionda reservoir, where local wildlife teem just a short distance from Carlsbad State Beach. Seniors can accompany loved ones on short trips to the beach and wildlife areas and take outdoor strolls around the landscaped grounds. Staff provide round-the-clock services for residents that include meal preparation and personal care, safety services and various lifestyle programs. Common programs and events include group occupational therapy sessions and informative lectures from visiting health and lifestyle educators.

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  • Weekly housekeeping and laundry services
  • Medication management and limited medical services

Arbor Victoria

Private suites and bathrooms are available at Arbor Victoria, a breathtaking Victorian mansion with steeply gabled roofs and bright blue-painted walls. Staff are available 24 hours a day and offer assistance with medications and personal care. Prices are inclusive, and residents' housekeeping and laundry services are covered as part of the facility's care plan. In addition to regular social events, residents can enjoy free entertainment from cable TV and Netflix. Each room has an emergency pull cord and intercom for residents' safety, and the entire facility is protected by secure access points and remote monitoring.

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  • Free Wi-Fi and cable Internet service throughout the facility
  • Pet-friendly