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Portland is a charming, vibrant city for seniors to spend their retirement years. A Place for Mom partners with 80 memory care facilities in the Portland Metropolitan Area, giving your loved one a perfect place to receive specialized care amid all that the city has to offer. If your loved one needs a dementia-trained caregiver, you’ll find all this and more at one of our partnering memory care facilities in Portland.

In this guide, we explore our in-network memory care communities within a 10-mile radius of downtown Portland. We detail what to expect in these local communities, sharing proprietary data and reviews from real residents. We go over baseline and common additional costs, along with how people might cover these expenses. We also share local and state-specific regulations for memory care facilities, senior resources in Portland, and Portland attractions favored by local seniors.

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1 yr HERE - THE CARE STAFF ARE SUPERB AND Prompt - the community is CLEAN - APARTMENT is spacious AND LIGHT WITH Beautiful Views - ENJOYS THE AINING
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Exceptional Senior Living for Exceptional SeniorsTucked away in a wooded Portland suburb is Brookdale Oswego Springs, a personal care community serving seniors and their families from Portland and surrounding suburbs and towns in northwest Oregon. Residents here have traded the worries and stress...
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Everything great for independent living Food delicious fun activities friendly tour move in and welcome when moved in, great move in special, facilities in good shape and clean dining service and free...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Russellville Park Retirement Community, conveniently and centrally located near the I-5 & I-84 corridor of Portland, has beautifully-appointed independent, assisted living and memory care apartments, it's true. But what really sets us apart from other retirement communities is our absolute...
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We're very happy with Markham House. They do need to make an investment in a back-up power system to keep the electricity/heat running during prolonged power outages. When the power goes out, the elevator...
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Markham House offers enhanced Assisted Living Services. At Markham House we have set colossal standards for quality and choice in guest services, amenities, and most of all care.Meet new friends and entertain family in the beautifully appointed dining room. All meals are served restaurant-style,...
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When it comes to the meals and dining service I believe they are working on making that experience before. They have communicated their goals. I believe when they changed their meal plan and heard from...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Courtyard at Mt. Tabor: Comfortable Senior LivingAssisted Living - Immediate OpeningsCourtyard at Mt. Tabor is a senior living community dedicated to providing extraordinary customer service in a luxuriously comfortable, home-like environment. Not part of a large chain, but instead privately...
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206 reviews
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I would recommend; but I can see that this facility does not meet the needs of every individual.If it would be a good fit for your loved one; then yes; I have found this facility to meet my loved ones...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Proud to be recognized by Metropolitan Senior Network, Senior Advisor, Oregon Health Care Association, & Pacifica Senior Living for being the BEST of the BEST in Oregon Senior Living! Located in quaint residential neighborhood in vibrant Portland, Oregon, this award-winning community offers...
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8.5
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I'm very impressed with the facility staff and services.Had to place my mother who was diagnosed with dementia a month ago.was introduced to man named [name removed] with there resource department...He has...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Pacific Gardens Alzheimer's Special Care Center in Portland, OregonEvery situation is different and this uniqueness means that the needs of the individual will also be unique. Here, at Pacific Gardens Alzheimer's Care Center, we completely understand. Because of this, we offer long term care or...
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MorningStar is a beautiful facility with a capable and responsive staff. The memory care (called the "Reflections Community") rooms are extremely nice compared to those I saw in other facilities. Everything...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Odd Fellows Home of Oregon is a unique assisted living community located in Portland, Oregon. The best time to visit Portland is all the time. Portland is the largest city in Oregon and is known for abundant outdoor recreation, liberal values and coffee and beer enthusiasm. Home of hundreds of...
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The majority of the staff are caring and friendly at Rose Schnitzer Manor. The housekeeping service is good. The meals are excellent, but the turnover of staff is problematic for standing orders. There's a...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
At Rose Schnitzer Manor, you’ll join a family of neighbors who love their home. We know because they keep telling their friends! You’ll love our staff, a talented and dedicated team who deliver care with heart. Join a community focused on enriching your journey.Our community is comprised of...
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Better Living Residential Care was really good about communicating the needs of my loved one to me. They had a Thanksgiving dinner for the entire community there and the residents were able to invite their...
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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Photo of Canfield Place
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9.8
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I agree to all of the above. Just wish the cost was less. Based on the experience we have had so far with Canfield Place, I would recommend this community to other families who may need a place for their...
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Live at Canfield Place Retirement Community and live the balanced life. We are located in the peaceful neighborhood of Highland Hills, close to beautiful Sexton Mountain and Cooper Mountain Nature Park. However, we are a short bus ride to Beaverton, where you can catch The Max or indulge your...
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My loved one was previously a resident at Van Mall and the overall experience was good. The cleanliness and friendliness were great. The staff and care services were good. However, there were excessive wait...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Van Mall offers luxurious apartment homes in a fun and active retirement community. We are very proud to be managed by Leisure Care, who leads the industry in the development and management of retirement communities that are all about Five-Star Fun. At Van Mall we have set colossal standards for...
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9.5
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My father had a massive stroke and was placed in Hospice at Royalton. The staff were so caring and kind. They were attentive, respectful, and loving toward my father and our family. They were genuinely sad...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Our real value lies in the intangibles, such as a feeling of independence, peace of mind, happiness and fulfillment. Three nutritious chef-prepared meals are served each day in the elegantly appointed dining-room. It's a perfect time for socializing with friends and neighbors. Our menu variety...
