Madrona Hills


707 Madrona Ave SE , Salem, OR 97302

(855) 840-7257

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I Visited This Facility

I visited Madrona Hills, and I wish I could get my father there. It looked like a really nice place, they were eating, and the food looked good. The staff was really nice, I looked at a studio, and it was very nice. We went downstairs, and there were puzzles being put together.

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We are currently at Madrona Hills. We chose it because of the location and the affordability. My son and his family don't live far from here. The meals are OK. They have movie schedules. The staff is very friendly, very helpful, and pay attention to what you're saying. There's only one person that is annoying. They have a number of activities available to the residents. Every Wednesday, there's an excursion that the residents can participate in. Given the location, it seems to offer the most for what you're paying.

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Madrona Hills is very good. Actually, I'm trying to talk my mom right into it. It's very clean and very friendly. They have lots of activities. I am very impressed. The staff who was with me was very nice. We looked at 1-bedroom, 1-bath, and it's good size with good-sized closets.

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I Am A Friend Or Relative Of A Current/Past Resident

My father was a past resident of Madrona Hills. They're active seniors there. You can essentially die in your room, but all of the care that leads up to that is up to the individual. They do not have people controlling your house or at your beck and call, and they have none of the things that an assisted living facility would have. If there are drugs, you have to handle all that stuff yourself. If you can't afford that, then it's not the place for you. They assume you're active enough so they don't have to knock on your door and check up on you. I really enjoyed the place. We were there for a little over seven years and the only reason we left was because his care far outweighed what he could afford to purchase individually. It was past what they offered and it's not an assisted living community. They do offer food and occasionally they'll bring your food to your room if you're sick, but they're not necessarily there at night. They have buttons, but there's nobody to call to help you if you fall down or something like that. They will help you if it's during daytime, but not if you're in your room and it's at night. It's independent and there are people with walkers, but they're just fine, and many of those people do have people come in. My dad had caregivers come in two hours a day and help him twice a week with showers, his drugs, and medication twice a day, and they would help with PT and exercising, but it was only a couple of hours. We paid them to do that. Nobody is there all the time. He loved it there. The rooms were nice. The people were more active there. The food was good. The staff was great. They're unbelievably helpful and they've all been there for a while. They're really nice. They cook and they clean rooms, but they're not trained to be caregivers in that sense. For what they did, and what they were supposed to do, and what that place was, they were great.

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I Am A Friend Or Relative Of A Current/Past Resident

We liked Madrona Hills a lot, and my father is still adjusting after moving in. He likes the food. The residents are happy with the leadership. He's gone to a couple of parties and movies that he was really excited about that. I know that he's played pool at least once. His apartment is well maintained, and the staff is very helpful.

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I Visited This Facility

I visited Madrona Hills, but the person who was supposed to take me on the tour wasn't there. The lady that was there behind the desk took me and showed me one of the apartments, but she wasn't available to give me a tour of the whole area. It has independent living apartments nearby, which I wasn't able to see at the time. During that short visit they showed me one of their rooms, but I was more interested in the apartment house, which I was not able to see. It's a separate facility, but it's connected to them. They have a recreation room. I saw their dining room, and it was very nice. I was only able to see the building and not the other apartments, but I was impressed with the community. They invited me to come back.

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We visited Madrona Hills, but they didn't have any rooms to look at. They had much smaller accommodations than other facilities. It was plain looking and didn't have the outside appeal. Their dining room looked fine and was nicely accommodated. They just weren't very large. The staff members that I spoke to were very friendly, very open, and warm. It was nicely styled. It's just the surroundings, the landscaping, and type of atmosphere were not as nice as the other place we saw.

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I Am A Friend Or Relative Of A Current/Past Resident

We chose Madrona Hills for my mother because the staff there is very nice. They have all kinds of classes and social get-togethers and they have a library, movies in-house, and they have trips too. They have walking trails that go through the woods that are right there, you would never even know they're in town. They understand that when you're moving, it takes a little while to react to the whole place and they're very accommodating and very good folks.

