Powell Valley Assisted Living and Memory Care Community

4001 SE 182nd Ave, Gresham, OR, 97030

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based on 7 Reviews

A Hospital Social Worker August 05, 2011

I visited this facility

This is a very secure facility, offering assisted living and memory care: all visitors who enter are tracked and monitored, which can be very reassuring, especially for residents with memory issues. It's right next to another facility"”and this one is more beautiful. There's always a gardener outside, manicuring the lawn and garden.

The rooms are well-kept and residents are free to personalize them as they want. There is a common living area that is clean and well appointed, but there is very little staff supervision there, which may be a bit of concern with some residents who have behavioral issues.

Activities focus on music therapy; some residents are encouraged to participate in plays. The food is good, featuring seasonal foods and salads. And there is a beautician on staff who is very in tune with residents who need memory care or who have behavioral issues.

The nursing communication is clear, but the staff seem less welcoming to outsiders and less attentive than they might be to residents; some of them also seem to be a bit bitter, perhaps because the facility seems understaffed.



An Eldercare Counselor August 05, 2011

I visited this facility

When you come in the door, the facility is presentable"”but not amazing. They do keep up the place and make it a good environment. In fact, this is a very peaceful place, both for the caregivers and the residents. It is very clean, and the rooms area good size.

It is also refreshing that the administration here does not tolerate politics among staff members. In fact, the staff is respectful and kind and very attentive, but leave people their own privacy. They bring the best in residents, trying to keep them as independent as possible. For example, they allow people to use their walkers on their own, rather than hurrying them or pushing them about in wheelchairs. In some places, the residents enter walking and within three months are in wheelchairs.

Each resident has a private room; there are around 100 of them.

The caregiving staff is well organized and professional. If any issue arises, it is addressed immediately. The staff members, who are helpful and polite, seem to know the residents and interact very well with them. Most have good rapport and bond well, and there is not much turnover. The medication management is also very good.

Powell Valley is also strict about requiring the staff to wear uniforms to help identify them. That feature helps with security"”and everyone also has a name tag and badge for identification.

The food is not remarkable; it seems much like most assisted living places. There are many choices, but it is not generally very appetizing.

There are a number of planned activities offered, such as inviting people in to lead discussions and do musical performances. Residents are also encouraged on outings in the community"”grocery shopping, walks in the park, siteseeing trips. Dependable van transportation is available for residents who need help getting to medical appointments and other places.

The cost is much the same as other places in the area"”very fair for the housing and care that is offered there.


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From Powell Valley Assisted Living and Memory Care Community


Personal assistance

Dressing, hygiene, shower assistance and incontinence care

Daily housekeeping & laundry

Bed-making, bathroom cleaning, linen change as needed, trash removal and personal laundry

Food & dining room assistance

Special food preparation (as required), food-cutting assistance, tray service to apartment during illness

Mobility and transferring assistance

Escorts to and from activities and dining. One person transfer assistance as required

Medication management

Ordering, storing and dispensing of medication prescribed by the resident’s physician

Schedule coordination & transportation arrangements

Scheduling of medical appointments & transportation, grocery shopping assistance

Temporary illness care

ll personalized services available as needed

Features of Powell Valley Assisted Living and Memory Care Community


Technology and entertainment

  • Cable TV in resident's rooms
  • Internet in residents' rooms
  • Technology extra: Emergency Call System

Health services

  • Medication Management
  • 24 hour nurses: Available during business hours

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Studio apartments
  • Companion suites: We do not offer companion suites

Features

  • Beauty/Barber shop
  • TV room
  • Gardens/outside patio
  • Parking for residents
  • Transportation for residents (shuttle bus or similar)
  • Shared space where residents can host parties
  • Features extra: Library

Dining options

  • Some residents have in-room kitchenettes
  • Meals delivered to residents' rooms
  • Meals in a shared dining room

Activities

  • Fitness
  • Arts, woodworking, craft
  • Organized offsite activities (outings, etc)
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious services
  • Lectures and discussions
  • Book clubs
  • Gardening
  • Cooking

Guest services

  • Guests can attend meals
  • Guests can stay overnight
  • Ample parking for guests

Cleaning services

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry service for clothes
  • Laundry service for linens
  • Private services

Costs

  • We charge monthly rent plus additional fees for specific care needs, as needed
  • We charge an entry fee
  • Minimum rate: $2,500/month
  • Minimum memory care rate: $3,450/month

General

  • Pets: All pets allowed
  • Staff patient ratio: 7:1
  • Minimum age: None

Licenses

  • Licenses: Memory Care

Financial guidance

  • We help families understand VA benefits

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