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Situated in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, Vancouver is a picturesque city just minutes away from Portland, Oregon. The area offers breathtaking views of the Columbia River and the Cascade Mountains. Its natural beauty attracts outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers of all ages, but the city also boasts a range of senior-friendly amenities and services. With its scenic beauty, vibrant community and senior-friendly amenities, Vancouver is a great place for seniors to enjoy their golden years.

Assisted living communities can help seniors remain independent while getting the assistance they need to age safely. They offer restaurant-style dining options, housekeeping services, and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), like dressing, bathing, and personal grooming. Some assisted living communities also offer additional levels of care, and that’s especially true in Vancouver, Washington. In fact, about 30% of the 81 total facilities in our partner network are also joint memory care and independent living communities. Our partner communities offer a variety of amenities and services to make any senior feel at home.

For seniors interested in learning more about the assisted living facilities in Vancouver and nearby Portland, look no further than this guide. Read on to learn how to pay for assisted living as well as the laws and regulations that govern facilities. We also cover health care programs for seniors in the area, transportation options, and more in Vancouver and Portland.

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Our goal is to help you find high-quality assisted living facilities that fit your needs. Using our 20+ years of experience in senior living, we developed a proprietary rating system based on the following:

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My mom has lived at Assurety Senior Care for almost 5 years. I chose Assurety Senior Care because it's close to my home and I felt comfortable with it. [name removed] and [name removed] are wonderful. They...
Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
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.
Care Homes: Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
Our promise:To love, care and respect your loved ones as they deserve to enjoy their golden years/retirement of their life in a quiet, peaceful and loving atmosphere. Assurety Senior Care Center is a beautiful, luxurious adult care facility located in Vancouver, Washington. Our home has a...
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My sister lives in a small home that is clean and comfortable. The staff are attentive and caring. I have visited and sat with her for hours without feeling uncomfortable. I live hours away and can call or...
Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
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.
Care Homes: Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
The Finest Care Adult Family Home manages multiple homes for your loved one. Our comfortable environment and warm staff create a personal living experience for our residents. Regular activities encourage physical and mental wellness. Located in a clean and quiet neighborhood, with private and...
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We chose Van Mall because everyone was friendly, the facility was clean, food quality looked great as well as activities provided. The facility only provides limited assisted living services. Diabetes...
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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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.
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.
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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Excellent memory care facility. I chose it because all of the resident rooms are off one central "great room", which means no hallways or long walks, and staff can see everyone most of the time. Most...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, 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.
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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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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What our family likes the most about the Prestige Senior Living community is the good marketing from the staff members. The staff are also very helpful and our loved one likes the food. We would recommend...
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 loved one is currently a resident at The Finest Care AFH and everything has been very good so far. The owner has done a great job of communicating updates to us regarding our dad's condition. The move in...
Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
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.
Care Homes: Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
The Finest Care AFH, LLC is a beautiful residential care home located in Vancouver, WA. In Vancouver, you'll be treated to absolutely beautiful trails and parks to enjoy the wonderful outdoors. Klineline Pond and Salmon Creek Park is our community's favorite location for a swim. You'll find 35...
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Aging Gracefully has been amazing. They are receptive to the family's questions or concerns about our loved one. The community is good at calling the family if anything changes with our loved one, as well....
Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
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.
Care Homes: Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
Aging Gracefully Family Home is owned and operated by Registered Nurses. Dekyi Yangzom R.N is a critical care nurse, currently working as an open heart nurse in a Cardio Vascular Intensive Care Unit at Peace Health hospital. Dekyi has over 20 years' experience working with adult and elderly...
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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
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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.
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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I’ve been very happy with the communication with [name removed]. She explains her processes and is always available with any questions I may have. My Mom was not doing real well when I transferred her to...
Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
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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.
Care Homes: Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
Located in Vancouver, Washington, Assure Care AFH LLC is home that welcomes your loved ones and you! We are an adult family home offering 24/7 care for the elderly and disabled. We have been serving the community with compassion, commitment, caring and respect for the elderly. We are committed to...
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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
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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.
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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[name removed] head a hard time adjusting to her new environment and constantly packed her belongings in attempts to go back to where she was before and was almost combative at times in attempts to leave....
Provides: Memory Care
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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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I think that those in assisted living would enjoy the community and accommodations. Those with dementia but not quite ready for memory care will require special assistance from family and the facility to...
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 Vancouver is located in Vancouver, Washington, which has been on Money Magazine's list of best places in America to live multiple times. In addition to Vancouver's many attractions, we also offer residents easy access to Portland's many theatres, restaurants and tourist attractions.As...
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My favorite part of living at Clearwater Springs is the professional compassion shown by the staff. The caregivers and medtechs are patient and gracious and anticipate my needs. I feel I'm well taken care of...
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.
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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I would recommend Bonaventure because the overall caregiving was very good. I had my favorites and was sad when they left for other opportunities. But no matter who took care of my mom, they were very...
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.
Bonaventure of Vancouver is conveniently located in Vancouver, Washington, off Interstate 205. Our independent living, assisted living, and memory care communities will offer state-of-the-art amenities and services for retirement, assisted living, and memory care. Our spacious retirement living...
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It would be great to be able to pay by card. great ratios to clients is wonderful would recommend be more upfront and change billing code on added point for maintaining paperwork. We picked this community...
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.
At Trustwell Living at Kent Place, our senior living community, you will find laughter, a homelike environment, and quality care. We develop individual care plans to meet the needs of each resident, and a full-time registered nurse is available 24 hours a day to provide clinical oversight and...
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The staff is very friendly, and goes out of the way to remember each resident's personal preferences. Smiles extra care are the norm, even in busy, stressful times. Managers/supervisors step in to help...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, 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.
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 moved my mother to Camas Hills Care Home a couple of years ago now. She had lived at another bigger care facility that cared for around 50 people before the move. The bigger place was fine back when she...
Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
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.
Care Homes: Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
Camas Hills Care Home is a senior care home in Camas, WA in Clark County. Originally, Camas was the center of a Georgia-Pacific paper mill, but the area has burgeoned with high-tech companies such as Hewlett-Packard. The town rests on Prune Hill, an extinct volcano vent. Environmentally, Camas...
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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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The Hampton at Salmon Creek is exemplary. The staff is professional & unselfishly compassionate, & duties are smartly segregated for nursing, care giving, activities, cooking, cleaning, maintenance, &...
Provides: Memory Care
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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.
Imagine your loved one thriving at The Hampton at Salmon Creek, where they will be treated like family. Warmth, respect and compassion abound in our beautiful and secured environment. By providing personalized memory care, we enhance the lives of our seniors, and provide peace of mind for their...
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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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The staff members are super friendly and our loved one seems well taken care of. Based on the experience we have had so far with Tabor Crest we would recommend them to other families
Provides: Memory Care
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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.
Tabor Crest Residential Care, LLC is a family owned and operated residential care facility located in Portland, Oregon with plenty of room for residents to feel at home. Our mission is to compassionately serve all of our residents with recognition to each of their individual physical, mental,...
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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
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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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What families are saying about assisted living in Vancouver

