73 Assisted Living Facilities near Portland, OR
To help seniors in Portland find the assisted living community that’s right for their family, we’ve researched and compiled in-depth information about the cost of care, how to pay for care, and important local laws and regulations involving senior care and assisted living.
With an average cost of $3,590 in Portland, it’s often difficult to find assisted living communities that provide high-quality care at an affordable price. At Caring.com, our mission is to make this process as smooth and painless as possible, and we’ve helped many families along the way.
This guide provides everything you need to quickly compare communities and narrow your search, including 248 unique reviews from residents and our comprehensive database that gives pricing, amenity information, photos and more on the 55 facilities in Portland.
Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Portland, OR
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Portland
Portland, OR, is one of the most environmentally conscious cities in the country, filled with public parks, bicycle lanes, walking paths, and farm-to-table dining. Aging seniors who are looking for an assisted living facility in Portland can choose from 52 different communities, with another 34 available in nearby towns such as Happy Valley, Beaverton and Milwaukie. At these assisted living facilities, residents receive help with medication management and their activities of daily living, which include bathing, dressing and eating.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Portland
•Portland's marine climate brings a lot of rain from fall to spring, though summertime tends to be dry. Snow is rare, and winter temperatures are mild. Summer is also mild and pleasant. The city has ideal weather for growing roses, leading to its nickname as the "city of roses."
•Portland has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Portland Senior Resource Guide, an organization that connects seniors to health care services, legal and advocacy services, and community resources, as well as five senior centers.
•The cost of living in Portland is 40.5 percent higher than the national average, making it a difficult place to live for seniors with limited income.
•Portland is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, meaning that its elected leadership “has made the commitment to actively work toward making their town, city or county a great place for people of all ages,” according to AARP.
•Portland is home to many of Oregon's major performing arts companies, including the Oregon Symphony, the Oregon Ballet Theatre, Portland Center Stage and the Portland Opera. Seniors who enjoy movies can head to a wide range of "brew and view" cinemas that serve beer — not surprising for the city with the largest number of microbreweries in the world. Beer lovers head to Portland each year for the Holiday Ale Festival, the Portland Brewers Festival and the North American Organic Brewers Festival.
Paying for Assisted Living in Portland
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Portland start around $3,573 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.
It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Portland and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.
Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Portland
Seniors who are eligible for Oregon's Medicaid plan may also qualify for its Community First Choice option, more commonly known as the 19159(k) state plan option or the K Option. This option provides financial assistance for in-home care and assisted living as part of the state's effort to keep aging seniors out of nursing homes.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Oregon page.
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 Portland
Portland and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.
To see a list of free assisted living resources in Portland, please visit our Assisted Living in Oregon page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Portland
Portland-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Oregon are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Oregon page for more information about these laws.
Other Options in Portland, OR
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Portland
Review of Pacifica Senior Living Calaroga Terrace
The rooms were spacious, and staff was kind to myself and the people living there. I had an interesting interaction with a lady in the elevator where she said that living there was like being among... Read more
Review of Friendship Health Center
My mother is in her 90's with a number of debilitating physical issues. She has been very well cared for at Friendship Care Center. The staff turnover is higher than optimal, but that is common i... Read more
Review of RN Villa Senior Care Community
Always turnover, lots of lazy staff. Horrible food. Some caregivers are amazing, but a lot are lazy and treat residents without compassion. Read more