Portland Place

3808 Venice Rd, Sandusky, OH 44870

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About the community Portland Place

At Portland Place, we provide thoughtful, compassionate care in a warm, lively senior living community. 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 coordination of care. We welcome pets and help our residents thrive in mind and body through activities, such as tai chi, book club, arts and crafts, chair dancing, sing-alongs, popcorn and movie nights, songs of praise, and bingo. We also offer many invigorating outdoor activities, including horseshoes, picnics, and outings for shopping, dining, and visits to the local senior center. Learn more about Sandusky assisted living by scheduling a visit today.

Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted living

Pricing for Portland Place

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

Base fees by room type

Studio
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$XXXX
/mo
1 Bedroom
Starting at
$XXXX
/mo
Semi-Private
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$XXXX
/mo

*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.

Amenities at Portland Place

Health Care Services

Diabetic care
Incontinence care
Ambulatory care
Memory care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
Podiatrist
Physical therapist
Occupational therapist

Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Guest meals
Restaurant style dining
Vegetarian

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Bath tubs
Respite or short term stays offered
Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Kitchenette
Ground floor units

Community Amenities

Memory care services

Secured community
Enclosed courtyard

Transporation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Property convenient to public transit
Uncovered parking

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Beauty salon
Computer or media center

Services

Beautician
Housekeeping
Laundry service / drycleaning

Pets

Cats allowed
Dogs allowed

Primary language spoken by staff

English

Recreational areas

Arts and crafts center
Jacuzzi
Movie or theater room
Raised garden beds

On-site dining options

Café or bistro
Private dining room

Activities

Devotional activities on-site
Visiting chaplain or priest
Art classes
Educational speakers / life long learning

Reviews for Portland Place

3.8

(23 reviews)

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Cleanliness

4.0

Care services

3.8

Staff

4.7

Meals & dining

4.7

Activities

3.8

Value for cost

3.8

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5.0
September 27, 2021
Andy - Child of resident/client
A Great Place for Your Loved One

It was a great place with great staff. There were no problems during the move in. The community took care of everything my loved one needed. The food was good. One of the activities my loved one enjoyed was bingo.


4.0
May 18, 2021
Diana - Sibling of resident/client
Verified Review
Overall a Safe, Secure, Community for Your Loved One

I would recommend the community to others for their loved ones. This is a smaller community. You can get answers to your questions, and sometimes it is hard to leave messages for our loved one to call us back. They are going through an administrative change and staff changes recently. Our experience has been during COVID, and this can make some of this harder for our loved one and family. They have better at cost effectiveness than some other communities in the area. They also have a memory care unit. The staff take care of reminding to get up, bed time, and medication distribution. We had anticipated more activities for memory and one-on-one care for the residents in the memory care unit.


4.0
December 29, 2020
Colleen O - Child of resident/client
Verified Review
Home at the Portland Place

Our experience was great, the staff members at the community were wonderful. The activities director was just as wonderful, and we would recommend this community to others. A big plus is that their is an ice cream factory right across the street.


0.5
August 10, 2020
Annoymous - Loved one of resident/client
Do not send your loved ones to Portland Place

My loved one was at Portland Place for over a year or so. The staff turn over rate was horrible. The administration directors turn over rate was horrible, went through 4 in just 12 months. Nothing was kept straight. The communication between staff was terrible!! The administrators didn't even know my family members first name when they would call us about stuff. The charting wasn't kept on file correctly, the medications weren't documented correctly. The staff called our loved one by the wrong name to his/her face and he/she already had memory issues so that just made her/him more confused. The housekeeping did not clean the room or bathroom which was included in the cost. At one point there was another resident who had to use the restroom who was wheelchair bound and needed pushed back to her room, we told a stna who was sitting at the table, and she said the resident would have to wait a minute. We sat with our loved one and she did not come get her for another 14 minutes while she sat at the table talking to another staff member and laughing. That is ridiculous. The resident evaluation is supposed to be done every 6 months(that's what they told us anyways) and they did it every 3 to keep raises the prices by $1,000 every month and didn't even notify us, it just came out the bank account. The staff was rude to us and our loved one on MULTIPLE occasions. We reached out to the higher up on Enlivant and they never called us back. I will be contacting Ombudsman about Portland Place. We do not recommend anyone going there. The administration is horrible and they do not have empathy for their residents at all. They are so rude to everyone! They just want your money. They say one thing one day and then say the opposite the next day. You better record any conversation you have with them for proof! They do not do any activities either, they SAY they do. But they do not! They only post stuff on their Facebook page like ice cream socials and music. Maybe they do bingo once every 3 months...Besides that they do nothing with the residents hands on, no stimulation for them mentally. We were not happy with them and we had spoken with 4 other families with residents there and they have said the same exact things. They have been looking for other placement for their loved ones as well.


1.0
November 14, 2018
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client

I would Never take my Mother there again or would I refer anyone else to that place...My Mother only stayed there about 2 months and it was the worst place that we ever could of put her...we moved her and the place where she is now is the Best place ever and wished we put her there first!!!!


