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COVID-19 Rules for Assisted Living in Thousand Oaks, CA

For assisted living communities, COVID-19 rules and regulations are typically set at the state level. You can view specific rules on our guide to assisted living in CA. These rules change often, and many communities have policies in place that go above and beyond what’s required by the state, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more.

How to Pay for Assisted Living in Thousand Oaks, CA

In Thousand Oaks, seniors pay an average of $5,750 per month for assisted living, making the city more expensive than California overall. The statewide median rate is $5,250.

Assisted Living in Thousand Oaks vs. Nearby Cities

Los Angeles and Santa Maria are more affordable than Thousand Oaks for assisted living. Los Angeles’ average cost is identical to California’s, while Santa Maria’s is slightly higher at $5,300. In San Diego, the average assisted living facility charges $5,475, or $275 less than the median in Thousand Oaks. Farther inland in Bakersfield, the average price drops noticeably to $3,750 per month.

  • Thousand Oaks: $5,750
  • California: $5,250
  • United States: $4,500
  • Los Angeles: $5,250
  • Bakersfield: $3,750
  • Santa Maria: $5,300
  • San Diego: $5,475

Assisted Living vs. Other Types of Care in Thousand Oaks, CA

Assisted living is one of several senior care arrangements available in Thousand Oaks, the most expensive of which is nursing home care. In the city’s nursing homes, a semiprivate room costs $11,254 per month on average. Additionally, assisted living is slightly cheaper than home care and home health care, which have respective average costs of $5,815 and $6,054. Cost data for adult day health care is unavailable for Thousand Oaks, but it is typically the cheapest arrangement in a given city, and the statewide average is $1,842.

  • Home Care: $5,815
  • Home Health Care: $6,054
  • Adult Day Health Care: N/A
  • Assisted Living: $5,750
  • Nursing Home: $11,254

Note: Data for Thousand Oaks was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Oxnard, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Thousand Oaks, CA

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Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner
Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner

Jonathan Frank is a Licensed Social Worker with over 10 years experience working with the geriatric population in a variety of different settings. He received his Masters degree from Rutgers University with a certificate in Aging and Gerontological Services. Additionally, he is a Certified Dementia Practitioner accredited by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Jonathan also has Bachelors degree in psychology and worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for 14 years. His passion lies with the elderly and ensuring they age with dignity.

Other Ways to Pay for Assisted Living in Thousand Oaks, CA

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 more information about your options for making assisted living more affordable, visit our guide to Assisted Living in Thousand Oaks.

Free and Low-Cost Assisted Living Resources for Seniors in Thousand Oaks, CA

While the aging process may seem challenging, it can become easier thanks to help from supportive organizations. Depending on the organization, seniors and caregivers may be able to find direct services or help understanding the resources available to them.

Resource Contact Service
Ventura County Area Agency on Aging (805) 477-7300 The VCAAA’s Aging & Disability Resource Center helps individuals with disabilities and seniors access transition services, information, referrals and options consultations. The VCAAA also houses a center that’s focused on helping low-income seniors access benefits. Those programs may make medications, health care and other expenses more affordable. Health insurance counseling is also offered through the VCAAA.
Ventura County Ombudsman Program (805) 656-1986 The Ventura County Ombudsman Program is an ally for seniors in long-term care facilities as its personnel advocate for high living standards. The program investigates complaints and helps residents protect their rights, and it can assist in situations involving financial issues, transfers and discharges, service denials and privacy. Another ombudsman initiative is its pre-placement counseling service that educates caregivers about potential long-term care arrangements for their loved ones.
211 Ventura County 211 By dialing 211 or (800) 339-9597, Ventura County residents can gain information on community services 24/7. There’s also a searchable 211 database online, and to reach the line by text, seniors should text their zip code to 898-211. The 211 program can help clients learn about senior-relevant topics, such as caregiver support groups, health care access and counseling for older adults. More broadly, 211 may also be useful for older adults seeking legal help and financial assistance.
Ventura County Veterans Services (805) 477-5155 The Veterans Services Office of Ventura County assists military veterans, including seniors and their families. Specifically, the office can help clients access medical information, treatments and referrals as well as pensions. Seniors may also find help with VA compensation claims and appeals through this office.
Goebel Adult Community Center (805) 381-2744 The Goebel Adult Community Center houses several senior-focused programs, including an advocacy service that answers clients’ questions about health care, insurance, legal matters and long-term care facility placement, along with other topics. The advocacy service also helps seniors complete applications for benefits. Additionally, the center hosts a legal aid program and provides other forms of counseling.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Thousand Oaks, CA

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

Laws and regulations for assisted living in California

The Top Assisted Living Communities in the Thousand Oaks Area

In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Thousand Oaks area, our team of researchers:

  • Sorted through 59 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 15 hours researching assisted living communities in Thousand Oaks
  • Read more than 470 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 10 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of Thousand Oaks is $5,750, which is higher than the state average of $5,250 and considerably higher than the national average of $4,500.

Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner
Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner

Jonathan Frank is a Licensed Social Worker with over 10 years experience working with the geriatric population in a variety of different settings. He received his Masters degree from Rutgers University with a certificate in Aging and Gerontological Services. Additionally, he is a Certified Dementia Practitioner accredited by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Jonathan also has Bachelors degree in psychology and worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for 14 years. His passion lies with the elderly and ensuring they age with dignity.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Thousand Oaks, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 59 communities in the Thousand Oaks area.

AssistedLiving.org Trusted Communities

AssistedLiving.org spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Thousand Oaks area to allow seniors and their families to find the community that’s right for them. Click through the facilities listed below to read in-depth reviews, what residents are saying, and details such as base pricing, room types, and more.

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An Everlasting Spring - Venus
6
Private Rooms
Assisted Living
$3,700
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Everlasting Spring - Venus is an intimate community with a peaceful, homelike feel. The facility can accommodate up to six assisted living residents, and the highly trained staff is able to care for seniors with memory impairments and hospice needs. The facility's attractive rooms can include private bathrooms and come furnished or unfurnished, making it easy for residents to add their personal touch. Amenities include daily servings of three healthy meals cooked according to residents' dietary needs, and residents receive transportation services to medical appointments along with daily housekeeping assistance.
What Residents are Saying:
The facility's friendly staff and atmosphere are frequently highlighted by the residents of An Everlasting Spring-Venus and by visitors, as well as the layout of the rooms. One writes, "An Everlasting Spring-Venus was wonderful. They were outstanding, really terrific, and went above and beyond. Everybody was friendly, helpful, and welcoming, and it was a very pleasant environment. The room was fine."
5.00 out of 5 stars
(1) Reviews
189 Venus Street, Thousand Oaks, CA 13106
Hillcrest Royale
Atria Hillcrest
Belmont Village Thousand Oaks
Navita Residences Young Avenue
The Reserve at Thousand Oaks
Atria Grand Oaks
OakView Assisted Living
Sunrise at Wood Ranch
Meadowbrook Senior Living at Agoura Hills

Our Methodology

It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes AssistedLiving.org stand out. We start by identifying problems and challenges in the senior care industry by gaining insight from conversations with industry professionals, older adults, and those that care for them. Next, our research team led by industry experts apply our data-driven research techniques to understand the magnitude of the challenge and how to overcome it. Finally, we present our findings in easy-to-understand guides and studies and share our actionable results with influencers and caregivers, as well as the general public.

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Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available
amenities.

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

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