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I am well pleased living here. I like the food, the celebration of birthdays & holidays, movie theater, speakers who come to share their knowledge with us; entertainers - visits from llamas and alpacas!...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Cogir of Glenwood Place is an assisted living community located in the beautiful town of Vancouver, Clark County, Washington. Our scenic assisted living community is located in an above average safety location based on recent crime ratings. Vancouver is endowed with diversity of beauty—from sandy...
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The best experience is getting Jon urgently admitted due to a family emergency. Much appreciated. It's an economical choice and I liked the smaller facility environment. Location is very convenient.
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Trustwell Living at Evergreen Place works to meet each resident's unique needs, with quality care and an environment that offers a sense of belonging for our residents, as though they are a member of a family.Our compassionate staff works to help residents maintain their wellbeing, form...
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Our loved one living at Cogir at The Quarry is very happy and very content. Based on the experience we have had so far, we would recommend this community to other families who are looking for a place for...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Cogir at The Quarry is a locally owned community designed to continue your life experience and fulfilling your retirement. The full continuum of senior living options is available providing many choices of amenities, support, and services. From Independent Living, Assisted Living, Enhanced Care,...
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The ladies [name removed] (Directors of Community Relations) and [name removed] were amazing getting my sister placed in their facility. I had excellent communication with them and they both provided an...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Cascade Inn, a Koelsch Community, is nestled in a neighborhood of family homes in Vancouver, WA. with shopping and medical clinics close by. Residents here enjoy a warm, relaxed lifestyle, and extensive social opportunities while having access to gracious amenities.Cascade Inn includes...
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Everyone was friendly and welcoming. The move-in process was very easy and seamless. Most of the meals are well received, but there are a few that he has complained about. However, he is able to make his own...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Miramont Pointe is an elegant senior living community. Our residents enjoy spacious, unique apartments along with gracious community areas. An on-site bank, beauty salon and spa, indoor pool, scheduled transportation and social and recreational activities are just a few other amenities that make...
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If anyone asks me about Prestige, I would have to say the people/staff are wonderful, and that's what really makes the difference. Also, we liked that the facility wasn't too big and everything was within a...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Prestige Senior Living Bridgewood is located just East of 205 and South of highway 500 in the Orchards neighborhood of Vancouver, Washington. Opening in 2002 Prestige Bridgewood has 124 apartments of both Independent and Assisted Living apartments, and we do accept Medicaid after a 2 year spend...
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My mother really likes being at Clearwater Springs Assisted Living community. She has friends that she dines with and the staff are caring and friendly. However, I do think cleaning of halls could be better
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Welcome to Clearwater Springs Assisted Living Community, the premier Retirement and Assisted Living Community in historic Vancouver, Washington. Clearwater Springs is located on a meticulously landscaped garden setting close to parks, shopping and the new Legacy Medical Center.Our goal at...
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Staff was nice however a few staff members would get too involved with my mom and even give her their personal cell number . My mom was having some attitude and mental issues and would tell the staff things...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
The Forum at Town Center, located in the heart of the Clackamas Town Center area, is a well-established community for seniors that has been offering both Independent and Assisted Living care in the Happy Valley area for decades.The Forum at Town Center features a fully appointed Vitality Center,...
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I feel that the staff is a real team, they help each other out. The level of experience and expertise of the care staff & med techs has greatly improved
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Pacifica Senior Living Vancouver is an elegant intimate senior living community that elevates assisted living to a higher standard of excellence since 2016. Our community offers a holistic and joyful environment to our residents, their families and friends. With just 48 apartments, we at Pacifica...
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8.5
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We are also lucky that The Hampton & Ashley Inn is close to our family homes. Also her area has its own dining area so that is small too which is nice. Mom is in the Assisted living area which is the Ashley...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
The Hampton Vancouver Alzheimer's Community is located in the pleasant Vancouver suburb of Cascade Park. It is convenient to Southwest Washington Medical Center and physician offices. The Hampton is specially designed to help those suffering from mild to advanced stage Alzheimer's disease or...
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Monterey Court were great to work with in a tough situation. Based on the experience we had with them we would recommend this community to other families, although I would caution anyone to check and see if...
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Monterey Court provides a warm, inviting and familiar environment for residents with forms of dementia including Alzheimer's Disease. Our home-like community is comprised of 4 distinct neighborhoods—each designed with the preferences of our residents in mind. Our barrier-free community...
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8.5
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We chose Brookdale Vancouver Stonebrige because they gave us a complete, open door tour. No secrets of surprises. I would tell others to make sure and read all the materials and 'admission' papers.
Provides: Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
We Do One Thing Very WellOur southwestern Washington community specializes in memory care, catering to the unique needs and challenges of those with Alzheimer's and other dementia-related illnesses. Because we are built for just one kind of care, we’re able to specialize even more than other...
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What families are saying about memory care in Portland

Recent reviews for memory care in Portland

Cornell Estates in Hillsboro, OR

5.0
So far Cornell Estates has been great. It's a very welcoming and upbeat place. The other residents seem happy to be there and are friendly. And there is a variety of activities offered.

