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The average cost of assisted living in the city is $4,825 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the city, as well as financing options to pay for it. You’ll find in-depth information on 6 assisted living facilities in Gresham and 30 in surrounding areas.
The Cost of Senior Care in Gresham, OR
Farmington Square Gresham developed the concept of a small home-like setting to give each resident a more comfortable and intimate living environment. Every aspect of each individual building is designed with the resident in mind. From our cozy living rooms…
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Huntington Terrace Assisted Living Community provides all the care and services an individual might need in a gracious setting, designed with comfort and security in mind.
Brookdale Chestnut Lane Gresham is a special place where the deaf community comes first. Our specifically designed community has been enhancing the lives of deaf/deaf-blind seniors since 2005.
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Powell Valley is committed to delivering the highest standard of service, promoting the health and happiness of both residents and staff while treatin...
Overall, I'm really happy with Brookdale Mt. Hood. I'm pleased that my mother is there. It's smaller, so it's better than some big place for her where she'd be overwhelmed. The staff workers are all very pleasant. She doesn't complain about the food. She's gone to movies and done different things, like painting.Read more Brookdale Mt. Hood reviews
Powell Valley is a very beautiful, very nice, and very well maintained community. The people seemed to be very nice, and the staff who assisted me was very good. The grounds are gorgeous. They have a very beautiful rose garden. However, it is the most expensive.Read more Powell Valley Assisted Living and Memory Care Community reviews
When we visited Powell Valley the residents were gardening. The staff member who accommodated me at was very nice. Powell Valley has beautiful murals on the walls, which has really brightened up the atmosphere. They also have a cozy-looking eating area. It feels like you're in somebody's kitchen.Read more Powell Valley Assisted Living and Memory Care Community reviews
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 ap...Read more Avamere at Chestnut Lane reviews
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 ou...Read more Avamere at Chestnut Lane reviews
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 communic...Read more Avamere at Chestnut Lane reviews
Nationwide, seniors pay an average of $4,000 per month for assisted living care. At $4,593 per month, seniors in Oregon face above-average assisted living bills. Gresham, a suburb of Portland, is expensive even by Oregon standards. Here, seniors pay an average of $4,825 per month.
Assisted living costs vary significantly throughout the Beaver State. Budget-conscious Oregonians may look to some of the state’s more affordable locations, such as Eugene ($4,025) and Albany ($4,210). The state’s most expensive assisted living facilities are in Grants Pass, where seniors pay $5,390 per month, on average.
Note: Senior care cost data wasn’t available for Gresham, so data for Portland, the closest city, was used.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas
The cost of senior care in Gresham varies significantly based on the type of care a senior needs, as revealed by Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care Survey. Seniors who require the extensive care provided by nursing homes pay an average of $9,125 per month, $4,300 more than their counterparts in assisted living.
Seniors who want to age in place pay an average of $5,339 for home health aides or homemaker services; this is about $500 more than assisted living. In addition, seniors who opt for in-home care are still responsible for their regular monthly expenses, including rent and groceries. For seniors who move into assisted living, these expenses are generally included in the monthly fees.
Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart
Medicaid is a government-funded health insurance program that helps children, pregnant women, seniors and other eligible low-income Americans access necessary health care. In Oregon, Medicaid is known as the Oregon Health Plan. Approximately 850,000 Oregonians — one-fifth of the state’s population — receive health insurance through OHP.
This program provides coverage for many health care services, including hearing aids, home health care, hospital care, laboratory tests and medical equipment.
Aged, Blind and Disabled
Seniors who live in Oregon may qualify for OHP’s Aged, Blind and Disabled category if they:
All sources of income are counted for Medicaid eligibility purposes, including veterans’ and Social Security benefits. Many types of resources, including a primary home and one vehicle, are exempt. Countable resources include checking accounts, investments and secondary residences. The state has a Medicaid look-back period, and 60 months before applying for coverage, seniors can’t transfer or give away nonexempt resources.
To learn more about OHP or get help with your application, call OHP Customer Service at (800) 699-9075.
Oregon K Plan
The Oregon K Plan is a home and community-based services Medicaid waiver. It helps seniors avoid moving into nursing homes by paying for services they receive in a variety of community settings, such as assisted living facilities, adult foster homes and in-home services.
This waiver provides case management and community transition services. Case management includes assessing seniors needs, developing an individualized care plan and connecting seniors with necessary services. Community transition services help seniors move out of nursing homes.
Seniors may be eligible for this program if they require a nursing home level of care and earn less than 300% of the SSI Federal Benefit Rate. As of 2019, the SSI FBR is $771 for individuals and $1,157 for couples.
Each year, the state limits the number of participants in the K Plan, so seniors may have to wait to receive services. Interested seniors should apply as soon as possible.
Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly
The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly provides community-based care to frail seniors. This care includes all Medicaid and Medicare-covered services as well as any other necessary medical care. In Oregon, these services include assisted living care, adult day services, transportation, therapeutic services and community nursing.
Seniors may be eligible if they need a nursing home level of care but could live safely in the community if they receive PACE services. PACE participants must live in a PACE provider’s service area and be 55 years of age or older.
Gresham’s PACE provider is Providence ElderPlace. Seniors can call (503) 574-6595 to learn more about this provider’s services.
Questions about the PACE program can also be directed to the Department of Human Services PACE Coordinator at (844) 224-7223.
Oregon Supplemental Income Program
The Oregon Supplemental Income program provides cash assistance to eligible seniors. Seniors may qualify if they fall into one of these groups:
Through this program, seniors may receive a one-time special needs payment or ongoing monthly payments. The type and amount of assistance varies based on individual needs.
It may help pay for moving costs if transitioning into an assisted living facility, and may also qualify for a one-time payment for room and board. The funding is provided directly to the facility during the month of admission. Seniors with ongoing needs may qualify for monthly payments.
To apply for this program, Gresham seniors can call Portland’s Aging Health Services office at (503) 872-8822.
The Gresham Senior Center offers many daily activities for seniors. These include writing groups, ceramics classes, line dancing, bingo and tai chi. It also provides helpful resources, such as computer labs and low-vision support groups. The center organizes group outings to local destinations, such as restaurants, museums and theaters.
Gresham Senior Center
600 N.E. 8th St., Ste. 130, Gresham, OR 97030
Gresham’s veterans can visit any of the Veterans Affairs resources in nearby Portland. Eligible veterans can receive health care at the city’s VA hospital or counseling at its Vet Center. For help with VA pensions and other service-related benefits, seniors can stop by the regional office.
Portland VA Medical Center
3710 S.W. U.S. Veteran’s Hospital Rd., Portland, OR 97239
Portland Vet Center
1505 N.E. 122nd Ave., Portland, OR 97230
Portland Regional Benefit Office
100 S.W. Main St., Fl. 2, Portland, OR 97204
For seniors in Gresham, the closest Social Security office is in Portland. This office can help seniors with SSI, retirement, Medicare and other federal programs.
Portland Social Security Office
17925 S.E. Division St., Portland, OR 97236
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