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This is a Club Med for seniors. It is not cheap, but if you can afford it, I highly reccommend it. When my parents moved in almost four years ago, we had looked at all senior independent options south of Portland. Apartments are large, have full kitchens, and washers and dryers. Most residents probably never do any real cooking, but it reassures them to think that they could... Having the washer and dryer in the apartment and not down the hal, has been a lifesaver,t My 90+ year parents at first didn't want to move there (or anyplace else.)
Pets are allowed, and when my parents moved there, there was no buy-in. I have always found the staff to be friendly and accomodating.
I vacillated between four or five stars ...the problem is that most of us worry about getting old, but this is not the fault of any facility. Many of the residents are thriving, considering their ages and various degrees of mobility.
In February of 2017 I was invited to join SpringRidge At Charbonneau in Wilsonville for lunch. I was so disappointed when the presenter bragged about their meals and indicated that they use a bunch of bacon. He seemed proud that their food was so delicious. There is not a resident in that community that should be offered that kind of food.
Today, I received a call from a woman from that community to see if I was interested. When I told her how I felt about what they serve to their residents, she indicated that if they did not do that they would not have residents. The reality is that they will not have them for long or healthy if they continue to do what they are doing. When I tried to say more she said “I’m going to disconnect this call now?
SpringRidge at Charbonneau is not progressive. It had independent and assisted living, and I think it had memory care; it did not have skilled nursing. The units are OK, but I wasn’t thrilled. It does have 1,200-square-foot rooms. It has a huge buy-in of $42,000 -- $4,000 a month plus $700 for the second person. It’s pretty expensive. I like the two meals; I don’t particularly like the three meals. I like to have breakfast in my pajamas, sp I don’t want to get dressed and go somewhere for breakfast. They’re very excited about their new salt water pool, but it's way too warm for swimming; it’s for aerobic exercise but not for swimming.
SpringRidge was great. I liked the cleanliness of it because it was very good. It had beautiful scenery with big trees. We took a tour and had lunch there. The food was very good, and the dining area looked like a high-priced restaurant. We looked at a two-bedroom apartment, and it had two baths and a washer and a dryer inside the apartment. It had a microwave and a stove. It was carpeted and in good condition. They had a weight room and a golf course. The staff was very helpful and very nice. They were great. The only problem was the cost was very high.
Springridge is absolutely sensational. It's beautiful, it has very low turnover, has very good exercise saltwater pool, and has a beautiful setting. It's gorgeous and expensive. The room I wanted was perfect. They have excellent activities with excellent fitness, excellent swimming, and other opportunities in the area. But it's not as good as other places in Portland because it's 17 miles away from every place else.
my mother is moving to Spring Ridge at Charbonneu after touring numerous independent living facilities in the greater Portland and Lake Oswego areas. None came close to the gracious and welcoming atmosphere of SpringRidge. SpringRidge is almost like a town inside-she is excited that there is a nice restaurant style dining room, a pub, a bank. A cafe, large swimming pool for herself and relatives, a beauty salon and activities galore! Her apartment is large compared to other facilities and looks out upon gorgeous grounds. We worked with Quinn who was very helpful and made sure all was taken care of in preparing the apartment and making mom feel welcome. We highly recommend Quinn and SpringRidge!
Springridge is a great facility. My grandmother loved it there and had many friends, and there were frequent activities to keep the residents active such as bingo, a singing choir, and ice cream socials. The staff are young and inexperienced, but friendly. I'd say the one downside is the food, which is really not very good, although the residents seem to like it. The rooms are well furnished. There is a large, well maintained garden outside, with planters that residdents are allowed to use. The decor inside is gorgeous, and includes a grand piano that is frequently played by residents and also by entertainers that are brought in. They also had several buses and vans that would take the residents on frequent field trips. Overall, this is a fantastic facility that supports the elderly while still allowing them to enjoy life, and I would highly recommend sending your relatives here.
This facility has a suburban location, only about 5 minutes to a freeway exit, so convenient for visitors. It's owned by Senior Resource Group (SRG), which is known to be a good management company that puts lots of effort into maintaining the facilities and hiring good staff. Management gives a lot of attention to detail. The Executive Director has been there since the beginning"”at least 10 years.
The facility is not a buy-in, but offers independent living, assisted living and a very small memory care unit. It has 264 apartments, most of them independent living, so as a resident's care needs go up, the unit availability goes down, which can be problematic.
It's located in a planned unit development that includes a golf course and tennis courts"”and residents have access to those benefits.
The atmosphere is very gracious and high touch"”and the facility is very nice-looking. The inside is nicely decorated"”with a big fireplace. There is also a tree-lined walking path. The whole place is well maintained and gracious.
The dining room is very pleasant, with booths and a welcoming hostess. The food is above average.
There are also many social events offered, including daily happy hours, with a good effort made to bring in outside lecturers and others from the community. There is effort put into planning activities that are interesting and engaging to residents.
On the whole, the place does not feel exclusive, so most solidly middle class residents would feel comfortable there.
The caregiving staff tends to stay for a long time"”and they seem relaxed and happy and well-engaged with the residents. They are more customer-service oriented than most places. In fact, all staff seem to have a good knowledge of residents and their habits and care needs.
The individual living units are large, with high ceilings"”many of them with good views.
A benefit: Technically, you could age in place here"”especially if you didn't need memory care.
The place is going through the same identity crisis that many other senior living communities are"”especially those built with very healthy and active seniors in mind, with little room or attention to assisted living or memory care needs.
That's a financial problem and an identity problem for the facility, but it does translate to a financial incentive for those who want to move in. Because they're struggling to fill independent living units, new residents may be able to negotiate good deals. The cost is favorable to the consumer at this point"”about $4,000 monthly.
SpringRidge at Charbonneau is an independent living community in Wilsonville, OR designed for seniors, normally 55+, who are able to care for themselves and wish to live independently. Contact SpringRidge at Charbonneau for more details on housing, services, and rates.