Trustwell Living at Evergreen Place in Vancouver, WA

4.8
Amazingly kind and friendly staff, great communication and openness to services. Great care given to each resident. I would highly recommend this facility to others.

Creekside Place in Battle Ground, WA

5.0
Mom seems happy every time I visit, and she likes the staff that cares for her. It's a piece of mind that we know that she is in a safe environment

Portland review score based on 319 family reviews

7.3
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This proprietary review score is based on 319 reviews of 111 Portland memory care communities. All reviews were submitted in the past two years by verified community residents and family members.
The Portland review score informs your search by letting you see at a glance how memory care residents and family members rate memory care in your area. Compare review scores in multiple locations to understand how overall satisfaction rates differ from city to city. Based on recent reviews, the maximum possible score is 10.Methodology: How we calculate our city review scores

Portland review score compared against nearby cities

7.3
Portland, OR111 facilities
7.3
Maywood Park, OR111 facilities
7.1

Review subcategories for Portland memory care

When memory care residents and family members submit a review on our site, they rate each community on categories such as cleanliness, activities, meals, and more. The chart below is based on 319 reviews of 111 Portland memory care communities. This chart helps you compare Portland resident and family memory care satisfaction rates against national averages. Use it to assess your needs and develop criteria for your own search. If you know that one of these categories is important to you or your loved one, our Senior Living Advisors can help you find communities to match your needs.
Portland, OR averageNational average
Cleanliness
4.4
4.4
Friendliness
4.6
4.5
Care services
3.8
4.2
Staff
4.3
4.4
Meals & dining
3.9
4.0
Activities
3.7
3.9
Value for cost*
3.8
4.0
0.01.02.03.04.05.0
*Learn more about cost details

Costs of memory care in the Portland area

From 2022-2023, partnering memory care communities in Portland cost an average of $5,593 per month.[01] Memory care can be more expensive than assisted living due to the specialized care services. Note that the above figure represents what real families at our partner memory care communities actually paid, including additional care and service fees. These additional fees might include the following common expenses:[01]

  • Advanced care fees. This is gauged by how much staff support a resident might need, from “low care needs” to “high care needs.” In Portland, these fees ranged from $585 for monthly low-care needs to $3,300 for monthly high-care needs.
  • Second-person fees. Monthly costs may apply if you have another person living with you. In 2022-2023, the average cost for second-person fees in Portland was $800 per month.
  • Parking fees. Many memory care residents utilize the complimentary transportation provided by communities. However, partners with a car paid on average $100 monthly for parking on-site.
  • Pet fees. Many Portland assisted living and memory care facilities are pet-friendly, but monthly pet care/rent costs can be steep at an average of $750 per month.
  • Community fees. In Portland, these one-time fees averaged around $2,500 at the time of move in.

Is it affordable to live in Portland?

Compared to the national average, costs of living in Portland are 24% higher. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the following is true of aged 60+ retirees in Portland:

  • 70% have an annual Social Security income of around $22,000.
  • 49% have an annual retirement income at a mean of $36,000.

It helps to retire into a memory care facility understanding how your state taxes Social Security and retirement income. Retired seniors benefit from the fact that neither Oregon nor Washington tax a person’s Social Security benefits.

Vancouver, Washington, is a more affordable suburb

Many seniors and their families choose to live in the Portland suburb of Vancouver, which has many memory care facilities, excellent tax benefits for retirees, and a lower cost of living by comparison. In fact, Vancouver housing is 2% lower than the national average housing cost.[04]

Tax differences for seniors in Oregon and Washington include the following:[05,06]

  • Retirement account withdrawals. Oregon does tax retirement account withdrawals. Washington does not tax these same retirement account withdrawals.
  • Private and public pension income. Pension incomes are taxed partially in Oregon. Pension incomes are not taxed in Washington.

Below, you’ll find figures that represent average baseline costs of memory care communities in Portland. Remember that unlike our partner cost figures, these baselines do not include additional fees that real families paid. We include the figures below to offer an area overview of baseline costs, so you can compare them to the all-inclusive costs of our memory care community partner network in Portland.

Average monthly cost of Memory Care in Portland, OR vs. nearby cities

Portland, OR
$5,053/mo

Average monthly cost of Memory Care in Portland, OR vs. the state and national average

Portland, OR
$5,053/mo
$4,964/mo
U.S. national average
$4,886/mo

Average monthly cost of Memory Care in Portland vs. other types of senior living

Memory Care
$5,053/mo

Median monthly costs of Memory Care in Portland, OR by room type

Semi-Private
$6,018/mo
Studio
$5,173/mo
1 Bedroom
$5,137/mo
2 Bedroom
$6,438/mo
Detached Cottage/Bungalow
$5,433/mo

Average cost of Memory Care in Portland over time

Portland, OROR stateNational

How people pay for memory care in Portland

Families have several options to pay for assisted living and memory care. In some situations, families can use both private and public funds to cover the cost of memory care in Portland.

Explore options below that seniors or their families might use to pay for a memory care community. We also outline several public resources, such as Medicaid, Medicare, and VA benefits, that could be available to help cover some memory care services.