2.5
November 11, 2018
lakeside - Loved one of resident/client
Poorly managed

My loved one was at Portland Place for around two months. I gave a lower rating because the place was so poorly managed. Two administrators in the two months. Both were not helpful with finance questions and I would end up calling their main office. The employees were very nice and helpful. This was not the place for my loved one; by their choice.


2.0
October 9, 2018
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Not what was expected.

The Portland Place in Sandusky was a disappointment. My loved one was not happy there. Portland Place was poorly managed. Just did not live up to what we expected.


5.0
September 21, 2018
Anonymous - Toured community

My dad seemed happy about this one. I like it because it is in Sandusky. I am going to try to get a second tour today [date removed].


4.5
February 3, 2018
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Caring staff

My sister moved to Portland Place a few months ago and she is doing great! All the staff have been wonderful with her and the transportation they offer has really helped get her to her appointments. Portland Place is small and has a very caring staff that has been able to help my sister adjust in a situation that has been difficult for all of us.


5.0
December 1, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client

My mother has been at Portland Place for about two years and we are very pleased with her care. Everyone goes out of their way to meet moms needs and the director has always followed up with anything we needed. The place feels like home and someone is always at the door to greet you with a smile or offering you to stay for dinner. Thank you for making this transition easier!


5.0
October 20, 2017
vszmik - Loved one of resident/client
My parents loved it there!

My parents were the first tenants in there when it opened. They lived there for almost 10 years and they loved it!. It's not that big, so it has more of a close knit family environment. The staff was very good to my parents, and it is all on one level. It's not the "Taj Mihal", like some are, but it was very down to earth and homey, as were my parents. She liked it because it wasn't so fancy! Haha. They used to have family night: Dinner for the families and live entertainment, etc. We had many good times there. Miss you mom and dad!


1.0
October 10, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Care standards are poor

My family member has encountered nothing but issues with her care. The director of nursing ,admissions and one other nurse seem to really care but besides that the rest of the staff is unprofessional including the director. We have had several trips to the hospital and multiple issues with managing her medications. I would not suggest to anyone!


1.0
October 6, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Staff turnover/ Unfriendly Executive Director

Call lights are not answered in a timely manner. Residence are covered in urine or dried feces every morning staff quickly cares for them and gets it cleaned up but why are they left to go all night without care? Executive director always has a frown on her face take several attempts of calls and messages to get her to return one. Staff continually verbally complains about executive director in common areas where residents and visitors can hear. Turnover is atrocious! Only two employees currently have been there more than 2yrs. Would not recommend unless money is tight and loved one doesnt require much care because with a lot of vacancy they will make a good deal.


4.0
July 25, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Believe it or not smoking is allowed

My mother in law had heard good things about this place from other people so she had decided before even touring the community that this is where she wanted to go. After touring this community she knew this was the right place for her. The staff is extremely accommodating to her. When she moved in they chose her room location based on the fact she was a smoker. There is a wonderful courtyard that is a designated smoking area with a swing and a sitting area and it's not too far for to walk too. The staff has been open to all of the families concerns and request.We had mentioned that she is not a morning person so they have made arrangments to bring her breakfast to her and make sure she has her medicines in the morning. Even though my mother in law thinks she is independent enough to do her own medicine we had expressed our concerns to the staff and they ensured us that they would handle her medication and they explained it to her in a way that was respectful and not degrading to her in any way. She uses their transportation services to go to and from the doctor's appointments which are very helpful. She loves the food and the residents there.


4.0
March 28, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
The Staff Are Attempting Everything

My mom's care is going as expected. She is being a little tough and the staff are trying their best to get her to feel comfortable and transition well. The staff also help with her medication. She is eating better, I know that for sure. She is slowly making friends and attempting activities. The community is a clean environment.


5.0
October 27, 2016
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
A good place

We took a tour of this community. It was very clean and the staff were very helpful with answering all of our questions. This apartment that my father wanted was smaller than he wanted. We would recommend this community for other families.


5.0
October 3, 2016
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Going the extra mile!

the staff and the community were wonderful. They are very good about keeping me informed about my loved one. The staff really does go above and beyond for my loved one. The community does offer activities, but my loved one just has not started to participate.


5.0
September 27, 2016
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Lots to Do!

The community is really great. I was worried that my loved ones would not adapt to the community. Now they are really getting to know the community and adjusting. The community has good programs and activities that my loved ones can do. The lunch menu has a good variety for them to choose from.


4.0
August 19, 2016
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
A Fine Experience

It was a fine experience for us here at this community. My mother was here for a respite stay. Everything was nice and clean. The staff was kind and helpful. There are nice activities offered. She was pleased with the meals. Overall it was fine experience for us here at this community.


5.0
November 20, 2015
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Very good experience!

Our experience with Portland Place has been a very good one! We were in a really tight spot and the staff here was incredibly helpful and accommodating in making sure that my loved one got the help we needed! I also really appreciate how communicative they've been since we moved my loved one in. I'd give them high marks across the board!


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Portland Place has received an average review rating of 3.8 based on 23 reviews. See all reviews.


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