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The average cost of assisted living in the county is $4,825 a month. This guide is a starting point covering the cost of assisted living care in the county, as well as financing options to pay for it. You'll find in-depth information on 29 assisted living facilities in Multnomah County and 21 in surrounding areas.
The Cost of Senior Care in Multnomah County, OR
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Nestled in the heart of the Lloyd District in Portland, Pacifica Senior Living Calaroga Terrace offers several different lifestyle and budget options for individuals to choose from.
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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Powell Valley is committed to delivering the highest standard of service, promoting the health and happiness of both residents and staff while treatin...
Located in the quaint town of Troutdale, Cherry Park Plaza offers an apartment-style living experience without the hassle of household chores or home maintenance.
Brookdale Oswego Springs Portland warmly welcomes Portland-area seniors to experience quality assisted living in an elegantly furnished, friendly environment.
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Hawthorne Gardens Senior Living Community is tucked away in a quiet Portland neighborhood and offers assisted living and memory care services.
Firwood Gardens is a locally-owned adult Residential Care & Memory Care Community with a tradition of quality care, hospitality, and compassion. Our warm, inviting atmosphere, professional and caring staff and active community life offers something for every resident. Firwood Gardens…
We offer a variety of care options to suit your specific needs. From our Resident Focused Care, to our Flexible Restaurant Style Dining, there are tons of amenities specially designed for seniors to enjoy and benefit from. ASSISTED LIVING SERVICES…
Hope N Care is a residential care facility in Southeast Portland, OR owned and operated by the Asa family since 1994. Residents enjoy life at Hope N Care because the Asas are here every day to ensure high levels of…
RN VILLA SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY is an Assisted Living & Specialty Care Community of Excellence. Located in the heart of Portland, Oregon, our community has enjoyed decades of serving seniors while providing support to cherished loved ones. We take great…
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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.
Situated on a quiet, tree-lined street just 15 minutes from downtown Portland, Regency Park is a vibrant senior community providing caring and compassionate care to Oregon seniors
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.
A charming senior community in suburban Southwest Portland, Brookdale Park Place Tigard is conveniently located near Washington Square Mall and the Redtail Golf Course.
Offering a warm and inviting atmosphere, Courtyard at Mt. Tabor - Park is a Portland senior community that provides assisted living and memory care services.
A modern and elegantly beautiful assisted living community that provides compassionate and comprehensive care program for active seniors is Senior Haven Residential Care Facility.
Avamere at Bethany is an upscale senior living community offering luxury living in the comfort of your own cottage or apartment. We offer independent living, assisted living, and memory care. Our residents can enjoy group activities in our large activity…
At The Ackerly at Timberland, we don’t just care for people—we care about people, and want to help our residents get the most out of their retirement.
Located in Woodburn, Oregon, Cascade Park Retirement offers the tradition, service and excellence you can expect from a premier retirement community. We are just minutes away from Schreiner's Iris Gardens, Woodburn Dragstrip, Silver Creek Falls, Oregon Garden, OGA Championship Golf…
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If you’re searching for a place where to enjoy the freedom of having your own apartment nestled on a beautiful six acre, then Parkview Christian Retirement Community is perfect.
Fieldstone Communities specializes in the creation and operation of independent living, assisted living, and innovative memory care communities throughout Washington State. Our commitment is to provide excellent care in beautiful settings that have been intentionally designed for interaction and engagement.…
I have worked with residents living in independent and assisted living. I have found the staff to be attentive and the facility is very attractive. There are many activities and outings for the residents and it is centrally located for easy access to transportation, shopping etc.Read more Russellville Park reviews
I have had opportunity to dine on several occasions, the food is always very good, selections are good. When onsite, interaction with staff is always professional, they are well groomed and considerate. The building and facilities are kept in good repair and clean. I have clients that have moved in to Russellville a...Read more Russellville Park reviews
I'm rating specifically the memory care services. I've given 3 stars because the food is good, the staff is good (although some need more training) and the activities good. The 1 star for service is base on their care philosophy, which is that they do memory care lite. As long as your loved one is easy to care for, ...Read more Russellville Park reviews
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Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care study shows that the monthly price of assisted living in Multnomah County ($4,825) is $232 higher than the state average and $825 higher than the national average. Costs are similar in Corvallis at $4,882, while prices are lower in Salem ($4,360), Albany ($4,210), Eugene ($4,025) and Bend ($4,553).