Private pay methods

Families use multiple private pay options to cover the cost of memory care in Portland, Oregon. Such options include income like Social Security benefits, pensions, savings, and investment returns. Depending on the family’s resources, the following options may also be available:

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VA benefits
26312

Number of veterans who live in Portland as of 2021

About 22% of these Portland veterans are 75+.

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits

If your loved one entering memory care is a veteran or surviving spouse, additional pensions or benefits may apply toward their memory care costs in Portland. For example, many disabled senior veterans use benefits from their VA pensions to cover their ideal senior living community.

A VA pension is monthly income that a senior veteran or their surviving spouse may qualify for. Veterans enrolled in the VA health care system may also be eligible for the Aid and Attendance benefit, which is a generous pension addition. This benefit can be used toward anything that improves quality of life, such as memory care services in an assisted living community.

Navigating benefits with veterans service officers

Applying for veterans benefits can be a time-consuming and complex process. To help with this process, many local veterans service organizations (VSOs) have veteran service officers to help vets understand both what they qualify for and how to get their benefits.

Local VSOs include the following:

  • Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
  • Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
  • American Legion local chapters
  • National Association for Black Veterans

For quick guidance, Portland has numerous veterans helplines you can call. Below are a number of resources to help connect seniors to local veterans services officers, veterans services organized by county, benefits guides, and more.

Resources for Portland veterans

Veterans service officers in Portland by county

Clackamas County
Phone: 503-650-5631

Clark County
Phone: 360-693-7030

Washington County
Phone: 503-846-3060

Federal and state VA offices in Portland

Portland Regional Office
1505 NE 122nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97230
Phone: 503-688-5361

Other veteran assistance offices in Portland
Portland veterans helplines

Aging, Disability, and Veteran Services helpline
Phone: 503-988-3646

Transition Projects’ veterans hotline
Phone: 855-425-5544

Veterans crisis line
Phone: 800-273-8255

Medicaid

Oregon residents receive Medicaid through Oregon Health Plan, and seniors on the Washington side get their Medicaid benefits through Apple Health. While Medicaid doesn’t cover the cost of room and board at our partner memory care communities, certain Medicaid programs may cover medically necessary in-home health care services wherever the senior calls home.

These programs are usually referred to as home and community based services waivers. Eligibility for these waivers varies across the Oregon and Washington border, but typically requires that seniors meet these types of qualifications:

  • Be 65+ years old.
  • Have a disability.
  • Meet low-income requirements.
Home and community based services (HCBS) waivers for seniors in Portland

Portland seniors in the Washington suburbs may be eligible for the Community Protection Waiver, so they can access home and community based home health care services. The Medicaid patient must meet criteria including but not limited to the following:

This waiver helps Washington seniors stay in their home of choice for longer, so they don’t need to move to a Medicaid-contracted nursing home. This program helps senior residents of memory care communities if they ever need more health care services than their current memory care community offers. Some of the home health care services that these waivers can provide include the following:

  • Round-the-clock medical care
  • Assistive devices
  • Skilled nursing care
  • Specialized supplies or equipment
  • Specialized therapies

Oregon residents age 65+ or who have a disability may also have access to HCBS waivers. Waivers are distributed through the Oregon Department of Human Services. Reach out to the Oregon Health Plan department with their contact information below for more details.

Oregon Health Plan (OHP)

Through OHP, seniors with disabilities may be eligible for the following home health care services in their residence of choice, like their preferred memory care community:[08]

  • Home health care aide services
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech-language pathology
  • Wheelchairs or oxygen equipment (as medically necessary)

Medicaid eligibility and enrollment can be confusing. To combat this confusion, Oregon has coordinated care organizations (CCOs) that work with OHP as an all-in-one resource for residents. They can help with questions about health care services, appointment scheduling, and general navigation through Oregon’s health care systems. To secure your Medicaid benefits or access advocacy, an OHP ombudsman is available for Oregon residents.

Medicaid benefits counseling in Portland, Oregon

Oregon also has the following public services to help guide Portland seniors through the process:

  • The Community Services and Supports Unit (CSSU). This is Oregon’s Area Agency on Aging. They can help connect your loved one to the best services by location.
  • The Aging and Disability Resource Connection of Oregon (ADRC). This organization offers free services and valuable resources for seniors and people with disabilities.
Apple Health for Washington seniors

Seniors on the Washington side of Portland’s suburbs get Medicaid benefits through Apple Health. If you’re in Vancouver, you may be eligible for these Apple Health services:[09]

  • In-home care services
  • Payment support for health care costs and Medicaid premiums
  • Prescription medications
  • Medically necessary lab services
  • Transportation to and from medical appointments
Medicaid benefits counseling in Vancouver, Washington

Additional ways to get answers about Washington Medicaid include the following:

Portland resident Medicaid resources

Medicaid for Oregon residents — Oregon Health Plan (OHP)

Oregon OHP Ombudsman Program
500 Summer St. NE, E20
Salem, OR 97301
Phone message line: 877-642-0450
Email: oha.ombudsoffice@odhsoha.oregon.gov

Washington Area Agency on Aging

Clark County Area Agency on Aging for Washington residents
201 NE 73rd St., Suite 201
Vancouver, WA, 98665
Phone: 360-735-5720

Medicare

Medicare is a federal health insurance program for seniors. Medicare may be used to cover some costs of medically necessary senior care services, such as in-home health care. While some Medicare plans are all-inclusive, other plans offer more specific a la carte coverage, such as doctors’ visits or medical equipment. Seniors with AIDS or HIV may be eligible for pharmaceutical help through either Oregon’s CareAssist program or Washington’s Early Intervention program.

