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See full list of all 2000 licensed assisted living communities in Oregon for 2019. Senior Living Help enables senior citizens and their loved ones to find every licensed assisted living facility in Oregon. If you or your loved one are trying to locate a facility in any part of Oregon with kind and loving staff who will assist with daily living tasks such as bathing, dressing, eating, transferring or any other activities, please browse all facility listings below by your city or county, or alternatively use the search box above to find an assisted living community in Oregon that is near you.

Assisted living in the state of Oregon is called Assisted Living Facility or Residential Care Facility. The licensing body is Oregon Department of Human Services, specifically, the office of Licensing and Regulatory Oversight, which also oversees nursing homes in Oregon. There are two types of residential care in the state of Oregon, as follows:

  1. Assisted Living Facilities
  2. Residential Living Facilities

There is one distinction between the two types of facilities. An assisted living facility in the state of Oregon must have everything private, such as bathrooms and living units, with stricter capacity requirements. A residential living facility can have shared rooms and bathrooms with another set of rules; however, the licensing is the same for both types.

If the assisted living facility or residential living facility has memory care, there are separate licensing and regulations for that. They must have something called an endorsement for dementia care. There are also separate physical structural requirements for Oregon assisted living facilities.

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Cost and Payment Options for Assisted Living in Oregon

Statewide, the average monthly cost of Oregon assisted living is $4,593, and it is almost $600 above the national average of $4000. This is a base-rate that does not include any specialized care such as Oregon memory care, Alzheimer's care, post injury or stroke care. Memory care will be from $835 to over $1,000 more monthly, so when planning, you need to know several things. Understand where the senior that is seeking a senior care facility is in terms of their health. First, you will need to determine if they are ambulatory (can move around by themselves) or not. They may be ambulatory, but the mind may be showing some signs of dementia. In this case, some extra financial planning is suggested to be able to afford the cost of care.

The least expensive assisted living communities can be found in Eugene, Albany, and Salem. The range is $4,025 to $4,360 per month for those facilities. The most expensive areas for assisted living in Oregon are in Portland, Corvallis, that range from $4,825 to $5,390 monthly. The cost of care is much higher here than many other forms of senior living in Oregon that require lower levels of care, and can get to more than $1000 over the national average, which may be a burden for some families to afford.

Physical Requirements for Assisted Living Units in Oregon

Oregon assisted living and residential care facilities must adhere to strict building requirements. If there is a newly constructed assisted living facility, they must have no less than 220 feet of pure floor space for a resident. This does not include bathrooms, closets or any recessed structures, lockers or alcoves. If the facility in question is a renovated assisted living care facility, 160 square feet of pure floor space need to be provided to a resident.

In a Residential Care Facility, the requirements are somewhat different, as the living quarters are a bedroom only. The other areas of living are shared. The bathrooms must be accessible and away from the common areas. When there are bedroom units, the door has to open onto an indoor area. The space must be a common area that is climate controlled. And no resident should be able to or have to go through another senior’s bedroom to get to a bathroom or any common area. This seems a bit confusing, but the requirements are necessary since residential care facilities in Oregon are dormitory-like senior living centers.

It’s always good to speak directly to the assisted living or residential care home prior to making any decisions and asking as many questions as possible when the types of home are many.

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