Recent reviews for assisted living in Vancouver

Cedar Hills in Portland, OR

4.5
The staff at this care home work with the family. They are flexible and get to know the residents. There is a Registered Nurse on site. The community is clean as they are particular about the environment. They are knowledgeable about the rules and regulations in Oregon. The food seems healthy ...
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Senior Haven in Portland, OR

3.8
The community and activities director is very accommodating to my loved one's requests. The value is good. I think Senior Haven provides high level care. There are patios available off of the resident's rooms. They even hung décor in my loved one's rooms.

Cogir at The Quarry in Vancouver, WA

4.8
My dad has been extremely happy and he feels very much at home. He has been disappointed when it comes to playing games, he hasn't been able to play because they had enough players and no room for more. He loves to play cards and we go and play when we can. The food is good but the chicken ...
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Costs of assisted living in the Vancouver area

Assisted living in Vancouver costs an average of $4,842 per month, according to proprietary data from A Place for Mom.[01] This figure typically includes housing, meals, and any associated care or service fees. Overall costs may vary based on location, chosen services, in-unit amenities, and other factors.

The following figures represent the average baseline costs of assisted living communities for the greater Vancouver area and don’t include additional fees for extra services.

Average monthly cost of Assisted Living in Vancouver, WA vs. nearby cities

Vancouver, WA

$4,284/mo

How do people pay for assisted living in Vancouver?

Seniors and their families often rely on a combination of resources — both private and public — to cover the monthly costs of assisted living. Everything from Social Security to Medicaid can help offset associated expenses.

Below, you’ll find more details on a variety of payment methods for assisted living, including VA benefits, Medicare, Medicaid, and private funding options.