Medicare Savings Programs may apply toward an Oregon senior’s Medicare premiums if the person has Medicare Part A and if their income falls within a certain limit. Note that Medicare programs do not cover room and board in our Portland memory care partner facilities.

Apply for Medicare Savings Programs online to see which of Oregon’s Medicare programs best fit your needs.[11] Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) services are also available to residents in both Oregon and Washington. A Medicare program with a Medicaid service option, PACE bridges some gaps in Medicare Parts A-D. You can explore details on the state websites in the resources below.

PACE coverage might include the following:

  • Prescription drugs
  • Primary care
  • Transportation to appointments
  • Medically necessary therapies

Seniors can apply for Medicare online through the Social Security Administration application website. Portland’s local Social Security Administration office can offer assistance with Medicare benefits and Medicare Savings Programs. You can also connect with your county’s long-term care ombudsman. In addition to addressing consumer concerns with Medicare benefits, an ombudsman can help seniors and their loved ones understand Medicare rights and serve as advocates for Portland area residents.

Seniors in Oregon also have access to Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA). Washington residents have similar access to Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (also called SHIBA). Both SHIBA programs offer seniors a local network of volunteers, trained and dedicated to educating and advocating for Oregonians and Washingtonians who have or who need Medicare.

Portland resident Medicare resources

Medicare and Social Security

Social Security Administration
Portland Social Security Office
1538 SW Yamhill St.
Portland, OR, 97205
Phone: 888-632-6990
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Health insurance benefits assistance

Understand Oregon and Washington laws and regulations for memory care facilities

In Oregon, memory care facilities serving six or more residents are licensed and regulated by the state’s Office of Safety, Oversight, and Quality. Note that Portland also offers memory care facilities known as adult family homes, serving fewer than five seniors.

Also known as care homes, adult family homes are regulated by the same governing body. You can learn more about the stringent regulations for adult care homes in Multnomah County on their website.

Oregon has an essential layer of qualifications that any residential, assisted living, or nursing facility serving six or more residents must meet before they can offer memory care. These facilities must submit to an initial on-site inspection to become endorsed memory care communities by the Department of Human Services, Aging, and People with Disabilities Program.

To be endorsed, communities must meet design standards backed by research to improve the lives of residents with dementia. Follow-up endorsement inspections and renewals take place as the facility’s business license gets renewed.

In Washington, memory care and assisted living facilities are licensed and regulated by the Aging and Long-Term Support Administration office (ALTSA), specifically its Residential Services branch. This branch regulates care for facilities serving seven or more residents.

At minimum, facilities offering memory care in both Oregon and Washington must provide services such as the following:[10,11]

  • Three nutritious daily meals and snacks
  • Social and recreational activity programs daily
  • Laundry services
  • 24-hour services to help with activities of daily living (ADLs)
  • Medication administration
  • Transportation for medical and/or social appointments
  • Supportive medical care, such as visiting therapists and specialists

Additionally, facilities in both states must adhere to outdoor and indoor regulations, such as the following:[10,11]

  • Memory care facilities must take measures to prevent pests.
  • Facility grounds must be free of litter.
  • Thresholds must be maintained with easy wheelchair use in mind.
  • Facilities must be free of unpleasant odors indoors and must be kept clean.

Regulations specific to Oregon

Sample requirements from Oregon-endorsed memory care facilities include the following:[12]

  • Artificial lighting must be minimal to allow residents to experience natural daylight cycles; necessary artificial lighting must be indirect or diffused.
  • Facilities must have large and fence-secured outdoor recreation areas for residents to enjoy.
  • Indoor common areas must have windows or skylights equivalent to 12% or greater of the common area’s square footage.

In addition to these memory care specific requirements, memory care and assisted living facilities must give residents a homelike dwelling with a private bathroom and a kitchenette. Portland memory care facilities must also be equipped to coordinate a range of supportive services, including a calendar of social events and help with activities of daily living (ADLs). Staff must also be available to residents on a 24-hour basis.[13]

Regulations specific to Washington

Washington requires memory care facilities to assume general responsibility for the safety and proper care of their residents. They may offer the following services:[14]

  • Personal care assistance
  • Medication administration
  • Occasional nursing care

For more information on Washington memory care regulations, visit our informative guide.

Disability accommodations in Oregon and Washington

Facilities providing memory care in Oregon and Washington must accommodate people with disabilities, according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). By design, reasonable accommodations and modifications are to help provide equitable opportunities for people with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations may include the following:[15]

  • Installing grab bars or widening doorways
  • Altering due dates to align with a resident’s income assistance schedule
  • Allowing service animals even if the facility does not allow pets

In situations of disability law advocacy while a loved one is in memory care, you can contact Fair Housing Center of Washington in Clark County or the Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) in Multnomah County. Additionally, you can look up reports on Portland area assisted living and memory care facilities using the following sites:

Oregon Department of Health contact information

North Mall Office Building
725 Summer St. NE, Suite B
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-986-2000
Email: hcs_housing.info@hcs.oregon.gov

Washington Department of Health contact information

Phone: 360-236-4501
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COVID-19 regulations for Portland memory care facilities

Facilities in Oregon are required to take COVID-19 precautions, such as posting notices at entrances and exits if a staff member or memory care resident has a suspected or reported case of COVID-19. Indoor visitation is allowed in Oregon and Washington, so long as visitors and residents follow precautionary steps, such as social distancing and masking.[16,17]

An illustration of a syringe

Vaccinations.

