Oregon Nursing Home Costs and Star Ratings Updated

Oregon state is one big outdoor playground. Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States and the protected Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area is a spectacular river canyon. And it’s full of the absurdly hip, just watch any episode of Portlandia.

Oregon is also home to over 500,000 seniors, almost 15% of its entire population.* Evidence shows that many elderly will find themselves in need of nursing home care at some point, whether it’s for post-hospital rehabilitation or for more permanent long-term care. Oregonians in need can find long-term care one of the state’s 145 nursing homes.

Long term nursing homes care can quickly deplete a senior’s assets if the family pays for care out of pocket. Most people don’t know how much nursing home care costs in their area. Unfortunately, few people think of the cost of care until it’s too late to plan.

Oregon senior care planning includes understanding costs of nursing homes in the chosen area, along with their overall ratings. Long-term senior care costs are a concern among our readers and we at Caregiverlist have an ongoing mission to educate the consumer. To that end, we are constantly updating our nursing home cost database and have released the latest costs and ratings for Oregon nursing homes.

Below is a snapshot of Oregon nursing home costs and ratings:

Total Number of Nursing Homes: 145

Average Single Price: $241.15
Average Double Price: $218.07
Average Rating: 3.4 (out of 5) Star

Star Rating Snapshot:
5-Star: 16
4-Star: 97
3-Star: 23
2-Star: 2
1-Star: 7

If around-the-clock care is not needed, many seniors and their families will opt to hire an in-home professional senior caregiver. The average hourly rate for senior home care in Oregon is approximately $23 per hour. A quality home care agency will provide liability and worker's compensation insurance and payroll taxes as required by law.

The Oregon nursing home with the highest Caregiverlist Nursing Home Rating is Presbyterian Community Care Ce in Ontario Oregon. This 96-bed long-term care facility is not only the highest rated nursing home in our database, with a 4.8 overall star-rating (it lost a small percentage point because the percent of long-term residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased — not necessarily a reflection on the institution), the cost of a single room is $195.00, 23.66% lower than the average state single price of $241.15.

We suggest families consult with a professional to determine what sort of financial action plan can help with the costs of long-term care, before it is needed. Caregiverlist can also provide a care plan to find senior home care agency options in Oregon and help you learn about the costs for senior care.

Seniors and their family caregivers can research nursing home costs and ratings in any state nationwide through the Caregiverlist Nursing Home Directory, the only resource with this trademarked information.

*according to 2010 U.S. Census


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