Private pay methods in Vancouver

Social Security may be one of the more common resources seniors use to pay for assisted living, but it’s far from the only option. For instance, some seniors have long-term care insurance that can help offset the costs. Others use a combination of personal savings, funds from their retirement accounts, and income generated from investments. Other private resources may also include one or more of the following:

VA benefits for assisted living in Vancouver
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Number of veterans who live in Vancouver

About 28% of Vancouver veterans are 75+

Veterans can take advantage of a range of benefits to help offset the costs associated with assisted living. The VA Aid and Attendance benefit and VA Pension program are two of the most common. Learn more below.

 VA Aid and Attendance (A&A) benefit: The Aid and Attendance benefit is a high-dollar benefit that can be added to an existing VA Pension. It can be used for anything a disabled veteran or surviving spouse needs to make their lives better. Funds can be used to pay for costs of living as well as care services.

VA Pension programs: Pensions can also be used to pay for assisted living. In fact, to qualify for the A&A benefit, veterans must already be receiving a VA Pension. You can find more information about eligibility on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Pension page.

If seniors and their families are still unsure or need additional information, a veterans service organization can be of great help in navigating the VA benefits system and connecting veterans to other resources. The Clark County Veterans Assistance Center is often a good starting point, as well as one of the many veterans service organizations located within the Portland Regional VA Benefits Office.

The local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and Vietnam Veterans of America chapters can also offer support. Vancouver veterans can apply for VA benefits at the Vancouver VA Clinic, Portland Regional Benefits office, or apply online. Appointments are strongly encouraged at the regional office in Portland. You can find directions on how to schedule an appointment through the VA website’s Portland regional office page.

Resources for veterans

VA resources in Washington

Clark County Veterans Assistance Center

1305 Columbia St.

Vancouver, WA 98660

Phone: 360-693-7030

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Vancouver VA Medical Center

1601 E. Fourth Plain Blvd.

Vancouver, WA 98661

Phone: 360-759-1901

Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

VA resources in Oregon

VA — Portland regional office

100 S.W. Main St.

Portland, OR 97204

Phone: 800-827-1000

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Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs (ODVA)

700 Summer St. NE

Salem, OR 97301

Phone: 800-692-9666 or 503-373-2085

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Portland VA Medical Center

3710 S.W. U.S. Veterans Hospital Road

Portland, OR 97234

Phone: 503-220-8262

Multnomah County veteran services offices

Contact: Sheila Balbin, program supervisor

Phone: 503-988-8386

Additional local VA resources

Vancouver Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)

Phone: 360-696-4583

Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. (by appointment only)

Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) — Vancouver chapter

Phone: 360-695-5456

Email: district18rep@msn.com

Using Medicaid for assisted living costs

Seniors living in Vancouver are probably familiar with Apple Health, Washington’s Medicaid program. What they may not know is how much assistance the benefit can be to those looking to live in an assisted living community.

Apple Health is operated by the Washington State Health Care Authority, and can help qualifying seniors pay for care services in assisted living communities. Like most types of Medicaid insurance, it doesn’t cover the cost of room and board in a private assisted living facility, but it can be used to fund certain care services. For example, medication management, injections, diabetes management, and some personal care services may qualify for coverage under Medicaid.

In order for seniors to receive Apple Health Medicaid benefits in an assisted living communities, they must be Medicaid eligible. In order to qualify for Medicaid assistance through Apple Health, seniors must have an income at or below 138% of the federal poverty level, spend down their assets to an equivalent amount, or be declared medically needy. The senior must also live in a facility licensed by Washington State, and the facility must agree to accept Medicaid payments.

For Portland seniors, the Oregon Health Plan (OHP) manages state Medicaid services. Medicaid benefits for low-income seniors in assisted living often come in the form of a , which can then be applied toward any medically necessary care provided in assisted living..

Vancouver Medicaid application support

For more information on applying for Apple Health, refer to the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services online resources, including an Apple Health Fact Sheet. For further assistance with the application process, please contact the Clark County HCA representative or local long-term care ombudsman using the information in the resources section below.

Additionally, the Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities of Southwest Washington is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting seniors and adults with disabilities in Clark, Cowlitz, Klickitat, Skamania, and Wahkiakum counties. They can provide information and assistance for seniors interested in obtaining Medicaid coverage or seniors seeking their eligible services.

