Care facilities are community-based settings, licensed and regulated by the Oregon Department of Human Services, Seniors and People with Disabilities. Types of care facilities includes:
Assisted living facilities
Residential care facilities
Nursing home facilities
Continuing care retirement communities
Memory care units
Choosing a Facility
Choosing the right facility is an important decision that can impact your psychological, physical and social well-being. Call for preliminary information and then visit facilities which best suit your needs. Take your time as you tour each facility; remember that you are choosing your home. Talk with the administrator, residents and staff while you’re in the facility. Try to visit each facility more than once. Arrange to visit during mealtime or ask to have lunch with residents. It is also important to choose the option that best meets your personal care needs.
Compare costs and understand your resources and options to pay for Long Term Care. Some private health and long-term care insurance policies include coverage for assisted living/residential care. If you have an insurance policy, check with your agent to determine exactly what the policy will cover. Medicare does not cover the cost of living in an assisted living or residential care facility. Medicaid can be a funding source for individuals who meet certain financial and medical criteria. If you lack financial resources for your care, contact Senior & Disabled Services at 541-682-4038 to find out if you qualify.
Senior & Disabled Services maintains a public disclosure file of complaints involving residents in licensed facilities. The disclosure file also contains information about a facility’s license history. Please contact our office at 541-682-4038 if you are interested in viewing the public file.