Assisted Living in Salem

24 Communities

Farmington Square - Salem

960 Boone Road SE, Salem, OR
$$$$
9 reviews
Farmington Square – Salem is a senior assisted living and memory care facility located in Salem, Oregon. The facility provides personal care and tailored support services while maximizing resident independence and offers numerous Healthy Living Life Enrichment programs to stimulate the mind and spirit of all residents. The Transitions Memory Care program provides a conducive environment to minimize agitation and confusion for residents with Alzheimer’s or other dementia. Resi... (read more)
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Prestige Senior Living Orchard Heights

695 Orchard Heights Rd NW, Salem, OR
$$$$
11 reviews
Prestige Senior Living Orchard Heights is located in the heart of Salem, Oregon, nearby to the Gilbert House Children’s Museum, shopping and restaurants. Residents and visitors consistently praise this community for having a great staff that is both knowledgeable and friendly. High marks are also given for the cleanliness of the facility and the number of fun activities residents can participate in such as bingo, board games and painting classes. Residents also enjoy the safe... (read more)
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Prestige Senior Living Southern Hills

4795 Skyline Rd. South, Salem, OR
$$$$
10 reviews
Prestige Senior Living Southern Hills is located in the western section of Salem, a short drive away from the Willamette River, River Road, and Skyline Road. Both residents and visitors comment on clean rooms and spacious interiors in the community's many apartments. Prestige also receives positive reviews for their extensive food options and a menu that is more varied than other typical facilities. In addition, visitors and residents alike were supportive of the facility's f... (read more)
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Four Seasons Residential Care Facility

2850 Evergreen Ave NE, Salem, OR
$$$$
3 reviews
Situated close to the Oregon State Fairgrounds, Four Seasons Residential Care Facility in Salem, Oregon, offers seniors high-quality care services in a dignified environment. Visiting choral groups entertain residents at this assisted living facility that keeps up to 60 seniors comfortable and secure in one-bedroom apartments or companion suites. Aside from professionally trained staff members assisting residents with many of the activities of daily living, some seniors may a... (read more)
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Four Seasons Residential Care Facility

2855 Evergreen NE, Salem, OR
$$$$
0 reviews
Four Seasons Residential Care Facility is a senior living community that offers assisted living and memory care in the heart of Salem, Oregon. This facility is described by visitors and residents as being clean and inviting. Residents enjoy safety checks, care plans customized to fit their needs and home-cooked meals prepared by an on-site culinary team, and they can participate in activities such as bingo, ice cream socials, sing-alongs and educational lectures. Residents al... (read more)
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Meadow Creek Village Assisted Living

3988 12th St SE, Salem, OR
$$$$
2 reviews
Meadow Creek Village Assisted Living, nestled in Salem, Oregon's tree-lined Morningside neighborhood, is conveniently located near numerous parks and shopping centers. Visitors to the community praise its clean, bright interiors, well-landscaped grounds and country club-like atmosphere. Visitors also have high praise for the facility's staff, who they describe as friendly and helpful. Meadow Creek Village Assisted Living receives high marks for its dining options. Residents c... (read more)
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Bonaventure of Salem

3411 Boone Road SE, Salem, OR
$$$$
14 reviews
Brian: "My mother is at Bonaventure Senior Living - Salem. She has a one-bedroom apartment, a large bedroom, a large bathroom and a small living room kitchen combination. I have had no bad interaction with the staff at all. I don't have bad experiences with them. They have an on-site beauty parlor and she does go up there and get her hair done every week. She goes down to the dining room to eat her meals. They have several different activities going on there. The independent living ... (read more)
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Skyway Heavenly Homes

2730 Fisher Rd NE, Salem, OR
$$$$
1 review
Cathy C.: "Our experience with Skyway Heavenly Homes was really nice. It was in a house and it had three other people in it. The staff was two women that ran the place along with two workers. She had breakfast, lunch, and dinner there, and her own room with furniture. She was really happy and liked it a lot. They took her to her appointments if she had any and they saw that she got to them and even made arrangements for her. She really liked the food. I gave them a list of foods she li... (read more)
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The Woods at Willowcreek

