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Eugene, Oregon Memory Care: Search Near You, How To Pay, Licensing, Local Resources, and Questions To Ask

Eugene, home of the University of Oregon Ducks, is located in the Willamette Valley and is a perfect place to look for a memory care community. Facilities in this area could accept State Medicaid, private payers and long-term care insurance. 

CareAvailability.com has been used by families and care professionals in the Eugene area to find real-time memory care openings and provide a comprehensive list of options for care. We do all the work for you when it comes to finding the best memory care in and around Eugene. We do extensive research on the facilities and provide you with the most current information and care availability.

About Memory Care In Eugene, OR

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia is a difficult task at home, and it may be time to consider professional memory care. Memory care is one of the specialized types of residential care available in Oregon. Memory care facilities provide safe and effective care for individuals diagnosed with a form of dementia or severe cognitive impairment that warrants a locked-down community and specially trained staff. 

Considerations when looking for care in Eugene, Oregon

Eugene, located in Lane County Oregon, is a city nestled in the Willamette Valley with a population of 176,500, of which over 16% of the population being seniors. Eugene has experienced exponential growth as Oregon’s third largest city. Known for it’s culture and beautiful scenic views, Eugene makes for a great place to retire and is full of senior care options. 

There are about 5 colleges in the area, including 3 private colleges and universities, 1 public college or university, and 1 community college. 

Cities near Eugene, Oregon with Memory Care

  • Springfield, OR.
  • Lebanon, OR.
  • Corvallis, OR.
  • Albany, OR.
  • Roseburg, OR.
  • Dallas, OR.
  • Salem, OR.
  • Newport, OR.

How To Pay for Memory Care

You want to consider your payment options for assisted living, memory care, and care homes. For these services, Medicare is NOT an option for payment.

The most common payment for these services would be out of pocket Private Pay and assessing a combination of retirement funds, personal savings, and pension payments.

Medicaid can also be an option, be sure to see if you or a loved one qualifies.

Long-Term Care insurance is also a possible option in cases of chronic conditions, be sure to see if you or a loved one qualifies.

For our Veterans and spouses of veterans, be sure to assess Veteran Aid and your eligibility for these benefits.

Medicare – NO:

  • Medicare does NOT pay for Assisted Living.
  • People 65 years and older and individuals with end stage renal disease are eligible for Medicare benefits, no matter their income.
  • Coverage is meant for people in need of short-term care.

Private pay – YES:

  • Many families pay for assisted living with private funds.
  • Private pay can be a combination of retirement funds, personal savings, and pension payments.
  • Family members may contribute funds to pay for assisted living or other senior housing and care.

Medicaid – MAYBE:

  • Medicaid provides health coverage to millions of Americans. Eligible participants include: low-income adults, elderly adults and people with disabilities.
  • Medicaid is administered by state, according to federal requirements. The program is funded jointly by each state and the federal government.
  • Every state has their own individual Medicaid assistance program.
  • National guidelines are in place do decipher how states must spend Medicaid money, but with allowances toward the guidelines.
  • The state determines what levels of care will be covered by Medicaid, who is eligible, and how much the state will reimburse the care community.
  • If you are unsure whether you qualify for Medicaid, you should apply. You may be eligible depending on your household income, family size, age, disability and other factors.

Long-term Care Insurance – MAYBE:

Long term care insurance is a great way to pay for assisted living, and planning ahead is important when considering how to pay for senior housing and care. Nearly 75% of people over the age of 65 will require long-term care and services at some point. Buying into long-term care insurance when a person is in their 50s and 60s is the most common time to do so.

  • Long-term care insurance helps cover the costs of chronic medical conditions.
  • Individuals and couples with the ability to pay into long-term care insurance have the advantage of a head start in allocating funds for senior care.

Veteran Aid and Assistance – MAYBE:

This benefit is available to some military veterans and surviving spouses who live in an assisted living community and those who have in-home care.

  • There are specific guidelines, but a veteran may qualify for as much as $2,050 each month.
  • A veteran with a sick spouse may be eligible for $1,600 per month.
  • If a veteran has passed, their surviving spouse can qualify for $1,300 per month.

How much does Memory Care in Eugene, OR cost?

The average cost associate with care and room & board at an memory care community in Eugene, OR is $5500 / month. 

Why is Memory Care in Eugene, OR so expensive?

The costs associated with memory care can induce panic with the sticker shock effect, but it’s often not discussed as to why it costs $5000+ dollars per month.

The truth is that care, no matter the setting, but especially in nursing homes, requires robust staffing 24/7. The costs of hiring and keeping exceptional caregivers and medically trained staff such as nurses, is very costly. Add in the price of running a medical facility all day and night, pricey medical supplies and needed administrative staff, and you’ve got quite the overhead.

Although the cost can seem overwhelming, it’s smart to look into financial planning for end stage retirement and expected care needs.

Local hospital and healthcare providers in Eugene, OR

Sacred Heart Medical Center University District
1255 Hilyard St
Eugene, OR 97401

Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend
3333 Riverbend Dr
Springfield, OR 97477

Mckenzie-willamette Medical Center
1460 G St
Springfield, OR 97477

Peacehealth Cottage Grove Community Medical Center
1515 Village Dr
Cottage Grove, OR 97424

Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman – The Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman is a free service available to residents, families, facility staff, and the general public.

Oregon Abuse Reporting Line for Children and Adults – To report elder abuse, please contact 1-855-503-SAFE (7233). State law protects the confidentiality of all people reporting abuse and anyone who reports suspected abuse in good faith. The department also accepts anonymous complaints of abuse or neglect.

Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon-Elders Program – Caregiver Programs, Case Management, Home Health Services, Emergency Response System, Employment Services, Legal Assistance, Home Repair, Home Modification, Information and Referral/Assistance, Home Delivered Meals, Congregate Meals, Personal Care, Respite Care, Government-Assisted Housing, Sr. Center Programs

Nursing Facility Complaint Unit– If you suspect a nursing facility resident was neglected or abused, please contact the Nursing Facility Complaint Unit

Eldercare Locator This is a great resource to search for specific care in specific counties and cities. This database is a nationwide resource that connects older Americans and their caregivers with trustworthy local support resources. Connect with services such as meals, home care or transportation, or a caregiver education or respite from caregiving responsibilities. The Eldercare Locator is a public service of the Administration on Aging (AoA), an agency of the U.S. Administration for Community Living.

Medicare provides a search feature to find & compare providers near you, most senior housing and care providers are included on CareAvailability.com. Find & compare plans in your area. Determine if you qualify for premium savings

Medicaid offers information on how to apply for Medicaid, eligibility criteria, links to local state offices, and additional resources

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. Whether you are living with Alzheimer’s or caring for someone with the disease, information and resources are available.

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