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Senior at Assisted Living


An assisted living community is a housing facility that is specifically designed for older adults who may require assistance with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, and medication management. These communities have many of the same offerings as Independent Living, including a fitness area, scheduled activities, and transportation.

Each community generally
has the following:

  • 24-hour access to personal care staff

  • RN 40 hours a week and on-call

  • An emergency communication system (pull cord and pendants)

  • 3 meals a day and snacks

  • Weekly housekeeping

  • Weekly personal laundry and linens

  • Fully accessible bathroom and grab bars, easy-to-use shower

  • Basic cable, internet, and all utilities (except personal phone)

  • Each community has some amenities and activities specific to that location that will accommodate Home Health (PT, OT, speech therapy) in the home and follow the therapy advice given to help strengthen the resident.

  • Each community usually works with a specific pharmacy that they can refill from and have medications delivered. Your normal co-pays will apply.

  • Works in close cooperation with whatever hospice agency you choose


Each apartment has base rent, and additional care costs will be added based on your needs.  Additional care costs include things such as help to shower, bed mobility, and medication management. The total rent and care costs are determined following an assessment after you have toured and decided which location you prefer. Once you move in, there should be another assessment after 30 days to ensure your needs are met. Most assisted living buildings have a base rate of $4,000 – 4,500 (average) a month for a studio and $6,500+ for two bedrooms, with individual care costs on top of that. Most communities require a one-time Community Fee ranging from $2,500 to $10,000. With more than 100 assisted living facilities in the Portland Metro area, care costs vary and are determined after an assessment by the care provider. Residents and or their families typically furnish the rooms or apartments.

For more information on communities in our area, you can access public reports on all these communities at

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