Portland seniors and staff are encouraged to get vaccinated and boosted.

An illustration of a protective breathing mask

Masking.

Masks may be required in most health care facilities. Some memory care facilities may have additional requirements.

An illustration of a broom

Facility cleanliness.

Communities should be sanitized at regular intervals to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Social distancing.

In Washington, social distancing is recommended to reduce the spread of COVID-19. To support this effort, residents can enable WA Notify, which tracks reported exposures. By enabling WA Notify, you can get notifications if you’ve been exposed to COVID-19. This can help residents clarify whether they need to social distance to reduce the spread of infection.

What to expect from memory care in Portland

In many cases, memory care in Portland is offered through a couple different types of facilities:

  • Assisted living with designated memory care sections
  • Adult care homes

Assisted living with memory care in Portland

Portland is home to many memory care facilities that qualify as both an assisted living facility and a residential care facility. Should you encounter one or the other in your search for Portland memory care, the main differences between the two, while not mutually exclusive, are listed below:

  • Assisted living facilities offer fully self-contained individual living units
  • Residential care facilities offer homelike facilities with shared or individual living units

A major benefit to assisted or residential care facilities is that residents in memory care have ready access to explore many more spaces. Exploration and freedom to wander is particularly helpful for people with dementia. Because of this, many of our memory care partners in Portland put an emphasis on calming colors, lots of natural light, and easily navigable walking environments, both indoors and outdoors.

For added convenience and reduced hassle, larger facilities also often have on-site amenities, such as snack shops, beauty or barber shops, and postal services. These amenities bring a sense of positive, familiar errand-running for residents but without the fuss of having to leave the assisted living environment.

Prioritizing resident safety

In reviews of Portland facilities, residents’ loved ones consistently praise our memory care partners for how safe they make residents feel. Some communities are able to offer licensed nursing and oversight, while the vast majority of facilities offer 24-hour emergency availability from team members trained in dementia care.

Staff give family members proactive and consistent communication about how their loved one in memory care is faring; the attentive, respectful care that memory care staff give to seniors makes families feel secure in the knowledge that their loved one is in good hands.

Adult care homes in Portland

Adult care homes make up a substantial number of Portland’s senior living facilities with memory care. These communities are good options for seniors who prefer to live in smaller, more intimate settings that remind them of home. While they generally offer the same level of care as larger memory care communities, they tend to be cheaper.

Most care home residents share rooms with another senior. They take three meals a day in a traditional dining room and can enjoy common areas and outdoor yards similar to a private residential home. Though activity offerings aren’t as robust as those offered at larger memory care facilities, residents in these homes gain immediate access to live-in caregivers.

Portland memory care services and amenities

These charts highlight some of the many care, dining, and entertainment offerings available in Portland memory care communities. They don’t represent all possible services and amenities available at assisted living communities in Portland, but support comparisons against nationwide offerings. Our Senior Living Advisors can help you find communities that fit your preferences.

Availability of select care services in Portland memory care

Memory care communities offer a variety of care services and visiting health care providers to meet seniors’ health needs. The chart below shows the percentage of memory care partners in Portland that offer these care services compared to the percentage of partners that offer them nationally.
Portland, ORNational
Full medication management
Full medication management
70.3%
65%
Doctor on call
Doctor on call
15.3%
47.8%
24-Hour awake staff
24-Hour awake staff
95.5%
82.5%
Diabetic care
Diabetic care
99.1%
99%
*Visiting health care professionals
*Visiting health care professionals
64%
71.7%
Home care agency on-site
Home care agency on-site
21.6%
28.1%
Non-ambulatory care
Non-ambulatory care
96.4%
89.5%
Respite or short term stays
Respite or short term stays
58.6%
61.5%
Hospice available on-site
Hospice available on-site
67.6%
72.4%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%
*Including nurse, dentist, OT, PT, speech or podiatrist

Availability of select dementia care services in Portland memory care

Our community partners provide many services to keep residents with dementia or other memory concerns safe and engaged. Below, take a look at what percentage of Portland Memory Care partners offer the selected dementia care services compared to the percentage of partners nationally.
Portland, ORNational
Dementia behaviors care
Dementia behaviors care
62.2%
73.8%
Specialized memory care training for staff
Specialized memory care training for staff
36%
45.7%
Secured community and/or wander guard
Secured community and/or wander guard
44.1%
70.1%
Memory care only community
Memory care only community
26.1%
26%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Availability of select dietary accommodations in Portland memory care

