Assisted Living Facilities

Quick Facts:

  • More than 70 in metropolitan area
  • Rent ranges from about $2,700 to over $7,000 a month
  • Some Medicaid facilities
  • Assistance with medication management, bathing, dressing
  • Some assistance with incontinence, behavior and mobility
  • Residents hire outside help, if necessary
  • Every unit is private with a kitchenette
  • One aide for about every 15-25 residents during the day
  • At least one aide for every 30-50 residents at night
  • Ask for Uniform Disclosure Statement

What are they?

Assisted Living Facilities resemble Retirement Homes, but differ in that they employ
caregivers. Residents live in private apartments (studios, one bedroom, or two bedrooms)
and take all meals in the central dining room. All apartments contain a kitchenette and a
full private bath with a wheelchair accessible shower. 

Who regulates them?

Oregon Aging and People with Disabilities Program regulates Assisted Living Facilities. Relicensing visits are conducted every two years. Check here for substantiated complaints of abuse and neglect: https://ltclicensing.oregon.gov/Facilities

Who lives in them?

Elders in need of assistance with activities of daily living reside in Assisted Living Facilities. Some Assisted Living Facilities admit younger people with disabilities.

What time of care of provided?

Assisted Living Facilities can provide assistance with medication management, bathing,
dressing, behavior, incontinence and ambulation.
There are no set staffing standards for Assisted Living Facilities. Most Assisted Living
Facilities ask residents to hire additional help if care needs are unable to be met by
facility staff.

What services are provided?

Assisted Living Facilities provide housekeeping, linens, assistance with personal laundry, activities and some transportation.

How much does it cost?
Monthly fees can range from about $2,700 to over $7000.

Will Medicaid Pay?

Medicaid will pay for some Assisted Living Facilities.