Sellwood Senior Living

8517 SE 17th Ave, Portland, OR 97202

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About the community

Tucked in a charming residential setting in Portland, Oregon’s historic Sellwood-Moreland district, Sellwood Senior Living delivers a home like living experience for seniors. With a unique urban vibe and sophisticated atmosphere, our Assisted Living and Respite Care community provides a vibrant setting for your next chapter.

At Sellwood Senior Living, each day is an opportunity for fun and growth. Our enriching daily calendar keeps residents happy and engaged, with fitness classes, arts and crafts, learning opportunities, and more. From planning the day’s activities to ordering meals in our restaurant-style dining area, our residents are given the freedom of choice and the happiness that comes with it.

Discover a new way of living at our active senior community. We can’t wait for you or your loved one to join us!

Sellwood is filled with historic homes, abundant antique shops, and cozy coffee houses. There are many medical centers nearby and we are minutes from downtown Portland. We have staff available 24 hours a day to meet resident needs. We offer assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing, medication management, chronic disease monitoring, and pet care. We also coordinate with third party care providers which provide rehabilitation,...

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Senior Housing Types

Assisted living

Pricing at Sellwood Senior Living

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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1 Bedroom
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$XXXX
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2 Bedrooms
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$XXXX
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*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

Health Care Services

Memory care
Ambulatory care
Diabetic care
Incontinence care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
Nurse
Podiatrist
Dentist
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Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Guest meals
Professional chef
Restaurant style dining

Room Amenities

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

Community Amenities

On-site dining options

Café or bistro
Private dining room

Transportation & parking

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

Pets

Dogs allowed
Cats allowed

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Barber shop
Beauty salon

Recreational areas

Arts and crafts center
Billiards lounge
Game room
Jacuzzi

Services

Housekeeping
Beautician
Grocery shopping and errands
Laundry service / drycleaning

Primary language spoken by staff

English

Activities

Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Catholic services
Art classes

Reviews

3.9

(20 reviews)

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Cleanliness

4.2

Care services

3.8

Staff

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Meals & dining

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Activities

3.6

Value for cost

3.8

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4.0
December 20, 2019
Anonymous - Toured community

Nice place and nice people, Building is in great condition and rooms are very nice. I don't care for the location. Prices are a bit high.


0.5
February 14, 2019
KH - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Not recommended

My mother lived here for a little over a year. They recruited her, but this was when it was Brookdale. As soon as Elmcroft purchased and took over the facility last spring to summer, things took a really bad turn. Mom no longer got the care she needed. She has dementia, but so do a third of the people living there and much worse than my mother. It was more important for Elmcroft to purchase high end looking menus for the dining room than to hire enough people to care for the people living in this facility. I changed moms bed, washed her clothes and cleaned the apartment many times over the last six months she was there. I would press the button to get help when I needed to shower her or help changing the bed and no one would show up for 30-40 minutes. Thank God my mother wasn't on the floor. This happened several times over the last six months she was there. I was also harassed by the manager and one of the nurses by phone about my mother. It was very stressful. Mom even knew they were not taking care of her and expressed this to me many times. She would sleep in her clothes and they would come get her for breakfast and not help her change many times, she stayed in same clothes and a dirty bed many times. I contacted the CEO and he referred me to one of his underlings in another state to take care of any complaints. She was nice and asked for a list by email of our concerns. We did just what she asked and received no reply. I know she opened and read it since I got a read receipt. Her concern or lack of it was not encouraging. I would not recommend Elmcroft to anyone who has a loved one that needs care. Don't get me wrong, there were some people that actually cared about my mom there, but they had no control over how things where run. I am grateful to those staff who tried and really cared, but without proper leadership, it is hard to do the best job.


3.0
November 7, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Not very cooperative and accommodating

The staff here did what they should have in the care of my friend. It was also a very clean facility and saw nothing wrong with it. The only problems I had was the fact they were not that cooperative and accommodating. There were a few times that I needed help and I spoke with the front desk and they bounced me from person to person. They just didn't seem to want to help me. Also, the food was not top rate by any means and it was just institutionalized food. I would not recommend this facility as highly as other places.


5.0
October 23, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community

Great location and neighborhood. Friendly atmosphere. Bigger room available. Good outdoor areas.


5.0
August 9, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
Tour for options

We toured this community. The staff was very helpful in the questions that my mom had at the time. The menu was appealing and the environment was nice and clean. The activities would have been helpful. My mom just did not find what she was looking for at the time. Families might want to consider a tour for the care of a loved one.


4.0
July 28, 2016
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
A place to call home.

This is a good community for my niece. The rooms and grounds are well kept. The staff is excellent and they attend to all her needs. She loves the meals and eats the great food that they have to offer. A great value for a nice home.


5.0
July 8, 2016
daughter - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Very friendly and professional staff.

Our experience at Brookdale has been really positive. Everyone is very professional and welcoming. My parents have lived there now for only one month, but they seem to like it and are happy with the care they are getting. They moved from another facility that was a combination of independent and assisted living and my observation is that since Brookdale is all assisted living they are really tuned into the specific needs of the residents. This has been a very successful move for my parents.


