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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Gladstone, OR for 2024

Gladstone is located in scenic Clackamas County, Oregon. Although it’s just 12 miles south of Portland, the state’s largest city, it retains a pleasant small-town feel. The community is home to approximately 12,000 residents, including 2,090 seniors who represent an above-average percentage of the population.

Seniors aged 65 and older are more likely to require long-term care. Assisted living services can also provide peace of mind for healthy, independent adults by giving them access to medication reminders and one-on-one support any time it’s needed. These facilities are more flexible and more affordable than skilled nursing facilities, which provide 24-hour medical care. Locally, seniors can expect to pay $4,975 per month for assisted living, which is higher than the national average but similar to other parts of the state.

In this guide, seniors will find information about the benefits and drawbacks of living in Gladstone, along with information about assisted living prices locally and across the region. The guide concludes with a directory of local agencies that connect older adults to supportive services to help them age as independently as possible.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Gladstone

In Oregon, assisted living facilities, residential care facilities and special care units are licensed by the Community-Based Care division of the Oregon Department of Human Services. This agency is responsible for ensuring facilities comply with all applicable health and safety regulations.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Gladstone

  • Nearby Portland is a member of AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly State and Communities, which means more senior-oriented services and amenities are available in the local area. Clackamas County provides a comprehensive array of senior services, including transportation, companionship and housing assistance.
  • Gladstone is a desirable suburban area, although the community’s cost of living is higher than average due to its proximity to Portland. Overall, residents pay 22% more for essentials compared to the typical American, which may impact retirees and others who depend on a fixed income. However, health care costs here are lower than in the typical U.S. city, which may benefit seniors with chronic health conditions.
  • Quality health care options abound in Gladstone and the Portland metropolitan area. Local facilities include the Providence Portland Medical Center, OHSU Hospital, Sunnyside Medical Center and VA Portland Health Care System. As a bonus, medical care costs about 15% less than average.
  • Despite Gladstone’s proximity to a major metropolitan area, it’s safer than most parts of the state. In 2019, the community reported about 19.4 incidents per 10,000 residents. Assisted living facilities provide a variety of internal and external security measures to protect residents’ safety.
  • One of the area’s drawbacks is its poor air quality. Clackamas County received a D rating for ozone pollution from the American Lung Association. Its air quality is lower than the national average, which is more likely to affect seniors and individuals who have asthma, COPD, heart conditions or respiratory ailments. However, assisted living facilities generally provide indoor activities year-round to accommodate residents with health issues.
  • Gladstone’s pleasant climate is another plus for the area. Although winters can be harsh with 14 inches of snow and average lows in the mid-30s, summers are mild with highs around 80 degrees. The area receives more rain and fewer sunny days than the typical U.S. city. Most assisted living facilities provide individual climate controls to keep residents comfortable, regardless of the weather.

Paying for Assisted Living in Gladstone

At $4,975 per month, the cost of assisted living in Gladstone is slightly lower than the state median, but it’s higher than in other parts of the country.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Assisted living in Gladstone costs $475 more than the national median of $4,500, but it’s $70 cheaper than the statewide average. Overall, assisted living prices are fairly consistent across Oregon. Seniors seeking more affordable care may opt for assisted living in Corvallis or Albany, where facilities charge $4,485 and $4,530, respectively. In Salem, the state capital, seniors pay $5,500, and Eugene has the highest rates in the state at $5,623 per month.

Gladstone

$4,975

Oregon

$5,045

United States

$4,500

Salem

$5,500

Corvallis

$4,485

Albany

$4,530

Eugene

$5,623

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

The cost of long-term care varies significantly, depending on the services received. Adult day health care is the cheapest senior care option in Gladstone at $2,708 per month. Assisted living costs more but is still affordable at $4,975, and it includes room and board. In-home care and home health care both cost $7,146 per month, which is about $2,200 more than assisted living. Seniors who require skilled nursing pay $10,661 per month for a semiprivate room in a nursing home.

In-Home Care

$7,146

Home Health Care

$7,146

Adult Day Health Care

$2,708

Assisted Living Facility

$4,975

Nursing Home (semiprivate room)

$10,661

Note: Data for Gladstone was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Portland, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Gladstone

Eligible seniors in the Gladstone area may be eligible for financial assistance with assisted living and related expenses through Clackamas County Social Services. Medicaid Long-Term Care services are provided through the State of Oregon for Gladstone residents and the Senior Citizens Council also provides financial assistance for seniors requiring special equipment and services.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Oregon page.

Paying for Assisted Living in Oregon

More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Oregon page.

Free Assisted Living Resources in Gladstone

The following directory represents a sampling of the resources that are available in the local area. Veterans groups, faith-based ministries and grassroots nonprofits also serve residents in Gladstone.

ResourceContactService
Gladstone Senior Center(503) 655-7701Gladstone’s senior center is open weekdays from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. It provides a range of activities and services to enhance seniors' health and well-being. Hot lunches are available Tuesday through Thursday, and fun activities are scheduled throughout the week. Seniors can visit the center to attend painting classes, card games, craft circles, workouts and wellness clinics.
Clackamas County Social Services Division(503) 650-5622This organization is the Aging and Disability Resource Connection for seniors, veterans, disabled adults and low-income families in the Gladstone area. It provides information about long-term care, functional needs assessments and available community services. The center also offers local bus trips and information about other resources, such as free tax preparation assistance and government benefits checkups.
Clackamas County Senior Services(503) 655-8640Clackamas County offers an array of social services for older adults, including Medicare insurance counseling, caregiver support, companionship visits and volunteer opportunities through the Senior and Retired Volunteer Program. Free money management services are available to help seniors manage their finances, and the county can direct them to other resources based on their needs.
Clackamas Community College(503) 594-6000Residents aged 62 and older qualify for a 50% discount on credit classes offered at Clackamas Community College or can audit classes for free. Seniors are also welcome to sign up for Clackamas Community Education courses offered at the Gladstone Community School and other facilities. Classes range from tai chi and Zumba to guitar, painting and foreign languages.
Oregon Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman(800) 522-2602Oregon’s long-term care ombudsman is an impartial advocate seniors can reach out to if they have a question about long-term care or residential alternatives. These specially trained counselors provide information and impartial advice to families who are selecting a facility. They also interact with long-term care residents and accept confidential complaints.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Gladstone

Gladstone Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities in Oregon are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Oregon page for more information about these laws.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Oregon

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