Information About Nursing Home in Portland
Located in the Willamette Valley, Portland is the third largest city in the Pacific Northwest. Residents of Portland nursing homes
enjoy summers that are warm and sunny and winters which are mild. This climate is especially fruitful for cultivating roses and Portland has been known as the "City of Roses" for more than a century.
As an increasing number of seniors require special care, their families must make a decision about their long-term care. In doing so, it is important to understand the differences between the different types of long-term care facilities. Nursing homes
are residential communities with professional nursing staff who care for individuals with a chronic illness or disability who no longer are able to care for themselves. Nursing homes differ from "assisted living
" communities which provide residential care and assistance to seniors who need help with daily activities such as bathing, dressing and taking medication but are free from serious illness. Learn more about Portland assisted living
Portland Medical Facilities
Most residents of a Portland nursing home
are served by a number of fine hospitals and medical centers within the city limits. Founded in 1875, the Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
is one of the oldest and most advanced medical centers in the Pacific Northwest. Offering a full range of inpatient and outpatient services, Legacy Good Samaritan has an emergency department that is available 24/7 to assist seniors should a critical situation occur. One of "Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals," Providence St. Vincent
is the only Oregon hospital to make this prestigious national list. The Thomson Reuters study evaluates hospital performance in nine areas that includes patient safety, patient satisfaction and adherence to clinical standards of care. Named to the list for the tenth time in 2008, families of nursing home residents can expect excellence in the programs and services offered for conditions that afflict the elderly.
Portland Activities Portland Parks and Recreation
oversees more than 10,000 acres of parkland and offers comprehensive recreational programs including activities for senior recreation and adaptive and inclusive recreation for adults with disabilities or special needs.
To enjoy a beautiful day outdoors, residents of a Portland nursing home
may choose to spend time at the city's many parks and gardens. Washington Park
is one of the oldest parks in Portland and is home to the International Rose Test Garden
which features over 6,800 rose bushes representing 557 varieties. The Portland Japanese Garden
offers five peaceful gardens for tranquil contemplation. Another popular park, the Hoyt Arboretum
, acts as a living museum of trees and plants for all over the world. For those seeking shelter during the chilly winter months, the Portland Art Museum
, one of the city's many museums and one of the 25 largest museums in the country, offers residents of nursing homes an enjoyable afternoon among the museum's impressive touring exhibitions and permanent collections, including Northwest and Native American Art.
Find Portland Nursing Homes
Learn more about Portland Senior Living
or browse our comprehensive online directory to find nursing homes in Portland, Oregon on our Portland Nursing Homes
page or assisted living on our Portland Assisted Living
page. Written by senior housing writer Karen Tom.
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