Note: Senior care cost data wasn’t available for Multnomah County, so data for Portland, the county seat, was used.
The Cost of Assisted Living in Surrounding Areas
Monthly senior care costs are largely based on the type of care provided, which is why around-the-clock skilled nursing in a licensed nursing home costs nearly double what assisted living does in Multnomah County.
In-home help from a home health aide or homemaker is also more expensive than assisted living, and unlike residential senior care rates, in-home care prices don’t include ongoing expenses such as groceries, home maintenance, property taxes and utilities.
Senior Care Cost Comparison Chart
Medicaid is America’s national health coverage program designed to provide basic health care to low-income children, pregnant women, adults with disabilities and seniors. The elderly and disabled make up 17% of Medicaid enrollees in Oregon, and nearly 75% of seniors and people with disabilities meet the financial criteria for free Medicaid coverage in the state.
The Oregon Medicaid program is called the Oregon Health Plan. To qualify for long-term care coverage, seniors must have an income at or below 300% of the federal poverty level and own no more than $2,000 in assets ($3,000 per couple). The current monthly income limit for OHP is $2,313 for single seniors and $4,626 for couples applying together.
If only one spouse is seeking OHP coverage, the non-applicant spouse is allowed to keep up to $126,420 of the couple’s jointly owned assets. Some assets are also exempt from Medicaid limits, including the principal residence of the applicant valued at $585,000 or less, one vehicle, an irrevocable burial trust worth $1,500 or less and personal effects, such as clothing, household items and collectibles.
Oregon K Plan
As a Medicaid-expansion state, Oregon extends medically necessary, community-based support services to Medicaid enrollees through the K Plan under the Community First Choice Option or the Affordable Care Act. The K Plan helps seniors age in place within their communities while living at home or in an assisted living facility rather than being placed in a nursing home.
To qualify for services through the K Plan, seniors must be assessed as needing the level of care normally provided in a nursing home and be able to safely remain in the community. If approved, seniors are provided with a range of medically necessary services based on their individual needs, such as:
Because the K Plan is a Medicaid entitlement program, there are no statewide enrollment limits or waiting lists for services.
Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly
The Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly provides Medicaid-eligible seniors with comprehensive services and long-term care supports designed to allow seniors to age in place within their community.
PACE is open to applications from Multnomah County residents aged 55 and older who are enrolled in Medicaid or dual-covered by Medicaid and Medicare and require the level of care normally offered in a nursing home. Applicants also must be willing and able to live safely in the community in their own homes or an assisted living facility.
PACE participants receive access to all the services covered by Medicaid and Medicare as deemed medically necessary including:
PACE services are delivered by an interdisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, therapists and support staff that is centralized at the PACE center. Once enrolled in PACE, seniors may only receive health and long-term care services through the program.
Seniors who don’t qualify for Medicare or Medicaid may enroll in PACE on a private-pay basis.
For more information on the Multnomah County PACE program, contact the Department of Human Services PACE Coordinator at (844) 224-7223.
Multnomah County senior centers offer free and low-cost social, recreational and educational programs designed to help older adults avoid isolation and stay connected to the community. Programs include ceramics classes, pinochle games and line dancing lessons at the Gresham Senior Center, and the Hollywood Senior Center operates two facilities in Portland.
Gresham Senior Center
600 N.E. 8th St., Ste. 130, Gresham, OR 97030
Hollywood Senior Center
1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland, OR 97212
North Portland – Charles Jordan Community Center
9009 N. Foss St., Portland, Oregon 97217
Multnomah County provides seniors and caregivers with referrals to local resources through the Aging and Disability Resource Connection at (503) 988-3646.
There are also a number of district senior centers located throughout the county that offer free health screening clinics, access to free legal services, food pantries for seniors and daily congregate meals.
Seniors who need low-cost, barrier-free door-to-door transportation can contact TriMet LIFT, the county-wide wheelchair accessible public transit service, at (503) 962-8000, option 2.
Veterans and their dependents and survivors can get help with VA claims, health care enrollment and appeals at any of the five Multnomah County Veterans Services offices, including one at the Hollywood Senior Center. Health services are available at the Portland VA Medical Center, which offers outpatient, diagnostic, acute and emergency care services.
Portland VA Medical Center
3710 S.W. U.S. Veterans Hospital Rd., Portland OR 97239
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