24 Memory Care Facilities near Gresham, OR
There are 24 Memory Care Facilities in the Gresham area, with 3 in Gresham and 21 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Gresham is $5,035 per month. This is higher than the national median of $4,900. Cheaper nearby regions include Milwaukie with an average starting cost of $4,953.
To help you with your search, browse the 61 reviews below for memory care facilities in Gresham. Better rated regions include Troutdale with an average rating of 3.7 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Gresham, OR
What to Consider About Memory Care in Gresham
In 2018, there were an estimated 65,000 people age 65 and older in Oregon with Alzheimer's disease, and this number is expected to increase by 29.2 percent by the year 2025. In the city of Gresham, seniors in this age group account for almost 13 percent of the population.
For families seeking memory care services in the area, there are over 30 different memory care facilities available in Gresham and nearby towns, such as Beaverton and Troutdale. In Gresham and throughout Oregon, the Oregon Department of Human Services licenses memory care facilities as assisted living facilities (ALFs), residential care facilities (RCFs) or nursing facilities. All facilities offering memory care services in Oregon must receive a special endorsement on their licenses and follow state-specific rules for providing memory care.
Gresham's climate may limit how much time seniors want to spend outside. Situated just east of Portland, Gresham gets more than its fair share of clouds and rain. On average, around 48 inches of rain cascade down on Gresham annually, while the city enjoys only about 144 days of sunshine in a given year.
- For seniors living in Gresham, as in the rest of Oregon, the main tax benefit is that the state does not tax Social Security income. However, other types of retirement income are taxable.
- Although the city of Gresham is more affordable than nearby Portland, its living costs may still be a barrier for seniors on a budget. Overall, Gresham's cost of living is almost 25 percent above the national average. More affordable communities in the region include Springfield, Oregon, with living costs that are only 6 percent above the U.S. average.
- When considering a memory care facility in Gresham, families may want to inquire about the crime rate of the neighborhood where the facility is located. With an incidence of 31 crimes per 1,000 residents, Gresham's crime rate, while comparable to cities of a similar size, is higher than the national average. Across the U.S., 83 percent of cities are considered safer than Gresham.
Paying for Memory Care in Gresham
Average Monthly Costs
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Memory Care costs in Gresham start around $5,035 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,057 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Gresham 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 Memory Care in Gresham
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Oregon page.
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 Gresham
Gresham and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in a memory care 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 memory care resources in Gresham, please visit our Memory Care in Oregon page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Gresham
Gresham-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Oregon are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Oregon page for more information about these laws.