Portland Medicaid application support

Assistance applying for Medicaid and finding resources in Portland can be obtained through various programs. With their 24-hour helpline, the Multnomah County Aging and Disability Resource Connection is a beneficial source for seniors seeking guidance. However, note that communication is limited to phone or email.

Furthermore, the OHA Ombuds Program has a dedicated team to help seniors navigate Medicaid enrollment and locate resources. The staff is committed to providing seniors with the best possible support.

Oregon residents can also apply for the Oregon Health Plan online. Alternatively, they can visit their local Department of Human Services office to submit an application in person, or request a paper application by mail. Seniors can refer to the Oregon Health Plan handbook to learn more about their plan, including eligibility requirements, benefits, and other important information.

Medicaid resources

Medicaid application help in Vancouver

Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities of Southwest Washington

201 N.E. 73rd St.

Vancouver, WA 98665
Phone: 360-694-8144
Email: clarkadrc@dshs.wa.gov

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Southwest Washington long-term care regional ombudsman office

Contact: Neil D. Degerstedt

Phone: 360-694-9007 or 360-992-4076

Email: neil.degerstedt@dshs.wa.gov

Home and community services — Vancouver office

800 N.E. 136th Ave., Suite 220

Vancouver, WA 98684
Phone: 360-397-9500

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Medicaid application help in Portland

Aging, Disability and Veterans Services — central office

209 S.W. Fourth Ave., Suite 510

Portland, OR 97204

Phone: 503-988-3646

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Oregon OHP Ombuds Program

500 Summer St. NE, E20
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 877-642-0450
Email: oha.ombudsoffice@odhsoha.oregon.gov

Oregon Department of Human Services

11826 N.E. Gilsan St.
Portland, OR 97220
Phone: 971-673-0909

Medicare coverage for assisted living

Medicare is a federal health insurance for people over the age of 64. Medicare does not cover the cost of assisted living facilities, but it can help offset the costs of various medical expenses. If, for example, a senior required physical therapy, Medicare Part A and Part B could be of assistance. The same could be said for other health services, including:

  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Medical social services
  • Part-time home health aide services
  • Occasional skilled nursing care
  • Injectable osteoporosis drugs

Vancouver Medicare assistance

There are numerous other resources available for seniors in Washington who are interested in learning more about or applying for Medicare. These resources include the following:

Medicare Savings Program (MSP)

MSP is part of the Washington State Healthcare Authority and helps with premium costs, copayments, deductibles, and coinsurance for seniors who meet Medicare requirements.

Washington State Health Insurance Pool (WSHIP)

For Washington State residents who’ve been denied coverage due to a pre-existing condition, WSHIP provides health insurance coverage.

Washington Prescription Drug Program (WPDP)

This program helps Washington residents save on prescription drugs, while the ArrayRx discount card can help with over-the-counter medications.

Washington State Home and Community Services (HCS)

HCS provides a variety of services to low-income seniors in Washington State to help them stay out of a nursing home and provide them with care in the community.

Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisor (SHIBA)

The local SHIBA, part of the Area on Agency and Disabilities of Southwest Washington, offers free advisory services for people with questions about Medicare.

Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)

This program gives eligible seniors access to a broad array of services delivered in their home or at a community center to delay or avoid nursing home entry.

Long-term care ombudsman

The long-term care ombudsman can field questions, respond to complaints, and empower individuals in long-term care settings.

Portland Medicare Assistance

For seniors in Portland with Medicare Part A and a limited income, Medicare Savings Programs can assist in covering Medicare premiums and other costs. To determine the most appropriate Medicare program for your scenario, apply for Medicare Savings Programs through the online portal.

Oregon also provides the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) services, which help seniors avoid nursing home placement by offering a variety of services in their residences or at a community-based location. Seniors can find more information on the senior disability page of the Oregon Department of Human Services website. Furthermore, Oregon residents can take advantage of the Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA) program to find answers to their questions and get assistance from advocates.

The local Social Security Administration office is the best place to apply for Medicare in person, but the online application is a potentially easier route. Seniors can also reach out to the county’s long-term care ombudsman to obtain clarity on senior rights in the Portland area.