Memory care communities help seniors maintain a balanced diet by accommodating their health needs, allergies, and other restrictions. Below you’ll find the percentage of Portland partners making specific dietary accommodations for seniors compared to the percentage of assisted living partners making those accommodations nationally.
Portland, ORNational
Nutritionist / dietician
Nutritionist / dietician
15.3%
27.2%
Low / no sodium
Low / no sodium
52.3%
43.6%
No sugar
No sugar
45%
40.9%
Vegetarian
Vegetarian
49.5%
49.4%
Pureed meals
Pureed meals
12.6%
15.6%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Availability of select dining options in Portland memory care

Our memory care communities know that seniors want top-quality meals and options for how they dine. The chart below indicates the percentage of Portland communities that offer dining options to their discerning residents compared to our partners nationally.
Portland, ORNational
Professional chef
Professional chef
40.5%
31.2%
Restaurant style dining
Restaurant style dining
42.3%
39%
Room service
Room service
38.7%
36.1%
Anytime dining
Anytime dining
27%
22.4%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Availability of select programs and activities in Portland memory care

Senior living communities offer a variety of programming to keep seniors socially, mentally, and physically vibrant. The chart below shows what percentage of partnered memory care communities in Portland offer the selected activities, amenities, and programs compared to the percentage of partners nationwide.
Portland, ORNational
Activity director
Activity director
58.6%
45.1%
Pet-focused programs
Pet-focused programs
38.7%
33%
Community service programs
Community service programs
29.7%
27.7%
Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities on-site
48.6%
54.1%
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
56.8%
51%
Outings / off-site activities
Outings / off-site activities
57.7%
60.7%
Piano or organ
Piano or organ
50.5%
38.9%
Arts and crafts center
Arts and crafts center
35.1%
34%
Educational speakers / life long learning
Educational speakers / life long learning
42.3%
35.6%
Clubs / games / karaoke
Clubs / games / karaoke
54.1%
46.6%
Live performances
Live performances
55.9%
47.1%
Dances
Dances
33.3%
30.3%
Fitness center
Fitness center
26.1%
21.4%
Fitness classes
Fitness classes
53.2%
45.8%
0.0%20.0%40.0%60.0%80.0%100%

Unfamiliar with Portland? Highlights for seniors

398,000

Number of seniors over the age of 65 currently living in Portland[19]

13%
Percentage of seniors 65 and older within the Portland population[03]
$67,000

Median annual income for Portland seniors 65 and older[19]

Health care for seniors in Portland

In Portland, seniors with memory care needs have access to a number of excellent health care options. Explore some of the best hospital systems in the Portland metro below.

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Oregon Health & Science University (OSHU) Hospital

OHSU hospital is nationally recognized in several adult specialties and is ranked No. 1 in Portland. The hospital is high-performing in senior health procedures such as pulmonology, orthopedics, and heart conditions.

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Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center is high-performing in many cancer procedures and in neurology. The hospital is ranked No. 2 in the Portland metro area.

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Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside Medical Center

Ranked No. 3 in Portland hospitals, Kaiser Permanente earned excellent ratings in gastroenterology and procedures related to diabetes.

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Transportation for seniors in Portland

In partnering Portland metro memory care facilities, our data indicates that 48% offer complimentary transportation around the city. Our data indicates that 45% of facilities also offer transportation at cost.[01] As it’s unsafe for memory care patients to travel or navigate the city alone, drivers employed by these memory care communities may be charged with keeping residents safe. Caregiver escorts are commonly sent with memory care patients when errands are necessary.

For visiting friends and family, 61% of partner memory care communities are also close to Portland’s plentiful public transit options.[01] Explore some of the best ways to navigate the city below:

  • Bus transportation. Portland has 80+ bus lines servicing the metro area via the TriMet bus system. Additionally, bus trips are a great way to get to and from Portland to cities in the surrounding Pacific Northwest area. Some bus systems in the city include stops in Oregon, Idaho, and Washington.
  • Light rail system. Portland’s primary transportation hub, TriMet, offers nearly 100 stops for traveling the city via the Metropolitan Area Express (MAX) light rail. The MAX has reduced fares for seniors 65+, in addition to comprehensive accessibility measures. For more information, review their accessibility features on their website.
  • Streetcar. Portland built the first modern streetcar in the United States. Today, the Portland streetcar still offers transportation at affordable rates to the city’s most popular destinations.

Senior activities in Portland, Oregon

Seniors in our partnering Portland memory care communities have ample opportunity to enjoy fabulous senior-friendly activities and events, both on-site and off-site. Explore some typical on-site happenings at our partner memory care communities and some favored off-site trips, from museums and gardens to dining and social events.

On-site activities in memory care

Memory care facilities in Portland routinely offer a full schedule of fun and sociable activities for residents. Most days include events centered on games, exercise, music, or movies. Recent activities on Portland area memory care community calendars have included the following:

  • Thematic art classes
  • Classic film night
  • Poetry and riddle readings
  • Devotional activities
  • Word and board games

On-location activities also include thorough wellness programs and brain training exercises. Many facilities offer gentle fitness, community libraries, and cooking classes to engage the mind. Classic movies are shown in community theaters, encouraging reminiscence and simple enjoyment. Some facilities even bring in local orchestras or bands and have weekly concerts for residents to enjoy.

