Sellwood Senior Living

Offers Assisted Living

6 Reviews
8517 SE 17th Avenue, Portland, OR 97202
Call (800) 385-2527
Sellwood Senior Living (800) 385-2527

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Assisted Living Reviews for Sellwood Senior Living

November 24, 2020

By Shawna

I visited this facility

My mom went to look. They're really sweet people there. It's a really, really good place. Their facility was really great, but it seemed to be more for people that really needed assisted living more than what my mom needs. It also didn't have what she wanted. It was too inconvenient for her; it was too chaotic. Like she has to take an elevator to different floors, and that really bothers her. They're just so super people. It's very clean and very beautiful.

Provider Response

Hi Shawna, we are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience!

March 27, 2015

By Molly marks

I visited this facility

We visited and I'm very impressed. I would say the people that work there are exceptional. They follow through, and I'm very impressed with it. I would have chosen it, but things changed a bit for my mother-in-law. It was apparent that she needed a different kind of facility. But I am very impressed, and I would recommend it since I have no complaints.

Provider Response

Hi Molly Marks, thank you very much for taking the time to leave us this positive review for our team at Sellwood Senior Living. We appreciate it & so do our other reviewers at Caring. We hope to see you again soon!
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Questions about Sellwood Senior Living

Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at Sellwood Senior Living. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

Our average age is 75. Our residents love to gather in the lobby each night and play Trivial Pursuit. They laugh a lot and reminisce about "the good ol days".

What programs or activities does Sellwood Senior Living offer to enrich residents' well-being?

We offer sit and fit exercises, book club, Wii bowling, gardening, crossword and many other activities to engage our minds and bodies.

What places are near Sellwood Senior Living or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?

We have many restaurants within driving or walking distance to enjoy. We are also close to several parks in the heart of historical Sellwood.

What transportation services does Sellwood Senior Living offer to assisted living residents?

We have an onsite driver who takes residents to nearby medical appointments, shopping trips, religious services, banks, postal services and more.

What makes the chef or dining program at Sellwood Senior Living exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?

We have restaurant style dining and our meals are prepared fresh daily. We have several options at each meal including an any time menu for those nights you just have to have a pancake!

What safety features or security measures does Sellwood Senior Living offer to assisted living residents?

We are staffed 24 hours a day so our Residents are never alone. Our exterior doors are kept open during business hours. We have a state of the art fire system to alert the staff of any problems. We also have a safety committee to address any safety issues in the Community.

How does Sellwood Senior Living keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?

We talk to our family members on the phone, send communications via email and mail. We also make sure when a Resident moves in that we know exactly what kind of communication each family member would like to have. Our Facebook page is a great way to see your loved one participating in activities and keep updated about community events!

What is the care staff-to-resident ratio at Sellwood Senior Living during daytime and nighttime hours?

During the day and evening we have 3 Caregivers and 1 Med Tech. During the night we have 1 Caregiver and 1 Med Tech.

If Sellwood Senior Living accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

We do accept cats and dogs that are 25 lbs or smaller. We have outdoor areas on each end of the Community for our animals to visit.

What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?

Our staff receive a minimum of 2 hours a month of continuing education.

What safety features or security measures does Sellwood Senior Living provide to protect residents who wander?

Although we are not Memory Care, all of our exterior doors are alarmed in the evening. This alerts the staff of any comings and goings.

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Services and Amenities of Sellwood Senior Living


  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $3485/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Do Not Offer Companion Suites
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Room Service For Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Resident Transportation
  • Party Space
  • Garden And Patio

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Health services

  • Nurse On Staff: Yes


  • Offsite Activities
  • Religious Services

Guest services

  • Guests At Mealtime


  • English


  • Resident Capacity: 100
  • Respite Care
  • Minimum Age: 65
  • Pets: Yes


  • State Licenses: License# 152431887
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About Sellwood Senior Living

Sellwood Senior Living specializes in customized care for each of our residents in Assisted Living. We provide a variety of daily activities and outings for our residents’ enjoyment. We are extremely proud that our residents are treated like family here and we provide a home-like environment that is wonderful. In our community, we offer kind and compassionate care to our residents who are independent or needing extra support with their Activities of Daily Life (ADL’s) and beyond. We offer peace of mind to the family members and loved one’s who allow us to welcome these residents into our family. We make it a priority that our new residents can transition easily. This is perfect for those folks who may have anxiety about the new move. We have open communication, so that family members and loved ones have access to how they are handling this new experience.

Our beautiful community is in a unique setting. It is surrounded by charming residential areas but has a very urban vibe . We have 4 restaurants within 2 blocks from our front door. All easy walking for our residents. There is a quaint, little mini mart within a rock throw from our building. This allows our residents the convenience to get items that they might want or need on their own. Amazing for their sense of independence and freedom.

The eclectic and artisan atmosphere here is authentic… where each resident is appreciated for their individuality. It is a blend of many interesting folks with diverse backgrounds. All special in their own way. Our amazing residents really do feel that this is their forever home.

Our committed team of seasoned nurses and caregivers are trained and experienced to support all types of resident needs. We are here to support each one of our residents’ ADL’s, and in turn offer family members peace of mind knowing they are getting the best possible care.

Here are just a few things that we are proud to offer our residents:

  • Licensed nursing 24/7 – diabetic care
  • 24/7 care staff – caregivers, medication aides
  • Restaurant style dining
  • Exercise and balance classes
  • Variety of floor plans – studios, one-bedroom & two-bedroom apartments
  • Very patriotic community with a Veteran population
  • Located in the heart of Sellwood
  • Pet-friendly
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