In Eugene, Oregon, about 16% of the 177,000 residents are aged 65 and older, which is the age group most likely to develop Alzheimer’s. In recent years, the number of deaths related to this condition has increased. Data from the CDC shows that in 2014, about 8% of deaths in the region, or 210 occurrences, were due to Alzheimer’s. By 2018, this number increased by over 66% to 349 deaths, equaling over 12% of cases in the county. During this time, the total number of deaths increased by less than 8%. Nationwide, a third of seniors die with Alzheimer’s.  

Fortunately, residential memory care can significantly improve the quality of life of seniors living with dementia. These care facilities have highly trained staff members and provide dementia-informed programming that may slow the progression of the disease. Facilities are secured to prevent wandering, and many have open layouts that support residents’ confidence and independence. This guide provides more information on memory care facilities in Eugene, including how much these facilities charge per month for services, and the benefits and drawbacks of obtaining long-term care in the city. It also features a resource guide for seniors and families affected by dementia.  

Memory Care Facilities in Eugene, OR

Churchill Estates Retirement Community

1919 Bailey Hill Rd., Eugene, OR, 97405

Churchill Estates Retirement Community in western Eugene, Oregon, is close to local amenities and shopping centers. Independent living residents love its location, transportation access and apartments … (read more)
Churchill Estates Retirement Community in western Eugene, Oregon, is close to local amenities and shopping centers. Independent living residents love its location, transportation access and apartments … (read more)

Evergreen Memory Care

3720 N Clarey St, Eugene, OR, 97402

The reason we thought of settling on Evergreen Memory Care for my wife is that it’s close to where we’re at right now and we’re familiar with the neighborhood. The memory care in the facility where we … (read more)
The reason we thought of settling on Evergreen Memory Care for my wife is that it’s close to where we’re at right now and we’re familiar with the neighborhood. The memory care in the facility where we … (read more)

Sapphire at McKenzie Manor

389 W 29th Ave., Eugene, OR, 97405


2016, 2017, 2018

Merrill Gardens at Sheldon Park

2440 Willakenzie Road, Eugene, OR, 97401

Sheldon Park Assisted Living is located on a cozy street in Eugene, Oregon, just a short distance away from numerous stores and restaurants, as well as Sheldon Sports Park. The facility is praised for … (read more)
Sheldon Park Assisted Living is located on a cozy street in Eugene, Oregon, just a short distance away from numerous stores and restaurants, as well as Sheldon Sports Park. The facility is praised for … (read more)

2016, 2017

Waterford Grand

600 Waterford Way, Eugene, OR, 97401

Waterford Grand is located in a modern area of Eugene, near the Willamette River and Delta Ponds. Visitors praise the facility for beautiful contemporary design that extends from the fountain out fron … (read more)
Waterford Grand is located in a modern area of Eugene, near the Willamette River and Delta Ponds. Visitors praise the facility for beautiful contemporary design that extends from the fountain out fron … (read more)

Quail Crest Memory Care

2630 Lone Oak Way, Eugene, OR, 97404

Quail Crest Memory Care’s layout is very, very nice. The whole place is fenced off so that the residents can walk on their grounds without having immediate supervision. They have a lock on it, one of … (read more)
Quail Crest Memory Care’s layout is very, very nice. The whole place is fenced off so that the residents can walk on their grounds without having immediate supervision. They have a lock on it, one of … (read more)

Farmington Square – Eugene

2730 Bailey Lane, Eugene, OR, 97401

Farmington Square of Eugene is a top-rated senior living facility in Oregon. The staff takes residents on trips on a regular basis, there is a community room with bingo and a piano, and they barbecue … (read more)
Farmington Square of Eugene is a top-rated senior living facility in Oregon. The staff takes residents on trips on a regular basis, there is a community room with bingo and a piano, and they barbecue … (read more)

Gateway Adult Residential Care

178 Commons Dr., Eugene, OR, 97401

My father is staying at Gateway Gardens. It’s an excellent home. It’s very spacious, level, and clean. The staff is very kind and very attentive. They have music, they go to church, there’s reading, a … (read more)
My father is staying at Gateway Gardens. It’s an excellent home. It’s very spacious, level, and clean. The staff is very kind and very attentive. They have music, they go to church, there’s reading, a … (read more)

River Grove Memory Care

140 Green Lane, Eugene, OR, 97404

My wife moved into River Grove Memory Care, and she’s doing quite well. They have been absolutely excellent. I’m having more trouble with it than my wife is, she’s adapting very well. I’ve been able t … (read more)
My wife moved into River Grove Memory Care, and she’s doing quite well. They have been absolutely excellent. I’m having more trouble with it than my wife is, she’s adapting very well. I’ve been able t … (read more)

Marquis Eugene Memory Care

555 Country Club Road, Eugene, OR, 97401


Chateau Gardens Memory Care

2669 South Cloverleaf Loop, Springfield, OR, 97477

Chateau Gardens Memory Care was very nice. I liked it because it was small. The staff member was very nice and very informative. She introduced us to the cook and different people. She took us around … (read more)
Chateau Gardens Memory Care was very nice. I liked it because it was small. The staff member was very nice and very informative. She introduced us to the cook and different people. She took us around … (read more)

The Rawlin at Riverbend Memory Care

3491 Game Farm Rd, Springfield, OR, 97477


Bayberry Commons Assisted Living & Memory Care

2211 Laura Street, Springfield, OR, 97477

Bayberry Commons Assisted Living & Memory Care is located between the cities of Springfield and Eugene, minutes from the University of Oregon. Visitors are impressed with the facility’s atmosphere … (read more)
Bayberry Commons Assisted Living & Memory Care is located between the cities of Springfield and Eugene, minutes from the University of Oregon. Visitors are impressed with the facility’s atmosphere … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Memory Care in Eugene

