Gresham, OR 97030
Welcome to Chestnut Lane
A place to call home - many do.
Chestnut Lane in Gresham, Oregon is a community specializing in active retirement living and assisted living for the deaf. Our staff are committed to helping maintain each resident’s independence while giving them the kind of compassionate, understanding, respectful care that they would give their own loved ones. Many of the staff members are also deaf, making communication easy. One of only a few communities catering to the deaf and deaf/blind in the country, Chestnut Lane is also perfectly situated near beautiful, bustling Portland. The MAX light rail system, which traverses the greater Portland area, is within walking distance of the community.
The community is designed to help fulfill the needs of its residents, with spacious, open areas that allow residents to sign across the room and wide hallways with alcoves for private conversations. The video phone room allows residents with visibility to keep in touch with their loved ones. Residents can surf the web in the computer room, enjoy a good book in the library, catch a film in the TV/Theatre room or lounge by the fireplace in the lobby. Exercise classes, arts and crafts, Bingo games, gardening, educational opportunities, movies and scheduled outings keep everyone active and having fun. Church services are held on-site for those who worship.
With a 24-hour emergency response call system, Chestnut Lane residents and their families can have peace of mind. Chestnut Lane works with local hospitals and doctors who understand the needs of their deaf residents. Scheduled transportation is available for activities, shopping and medical appointments.
Our Family is Committed to Yours.®
Amenities and Services
- Daily assistance with bathing and dressing
- Medication management
- Dining assistance and special diets
- Assistance with reminders and redirection
- Escorts and assistance with walking
- Emergency response call system
Our Family is Committed to Yours.
- Minimum Monthly Cost: $3,295
- This Community is Limited to Deaf Individuals Only
- Emergency Services: Less than 2 Miles
- Shopping: Less than 1 Mile
- Recreation: Less than 1 Mile
- Minimum Age: None
- Resident Capacity: 75
- State License #: 4678
- Air Conditioning/Climate Control
- Emergency Call System
- 24-Hour Staffing
- Beauty/Barber Shop
- TV Room
- Fireside Lounge
- Full-Time Activity Director
- Educational Opportunities
- Outings and Trips
- Arts & Crafts, Gardening and Bingo
- Exercise Classes
- Outside Patio/Gardens
- Pet Policy: Small pets allowed
- Private Dining Room
- Restaurant-style Dining
- Medication Management
- Diabetes Care
- Help with Activities of Daily Living
- Transportation to Medical Appointments
- Other Transportation Provided
- Ambulation and Escort Services
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4.7 out of 5.0
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Quality Of Care
My brother has resided at Chestnut Lane, a facility for the deaf and deaf-blind, since May of 2011 after our father passed away. My brother, who is deaf and also developmentally disabled, has taken to his new home.
He enjoys talking to the staff and the residents. For the first time in his life, he is able to communicate (via sign language) with everyone he comes into contact with on a daily basis!
He loves the food there and while his favorite "activity" is watching TV, he will take part in some of the activities and parties at Chestnut Lane. And when he does, he always has a good time!
My deaf friend lost his father 2 years ago, with whom he has always lived. My deaf friend is in his late 50's and has never lived independently, and that has always been sad. There were only 2 places in the whole country at the time of his father's death, who were geared toward deaf residents. Chestnut Lane is in our same state, so we can visit regularly! My deaf friend now has his own apartment for the first time ever. He is much more independent, and joins in the activities at Chestnut Lane. I have seen a whole different side of him now that he lives there. He likes people, enjoys visitors, loves having his family come see him, is happier, more confident, and much more positive in his attitude. It is the perfect place for him and a Godsend. He can communicate with everyone there in sign language. I recommend it to any deaf person looking for a place to retire, even if you have some health issues. They will monitor your health for you too.
My brother who is deaf has resided at Chestnut Lane in Gresham, Oregon (a suburb of Portland) for the past two years ever since our father died. My brother has blossomed into a happier and more independent person since coming to live at Chestnut Lane. For the first time in his life he is living on his own in his own apartment.
He now enjoys socializing (as he never has before) with the residents and the staff who all know sign language! He enjoys the food, the community and the weekly shopping trips to local stores. For the first time in his life he is using the community videophone to keep in touch with both deaf friends and hearing family members.
Whenever I visit him, we take in a current captioned movie (using the latest technology) at any of the many local theaters. I enjoy sharing meals in the dining room and interacting with the other residents I've come to know. I am always welcome to participate in the activities offered to the residents. I see how the caring staff looks after him, often going above and beyond my expectations!
I am so grateful that Chestnut Lane has been available for the past ten years for deaf and deaf-blind people to come to live. I don't know what we'd do without it!
Thank you, Chestnut Lane!
Expert rank: 85th percentile
SeniorHomes: 4.7 out of 5 (3 reviews)
State Inspection Violations: 1
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