State Licensing for Senior Communities and Care Services in Oregon

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Oregon Department of Human Services

Seniors and People with Disabilities
500 Summer St NE
Salem, OR 97310
(503) 945-5944
(800) 282-8096 toll free

State Commission on Aging

Types of Housing/Care Search Definitions
Affordable Senior Housing Affordable Senior Housing HUD 202 Program that offers rental assistance for seniors who meet the requirements of the federal program.
Assisted Living Facilities Assisted Living Assisted Living Facilities are homes with six or more private apartments that are fully wheelchair accessible and offer full dining room services, housekeeping and call systems for emergency help. Registered nurse consultation, physical care and additional health care supervision and assistance are also available to individuals who need these services. Organized activities and transportation are also available. Assisted Living Facilities are inspected, monitored and licensed by SDSD.
Home Health Care Agencies Home Care A Home Health Agency is a public or private agency providing coordinated home health services on a home visiting basis. A Home Health Agency does not include:
1. Any visiting nurse service or home health service conducted by and for those who rely upon spiritual means through prayer alone for healing in accordance with the tenets and practices of a recognized church or religious denomination.
2. Those home health services offered by county health departments outside, and in addition to, programs formally designated and funded as home health agencies.
3. Those personal care services that do not pertain to the curative, rehabilitative or preventive aspect of nursing. Home Health Services include items and services furnished to an individual by a Home Health Agency, or by others under arrangements with such agency, on a visiting basis. Services are provided in a place of temporary or permanent residence used as the individual’s home for the purpose of maintaining that individual at home.
Hospice Hospice A Hospice Program involves a coordinated program of home and inpatient care, available 24 hours a day that utilizes an interdisciplinary team of personnel trained to provide palliative and supportive services to a patient/family unit experiencing a life threatening disease with a limited prognosis.
In-Home Care Agency Home Care An agency primarily engaged in providing in-home care services for compensation to an individual in that individual’s place of residence.
Nursing Facilities Nursing Nursing Facilities provide nursing care on a 24 hour basis in a hospital-like setting including skilled care, rehabilitation, and end-of-life-care. Nursing Facilities are most appropriate for elderly or disabled people who need a more protective setting. Many residents have medical and behavioral needs that cannot be met in other care settings. Oregon requires that all residents be screened before they enter a Nursing Facility to match the residents’ service needs to the level of care they receive. This screening also helps residents and their families explore other possible settings. Nursing Facilities are inspected, licensed and monitored by SDSD in compliance with both state and federal regulations.
Residential Care Facilities Residential Residential Care Facilities are homes for six or more elderly or disabled people offering room and board with 24 hour supervision, assistance with physical care needs, medication monitoring, planned activities, and often transportation services. Some facilities offer private rooms and registered nurse consultation services. Residential Care Facilities are inspected, monitored and licensed by SDSD.

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