Medford was named one of the best places to retire in a recent report by Money Magazine. Situated about midway between Portland and San Francisco, just 27 miles from the California border, Medford lies in the Rogue Valley of Oregon.
Protected by the Cascade and the Siskiyon Mountains, Medford has warm summers and winters with low humidity. The largest city in southern Oregon and the economic and shopping center for southern Oregon and northern California, Medford is a retirement destination ideal for residents in assisted living homes.
Medford is the gateway to a host of outdoor recreational activities. Residents of assisted living in Medford can enjoy the rejuvenating quiet of fishing for steelhead and salmon on the Rogue River and at the many area lakes around Medford.
With over 120 specialty stores at the Rogue Valley Mall, the unique antiques and collectibles at the Main Antique Mall, and over 50 boutiques in the middle of downtown Medford, the fun of shopping or browsing never grows old. Discriminating seniors enjoy the fresh local produce at the Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market and the delectable gourmet treats at Harry and David’s Country Village.
There are many arts and cultural opportunities for residents of assisted living in Medford to enjoy such as musicals and stage plays at the Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater. Medford residents are also a short drive away from the city of Ashland, which is home to the popular Oregon Shakespeare Festival. The festival presents an annual selection of both classic plays by the Bard as well as modern theatrical performances.
Art lovers participate at art exhibitions of renown artists, classes, programs and special art events at the Rogue Gallery and Art Center. Music lovers attend operas performed by the Rogue Opera and concerts by the Rogue Valley Symphony Orchestra.
Medford Medical Facilities
Medford is a regional hub for medical services for southern Oregon and northern California. Seniors who choose assisted living in Medford are fortunate to have two major medical centers right nearby in the city.
The Rogue Valley Medical Center (RVMC) is part of the Asante Health System, a community owned organization. A 378-bed hospital, RVMC has a national reputation for expertise in cardiology, stroke care and other medical specialties. Its Cancer Services Center recently added the latest technology in radiation treatment. Other specialty medical services include the RVMC Heart and Vascular Center, Primary Stroke Center and Joint Replacement Center.
Providence Medford Medical Center (PMMC) has the only inpatient rehabilitation center in the region. PMMC is accredited for achieving the highest standards for inpatient rehabilitation and stroke rehabilitation services. Its HeartCare center offers the most advanced non-invasive CT scan providing doctors detailed information for identifying heart disease without invasive procedures.
The Rogue Valley Transportation District (RVTD) bus system serves Medford and surrounding cities. To help seniors in using the bus, a senior education class is offered at the local community center. RVTD buses are designed for wheelchairs and scooters. Seats are reserved for seniors at the front of the bus and announcements of landmarks and major destinations are made along the routes.
For residents of assisted living in Medford with disabilities who are unable to use regular RVTD buses, the Valley Lift offers curb-to-curb service with wheelchair accessible vans.
Find Assisted Living in Medford
Assisted living in Medford allows seniors to take advantage of beautiful weather highlighting gorgeous scenery in a city that is bustling with activity and commerce. Find an assisted living facility in this great city by browsing our Medford Assisted Living page.
Written by senior housing writer Karen Tom.
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Medford, OR Assisted Living Costs
Medford, OR Assisted Living Costs
The median cost of Assisted Living in Medford for a single-occupancy apartment is $4,183/month (Genworth - 2013). This monthly cost typically includes rent, utilities, dining, housekeeping and transportation.
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