About Elite Care
Tigard, Oregon is a wonderful location for an assisted living community because it has so many of the amenities of urban living, but Fanno Creek is tucked away in a quiet location that is perfect for senior living. Fanno Creek is close to downtown Tigard, but sits peacefully among the lands of a nearby wetlands preserve. This provides our residents with the convenience of living near the city with the serenity of living in the country.
Elite Care offers foster home care and memory care – for both Alzheimer’s and Dementia – and we make our elders feel comfortable no matter how much assistance they may or may not need. We believe in empowering elders to live freely while providing comfortable living space and attentive staff that will help our residents feel at home. At each of our Elite Care facilities, we provide each living community with a chef that prepares home cooked meals and can modify each meal based on dietary restrictions.
About Fanno Creek
Fanno Creek is close to Portland, Oregon and shares many of the same values of the city, but it’s also one of our most peaceful campuses. Fanno Creek is right next to the creek that it shares its name with, which means there is a peaceful park right next to the campus that is beautiful and easy to explore from your living space. Two and a half acres sit right next to you if you like to walk around and appreciate nature.
Fanno Creek is also filled with gardens and is wheelchair accessible wherever you go. A popular feature is the 100+ year old barn that we remodeled into a green room. We added a fireplace and a gathering area, and it is a popular place for our residents to enjoy a nice conversation by the fire, especially in the wintertime. We grow tomatoes and other fresh fruits and vegetables, which we encourage our residents to contribute to if they enjoy gardening.
Along with our other campuses, we have a garden in the summertime and use all organic vegetables in the food we serve, including veggies that come straight from the garden. We have free range chickens as well, and we consider ourselves very friendly to the environment. We collect rainwater and keep our buildings well insulated to protect the environment and keep our residents warm and cozy.
Our campus is very intimate and social. We have just two buildings, and our floor plans are designed to encourage interactions between elders, if that is what they enjoy. There are communal gathering rooms and we’ll also host social outings as well.
Our culture is one of our biggest draws at Fanno Creek. With only two buildings, you really get to know all of your fellow neighbors. Our communal areas are pretty large to give residents and their families a big, comfortable space to socialize. Our barn is a popular area to go sit by a fire and have a nice conversation with other residents.
The residential neighborhood gives a very relaxed vibe to Fanno Creek, and many of our residents really enjoy the peacefulness and quiet beauty of the facility and surrounding area. This is a perfect area for people who want to enjoy nature and birdwatching. If you’re looking for a quiet, cozy assisted living community, you will love Fanno Creek.
The design of all the campuses at Elite Care are designed to minimize confusion and maximize comfort, but Fanno Creek is an especially comfortable community, especially given its size. One of our founders, Bill Reed, has done a lot of research on the effects of confusion with seniors. One thing that we try to avoid is having long hallways with endless rows of rooms. This is extremely difficult for some seniors to navigate, it can cause major confusion, and it doesn’t have the same comfortable feeling as Elite Care wants. We design our buildings to minimize long hallways, and spill all the rooms into a central meeting area. The effect is that our residents feel at home and live happier, longer lives.
We believe that feeling comfortable with your environment, your fellow residents, and the staff is vitally important to your happiness here as a resident. We have systems in place that are designed for our staff to share information. We like to share our residents’ preferences so that if there are any new employees, they know what our residents like and don’t like. For instance, if a resident doesn’t like mushrooms in their omelets, we will make a note to make sure that they don’t have to keep reminding people.
We have a family portal for each of our residents to keep the family updated on the health and wellness of their loved one. One of the heartbreaking things about a resident with dementia or Alzheimer’s is that it’s hard for them to share their life at the community. We put little notes and funny anecdotes about our residents and their everyday life so that you have something to talk about and they don’t forget to share with you some of the important things in their day to day life.
Elite Care at Fanno Creek Senior Living includes:
- 24 private Resident suites (1 bedroom layouts) amongst 2 houses
- 2.3 acres of mature landscaping and walking paths that leads to our year-round Garden Barn, chicken coop, and on-site organic garden beds.
- 24-hour, onsite senior living care staff featuring an industry-leading 1:6 staff-to-Resident ratio
- Daily Sacred Events that encourage social interaction and personal reflection
- A culinary-trained chef for every house (12 Residents)
- Monthly Family Nights: Bring the kids and grandkids and enjoy dinner and activities with Grandma!
- A full-time Senior Living Activities Coordinator for every house (12 Residents – See our full Activities Calendar)
- Horticultural Therapy Program featuring an on-site organic gardening program
- Everyone’s favorite—Resident-tended, free-range chickens!