Jackson County’s seat, Medford, is home to an estimated 85,824 people, of which 17.5% are seniors aged 65 and above. Alzheimer’s and dementia are a growing cause of concern for the city’s older population. Between 2014 and 2018 Alzheimer’s-related deaths saw an increase of 10.61%, which is likely to grow even higher over the coming years.

Medford is home to many memory care communities that can assist seniors in managing and delaying the progression of Alzheimer’s and dementia. These facilities offer round-the-clock supervision and programs to help seniors maintain cognitive function for as long as possible. Memory care units usually have more staff members looking after seniors, and secured gardens are created in an easy-to-navigate fashion to avoid confusion.

This page provides an overview of Medford along with a guide on costs for memory care in the city compared with other state areas. It includes a list of helpful resources for seniors and families who need memory care.

Memory Care Facilities in Medford, OR

Weatherly Inn

2180 Poplar Drive, Medford, OR, 97504

Weatherly Inn is a beautiful facility. We’re looking for the spend-down operation that deals with Medicaid and that facility does not. That’s the only reason we didn’t like it. Not that we didn’t like … (read more)
Weatherly Inn is a beautiful facility. We’re looking for the spend-down operation that deals with Medicaid and that facility does not. That’s the only reason we didn’t like it. Not that we didn’t like … (read more)

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Prestige Senior Living Arbor Place

3150 Juanipero Way, Medford, OR, 97504

Prestige Senior Living Arbor Place in Medford, Oregon, is situated comfortably in the temperate region of Rogue Valley, between the Cascade and Siskiyou mountain ranges. Scheduled activities include a … (read more)
Prestige Senior Living Arbor Place in Medford, Oregon, is situated comfortably in the temperate region of Rogue Valley, between the Cascade and Siskiyou mountain ranges. Scheduled activities include a … (read more)

Table Rock Memory Care Community

2636 Table Rock Rd., Medford, OR, 97501

When we toured Table Rock Memory Care Community, we met with the director, Tony. We sat in his office for quite a while discussing all of our questions, going over costs and those kinds of things. The … (read more)
When we toured Table Rock Memory Care Community, we met with the director, Tony. We sat in his office for quite a while discussing all of our questions, going over costs and those kinds of things. The … (read more)

Bonaventure of Medford

2530 East McAndrews Road, Medford, OR, 97504


Roxy Anne Memory Community

2530 Lone Pine Road, Medford, OR, 97504

Roxy Ann Memory Community is actually the one we preferred. It’s the first one we went to, but they didn’t have any availability. They’re a small facility. We’re on the waiting list there, but we’re p … (read more)
Roxy Ann Memory Community is actually the one we preferred. It’s the first one we went to, but they didn’t have any availability. They’re a small facility. We’re on the waiting list there, but we’re p … (read more)

Ashley Manor Care Centers

3853 Arrowhead Dr,, Medford, OR, 97504

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Kinsington Oak Grove

77 Oak Grove Road, Medford, OR, 97501

We did a tour of Kinsington Oak Grove, and we kept calling it hospital like. It has long hallways and is very sterile. It just reminded us of a hospital. The staff was pretty knowledgeable, very frien … (read more)
We did a tour of Kinsington Oak Grove, and we kept calling it hospital like. It has long hallways and is very sterile. It just reminded us of a hospital. The staff was pretty knowledgeable, very frien … (read more)

Farmington Square Medford

1530 Poplar Dr, Medford, OR, 97504

Overall, we were impressed with Farmington Square Medford. We liked the staff that we met with and liked the facility. My wife was very much leaning towards going there. The staff, Theresa, she was ve … (read more)
Overall, we were impressed with Farmington Square Medford. We liked the staff that we met with and liked the facility. My wife was very much leaning towards going there. The staff, Theresa, she was ve … (read more)

Pear Valley Senior Living

800 N Haskell St, Central Point, OR, 97502

I visited Pear Valley Senior Living. It was OK. It gave me an insight into what you could expect in memory care, and so I’ve decided to go with in-home care for a while. It was clean, and they were ni … (read more)
I visited Pear Valley Senior Living. It was OK. It gave me an insight into what you could expect in memory care, and so I’ve decided to go with in-home care for a while. It was clean, and they were ni … (read more)

