Learn More About Home Care in Oceanside, CA
One of Southern California’s oldest beach towns, Oceanside continues to live up to its name with a vibrant, revitalized downtown district just a few blocks from its signature sandy shoreline and historic pier.
Home care, or in-home care, in Oceanside is a service which offers compassion and help to seniors who need assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) and wish to remain in their homes. Levels of care vary according to need, and can include companionship, meal prep, cleaning, transportation, and help with ADLs like bathing and dressing. Home care aides are trained to understand the nuances of senior care but generally aren’t licensed to provide medical services.
A Place for Mom’s local Senior Living Advisors can help find the right home care provider in Oceanside for you or your loved one.
Cost of Home Care in Oceanside, CA
The median monthly cost of a home health aide is about $5,300 in both the San Diego area and in the state of California overall, according to Genworth.
Learn More About Oceanside, CA
Cost of Living
The total household expenses associated with living in Oceanside are rated 18 points above the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are also rated above average.
All index scores are based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates that the cost is twice as expensive as the national average, while a score of 50 indicates that the cost is half as expensive.
Income and Housing
|Median income age 45-64
||Median income age 65+
||Median household income
||Average individual income
||Median employee salary
||Average property tax
||One-bedroom apartment gross rent estimate
|$78,088 per year
||$46,209 per year
||$60,771 per year
||$28,171 per year
||$43,694 per year
||$3,862 per year
||$1,342 per month
The top hospitals that service Oceanside include:
Tri-City Medical Center
- Facility type: Government, short-term acute care
- Bed count: 300+
- Specialties: Emergency department, joint replacement, inpatient surgery
Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas
- Facility type: Nonprofit, short-term acute care
- Bed count: 190+
- Specialties: Emergency department, ICU, hemodialysis
Weather and Climate
Oceanside, like most of Southern California, has a type of dry subtropical climate called Mediterranean. This means Oceanside has hot summers with very little rainfall, and cool (but not cold) winters with slightly more precipitation than during the summer months. The average humidity level in Oceanside is 70%, and humidity levels are often highest during July at about 73%.
- Relative Air Quality Index: 138
This index is based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the presence of air pollutants than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates half the presence.
- Average Annual Precipitation: 13.7″
Demographics and Values
||Percent of population over 65
||Average Household Size
||4,326.6 per square mile
Race & Ethnicity
|American Indian or Alaskan Native
||Hispanic or Latino
||Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
||Two or More Races
||White (not Hispanic or Latino)
These figures were taken from the most recent U.S. Census.
These scores were taken from the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.
- Non-discrimination laws in Oceanside: 30/30
- Overall inclusivity: 100/100
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Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation
Some of the most popular museums and historic sites in Oceanside include:
- California Surf Museum
- Oceanside Museum of Art
- Heritage Park Village and Museum
Outdoor attractions in Oceanside:
- Oceanside Pier
- Guajome County Park — Summit Trail and Nature Trail
- Buena Vista Audubon Society and Nature Center
- Oceanside Harbor Beach
Oceanside’s top entertainment destinations and shopping districts are:
- Sunset Market
- Oceanside Theatre Company
- Goat Hill Park (public golf course)
- Oceanside Farmers Market
- Downtown Oceanside (restaurants and shops)
Public transportation in Oceanside is available via the North County Transit District (NCTD), which operates bus routes and rail stops in Oceanside and other cities in the North San Diego County area. For seniors, NCTD offers discounted fares and a paratransit service for curb-to-curb transit called LIFT.