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I Visited This Facility

Madrona Hills is for active people. It's a nice place and they are very nice people. They have activities for the residents and the dining room looks like a restaurant. It's lovely. They're within walking-distance to a bus route. They also have people to help get you where you need to be. I saw a 1-bedroom apartment which was nice. It had a small utility kitchenette, a nice living room, and the bathroom was wheelchair-accessible and usable. It was quite well done. The staff members didn't act like staff. They were engaging and acted like your friend, like somebody you could talk to and also get information and help from.

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I Visited This Facility

The receptionist greeted us at the door at Madrona Hills. They showed me two small rooms, but they were very clean. They provide linen, cleaning, meals, and cable TV, but you have to bring your own furniture. I can also have my kitty. We had a wonderful lunch and we each had a selection from a wonderful menu. We were given our choice of different salads and it was outstanding. They take a weekly field trip.

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I Am A Current/Past Resident

I enjoy Madrona Hills. The apartment I have is a nice one-bedroom apartment. It isn’t what I was used to, but no apartment is going to be as large as my house. I enjoy the little get-togethers, chats, and the games that we play. I haven’t been able to take many of them in yet because I am still recovering from knee surgery, but the ones I have been able to do, I have really enjoyed. The dining room is very nice and very clean. The food is good. I like being able to cook my own if I want to, and that’s the only thing I can’t do here. I can’t cook a meal for myself as there isn't a kitchen in my apartment.

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I Visited This Community

Madrona Hills is a wonderful, secluded place with beautiful carpeting and great views. I only met one person, and he was quite kind with me and worked with me quite well. The dining room was very beautiful with independent tables and restaurant-style service. They had a very large exercise area, weights, stair climbers and all kinds of exercise equipment, plus they have a schedule that they put out every day with at least five or six activities going on around the property. It was a wonderful location and a beautiful property.

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Costs for Madrona Hills

Independent Living Starting Cost per Month:

$ 1,649

Medicaid/Medicare Not Accepted

Amenities at Madrona Hills

Property Info

Emergency Services: Less than 2 Miles

Shopping: Less than 1 Mile

Recreation: Less than 1 Mile

Minimum Age: 55

Private Units

Studio Apartments

1-Bedroom Units

2-Bedroom Units

Cottage-Style Homes

Air Conditioning/Climate Control


Emergency Call System

24-Hour Staffing

Parking Provided

Fitness Room/Gym

Chapel Services

Billiards Lounge

Game Room

TV & Media Room


Full-Time Activity Director

Coffee Group

Live Music

Bible Study

Wii Games


Outside Patio/Gardens

Cable/Satellite TV

Pet Policy: Pets allowed

Private Dining Room Available

Restaurant-Style Dining


Other Transportation Provided

Private Laundry


Linen Service

Travel Program

Live-In Managers

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Description of Madrona Hills


Nestled within a beautiful, landscaped park, we're centrally located to take advantage of all that Salem has to offer. You'll be minutes from shopping, healthcare and all the unique sights of the state's capitol. Take in an old-time movie with live musical accompaniment at the Elsinore Theater or check out the latest exhibit at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art. We're also just 30 minutes from Portland and an hour from the Pacific Coast. We'll take care of the work, so you can enjoy the retirement experience you've been waiting for. You'll wish you joined our family sooner.

Madrona Hills is proud to be a part of Holiday Retirement. Founded in 1971, Holiday Retirement provides residents a unique lifestyle in an accepting community of neighbors who feel like family.

Featured Amenities

Madrona Hills offers a selection of floor plans in our studio and one-bedroom apartments with innovative interiors that will complement your furniture and decorations. Each residence offers the privacy and comfort you expect in a home, complete with kitchenette, bathroom, plush carpeting and emergency call system.

You'll find the lifestyle here active and engaging, with a range of activities and events to choose from every day. From worship services to coffee socials, fitness programs and knitting group to Bingo, Boggle or billiards, there's never a dull moment.

Available Services

Our unrivaled dining program incorporates world-class cuisine into a menu designed with residents' dietary needs and preferences in mind. All dishes are made by our own chefs using wholesome, high-quality ingredients and served three times daily in our formal dining room.

As part of our all-inclusive experience, our professional staff are available around the clock to provide regular housekeeping, linen changing and laundry services. Complimentary shuttle transportation to and from local destinations and appointments is also provided.

For an active, engaging retirement, Madrona Hills offers an exceptional lifestyle.