Off-site activities in memory care

Additionally, many facilities have dedicated transportation to shuttle seniors to off-campus events and activities. Favorite off-site activities hosted by partnering memory care communities have recently included the following:

  • Farmers markets
  • Nature day trips
  • Picnics in the park
  • Local museum visits
  • Strolling the Oregon Zoo

Museums and theaters in downtown Portland

Portland is a vibrant place with a thriving arts and culture scene, rich with downtown attractions. Nearby Pittock Mansion is a delight for history enthusiasts looking to either learn more about the area or reminisce over days past. Seniors inclined toward the dramatic arts can enjoy musical performances and classic theater performances at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall or at Roseland Theater.

Family fun for all ages

Portland has plenty to do for any age, so visiting family members will always have something to do with their loved one. For example, animal lovers are sure to enjoy the nearby Oregon Zoo. Featuring numerous exhibits animals from all over the world, the Oregon Zoo brings out the inner child in us all. Conveniently, the zoo is located in Portland’s beautiful Washington Park. This park is an attraction in itself, as it houses the Hoyt Arboretum and the Portland Japanese Garden. The park is a peaceful natural retreat for local seniors.

Additionally, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) offers a fabulous afternoon that many seniors can enjoy. The museum regularly features accessible, curiosity-inspiring events for all ages, focusing on the wonders of the natural sciences.

Frequently Asked Questions

Canfield Place, Trustwell Living at Kent Place and Brookdale Oswego Springs Portland are the top-rated Memory Care facilities near Portland, OR. These Memory Care facilities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews. See full list of communities.

The average cost of Memory Care in Portland is $5,053 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

The 111 memory care facilities near you in Portland, Oregon typically provide housing, therapies, and care tailored to those who have Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. To find memory care in Portland, Oregon, browse our detailed listings showing photos, floor plans, amenities, activities, and reviews from real families.

Browse A Place for Mom’s listings for memory care in Portland, Oregon, to take a virtual tour. Our local senior living experts can arrange for a live tour of these communities as well.

The cost of memory care facilities in Portland, Oregon ranges from $682 to $10900. The average Memory Care cost in Portland, Oregon is $5,053. Prices often vary based on care provided, amenities, unit size, and more. 

The cost of memory care in Portland, Oregon typically starts at $682. A Place for Mom’s local, expert senior living advisors can help you find affordable memory care facilities near you and offer advice on how to lower costs and pay for care with VA benefits or public payment options.

References

  1. A Place for Mom. (2023). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

  2. Payscale. (2023). Cost of Living in Portland, Oregon.

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  4. Payscale. (2023). Cost of Living in Vancouver, Washington.

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  6. SmartAsset. (2023). Washington Retirement Tax Friendliness.

  7. United States Census Bureau. (2023). Veteran status: Portland city, Oregon (S2101). [Data set]. American Community Survey.

  8. Oregon Health Authority. (2023). Oregon Health Plan (OHP) Benefits.

  9. Washington State Health Care Authority. (2023). What are my basic covered services?

  10. Department of Human Services Aging and People with Disabilities. (2022). Residential care and assisted living facilities.

  11. Washington State Legislature. (2022). Assisted living facility licensing rules.

  12. Department of Human Services, Aging and People with Disabilities. (2020). Endorsed Memory Care Communities.

  13. Aging and Long-Term Support Administration. (2023). Assisted living facility services packages.

  14. Oregon Department of Human Services. (2023). Medicare Savings Programs.

  15. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. (2023). Reasonable Accommodations and Modifications.

  16. Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit Aging and People with Disabilities. (2019). Compliance Framework Guide.

  17. Oregon Department of Human Services. (2023). COVID-19 Information for Long-Term Care Facilities.

  18. Washington State Department of Social and Health Services: Aging and Long-Term Support Administration. (2023). COVID-19 Information for Providers and Long-Term Care Professionals.

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  20. U.S. News and World Report. (2023). Best hospitals in Oregon.

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1.

A Place for Mom. (2023). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

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United States Census Bureau. (2023). Population 60 years and over in the United States: Portland city, Oregon (S0102). [Data set]. American Community Survey.

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7.

United States Census Bureau. (2023). Veteran status: Portland city, Oregon (S2101). [Data set]. American Community Survey.

8.

Oregon Health Authority. (2023). Oregon Health Plan (OHP) Benefits.

9.

Washington State Health Care Authority. (2023). What are my basic covered services?

10.

Department of Human Services Aging and People with Disabilities. (2022). Residential care and assisted living facilities.

11.

Washington State Legislature. (2022). Assisted living facility licensing rules.

12.

Department of Human Services, Aging and People with Disabilities. (2020). Endorsed Memory Care Communities.

13.

Aging and Long-Term Support Administration. (2023). Assisted living facility services packages.

14.

Oregon Department of Human Services. (2023). Medicare Savings Programs.

15.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. (2023). Reasonable Accommodations and Modifications.

16.

Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit Aging and People with Disabilities. (2019). Compliance Framework Guide.

17.

Oregon Department of Human Services. (2023). COVID-19 Information for Long-Term Care Facilities.

18.

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services: Aging and Long-Term Support Administration. (2023). COVID-19 Information for Providers and Long-Term Care Professionals.

19.

United States Census Bureau. (2023). Population 65 years and over in the United States: Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area. [Data set]. American Community Survey.

20.

U.S. News and World Report. (2023). Best hospitals in Oregon.