Frequently Asked Questions 2017-09-06T22:55:29+00:00

Frequently Asked Questions

Please Call 503-760-1727 for information.

Yes, we value and encourage family members to come in and spend as much personal, one on one time with their loved ones. It helps the residents to feel connected and loved.

Yes, outings also need to be scheduled around doctor’s visits or tests that are scheduled for the resident. Residents need to be signed out by the responsible party at the nurse’s station.

Yes, each day at Gracelen Terrace is filled with all types of activities to not only entertain but to also educate and inspire.

Yes, we have many unique musical groups who come in through out the month, special groups that bring in not only domestic animals but exotic animals, we also have various horticulture activities.

Yes, we offer a wide variety of social activities, chat-time, sing-along’s, poetry corner, church services, movies and more.

Yes, each day offers unique, skill building, physical therapy opportunities. Click Here to view a detailed list of all activities on our monthly calendar.

Yes, Gracelen Terrace goals is to not only provide superior care for each individual but to provide an enhanced level of quality care for each resident, especially people with challenging behaviors.

Yes, these meeting occur on a quarterly basis

Yes, we notify the family 30 days before the meeting in writing. If you have scheduling conflict we will try to accommodate your schedule, A phone conference is available as well.

We have licensed nurses on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our nurses have to meet standards set by the State of Oregon’s Board of Registered Nurses for licensure. The charge nurses supervises a staff of certified assistants (CNA’s) who help residents with bathing, dressing, and meals. In addition, the CNA staff take daily vital sings; i.e., blood pressure, temperature, and pulse and report these to the charge nurse. Family members may also call the charge nurse at any time for a status report on a resident’s medical condition. We are here to assist with the family’s concerns as well as the residents. Each resident has a resident care manager (RCM) assigned to them to ensure all the care needs are met. Please feel free to ask for them as well.

We contract with many ancillary service providers including (but not limited to) the following: Audiology, Psychiatry, Psychology, Dentistry, Orthotics & Prosthetics, Podiatry, X-ray services, Optometry, Opthamology, Dermatology, Respiratory Therapy.

Yes, or you can use our house physician DR. Timothy Ross, we also have a geriatric Nurse Practitioner on staff who specializes in behavior management.

Our physician is required to see residents shortly after admission, and every 2 months after that. DR. Timothy Ross visits twice a month and is available if a resident has any needs.

Yes, let the RCM (Resident Care Manager) know you would like to speak with him and they can help facilatate your request.

Yes, Gracelen Terrace staff specializes in dimentia and residents with challenging behaviors. Our staff is required to attend our continuing education programs twice a month.

 Yes, residents are allowed to wander freely throughout the facility. Our exterior park-like setting is securely fenced and we encourage residents to enjoy the outdoors at liberty in a safe environment.

Yes, we are between SE Powell Blvd and Hogate Blvd that offers Tri-Met bus service every 15 minutes from 5:30 AM – 11:30 P.M. Facility is located at 10948 SE Boise, Portland OR 97266, Phone: 503.760.1727.

Click here for Tri-met Info for SE Powell Blvd & SE 112th Ave.
Click here for Tri-met Info for SE Holgate Blvd & SE 112th Ave.
 

We meet all state and federal regulations for fire safety and are inspected annually by the state and city firemarshalls.

Yes, We have weekly religious services on Tuesday, Communion on Wednesdays and non-denomination services every other Sunday.

Yes, we contract with a interpreter service for all languages.

Yes, State of Oregon’s CCMU (Client Care Monitoring Unit), we also have ombudsman who visits the facility.