Residential Care Facilities

Quick Facts:

  • More than 50 in the metropolitan area
  • Rent ranges from about $2,000 to $10,000 a month
  • Some Medicaid facilities
  • Assistance with medication management, bathing, dressing
  • Limited assistance with incontinence, behavior and mobility
  • Residents hire outside help, if necessary
  • Some shared rooms
  • 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?

Residential Care Facilities are diversified. Some are modern and attractive. Others are older and modest. All serve meals and provide care. There are private rooms as well as shared rooms. Some only admit individuals with dementia.

Who regulates them?

Oregon Aging and People with Disabilities Program regulates Residential Care Facilities.
Monitoring visits occur 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 live in Residential Care Facilities. Several Residential Care Facilities have a significant population of younger persons with disabilities.

What time of care of provided?

Residential Care Facilities can provide assistance with medication management, bathing, dressing, behavior, incontinence and ambulation. A number of Residential Care Facilities are locked to prevent residents from wandering.
Some Residential Care Facilities specialize in the care of individuals who are suffering from a chronic mental illness.

What services are provided?

Residential Care Facilities provide housekeeping, linens, personal laundry, activities and some transportation.

How much does it cost?
Monthly fees can range from about $2,000 to more than $10,000.

Will Medicaid Pay?

Medicaid will pay for most Residential Care Facilities.