In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Salem area, our team of researchers:

  • Sorted through 47 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 30 hours researching assisted living communities in Salem
  • Read more than 160 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 20 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of Salem is $4,275, which is slightly lower than the state average of $4,499 and slightly higher than the national average of $4,051.

Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)
Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)

Christina is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) who is passionate about seniors and their families. Along with her staff, Christina works hands-on with each client to find the best solutions for the challenges that often come with aging.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Salem, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 47 communities in the Salem area.

Assisted Living Research Institute Trusted Communities

The Assisted Living Research Institute spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Salem area to allow seniors and their families to find the community that’s right for them. Click through the facilities listed below to read in-depth reviews, what residents are saying, and details such as base pricing, room types, and more.

Avamere Court at Keizer
69
Studios
Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Respite, Skilled Nursing
Not Listed
Avamere Court at Keizer is an independent and assisted living community located only 10 minutes north of Salem, along the Willamette River. The community is close to Keizer Rapids Park, which includes walking trails that follow green spaces along the river and a boat ramp. The dedicated caregivers and skilled nurses at this community coordinate their efforts with residents' health care providers and in-house physical and occupational therapists for short- and long-term residents. In addition to full-time care and supervision, the community also offers restaurant-style dining and group outings to cultural events. Residents are encouraged to participate in the community’s exercise classes and volunteer opportunities.
What Residents are Saying:
Family members enjoy the care and consideration the staff gives to the residents. One writes, "My mother is in Avamere at Keizer in their assisted living. ... It is beautiful and clean, and the staff and caregivers are wonderful. ... There is bingo, crafts, ice cream socials, and movie nights. She is getting a lot of physical therapy."
3.59 out of 5
(55) Reviews
5210 River Rd. N.,
Keizer, OR 97303
Brookdale River Road
Cedar Village Assisted Living & Memory Care
Country Meadows Village
Davenport Place
Emerald Gardens
Farmington Square at Salem
Gibson Creek by Bonaventure
Heron Pointe Senior Living
Lancaster Village Retirement & Assisted Living
Marian Estates
Meadow Creek Village
Mount Angel Towers
Prestige Senior Living Orchard Heights
Redwood Heights Assisted Living
Regency Woodland
The Village At Keizer Ridge
The Woods At Willowcreek
Turner Retirement Homes
Willson House

Our Methodology

At the Assisted Living Research Institute, our goal is to tackle the challenges that come with aging by combining real-world expertise with data-driven metrics and the latest research methodologies. To accomplish this, our team of industry experts and in-house researchers joined forces to develop a methodology that uncovers the best assisted living communities in a given location. We search for facilities that use science-backed best practices and the latest therapies in caring for their residents, and those that have the most amenities and opportunities for residents to live an active, independent lifestyle.

Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available
amenities.

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

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