Medicare resources

Medicare assistance offices in Washington

Vancouver Social Security Administration office

805 Broadway St., Suite 500

Vancouver, WA 98660

Phone: 800-772-1213

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities of Southwest Washington

201 N.E. 73rd St.

Vancouver, WA 98665
Phone: 360-735-5720
Email: clarkadrc@dshs.wa.gov

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Home and Community Services office

800 N.E. 136th Ave., Suite 220

Vancouver, WA 98684

Phone: 360-397-9500

Local long-term care ombudsman — Southwest Region

Neil D. Degerstedt

Phone: 360-694-9007

Email: neil.degerstedt@dshs.wa.gov

Washington State Health Care Authority

Phone: 800-562-3022

Medicare assistance offices in Oregon

Portland Social Security office

1538 S.W. Yamhill St.
Portland, OR, 97205
Phone: 888-632-6990
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Multnomah County Aging and Disability Services

421 S.W. Oak St., Suite 510
Portland, OR 97204

Phone: 503-988-3646

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Local long-term care ombudsman — Portland

830 D St. NE

Salem, OR 97301

Phone: 503-378-6533

Email: ltco.info@rights.oregon.gov

Understand laws and regulations for assisted living facilities

In Washington, assisted living facilities must be licensed by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) to operate. Part of being licensed means that assisted living facilities are subject to regular inspections.

  • These inspections occur at least every 18 months.
  • However, on average, they happen once every 15 months.
  • Assisted living communities with no written notice violations and no complaint investigations within three consecutive inspections may not require another inspection for 24 months.
  • Seniors and their families can view past inspection reports on the Washington State DSHS website.

It’s also important to note that Adult Protective Services can be contacted if elder abuse is suspected. This may include but is not limited to abuse, abandonment, neglect, exploitation and self-neglect. Report all concerns here.

Laws and regulations in Oregon

In the state of Oregon, assisted living facilities that accommodate six or more residents are required to obtain a license from and be regulated by the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) licensing and oversight division. In Portland, there are also numerous facilities catering to fewer than five seniors that might qualify as adult family homes or care homes. These smaller homes are held to the same regulatory standards as their larger counterparts.

As per Oregon regulations, assisted living facilities must provide residents with the following.

  • Shared or individual apartments in a homey setting
  • Private bathrooms and kitchenettes
  • Coordinated care and supportive services, including but not limited to assistance with activities of daily living, social events, and other activities to promote residents’ physical and mental well-being.
  • Staff available round-the-clock to provide residents with the required assistance

Oregon regulations ensure that seniors residing in assisted living facilities have access to a comfortable and safe living environment where they can receive the appropriate level of care and support required to maintain their quality of life.

The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) surveys memory care facilities at least once every 24 months to check that laws and regulations are being followed. To find licensed facilities in Oregon, use this licensed long-term care facility search tool.

Distinction between adult family homes and assisted living facilities

There is an important distinction to understand for those seeking care for their loved ones in Vancouver, as the market in this area has a high concentration of adult family homes that operate as assisted living facilities.

The Washington State DSHS booklet outlines the difference between facility options and how to determine which might be right for you or your loved one. In it, seniors and their families will find topics related to reviewing the needs of the individual and understanding facility licensing.

Adult family homes and assisted living facilities are both licensed senior care options that offer housing and care to residents. We outline some key differences between the two below:

Adult family homes: 

  • Are generally significantly less expensive than larger assisted living communities
  • Can house up to six adults in a regular house located in a residential neighborhood
  • May be run by a family, single person, or business partners
  • May hire other employees
  • Some AFHs allow pets
  • Multiple languages may be spoken

Assisted living facilities: 

  • Can house seven or more people in a home or facility located in a residential neighborhood
  • Offer varying levels of assistance with personal care
  • Provide intermittent nursing care (a nurse available on a part-time basis)
  • Offer assistance with or administering of medications

Both adult family homes and assisted living facilities provide housing and meals and assume general responsibility for the safety and care of the resident. Some homes and facilities may also provide specialized care to people living with developmental disabilities, dementia, or mental illness.

Additional information on adult family homes

Adult family homes in Vancouver and Portland are regulated by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) and the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS), respectively.

Adult family homes are also regulated under the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) Chapter 388-76. The WAC establishes licensing requirements and standards for adult family homes, assisted living facilities, and other types of residential care facilities.

In Portland, adult family homes must also follow the Multnomah County Administrative Rules. The specific regulations that apply to adult family homes depend on the type of adult family home and the level of care provided.

