The state of Oregon has approximately 450,000 senior citizens or 12% of the population. The majority of the senior population lives in Portland, Salem, Eugene, Bend, Astoria, Burns, Brookings and Medford. These larger metropolitan areas offer a wider selection of assisted living facilities and nursing homes, in addition to independent living and other retirement community options. These larger and more densely populated areas also offer more extensive health care options, including emergency care centers, cancer treatment facilities and other
health care services specifically targeting seniors. The 2007 overall cost of living index for Oregon is 109.7 with housing being the most largest portion of most budgets. The 'housing cost of living' index for Oregon is 119.8 making it one of the more expensive places to live in the country. The cost of living combined with the availability of surrounding amenities are important factors in selecting an area for assisted living facility or a retirement community.
Assisted Living Facilities: Oregon Inspections / Complaints
The Oregon Department of Human Services, Seniors and People with Disabilities Licensing and Quality of Care is responsible for inspecting assisted living facilities. They perform inspections every two years and post the inspection reports at the facility. You may also call them to request copies of inspection reports or copies of complaints at 503-945-5832 or 800-232-3020. To file a complaint, contact the local office of the Area Agency on Aging Seniors and People with Disabilities. You may also want to contact to your Oregon Ombudsman:
Meredith Cote, State LTC Ombudsman, Oregon Office of the LTC Ombudsman
3855 Wolverine NE, Suite 6 Salem, OR 97305-1251
Phone: (503)378-6533 Fax: (503)373-0852
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This directory includes 866 assisted living options for Oregon. Use the "Advance Search" to find the nearest 40 senior services based on your desired location or select a city and then choose a tab to see different types of senior care including nursing homes, Alzheimer's care centers, CCRCs, independent living, in-home and hospice care.
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Oregon Guide To Assisted Living Facilities
there are many factors to consider when selecting an Oregon assisted living facility. The safety of the facility is the number one factor so please use the information listed below to contact the local government agencies to request information about inspections and complaints before making your decision about an assisted living facility. Typically, the next most important factor is the proximity of the assisted living facility to family and friends. Frequent visits and interaction with the outside guests helps assisted living residents enjoy their lives to a greater level. Another important factor is the cost of the facility. Although somewhat less than a nursing home, assisted living facilities are sometimes not covered by insurance and therefore can have a big impact on seniors retirement finances.another important factor is the size of the facility. Smaller facilities offer more personal service while larger facilities offer additional resources such as activity directors. Keeping active and engaged within the facility and with other amenities that surround the facilities can have a big impact on the health and well-being of residents.