Avamere at Newberg

Offers Memory Care

6 Reviews
730 Foothills Drive, Newberg, OR 97132
Call (844) 334-3818
Avamere at Newberg (844) 334-3818

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Memory Care Reviews for Avamere at Newberg

October 10, 2011

By Caring445776

I visited this facility

This is an assisted living facility that also has a memory care unit. It's located a little off the beaten path, but just a few minutes from the main highway. Parking can be a challenge, but there is also a small business building nearby that affords space, and some additional parking is also available in the residential neighborhood nearby. About ¾ of the residents are in assisted living"”all with private rooms. There are some one-bedrooms or studio apartments with full bath, small kitchen and bed area. There is ample storage space. All the units are nicely decorated, with a warm feeling"”and residents make an effort to decorate their doors and personalize them. There is a really nice foyer area"”two levels high, with a nice stairway and an elevator for accessibility. There are also cozy sitting areas, which residents seem to use and congregate in regularly. These common areas are also used for activities"”including frequent concerts. Staff at this facility does a good job with finding engaging and interesting live music. Recent acts included a husband and wife singing charming show tunes and a group of seniors who sing mostly country music. These sessions are very well attended. Other activities include arts and crafts and offsite outings such as shopping and casino trips. The dining area is very nice"”with high ceilings and a fireplace and décor that feels like a nice restaurant. The food looks good"”and residents seem to enjoy it. Differing selections are available daily. In the memory care unit, the activity director offers many engaging activities for residents, too. Any residents who are normally introverted are coaxed to participate, and seem to have a good time. There are also many fitting craft activities offered. The memory care also has a locked and secure outdoor garden area that residents can use for walking and gardening and gathering. There are two residents to a room there"”each with a bathroom and closets in a fairly large area, allowing some personal space. The caregiving staff in memory care does a pretty good job; there are not long distances to walk, so the staff doesn't need to travel far to supervise residents. They are also good about following up on suggestions for care. On the assisted living side, there has been a lot of staff turnover, mostly administrative, over the last year and a-half"”and the personnel now there do not seem very personable, experienced or empathetic, nor do they respond quickly to family concerns. There have been incidents with patient falls that were fairly widely publicized, and some staff members were let go in response . Overall, there is a low ratio of caregivers to residents. This facility is fine for those who need a lower level of care, such as only help with meals or medication management, but may not be a good fit for those who need more. The cost is in the mid to upper-level for the area.

July 30, 2011

By pkdl

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My grandmother lived at Avamere in Newberg, Oregon. From what I experienced, saw, heard from my grandmother, it was a nice facility. They had very kind staff from what I saw. I had some problems with the med aide and keeping my grandmothers meds up to date and filled. This could cause very bad problems for some if they do not have friends or family there to check up on. They had a great cleaning crew. The lady who would come clean her apartment was so friendly and took her time to listen to talk to my grandmother. They also had a young and vibrant kitchen crew. Most of them were young (high school age) which I think is wonderful because they keep things exciting around there. Plus they were all attentive and caring towards residents special needs. The whole building was kept very clean. All in all, I think this facility was pretty good but could just use more staff in the meds.
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Services and Amenities of Avamere at Newberg


  • All Inclusive Rent
  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Entry Fee

Room and housing options

  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Do Offer Companion Suites

Health services

  • Nurse On Staff: On Call 24/7


  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed


  • State Licenses: ALF- 1698814033, ALZ-1209691881

About Avamere at Newberg

Welcome home! When you join the Avamere at Newberg community, you become a part of our family. We have many senior living options in Newberg for you including assisted living apartments, respite care, and long-term memory care – all designed with your comfort, well-being, and continued health at the center. Our spacious studio and one-bedroom apartments are cozy and full of amenities for your convenience. Our sense of community is enhanced by bright common areas available throughout the campus for families to visit and engage in activities, or catch up over a delicious, freshly prepared dinner. We feature restaurant-style dining three times daily in our beautiful dining room. You’ll love the comfortable atmosphere as much as we do. After all, it is our mission to enhance the life of every person we serve.

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