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Oregon Memory Care Facilities

Oregon is located on the Pacific northwest and provides some of the most terrific scenery and living standards in the country. The terrain is variable from the coastal region that includes the large metropolitan area of Portland, and the interior of the state that is very wooded and more rural. Oregon memory care communities are located throughout the state with a population of 4 million and growing.

Memory Care in Oregon - Cheapest & Most Expensive Places

Oregon Alzheimer’s care homes are priced in the middle of the pack based on average monthly prices. The state is more expensive than neighboring Idaho along with nearby Utah and Montana. However, Oregon is cheaper than the Pacific states of Washington (to the north) and California (to the south).

The Top 5 Most Affordable Cities for Memory Care in Oregon based on Monthly Median Average:

  1. Prineville, OR                    $4,455         
  2. Sutherlin, OR                    $4,485         
  3. Grants Pass, OR               $4,510
  4. Roseburg, OR                   $4,520
  5. Eugene, OR                      $4,525

The Top 5 Most Expensive Cities for Dementia Care in Oregon:

  1. West Linn, OR                  $5,780
  2. Happy Valley, OR              $5,605
  3. Tualatin, OR                     $5,505
  4. Tigard, OR                        $5,495
  5. Hillsboro, OR                    $5,455

The Top 5 Most Affordable Counties in Oregon for Memory Care based on Monthly Median Rent:

  1. Crook County                    $4,435
  2. Josephine County             $4,490
  3. Douglas County                $4,520
  4. Curry County                    $4,585
  5. Lane County                     $4,605         

The Top 5 Most Expensive Counties in Oregon for Alzheimer’s Care:

  1. Lane County                     $4,605
  2. Curry County                    $4,585
  3. Douglas County                $4,520
  4. Josephine County             $4,490
  5. Crook County                    $4,435

Oregon Dementia & Alzheimer’s Care - Services

What exactly is a memory care community? The facilities often represent one-part retirement living and one-part skilled nursing care. While Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia may require different care and treatment than what a senior will receive in a nursing home, there are several parallels between the two forms of elderly care including 24-hour monitoring and medication management.

However, the dementia care homes also serve as a permanent new residence for family members that are provided with their own private room, comfortable bed, private oversized bathroom and space that is furnished, but also allows families to bring in some items from the previous home.

In addition to the private portion of the resident, dementia care facilities in Oregon also feature a commons area where a number of group activities take place such as community events and leisure games or activities, as well as the day-use area where the TV is located. The kitchen that preps and serves the daily meals is usually commercial-grade standard and serves up a number of gourmet dishes. The cafeteria seating area provides a space where residents can interact, and some even feature a private seating area for residents that have guests visit and eat with them for a meal.

Oregon Alzheimer’s care facilities are cities in their own right, capable of housing and feeding elderly residents as well as providing a number of different amenities and services. The staff that works at the communities are also top notch, always acting professional and treating residents with the utmost for respect and dignity.

SeniorGuidance.org provides comprehensive resources on various senior living options, including: assisted living facilities, senior living communities, nursing homes, independent living communities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and all other long term senior care options, including memory care such as Alzheimer's or Dementia.

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