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Emerson House

3577 SE Division St
Portland, OR 97202-1561
(503) 234-8585
Fax: (503) 234-8535
Services Offered:
Assisted Living, Adult Day Care
Emerson House serves Portland, OR, Clark County, WA, Washington County, OR, Multnomah County, OR, Clackamas County, OR
  • General Information
  • Assisted Living
  • Licenses
  • General Information
  • Description
    About My Business
    One of the original memory care community in Portland, Emerson House was founded in 2000 by Kinsel Ameri Properties, Inc., and continues today under their local ownership and oversight.

    Our three residential environments help us to meet each's person care cognitive, and social needs. Our four progressive levels of care ensure that each person gets the appropriate level of assistance with their daily living and medical needs, and our person-centered approach to care means all services are delivered in a manner that respects the individual's relationships, life experiences, abilities and preferences.

    A circular floor plan on our Middle and Upper terraces provides easy access to shared living, dining, activity and outdoor areas on each floor and a continuous walking opportunity throughout the day.

    Our Lower Terrace offers an intimate, homelike environment for seven residents and opens into a beautiful courtyard that is enjoyed by all our residents and families.

    The Emerson House philosophy is to help each person be as independent as possible for as long as possible. Because contributing to a community has been a part of so many residents' lives, they are encouraged to participate in any way that they are able. This may be as simple as helping set the table for family style meals, folding laundry or assisting with an activity.

    Our award winning activity program offers a diverse program of activities inside Emerson House, and our partnership with Urban Excursions provides residents the opportunity to go to points of interest around Portland and beyond accompanied by our Life Enrichment staff.

    Optional primary care service is provided by Housecall Providers and Kaiser Permanente's Primary Care at Home. Residents may also elect to keep their own doctor. Monthly dental and foot care clinics are offered for the convenience of all residents.

    Family members are encouraged to visit regularly and participate in the activities and experiences of Emerson House. Family members receive key fobs which give them 24/7 access to Emerson House. Family input is crucial in allowing us to support both our residents and our families. We also offer a monthly family support group, special seminars and holiday gatherings that allow families to connect with each other.
    About My Services
    Nestled in in the middle of the historic Division/Clinton neighborhood with lively neighborhood cafes, shops and coffee houses with easy walking distance, Emerson House continues the neighborhood tradition of providing a safe and welcoming place for families. But what’s more important than what’s outside is what happens inside. Behind our unassuming brick exterior is a haven for people in all stages of dementia. As one of the first Alzheimer’s communities in Portland, we have led the way in creating a specially designed environment for individuals with memory care challenges and a supportive environment for families. Our convenient location, proximity to three major medical centers and partnerships with outside service providers allow us to provide you and your loved one with an exceptional level of care and convenience.

    Our amenities include:

    Care Staff on Site
    Our staff works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, following the Emerson House philosophy to help each person be as independent as possible for a long as possible. An emergency call system puts residents in immediate contact with staff if an emergency arises.

    Award Winning Activity Program
    Emerson House residents enjoy activities for body, mind and spirit including outings, walks around the neighborhood, exercise, games, discussions, gardening, helping activities, art, music, pet visits and social events to name just a few.

    Three Delicious Meals a Day
    Emerson’s House Food Service Director is Registered Dietetic Technician (DTR) and Certified Dietary Manager with a passion for serving, delicious homestyle meals. Together, with her staff, she prepares three home cooked meals and snacks, with accommodations for special diets, each day. Dining rooms on each floor make it easy for residents to socialize or to get the extra help they need.

    On-Site Amenities
    An in-house beauty/barber shop and monthly visits by Foot Care 4 U and Smiles All Around are among the many services we offer to provide pampering and address special care needs.
    Conditions I Am Unable To Treat
    We are unable to accept residents who present a danger to themselves or others.
    Experience And Credentials
    15 years exclusive experience serving people with Alzheimer's and other medical dementias.

