I visited this large but lovely community during the summer and the grounds were beautiful. Willamette is a facility for all stages of care from independent to assisted, and memory care. Residents can transition into a different level as they need it. On my visit the staff was pleasant friendly and there was a lot of...
This is located in a nice area in the middle of Portland, upon driving up the outside was nice and ground well-kept. My first impression when walking in was the smell I instantly got an ammonia smell faint as it was it was there a little unsettling.
The residents were very quiet and not a lot of activity was...
Cherry wood is an exceptional facility it is large and has more of a cruise ship feeling than a homelike atmosphere. The facility itself was very well kept up and clean. There were lots of outdoors areas for residents to enjoy the outdoors including a garden area they could plant themselves. They have an 18 hole...
I took a tour the facilities and talked with the staff and residences. It was very clean and welcoming. They are big on providing a secure facility and put safety first. The team of staff I met was well trained and many have been there a long time.
The staff was very friendly. When I called, they were willing to...
Oswego Springs is a lovely facility located in Portland. Upon arriving outside front of the facility is very well kept and plenty of parking. First and for most I must give credit of the staff, they were always friendly, inviting and called the residents by first name. The facility was going through a change of...
Portland is a city filled with diverse cultural, contemporary, recreational, and sporting events and activities that will satisfy the most active seniors in assisted living communities. Located in the Willamette Valley, Portland summers are warm, sunny and rather dry. Winters are mild to chilly and very moist with few snow falls.
Straddling the Willamette River, Portland’s natural beauty can be found wherever you turn. The climate is exceptional for rose cultivation and the annual Rose Festival in June celebrates Portland as the City of Roses. A great location for seniors looking for assisted living, Portland is a bustling urban city.
Portland seniors will find a variety of recreational activities through Portland Parks & Recreation’s comprehensive programs for senior recreation, adaptive and inclusive recreation for adults and children with disabilities or special needs, and outdoor recreation.
With no sales tax, residents of senior living in Portland may consider shopping as a serious recreational activity. In addition to many shopping areas throughout the city, there are numerous major malls such Bridgeport Village that provides a courtesy shuttle and package carry out service to your car. For special handcrafted items, the Crafty Wonderland presents the crafts of local artisans each month.
Movie buffs enjoy the annual HP Lovecraft Film Festival and taking in a second-run or revival film with beer and pub food at some of Portland’s historic movie theaters such as the Bagdad Theater, Laurelhurst Theater and Mission Theater.
There’s always a game available for sports fans. Portland is home to the NBA Portland Trail Blazers, the professional indoor lacrosse Portland Lumberjax, the pre-NHL Winter Hawks hockey team, the Triple-A baseball Portland Beavers, the A-League Portland Timbers soccer team and the roller derby Rose City Rollers. Racing enthusiasts enjoy the Champ Car Grand Prix of Portland, the largest auto racing event in the Pacific Northwest, or horse racing at the Portland Meadows track.
The City of Portland’s Parks & Recreation department provides residents of Portland assisted living communities with numerous activities designed to enhance their health, wellness, recreation and education. The agency serves the city’s residents that are aged 55 and older as well as those seniors in the surrounding areas. The Hollywood Senior Center is open Monday through Friday and offers activities such as Tai Chi classes, monthly pancake breakfasts and workshops that are of interest to seniors, such as living with medical conditions that are classified as being chronic.
Portland Medical Facilities
Portland has a number of hospitals and medical centers serving the assisted living community. One of the oldest and most advanced medical centers in the Pacific Northwest is Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center providing a full range of inpatient and outpatient services.
Providence St. Vincent is the only Oregon hospital to make the list of “Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals,” a study which evaluates hospital performance in nine areas including patient satisfaction, patient safety, expenses, and adherence to clinical standards of care.
Residents of assisted living in Portland may consider Providence St. Vincent’s ElderPlace, a comprehensive care program that provides dignified care to seniors in a compassionate environment built on principles of responsive service, top-quality health care and trust.
Portland’s award-winning mass transit system is one of the most extensive and advanced in the U.S. The transit system includes buses, streetcars, historic trolleys and the MAX, an urban light rail line. As Honored Citizens, Portland senior living residents may be eligible for discounted fares and the LIFT Program, a shared-ride public transportation service for individuals who are unable to use buses or the MAX due to a disability or disabling health condition.
The median cost of Assisted Living in Portland for a single-occupancy apartment is $3,868/month (Genworth - 2013). This monthly cost typically includes rent, utilities, dining, housekeeping and transportation.
Cost data provided by senior living communities and compiled by SeniorHomes.com is subject to change without notice. This data is for informational purposes only and may contain inaccuracies. Your actual senior living costs may vary depending on your personal situation.