The following are some of the key regulations that govern adult family homes in Washington:

  • Licensing requirements: All adult family homes in Washington must be licensed by the state. The licensing process includes a background check, inspection of the facility, and verification that the home meets all applicable health and safety standards.
  • Staffing requirements: Adult family homes must have sufficient staff to provide adequate care to residents. Staff must be trained in first aid and CPR, and some homes may require additional specialized training.
  • Resident rights: Adult family home residents have certain rights under state and federal law, including the right to privacy, dignity, and respect. Residents must be informed of their rights and have access to grievance procedures if their rights are violated.
  • Health and safety standards: Adult family homes must meet certain health and safety standards, including requirements for food service, medication management, and infection control. Homes must also have an emergency plan in place in case of a natural disaster or other emergencies.
  • Quality of care: Adult family homes must provide residents with appropriate care based on their individual needs and preferences. Homes must develop and implement care plans for each resident and provide ongoing monitoring and assessment of residents’ health and well-being.

In addition to state regulations, adult family homes in Vancouver and Portland may also be subject to local zoning and building codes, as well as federal laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Licensing and staffing regulations for assisted living facilities

The Washington Administrative Code (WAC) Chapter 388-78A and the Multnomah County Administrative Rules outline specific staffing requirements for assisted living facilities in Vancouver and Portland. The regulations state the following:

  • Senior care facilities must have a licensed nurse on duty 24 hours a day.
  • The nursing home must provide a sufficient number of qualified nursing personnel to provide care for all residents.
  • The facility must have sufficient staff to meet the needs of residents with special needs or those who require specialized care.
  • Senior care facilities must provide adequate staffing levels to ensure that residents are cared for in a safe and timely manner.

For more information about the licensing rules for assisted living facilities in Vancouver and Portland, please refer to the Washington State Legislature’s website or the Multnomah County Adult Care Home PDF.

Washington Department of Health contact information

Washington State Department of Health

111 Israel Road SE
Tumwater, WA 98501
Phone Number: 800-525-0127
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Clark County Public Health

1601 E. Fourth Plain Blvd.

Vancouver, WA 98661

Phone: 564-397-8000

Oregon Department of Health contact information

Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division

800 N.E. Oregon St.
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: 971-673-1222
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m – 5 p.m.

Multnomah County Health Department

619 N.W. Sixth Ave.
Portland, OR 97204
Phone: 503-988-3674
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

COVID-19 regulations for Vancouver, Washington assisted living facilities

There are no official mandates in effect, but the states of Washington and Oregon encourage people to follow the CDC guidelines for COVID-19. Some assisted living communities may have their own guidelines. Most locations follow the Washington Department of Health’s Interim Recommendations for SARS-CoV-2 Infection Prevention and Control in Healthcare Settings and CDC guidelines.

For more information, check the Clark County website or Multnomah County website for current COVID-19 recommendations.

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Vaccinations. Workers can receive religious and medical exemptions, but vaccinations are strongly recommended.

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Facility cleanliness. Regular cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces is strongly encouraged.

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Social distancing. All employees and visitors are urged to maintain six feet of separation whenever possible.

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Quarantining. Standard protocols are recommended for people who test positive for COVID-19 or come into contact with someone who has tested positive.

Get to know assisted living in Vancouver

81Number of in-network assisted living facilities in market
82% of our partner communities offer on-site activities
45% of our partner communities are pet-friendly
29% of our partner communities have an on-site physician (or comparable)
4953%

Number of people we have referred to our partner communities in Vancouver

81%

Average age of residents we have referred to assisted living communities in Vancouver

Gender split: 62% female

What to expect from assisted living communities in Vancouver and Portland

Vancouver and Portland are known for their year-round mild climates, gorgeous views, growing arts communities, and rich histories. These benefits have made the neighboring cities attractive retirement destinations for seniors. Increased interest from aging adults has led to a rise in senior housing, with a wide variety of assisted living communities available both in and around the Vancouver area.

A variety of living options

With nearly 325 senior living communities partnered with A Place for Mom in Vancouver and the surrounding areas, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that there are a variety of living options available. Most of the assisted living facilities in both Vancouver and Portland are group homes, which are typically single-family homes that have been renovated to accommodate senior-specific needs. They’re generally ADA accessible, with widened doorways, low thresholds, and grab bars. Seniors and their families will likely find a higher staff-to-resident ratio in group homes than they will in larger-scale assisted living communities.