4.0
January 29, 2016
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Going really good

Things are going fine. So far, I do not have any complaints or problems with the staff or the facility at Brookdale Sellwood. Things are going really good so far.


3.0
December 10, 2015
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
Not Terribly Satisfied

It has all just been very loose with the Brookdale Sellwood. The plan of care, the follow-up and follow through. Overall we are not terribly satisfied with the facility. Also, the food is crappy as well.


5.0
October 30, 2015
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
beyond wonderful

It has been beyond wonderful at Brookdale Sellwood. The initial set up was difficult. They wanted to rush to get a certain date for move in but didn't like the date I chose. They didn't want to loose a day on the rent for the month so that was a little frustrating. i wouldn't even factor that in though because it is just excellent at this facility.


2.0
October 9, 2015
Anonymous
Verified Review
My problem is with the system

At Brookdale Sellwood I was pleased with the kindness and attention that he got from the individual caregivers. My problem is with the system. He has since left this facility to live with my brother and has made an amazing turn around. When he moved there we didn't realize he was severely dehydrated and was developing at UTI. We just thought he had dementia. The management just thought that's how he is and they said they couldn't do anything about it. I was sick a lot at that time so I wasn't able to be there as much as I would have liked to. There was only exercise one day a week. The facility is very poorly designed. They don't have one big room for the residents to gather. I think more exercise would have really helped him.


2.0
October 7, 2015
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
My Problem Is With The System

At Brookdale Sellwood I was pleased with the kindness and attention that he got from the individual caregivers. My problem is with the system. He has since left this facility to live with my brother and has made an amazing turn around. When he moved there we didn't realize he was severely dehydrated and was developing at UTI. We just thought he had dementia. The management just thought that's how he is and they said they couldn't do anything about it. I was sick a lot at that time so I wasn't able to be there as much as I would have liked to. There was only exercise one day a week. The facility is very poorly designed. They don't have one big room for the residents to gather. I think more exercise would have really helped him.


5.0
January 29, 2015
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
I think they are doing really well.

I think they are doing really well. The people are really superb. The place is clean, and nice. She likes it there. It's really social, and everyone is friendly, but the food is really lousy.


4.5
May 14, 2014
Kathy A. - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
My dad is happy!

My dad has been at Emeritus for just a short time, but we have both been very impressed by the friendliness and the welcoming atmosphere. He is still settling in, and has had some unaccustomed mobility problems, but the staff have been great about checking on him and following up with medical professionals. His only complaint would probably be a slowness of service in the dining room.


5.0
May 2, 2014
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
They were pretty clean.

They were pretty clean. The staff was very friendly. It seems like that had a lot of things going on. They did everything what we needed. They didn’t have any activities that my mom wanted to do. Check who the chef is. They had macaroni and cheese one day , but it was just a pile of noodles with some cheese powder on top.


4.0
February 28, 2014
A Daughter's View - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Emeritus Sellwood - A Great Last Place for My Mom

I have appreciated being able to speak to whatever person is responsible for the various services. Personnel make themselves available, including the individual care givers. I am specifically pleased with their "ambassador" program, where people who live there make up the "ambassadors" who also make themselves available to help new tenants, as well as being a voice for on-going programs/services. I appreciate that I am allowed to take part in activities with my mom, and that I have access to her 24-hrs/day (if needed). Emeritus Sellwood is a beautiful facility.


3.0
September 17, 2013
Brent - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
We had some issues with them

I would say the cleanliness of the facility was fine but the cleanliness of my mother was not. They didn't give her a bath until I found out she wasn't getting one and had to ask for it. I think the cost was fair although there was $300 that was stolen from my mother's room. They claim it was because she went over the market place across the street and they must have taken it from her there but I don't believe that. She was only there for a couple of weeks for a respite stay. She had packed all of her stuff two days before we had come back from vacation, ready to leave. Kathy Wiggs, I think she's the director of community relations, had surgery so she wasn't there for most of the time my mom was. I don't believe if Kathy would have been on the scene I would have had the problems I did. She was a real good person and she's even been over to the house a couple of times since mom's been home. I thought that was very nice.


5.0
December 25, 2012
A Place For Mom Customer - Toured community
Verified Review
Great place - friendly, lots of activ...

Great place - friendly, lots of activities, good food and some amazing services for a good price. I love that families can come by and eat for free and that they will give you furniture to use, if you need it.


5.0
December 23, 2012
A Place For Mom Customer - Toured community
Verified Review
She liked this community. At the mome...

She liked this community. At the moment it's at the top of our list.


3.0
December 19, 2012
A Place For Mom Customer - Toured community
Verified Review
Tallest facility. Most urban area (w...

Tallest facility. Most urban area (which Mom would enjoy when she visits.) On busy street (SE 17th Ave) Nice residential neighborhood behind the facility.


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