Document Type


Publication Date

Spring 2016


Health insurance -- Oregon, Medicaid beneficiaries, Older people -- Services for -- Oregon


This report, prepared by the Institute on Aging (IOA) at Portland State University (PSU) in collaboration with the Oregon Department of Human Services, describes community-based care (CBC) settings that provide residential, personal care, and health-related services, primarily to older adults. The study collected information from assisted living, residential care, and memory care communities to achieve the following four main goals.

  1. Describe assisted living, residential care, and memory care community characteristics, including staffing types and levels, policies, and monthly charges and fees
  2. Describe current residents’ health and social characteristics
  3. Compare current results to prior Oregon surveys and to national studies of similar setting types to identify changes and possible trends
  4. Compare setting types for differences that might affect access, quality, or costs

The study findings are intended to provide information that state agency staff, legislators, community-based care providers, and consumers might use to guide their decisions. Providing state-level information was one of the goals of Oregon’s LTC 3.0 planning process (Oregon Department of Human Services, n.d.). In addition, as possible, comparisons are made to national surveys of residential care and assisted living conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics. Because of state variation in licensure categories, the national surveys combine residential and assisted living settings and use the term residential care to describe both. It should also be noted that regulatory standards and the types of residents that can be served in AL and RC settings vary by state, as well.


This report was prepared in collaboration with the following stakeholders: Oregon Department of Human Services, Oregon Health Care Association, Leading Age Oregon, and Concepts in Community Living, LLC.

The Assisted Living Residential Care Memory Care Chartbook 2016 is available in the additional files below.

Persistent Identifier

ARM_Chartbook_FINAL2016.pdf (963 kB)
Assisted Living Residential Care Memory Care Chartbook