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Oregon assisted living facilities are listed by city below. We recommend you search by ZIP code to include nearby facilities. However, you may choose a city to view all assisted living options in that area.


Cost of Oregon Assisted Living Facilities

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of assisted living in Oregon is $3,880 per month.

The monthly base rate for Oregon assisted living is typically higher when compared to neighboring states. Oregon is also more expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for a one-bedroom assisted living unit in Oregon. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Assisted Living Regulations

Oregon defines an assisted living facility as a residential facility with self-contained individual residential units with at least six aged people or adults with disabilities can live. Such a facility is required to provide 24 hour supportive care, and is designed to meet the social, medical and personal needs (such as with ADL's). The fundamental mission of all such facilities is to promote self-direction, choice, dignity and independence of its residents.

Oregon Assisted Living Facilities Scope of Care

Oregon simply states that assisted living facilities can care for all levels of care needs.

Oregon Assisted Living Admission Requirements

Oregon assisted living facilities are not permitted to admit or retain any resident who is a threat to himself or others, requires greater assistance with ADL's than the facility can provide, is no longer able to act in self-preservation in case of an emergency, has a complex, unstable or unpredictable medical situation, engages in criminal acts, uses illegal drugs, or is unable to pay for services.

Oregon Assisted Living Care Plan Requirements

An assessment is required of all admission and a care plan is created based on a number of factors, including: - resident preferences - physical condition - mental health issues - communication abilities - assistance needed with ADL's and IADL's - pain level - skin condition - nutrition habits - review of risk indicators

Oregon Assisted Living Medication Management Requirements

Specially trained, unlicensed personnel over the age of 18 may administer medication under the supervision of a nurse. Plus, every 90 days a pharmacist or registered nurse must review the resident's medication recommendations.

Oregon Assisted Living Facility Requirements

Newly constructed private resident units must provide at least 220 square feet (not including the bathroom), and include a kitchenette and fully accessible full bathroom. Private bathrooms are mandatory. Older, preexisting facilities undergoing remodeling must be a minimum of 160 square feet, excluding the restroom. Extensive building codes and safety regulation apply. Residents in assisted living facilities do not have to share a unit unless they choose to do so.

Oregon Assisted Living Staffing Requirements

Direct care staff must be sufficient in number to meet the needs of the residents. A caregiver must be awake and present in every building at all times. Additional staff are required when moving in a resident. Extensive orientation and continuing education is required of all staff in a variety of areas, and each staff member must have a written job description. The administrator must be 21, have a high school degree, and additional training.

Oregon Assisted Living Medicaid Policy

A tiered level of reimbursement plan is available through Medicaid home and community-based services waiver, which covers services to nursing home level residents in assisted living facilities.

Oregon Alzheimer's Unit Requirements

If an Oregon assisted living facility has an Alzheimer's unit, then certain written disclosures are required. Additionally, staff who work in the unit must have specific training for working with that population. At least one specially trained staff person must be present in the unit at all times. Additional policies apply to these units.

Oregon Medicaid Coverage of Assisted Living and Related Services

The State of Oregon pays for assisted living through a Medicaid Waiver called Aged & Physically Disabled Waiver. Take note that there are a limited number of slots available for the waiver.

The Aged and Physically Disabled Waiver is intended to assist the elderly and the physically disabled living in Oregon. It targets care to be received at home instead of a nursing home. It is referred to as a nursing home diversion program.

Oregon's Aged and Physically Disabled Waiver Covers these Services

- Adult Day Care - group care during daytime hours

- Adult Residential Care - such as adult foster homes or assisted living residences

- Community Transition Services - for persons leaving nursing homes and returning to the community

- Environmental Accessibility Adaptations - to increase the independence of participants

- Home Delivered Meals - Hot or prepared, nutritiously balanced

- In Home Care Services - as needed

- Transportation Assistance - coordination of transportation for adult day care and medical appointments

How to apply - the program is available throughout all counties and it is approved to serve 25,000 residents.

To learn more contact the Department of Human Services, Aging and Disability Resource Centers. Call 1-855-ORE-ADRC (1-855-673-2372).

Department of Human Services, Office of Licensing and Regulatory Oversight

Phone (503) 945-5853

Contact: Rebecca Mapes Phone (503) 945-5839


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What is the best number to call to get started? 1-855-673-2372

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Other programs you may be interested in are the Spousal Pay, Independent Choices and Client Employed Provider programs.

Oregon Contacts

Oregon Department of Human Services, Seniors and People with Disabilities

Phone: (503) 945-5832

Dennett Taber
Phone: (503) 945-5793

Much of the information above was adapted from the National Center of Assisted Living 2010 Regulatory Review.

License information source: Oregon Department of Human Services

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