COVID-19 Rules for Memory Care in Medford

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 Medford

Memory care communities are offered as an additional service within the area’s assisted living facilities. In Medford and the rest of the state, these communities are licensed by the Oregon Department of Human Services. Units must comply with a strict set of regulations to receive and maintain their operational license.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Medford

  • Older adults in Medford pay less for health care than the average American. The city benefits from costs that are 7.2 points below the national average. Additionally, there are 255 doctors for every 100,000 residents, which is more than the U.S. average of 210.
  • The city is home to several top hospitals, including the Providence Medford Medical Center and the Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center.
  • Medford’s overall cost of living is lower than most places in Oregon, but slightly above the national median. When compared with the rest of the country, Medford is more affordable for utilities, health care and transportation.
  • Crime rates in the city are higher than average. The rate of violent incidents of 28.2 is above the U.S. median of 22.7, while property crime rates are over double the rest of the country. However, memory care communities take resident safety seriously and are fully secure.
  • Temperatures in Medford range between 31 degrees in the winter and 90 degrees in July. The city has a comfort index of 7.5 out of 10, making it one of the more comfortable cities in the state climate-wise.

Paying for Memory Care in Medford

Memory care in Medford is usually provided within assisted living communities in specialized units. These memory care neighborhoods have a higher staff-to-resident ratio and are designed to be easy to navigate. Seniors in these units pay around 25% more than assisted living costs, so we used the assisted living costs reported in the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey and added 25% to arrive at the memory care costs below. 

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

Medford is one of the more affordable cities for memory care within Oregon. The average cost in the city is lower than the state’s average of $6,306 but slightly above the national median of $5,625. Less than 30 miles west in Grant Pass, rates for memory care units soar to $6,963. In northern Eugene, the average rate of $7,029 is even higher. In the areas of Corvallis ($5,606) and Bend ($6,044) rates are in a similar price range with Medford but a couple of hundred dollars higher and lower.

$5800

Medford

$6306

Oregon

$5625

The United States

$6963

Grants Pass

$7029

Eugene

$5606

Corvallis

$6044

Bend

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

In Medford, home care and home health care providers cost $301 more than memory care residential units. The average monthly rate for assisted living is $4,640. Nursing homes are the costliest type of senior care with average rates of $10,190 for a semiprivate room and $10,889 for a private room. Adult day health care services in Medford cost $1,408 each month on average.

$6101

Homemaker Services

$6101

Home Health Aide

$1408

Adult Day Health Care

$4640

Assisted Living Facility

$10190

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$10889

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Medford

In Medford, 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 Medford

There are many agencies offering helpful services to older adults in Medford. Some are aimed at seniors who already reside in memory care units, while others offer support to older adults and their caregivers in the community.

Resource

Contact 

Service

(800) 272-3900

The Alzheimer’s Association has an office in Medford that provides many helpful services to seniors and family members living with dementia-related illnesses. Seniors who contact their local chapter can find resources and information on support groups, financial assistance programs and other available services. The helpline is open 24/7.

(541)664-6674

As the local Aging and Disability Resource Center, the RVCG is the first point of contact between elders and services in their communities. Seniors can access information and referrals, options counselling and help with financial benefits.



(800) 522-2602

The long-term care ombudsman is an advocacy initiative for residents in memory care units and other facilities. Residents, their family members and members of the public can log in with complaints and concerns about specific facilities. Volunteers with the program are able to investigate complaints and mediate on behalf of residents.

(800) 722-4134

SHIBA is staffed by a network of trained volunteers who can help Medicare beneficiaries make informed decisions about their health insurance options. Callers can gain a better understanding of topics related to Medicare, Medicaid and long-term care insurance.

(800) 272-3900

This weekly support group is held at the Medford senior center and is aimed at older adults living with the early stages of Alzheimer’s and dementia. Seniors can discuss their concerns and connect with peers going through similar changes.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Medford

Medford 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