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

Gresham, OR, is a dynamic city in Multnomah County, about 15 miles from Portland. It offers the amenities of a big city, along with a cozy, small-town feel. Within the city, you’ll find 113,103 residents, with about 15,721 being age 65 or older. Seniors enjoy many amenities, including low crime rates, naturalistic views and easy access to health care. This includes close proximity to the Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center, which is open 24/7.

Seniors in Gresham also have access to assisted living care. This care option is designed for seniors who cannot live independently but don’t require the extensive health services found in nursing homes. Examples of assisted living care include bathing, grooming and dressing assistance. On average, Gresham seniors pay around $4,975 per month for care. This is about the same as the average monthly cost in Oregon ($5,045). However, it’s $475 more expensive than the national median.

In this guide, we’ll look closer at assisted living care options in Gresham. In addition to reviewing pros and cons, we’ll examine costs, financial aid options and resources available to seniors.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Gresham

The Oregon Department of Human Services Office of Licensing and Regulatory Oversight oversees assisted living facilities located in Gresham and across the state. More specifically, the department uses a set of regulations to ensure senior care homes provide certain living amenities and fulfill the health and social needs of residents. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Gresham

  • While assisted living costs in Gresham are above the national average, residents pay less for general health costs. Gresham scores 83.5 on a 100-point index, which is below the national average. It also offers above-average access to physicians. There are about 376 physicians per 100,000 people; in comparison, the U.S. average is 210 physicians per 100,000 people. 
  • The cost of living in Gresham is about the same as the state-wide cost of living. However, it’s higher than the average, national cost of living. On a 100-point index, Gresham scores 114.2 (above the average of 100). While amenities such as housing and transportation costs are higher than average, residents enjoy lower health and utility costs. 
  • Older adults looking for safe places to live will be pleased to hear that Gresham has fairly low violent crime rates. On a 100-point crime index, Gresham ranks at 20.0 for violent crime (below the national average of 22.7). Property crime rates are above average but are similar to those of cities with comparable population sizes. 
  • Thanks to its west coast location, Gresham offers relatively moderate temperatures throughout the year. Residents enjoy over 140 sunny days and an above-average amount of rainfall. While rainfall amounts are high, there’s minimal snow — the region receives about three inches of snow per year, which is much lower than the national average of 28 inches. 
  • Seniors living in Oregon can receive property tax benefits that help offset the cost of living. Older adults may qualify for the state’s tax deferral program, which provides state funds to help pay for county property taxes. 
  • Gresham has an award-winning public transportation system. Older adults and residents who may be unable to drive have a large network of options available to them, including the Metropolitan Area Express (MAX) light rail and several bus routes. 

Paying for Assisted Living in Gresham

Assisted living in Gresham costs around $4,975 per month. Costs vary depending on factors such as location, amenities and type of care. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Assisted living in Gresham is about $70 less than Oregon’s monthly costs of $5,045, and $475 higher than the national average of $4,500. In nearby cities, such as Oregon City, assisted living costs are about the same. Some major cities located south of Gresham, meanwhile, have above-average costs. For example, assisted living care in Salem and Eugene are $525 and $648 more costly, respectively. In Medford, assisted living costs are lower at $335 less per month.

Gresham

$4,975

Oregon

$5,045

United States

$4,500

Oregon City

$4,975

Salem

$5,500

Eugene

$5,623

Medford

$4,640

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Older adults can access a variety of senior care services. Home health care, which involves an at-home caregiver, costs about $7,146 per month, or $2,171 more than assisted living care. Meanwhile, skilled nursing home care comes out to around $10,661 per month, which is $5,686 more expensive than assisted living. The least expensive option is adult day care, which is a non-residential facility that offers daytime supervision. It costs $2,708 per month, or $2,267 less than assisted living. 

In-Home Care

$7,146

Home Health Care

$7,146

Adult Day Health Care

$2,708

Assisted Living Facility

$4,975

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$10,661

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

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Gresham

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 Gresham

There are many programs and resources available to seniors who may need help finding or enrolling in assisted living. These resources offer a wide range of support, from financial and legal help to food delivery and activity services. To discover more, contact the programs directly. 

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Multnomah County: Aging & Disability Resource Connection (ADRC)adrc@multco.us (503) 988-3646This resource supports the unique needs of seniors by connecting local older adults and their loved ones to valuable information. The organization can assist with tasks such as signing up for government programs, finding long-term care homes and getting financial support for unpaid, at-home caregivers.
Oregon Law Help(503) 224-4086Through this resource, older adults can access legal information, as well as free civil legal services designed for seniors and low-income individuals. It offers legal resources covering topics such as health benefits, long-term care and housing concerns. Furthermore, it has a legal aid office for Multnomah County residents.

Age-Friendly: Portland & Multnomah CountyOnline formAs the name suggests, this organization is dedicated to making the Portland and Multnomah County areas more age-friendly. In addition to fighting against ageism in the community, it helps foster relationships between older and younger generations. It also provides age-related services such as personalized grocery deliveries.
Portland VA Medical Center(800)-698-2411The Portland VA Medical Center provides specialty health care to veterans (primarily older adults). Services include mental health support, surgical solutions and rehabilitation care. The VA also offers nonmedical services, including housing assistance, help with pension applications and support for family members.
Gresham Senior Center info@greshamseniorcenter.com (503) 988-4870The Gresham Senior Center is a community center for older adults living in Multnomah County. After joining, seniors gain access to a wide variety of educational, recreational, health and social services. These include everything from line dancing and fitness classes to social outings and musical events.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Gresham

Gresham 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.

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