Long-Term Care in Oregon
Create a rewarding career and build your professional skills helping older Oregonians living with chronic conditions or disabilities to maintain their dignity, independence, and autonomy with a full-time or part-time position in long-term care. Learn about the types of long-term care settings offering meaningful employment opportunities throughout Oregon.
Residential Care Facility (RCF)
Licensed 24-hour home and community-based service settings that serve anywhere from six to more than 100 residents. Rooms can be shared by two individuals. Different types of residential care include 24-hour residential care for adults and specialty memory care communities. Registered nurse consultation services are required by regulation.
Assisted Living Facility (ALF)
Licensed 24-hour home and community-based service settings for six or more residents in individual, private apartments. Services are comparable to residential care communities. Registered nurse consultation services are required under state regulation.
Memory Care Community (MCC)
Environments where staff care for individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia, who have needs that require a secure setting. Each setting is licensed by the state as a residential care, assisted living, or nursing facility. Memory care communities are required by the state to train staff to care for residents with dementia and provide specialized services.
Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF)
Licensed facilities that provide 24-hour skilled nursing or post-acute rehabilitative care for long stay services that are needed due to ongoing and indefinite cognitive or physical impairment(s).
Adult Foster Homes
Adult Foster Home (AFH)
Services are provided in single family home-like settings that are licensed for five or fewer individuals who are not related to the foster home provider. Adult foster homes provide a range of care and service needs.
In-Home Care Agency (IHC)
Agencies that employ, assign, and schedule caregivers to provide personal care assistance for clients in their homes or in community settings.
Home Health Agency (HHA)
Agencies that provide skilled care services in individuals’ homes. These services are largely funded by Medicare.
Careers in Long-Term Care
Roles in Long-Term Care Settings
Learn about the various roles and responsibilities of team members who ensure the quality of life and care of residents living in long-term care settings.