Since most COVID-19 rules for Memory Care Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Memory Care in Oregon. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Memory Care in Eugene

The Oregon Department of Human Services, Office of Safety, Oversight and Quality, regulates memory care facilities in Eugene and the rest of the state. These facilities are licensed as assisted living facilities, and they must obtain endorsements on their licenses to provide dementia care services. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Eugene

  • There are 240 doctors per 100,000 people in the Eugene area compared to the national average of 210, and health care costs such as hospital stays and primary care visits are about 10% cheaper here than in the typical U.S. city. Eugene is home to Sacred Health Medical Center and there are two more hospitals within a 5-mile radius: Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend and McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center. This may make it easy to obtain primary and specialty care services.  
  • Oregon doesn’t impose income taxes on Social Security benefits, but all other types of retirement income are fully taxed. However, the state has no sales tax, and property taxes are relatively low, which may benefit older adults who retain ownership of their homes after transitioning to memory care.  
  • Eugene is among the more affordable Oregon cities to live in with an overall cost of living that’s 5% higher than the national median but about 8% lower than the state as a whole. Housing costs are fairly high but lower utility and transportation bills may help keep long-term care costs in check.  
  • Property crime is somewhat prevalent in Eugene, but the violent crime rate is consistent with the national average. This may make memory care a good alternative to living alone. According to the FBI, in 2018, property crime occurred at a rate of 3,571 compared to the national rate of 2,110. However, this type of crime has been trending downward for 2 decades, dropping from a rate of 6,894 in 2000. The violent crime rate in 2018 was 390 in Eugene versus 379 nationally.
  •  Eugene’s weather is typical of Oregon as a whole, with summer high temperatures in the low-80s and winter highs in the mid-40s. The region receives about 47 inches of annual rainfall, but residents only see about 3 inches of snow, most of which comes in February. This provides plenty of time to enjoy the outdoors.  

Paying for Memory Care in Eugene

Memory care services are provided in assisted living facilities that meet higher standards for staffing, care planning and building features. On average, memory care costs 20-30% more than standard assisted living services. There are no authoritative data sources for memory care costs in the United States, so the following estimates are based on the assisted living rates in the Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey, with 25% added.

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities 

In Eugene, older adults pay $7,029 per month for memory care, which is high compared to the respective state and national medians of $6,306 and $5,625. In Grants Pass, care costs are comparable at $6,963, and in Bend, rates are lower at $6,044. Memory care facilities in Medford charge $5,800, and in Corvallis, care costs are closer to the national rate at $5,606.  

$7029

Eugene

$6306

Oregon

$5625

The United States

$6044

Bend

$5800

Medford

$6963

Grants Pass

$5606

Corvallis

The Cost of Other Types of Care 

Seniors in Eugene pay $7,029 per month for memory care, making this among the more expensive senior care types available. Basic assisted living services are more affordable at $5,623, and older adults pay $5,911 for home care and $6,197 for specialized home health care. Adult day health care costs $8,342, and nursing homes charge $10,235 for shared accommodations and $11,406 for private rooms.  

$7029

Memory Care

$5623

Assisted Living

$5911

Home Care

$6197

Home Health Care

$8432

Adult Day Health Care

$10235

Nursing Home (semiprivate)

$11406

Nursing Home (private)

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Eugene

In Eugene there are options for seniors who need financial assistance paying for Memory Care. For more information about other options, who qualifies, and how to apply, Memory Care in Oregon page.

More Ways to Pay for Memory Care in Oregon

More Ways to Pay for Memory Care

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

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

For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in Oregon page.

Free Memory Care Resources in Eugene

Seniors and families in Eugene can obtain services and support from numerous agencies and programs. The following table features local government and nonprofit resources that connect area residents with support groups, informational and educational programs and early-stage engagement activities. These resources may also help individuals research local memory care facilities and find options for paying for care.  

Resource 

Contact

Description 

(800) 272-3900 

The Alzheimer’s Association is a nonprofit organization that provides free resources and services to seniors and families affected by Alzheimer’s. Through its local chapter, Eugene residents can participate in online and in-person support groups, as well as webinars that cover topics such as recognizing the early signs of dementia, managing behaviors and finding long-term care solutions. The chapter also has a 24-hour helpline that provides callers with support and information on community-based services and programs.

(541) 682-3353 

Senior and Disability Services is the designated Area Agency on Aging for the Eugene area, meaning it provides a broad range of services to those aged 60 and over. It has health insurance options counselors who help individuals understand Medicare coverage and eligibility criteria for Medicare Savings Programs and Medicaid. The agency also has information and referral specialists who help seniors connect with services in the community, such as medical equipment loans and prescription drug assistance.

(541) 682-4191 

The Lane County Veterans Services office has trained professionals who help older veterans apply for VA benefits, including Aid and Attendance and veterans’ and survivors’ pensions, which can be put toward the cost of memory care services. Staff can also help qualifying individuals obtain VA health insurance coverage and medical care.

(800) 522-2602 

The long-term care ombudsman represents memory care residents’ interests with issues related to the quality of care they receive. Ombudsmen can help ensure residents’ rights are honored and assist with creating solutions for meeting residents’ care needs. They can also investigate concerns about abuse or neglect.

(541) 485-1017 

The Oregon Law Center's Lane County Legal Aid office provides free legal advice and assistance to those aged 60 and over. It can screen individuals for eligibility for public benefits and help with drafting wills and assigning powers of attorney.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Eugene

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

Laws and Regulations for Memory Care in Oregon