4398 Glencoe St NE, Salem, OR
$$$$
7 reviews
The Woods at Willowcreek is located in a family-friendly neighborhood in beautiful northeast Salem, Oregon. Residents and visitors appreciate the friendly and knowledgeable staff, along with the clean and beautiful property. Residents say they enjoy venturing out to nearby attractions such as Salem’s Riverfront and Schreiner’s Gardens, along with the many museums located in the surrounding neighborhood. This community offers fun activities like sing-alongs, live musical perfo... (read more)
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Capital Manor

1955 Dallas Hwy Nw, Salem, OR
$$$$
7 reviews
Located near the heart of Salem, Oregon, Capital Manor is an assisted living facility with a vast array of services and amenities. Residents often compliment the courteous, well-prepared staff and the impeccably clean surroundings. The lush community garden and spacious patio areas provide residents with the perfect place for outdoor socializing and more private family meetings. Capital Manor encourages residents to participate in group activities like field trips, movie nigh... (read more)
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At A Glance

There are 24 assisted living communities in the city and surrounding suburbs to choose from. The average cost of assisted living in Salem is $3,335 per month, according to the latest estimates from Genworth.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Salem

Salem, the Oregon state capital, is located in the heart of the Willamette Valley growing area, which is known for its abundant blueberries, cherries, hazelnuts and wine. Much of this bounty finds its way to the Saturday farmers' market that sets up just outside of the capitol grounds in downtown Salem from May through October.

Seniors who enjoy this area and are in need of help with activities of daily living, personal care and medication management have 34 assisted living facilities (ALFs) in Salem to choose from. Oregon state law defines ALFs as those facilities having six or more seniors housed in self-contained living units. all regulated by the Oregon Department of Human Services

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Salem

  • The air in the Salem/Portland, Oregon area is relatively poor. The National Lung Association gives the air in the region a "C" rating for high ozone days and a "D" rating for 24-hour particle pollution. This could potentially aggravate asthma, COPD and other chronic breathing conditions.
     
  • It's not inexpensive to live in Salem. The cost of living in the city is8 percent higher than the national average. The cost of health care and utilities, in particular, are higher in Salem than the U.S. average, which can be a burden to older people living on a fixed income. 

  • Salem has mild winters and warm, dry summers, although it can be rainy in the fall and early winter. The average high temperature in Salem in January is 48 degrees Fahrenheit, and the average high temperature in July is 82 degrees Fahrenheit. The rainy season dampness can be troublesome for older people with chronic joint issues like arthritis.

  • Crime is a problem throughout the Pacific Northwest and Salem is no exception. While the crime rate in Salem has decreased slightly in recent years, it is still 52 percent higher than the national average, which can be somewhat scary for seniors and their families.
  • Seniors with cars can travel easily to Portland and Eugene via I-5, which runs through the center of Salem. For public transportation, the Salem Area Mass Transit System operates daily public bus transportation and offers seniors, age 60 and older, a fare discount when they obtain a discounted fare card. Dial-a-Ride offers curb-to-curb transportation for seniors Monday through Friday at an affordable rate.

  • The Salem, Oregon area is home to world-class medical facilities including Salem Health Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.


Paying for Assisted Living in Salem

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in Oregon

$4,000.00 US
$3,995.00 Newberg
$3,861.00 Albany
$3,800.00 Dallas
$3,645.00 Keizer
$3,617.00 Mcminnville
$3,335.00 Salem
$2,822.00 Woodburn

Assisted Living costs in Salem start around $3,335 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 Salem 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 Salem

Seniors who live in Salem and meet the program eligibility requirements will fnd a number of state and federal programs to help them pay for an assisted living facility, including the Community First Choice Plan (Oregon K Plan), and Supplemental Security Income Category G.

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 Salem

Salem 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.


Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Salem

Salem-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.