Long-term care of the sick -- Oregon -- Portland, Older people -- Services for -- Oregon, Aging population
In Oregon, community-based care (CBC) communities include assisted living (AL), residential care (RC), and memory care (MC) communities. These settings provide residential, personal care, and health-related services, primarily to older adults. As the population of Oregonians aged 65 and older is estimated to increase from 16 percent in 2015 to nearly 23 percent in 20501, the availability of CBC settings will continue to be an important source of long-term services and supports.
This report provides an in-depth look at Oregon’s CBC settings. Because no central dataset of CBC services, staff, and residents is available, as opposed to nursing facilities, information for this report was collected using a questionnaire that CBC providers (e.g., administrators, directors) were asked to complete. CBC settings provide long-term services and supports to many older Oregonians and their families. These services include daily meals, housekeeping and laundry, assistance with personal care needs, medication administration, monitoring of health conditions, communication with residents’ health care providers, and social and recreational activities.
Of the 517 AL, RC, and MC communities licensed as of fall 2016, 60 percent (308) returned a questionnaire. The data described in this report are based upon these 308 communities unless noted otherwise.
The goals of the project described in this report included:
- Describe assisted living, residential care, and memory care community characteristics, including staffing types and levels, policies, and monthly charges and fees
- Describe current residents’ health and social characteristics
- Compare current results with prior Oregon surveys and national studies of similar setting types to identify changes and possible trends
- Compare setting types for differences that might affect access, quality, or costs
Carder, P.C., Tunalilar, O., Elliott S., & Dys, S., (2017). Oregon Community-Based Care Survey: Assisted Living, Residential Care, and Memory Care. Portland, OR: Portland State University. Final Report of Study Funded by Oregon Department of Human Services.