Selecting a facility setting can be hard. Consider several factors when deciding the best living situation. This section describes the different settings and gives you tools to make the best choice. ADRC of Oregon Options Counselors can also talk with you about your choices.
You can choose from many facility-based living options in Oregon. The following settings have different levels of support, services and amenities:
For information on independent living options, visit the Independent Housing section of the ADRC of Oregon website.
ADRC of Oregon staff will answer questions and give you resources to locate facilities in your area to meet your care needs.
Placement agencies also offer services to help you find a facility. The agency will meet with you to assess your wants and needs. It will then recommend possible local matches. Placement agencies are not regulated and do not follow a set of established standards.
Consider these things when working with a placement agency:
Once you identify a facility you think would be a good fit, you might want to:
ADRC of Oregon staff are available to help you explore your options to meet your current needs or create a plan for the future.
Search for licensed long-term care settings, licensing compliance history, substantiated complaints and incidents of abuse, survey/inspection reports and penalties assessed for violations.
The information in this guide will help you plan ahead for visiting long-term care settings. It will help you be ready to talk with staff about their approach to person-centered care.