    Long-term, highly trained staff including:

    RN with 20 years experience in senior care and geri psych

    Specially Trained Med Aides

    Ongoing training program for caregivers
    Fees And Payment Sources Accepted
    Private Pay
    Long Term Care Insurance
    We accept Medicaid with a spend down, but cannot take anyone who is already on or has qualified for Medicaid.
    Languages Spoken by Staff
    Hours of Service
  • Assisted Living
  • Eligibility
    All genders welcome
    Care Options
    Licensed nursing care provided 8-24 hours per day
    No licensed physician care provided
    Personal Assistance
    Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
    Foot care
    Sitting, standing, walking, and getting in and out of bed
    Medication management
    Care Services
    Adult day care
    Dental care
    Massage therapy
    Occupational therapy
    Physical therapy
    Speech therapy
    Support groups for patients
    Support groups for families and caregivers
    Residents may contract with an outside agency to bring in services
    Behavioral Support Offered for Residents Who...
    Hit, kick, or act physically aggressive
    Yell, curse, or act verbally aggressive
    Do not sleep through the night
    Become disoriented
    Pace or rummage habitually
    Seek exits
    Need prompting for their personal care
    Diabetes Management Care
    Oral medication
    Staff-administered insulin injection
    Health Condition Care
    Breathing support requiring oxygen
    Broken bones
    Developmental disabilities
    Emphysema or other lung diseases
    Heart disease or heart failure
    Incontinence and bladder management
    Memory loss
    Monitored intake of foods and liquids
    Multiple sclerosis
    Parkinson's disease
    Psychiatric conditions such as bipolar/manic depression or schizophrenia
    Tendency to fall
    Traumatic brain injury
    Wound treatment
    Memory Care
    The entire facility is dedicated to the care of Alzheimer's and Dementia sufferers.
    Stages of Alzheimer's Progression Accepted
    Stage 1: no impairment
    Stage 2: very mild decline
    Stage 3: mild decline
    Stage 4: moderate decline
    Stage 5: moderate, mid-stage
    Stage 6: moderately severe
    Stage 7: severe, late-stage
    Services for Alzheimer's or Dementia Residents
    Family members able to join at mealtime
    Family members able to participate in care plan
    Specially trained staff
    Safe wandering areas
    Regular assessments by interdisciplinary staff
    Environment that is easy to navigate
    Daily planned recreational and social activities
    Activities tailored to residents' abilities
    Living Space Options
    Billed per month
    Billed per month
    Private bedrooms with private bathrooms
    Minimum cost: $5054
    Maximum cost: $6120
    Billed per month
    Shared bedrooms with shared bathrooms
    Minimum cost: $4910
    Maximum cost: $5970
    Billed per month
    Short Term and Temporary Stay Options
    Respite care
    No pets allowed
    No smoking is allowed on the premises
    Residents may bring their own furniture
    Security Features
    24 hour controlled access
    24 hour up and awake night staff
    Door alarms
    Emergency in-room call system
    Fire sprinkler system
    All staff subject to criminal background check
    Transportation and Parking Options
    Access to public transportation
    Transportation provided by facility
    Guest parking
    Additional transportation charges
    Room Amenities
    Air conditioning
    Cable hook up
    Climate control or thermostat
    Private telephone line
    Wheelchair access
    Number of residents: 55
    Dietary Options
    Ethnic meals
    Gluten-free meals
    Low sodium meals
    Low sugar diet and meals
    Vegetarian meals
    Meals Provided
    Dining Styles
    Family style
    Room service as needed
    On-Site Services
    Activity director
    Beautician and/or barber
    Clubhouse or meeting rooms
    Computer and internet access
    Guest dining
    Laundry room(s)
    Laundry service
    Maintenance director
    Sauna and/or whirlpool
    TV, media room, or theater
    Payment Sources Accepted
    Long term care insurance
    Private funds
    US Federal EIN
    Issued by U.S. Internal Revenue Service
    OR Alzheimer's Endorsement
    Issued by Oregon Department of Human Services
    OR Residential Care Facility
    License No. 50R301
    Issued by Oregon Department of Human Services
    OR Medicaid
    Issued by Oregon Medicaid
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