In addition to group homes and standalone assisted living communities, A Place for Mom partners with many facilities in the area that offer a variety of care types. Some communities combine assisted living, independent living, and memory care services within a single building or campus to give residents access to progressive levels of care.[01]

A range of medical care

Though the majority of partner facilities in our listings (81%) offer on-site nursing and medication management, many in the area also provide a wide variety of other care services — most of which come by way of visiting specialists. Occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, podiatry, and even dentistry may be made available to residents on-site by visiting practitioners.[01]

Options for memory care

Nearly 70% of A Place for Mom’s assisted living partner communities in the Vancouver area also offer memory care programs or on-site cognitive care. These facilities are designed to keep seniors with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia safe and engaged. They may offer memory-specific activities, sensory therapies, and cognitive support programs in specific wings or areas of the community. A wander alert system is installed in 40% of our partner facilities to prevent residents with dementia from eloping.[01]

Adult family homes

An adult family home is a residential home that provides care and services to up to six adults who require assistance with daily living activities. This is in contrast with traditional assisted living facilities, which are typically larger. Both types of communities provide housing, meals, and assistance with daily activities for older adults who may require support.

There are 55 assisted living facilities that are classified as adult family homes within a 10-mile radius of downtown Vancouver. In terms of amenities, these adult family homes generally provide the following:

  • Private or shared bedrooms
  • Shared living areas, such as a living room, dining room, and kitchen
  • Accessible bathrooms and showers
  • A backyard or outdoor space for residents to enjoy
  • Home-cooked meals and snacks
  • Assistance with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, and grooming
  • Medication management and other health-related services
  • Housekeeping and laundry services
  • Transportation to appointments and activities

Floor plans in assisted living

Regarding floor plans, adult family homes in Vancouver and Portland generally have the following floor plan features:

  • A one-story layout with bedrooms, living areas, and bathrooms all on one level
  • Wide hallways and doorways to accommodate mobility aids
  • Grab bars and other safety features in bathrooms
  • A wheelchair-accessible entrance to the home

It’s also worth noting that adult family homes in Vancouver and Portland are licensed by their individual states and must comply with regulations regarding safety, staffing, and the care provided to residents.

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Unfamiliar with Vancouver? Highlights for seniors

35,586

Number of seniors over the age of 65 currently living in Vancouver

19%

19% of seniors are 65+ within the Vancouver population

$55,513

Median annual income for Vancouver seniors 65 and older.

Health care for seniors in Vancouver

Seniors who live in assisted living facilities in Vancouver, Washington, will experience exceptional health care options. Some may require a short drive over to Portland, Oregon.

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Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center

Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center is located in Vancouver, making it a hospital of choice for the senior community. Its patient experience rating is high, and the center also ranks high in procedures associated with orthopedics and treatment involving pulmonology. The hospital has also earned America’s Best Hospitals Award, Patient Safety Award, and Critical Care Excellence Award — among other recognitions.

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PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center offers a variety of services, including both family medicine and geriatric care. It ranks high performing in the areas of stroke, hip replacement, knee replacement, and diabetes. The center has also earned the Coronary Intervention Excellence Award.

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Oregon Health and Science University (OSHU) Hospital

Considered the No. 1 hospital in Portland, OHSU hospital is nationally ranked in six specialties and high-performing in the following areas: heart conditions, orthopedics, and pulmonology.

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Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

Ranked as Portland’s No. 2 hospital, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center has been awarded for its performance in neurology and cancer procedures.

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Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside Medical Center

Portland’s No. 3 hospital, Kaiser Permanente ranks highly in gastroenterology and diabetes-related procedures.

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Transportation for seniors in Vancouver and Portland

In Vancouver, 70% of our partner assisted living facilities offer free or at-cost transportation. However, in some cases, seniors may still need to access public transit. Fortunately, C-TRAN is a good, accessible option that offers 27 routes throughout the Vancouver area. C-TRAN also provides on-demand rideshare services within the city limits.

If seniors need a ride to a medical appointment, social event, or shopping center, they can also use Community in Motion, which is a local service that provides rides for seniors 65 and over at a cost of no more than $2.50 per day or $28 per month.

Seniors and their family members can easily utilize public transportation in Portland as well. The TriMet is the primary public transit system in the city, with established bus, streetcar, and light rail routes throughout the surrounding areas. The suburbs are linked to downtown Portland by the MAX light rail system, while the Portland Streetcar operates in various neighborhoods, giving seniors the option to go where they want, when they want.

