There are many options available for a parent as they get older and need a little extra assistance for day to day living. These range from simply having someone visit their house to help out with certain things on a biweekly basis (such as bringing groceries or picking up the mail) all the way to need to stay at a fully featured memory care facility.

Independent Living

Independent living is a great option for seniors who are still living a relatively active lifestyle and engage in daily activities that keep their mind and body busy and healthy. Communities that are a good fit for this lifestyle are usually classified as independent living or independent retirement communities. Many different service levels are available but it is usually a bit more basic and tenants are allowed quite a bit of freedom in their daily activity and schedule.

Assisted Living

Assisted living communities are usually a good fit for a parent that has lost much of the ability to do some of the more normal daily tasks that we are all used to. These can include, but aren’t limited to, driving, doing simple chores, cooking, cleaning, and other related daily tasks. Assisted living type facilities usually provide for all these basic daily activities and include full meal service, daily activities, and transportation service.

Memory Care

Memory care facilities are usually designed for seniors who are in the early or mid stages of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. These types of conditions require a special care schedule and involve essentially all the different daily needs that a tenant might have (cooking, cleaning, help bathing, memory exercises, etc.) These types of communities are usually a bit more expensive due to the extra care needed.

Here is a list of great Portland senior community options to look into for a parent or loved one:

  1. CherryWood Village Retirement Community
    1417 SE 107th Ave
    (503) 408-0404
  2. Rose Villa Senior Living
    13505 SE River Rd
    (503) 654-3171
  3. – Memory care and assisted living
    2828 SE Taylor St
    (971) 222-0396
    Also find updates on their Facebook page.
  4. Avamere at Bethany
    16360 NW Avamere Ct
    (503) 690-2402
  5. Mirabella
    3550 SW Bond Ave
    (503) 688-6400
  6. Russellville Park
    20 SE 103rd Ave
    (503) 254-5900

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