Types Of Care Explained

A Quick Explanation of Types of Care Available

Care Types for Portland area SeniorsADULT FOSTER HOMES in the Portland metro area are often called Adult Care Homes or Adult Family homes in Vancouver.  In Oregon homes are limited to five elderly residents (6 in Clark Co.) plus the caregiver and their family.  Quality supervision 24/7 with private bedrooms, often with their own bath or ½ bath.  Everyone eats together as family and socializes as they wish.  Great supervision and care.  The area has a considerable number of very experienced caregivers in wonderful, home-like environments!  Read More…

ASSISTED LIVING is apartment style living with care assistance as needed. It’s sort of like a hotel with hands-on care. Meals are served in the dining area. Activities and transportation are available. This style of living promotes privacy, dignity and independence. Portland has some very nice ones!  Read More …

MEMORY CARE often requires specialized facilities and staff as needs increase, BUT there’s a big difference depending on your needs. Private or often large double-occupied rooms which assist the resident to recognize a familiar face and to help keep the cost of care down as progressing dementia requires considerably higher staffing ratios. We have some great places!  Read More…

NOTE: All of the above provide help and assistance with ADL’s (Activities of Daily Living) such as: Grooming, Bathing, Medication, Ambulation, Toileting, Dressing etc. A few allow pets and smoking in designated areas. Some specialize in strokes, Diabetes, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, Traumatic Brain Injury, ventilators, Rehab, Hospice plus all the other difficulties that come with getting older.


After all these years, we have many heart-warming experiences to share.  We also know from experience that everyone is unique, but similar in many ways.  We’re happy to share all this with you concerning your own needs and situation.  Read More… We want to earn a reference from you. Contact us by email or call 503-639-7157

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