The Vancouver area is somewhat walkable, especially in certain locations. The city scores 41 out of 100, according to Walk Score, for walkability.[07]

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Senior activities in Vancouver

Vancouver is a diverse and thriving community, with options and activities to fit all interests. Although Portland, Oregon is just a few minutes’ drive away, Vancouver offers entertainment, arts, history, and nature of its own. Historical sites, outdoor activities, and seasonal festivals are just a few of the unique attractions the city has for residents. The city is situated between Mount St. Helens and the Columbia River, so seniors and their families can rest assured that scenic landscapes aren’t in short supply.

Historical attractions

Seniors and families who enjoy a little history will find plenty of fascinating ways to learn about Vancouver’s rich heritage. The Fort Vancouver National Historic Site should probably be first on their lists. Close seconds would be the Clark County Historical Museum, Pearson Air Museum, Officers Row, and the Cedar Creek Grist Mill. And last but certainly not least, there’s also the Vancouver Land Bridge, a unique attraction that combines nature and history.

Arts and entertainment

Anyone who appreciates the arts will quickly learn that inspiration can be found throughout the Vancouver area. The Corridor Gallery Vancouver, for one, has rotating art exhibits throughout the year. Those in the mood for a little classical revival can find it in concert at the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. There’s also Esther Short Park, which holds a summer concert series each year.

Outdoor activities

With its mild climate, Vancouver is perfect for seniors and their loved ones who enjoy the outdoors. Birders may enjoy a visit to the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. The same can be said for Silver Star Mountain, famous for its quintessentially Washington vistas. The John Stranger House, located in the Jane Weber Evergreen Arboretum, offers Forever Young Hikes, where seniors are able to walk through an array of flowers and tree gardens on the property.

Activities for seniors in Portland

Like Vancouver, Portland offers an abundance of experiences and entertainment for its residents. The city’s rich history is reflected in its many historical attractions, including the Pittock Mansion, a stunning 1914 home that offers great views of the city and showcases Portland artifacts. The Oregon Historical Society Museum is a must-visit for those interested in the state’s history, with exhibits covering prehistoric times to the present. Visitors can also explore local and global art collections at the Portland Art Museum.

Outdoor attractions

Portland boasts a variety of outdoor attractions that are perfect for seniors who want to enjoy the area’s natural beauty. For instance, Forest Park is a vast park with over 80 miles of trails to explore and accessibility accommodations for those who use wheelchairs or walkers. Alternatively, seniors can visit the International Rose Test Garden, the oldest rose garden in the country. Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge is a must-visit destination for seniors who enjoy birdwatching, while the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area offers stunning views of waterfalls, mountains, and the Columbia River.

Entertainment and community

Seniors who appreciate arts and theater can enjoy performances at Portland Center Stage, which offers discounted tickets for patrons over 65. Portland also has a variety of senior centers, such as the Hollywood Senior Center and Multnomah County Aging and Disability Services, which offer an array of programs and services to keep seniors active, social, and engaged. Seniors can also connect with others through social groups and clubs, such as the Portland Women’s Club or the Rose City Senior Softball Association.

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Assurety Senior Care, Trustwell Living at Kent Place and The Family Care Adult Family Home LLC Aspen are the top-rated Assisted Living facilities near Vancouver, WA. These Assisted Living facilities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews. See full list of communities.

The average cost of Assisted Living in Vancouver is 4284.13 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

References

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

  2. United States Census Bureau. (2021). American community survey: Veteran status (S2101), Vancouver, Washington [Data Set].

  3. United States Census Bureau. (2021). American community survey: age and sex (S0101), Vancouver, Washington [Data Set].

  4. U.S. News and World Report. (2023). Best hospitals: Legacy Salmon Creek medical center.

  5. U.S. News and World Report. (2023). Best hospitals: PeaceHealth Southwest medical center.

  6. U.S. News and World Report. (2023). Best hospitals in Portland, OR.

  7. Walk Score. Living in Vancouver.

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1.

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

2.

United States Census Bureau. (2021). American community survey: Veteran status (S2101), Vancouver, Washington [Data Set].

3.

United States Census Bureau. (2021). American community survey: age and sex (S0101), Vancouver, Washington [Data Set].

4.

U.S. News and World Report. (2023). Best hospitals: Legacy Salmon Creek medical center.

5.

U.S. News and World Report. (2023). Best hospitals: PeaceHealth Southwest medical center.

6.

U.S. News and World Report. (2023). Best hospitals in Portland, OR.

7.

Walk Score. Living in Vancouver.