Oregon Assisted Living Facilities
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.
Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States
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
What is the best number to call to get started? 1-855-673-2372
Is there a website? https://adrcoforegon.org/home.php?t=Home
Oregon Department of Human Services, Seniors and People with DisabilitiesPhone: (503) 945-5832
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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