If you are searching for the best assisted living in Portland for a loved one, chances are you are feeling overwhelmed and confused. How do you pick the perfect facility for someone you love?

Find the right location for Portland assisted living

Before you can find the best facility, you need to find the proper location. Location is one of the most important factors for how successful your loved one’s transition into assisted living will be. Take into account their interests, personality, and closeness to you before you decide on the right location. If your loved one enjoys walking through a park or garden, you may want to find a facility near the International Rose Test Garden or Forest Park. If they like the Portland Opera or the Oregon Ballet Theatre, facilities near the downtown region may be more suitable. After you determine these factors, you can begin narrowing your search.

Begin interviewing assisted living facilities in Portland

After you narrow your search, begin visiting as many facilities in the perfect location, as possible. You can visit these facilities on your own or with your loved one. To make it less confusing for your family member, you may want to narrow your choice even more, prior to taking them along. Make sure to take a list of your loved one’s needs and questions. You should also have a list of non negotiable items that your loved one must have. While visiting facilities take notice of the local residents and their interaction with the staff. How are they treated? You may also want to talk with the residents and their family members to hear their opinion.

Pick a the final 3 Portland assisted living facilities

When you are able to narrow your list to a final three, plan several trips to each facility with your loved one. Plan to spend several hours at the facility, so you are able to get a true sense of the culture and atmosphere. Watch your loved one’s comfort level, interaction with staff, and willingness to talk to the residents. Some facilities encourage potential new residents to spend an afternoon or entire day with them, so they are sure to make the right decision.

Planning to move a loved one into assisted living in Portland is hard. However, with a plan in place, you can help your loved one and yourself transition through the process.

Arcadia Senior Living - Portland, OR

13031 SE Foster Rd, Portland, OR 97236 US

(866) 691-2163

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Pacifica Senior Living Calaroga Terrace - Portland, OR

1400 NE 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97232 US

(877) 456-9618

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Award winning pet friendly Independent & Assisted Living retirement community located in the downtown Portland area with simple month-to-month rent with no large buy-in or entrance fee. A 17-story high-rise in the heart of the Lloyd District, Cala...  Read More →

West Hills Village Senior Residence - Portland, OR

5711 SW Multnomah Blvd, Portland, OR 97219 US

(866) 633-7855

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Welcome to West Hills, the premier senior living center in southwest Portland. Hidden away from the bustle of the city and surrounded by lush trees, gardens and flowers, you’ll find a haven here for living the good life. A beautiful environment, c...  Read More →

(866) 683-4420

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At Laurelhurst Village we have a large campus that consists of a skilled nursing building, intermediate care on 2 floors of the main building and assisted living. We also have a Montessori preschool in the building and they participate in multi ge...  Read More →

Assisted Living at Summerplace - Portland, OR

15727 NE Russell St, Portland, OR 97230 US

(877) 456-9618

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Summerplace Assisted Living is a home-like community located in Northeast Portland near Halsey Ave and 148th. We have 102 studio, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, of which 16 studio apartments are located in our award-winning Expressions Memory Care. W...  Read More →

Raleigh Hills Assisted Living & ECU - Portland, OR

4815 SW Dogwood Ln, Portland, OR 97225 US

(866) 683-4420

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We are a family owned community with numerous staff that have been here 10+ years and genuinely care about our residents. Raleigh Hills Assisted Living in Portland, Oregon, is a senior community that emphasizes individuality and genuine, compassio...  Read More →

Silvia & John's Residential Care - Portland, OR

19909 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97233 US

(877) 606-0364

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Silvia and Johns Residential Care Facility is a home with assisted living for adults. Silvia & John's Residential Care, located in Portland, Oregon, is an assisted living community with an on-site CNA caregiver. Community amenities include home-c...  Read More →

Golden Acres Retirement Center - Portland, OR

12711 SE Holgate Blvd, Portland, OR 97236 US

Rose Schnitzer Manor - Portland, OR

6140 SW Boundary Street, Portland, OR 97221 US

Assumption Village - Portland, OR

9121 N Burr Ave, Portland, OR 97203 US