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2021 Best of Senior Living! – Date 01/14/2021

The Cottages Senior Living is proud to be a 2021 winner of the SeniorAdvisor.com Best in Senior Living Award!

Caring.com 2021 Caring Star! – Date 12/22/2020

We are proud to congratulate The Cottages Senior Living on being named one of Caring.com’s Caring Stars for 2021!

The Cottages Senior Living is pleased to announce it has been selected as a 2021 Caring Star for service excellence in senior living. In consumer ratings and reviews on Caring The Cottages Senior Living earned a 5-star rating (the highest possible score) within the qualification time frame, while also having a high volume of positive reviews, responding to any negative reviews, and meeting other criteria for this national honor. We are privileged to be the only Caring Star 2021 community in Multnomah county, and The Cottages Senior Living is among 156 communities across the country for Caring Stars 2021.

There is only 1 Caring Star 2021 community in Oregon! The Cottages Senior Living!

“We strive daily to provide high-quality care and services for our residents, and this award validates our delivery on that promise,” said Dana Bando, Executive Director of The Cottages Senior Living. “On behalf of our Community, thank you to those who shared positive feedback about us, and to Caring for recognizing us as a Caring Star of 2021.”

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Our Activities Assitant position schedule is 8:30am – 4:30pm and includes working days during the week and on weekends.

The Cottages is one of the leading providers in memory care. We are changing how care is delivered by bringing together people like you - passionate, highly skilled and motivated to make a difference.

Bring your compassion and positive energy to The Cottages and enrich lives as an Activity Assistant. You will coordinate activities that meet the physical, creative, cognitive, social, spiritual, and needs of our residents.

Position Highlights:
• Play a vital role in our residents' well-being by planning and promoting recreation-based activities that stimulate the mind and body and promote social interaction
• Provides input into the design of monthly recreation services
• Documents patient/resident attendance and participation level at recreation programs, as appropriate

• Assists in the development and implementation of an innovative daily program for residents
• Leads and implements one-on-ones, small group and large group activities according to the programming schedule
• Supports, encourages and directs independent activity pursuits, both individually and in small groups
• Supports the resident’s abilities by understanding that all aspects of care can be viewed as an activity
• Demonstrates knowledge about residents in regard to background, participation needs, physical abilities, interests, cognitive capacity and attention span capability
• Must possess a valid license to drive a passenger vehicle and a clean motor vehicle report.
• Demonstrate willingness to help other staff whenever needed. Possesses training and knowledge in recreational activities
• Possesses training and knowledge of Alzheimer’s and related dementias
• Maintains a high level of confidentiality regarding residents, staff, and the community
• Shows an ability to relate to and perform job functions for the elderly in a positive and efficient manner
• Shows a consistent ability to coordinate multiple tasks, demonstrates a positive attitude, and works well under pressure
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The Cottages Senior Living is a beautiful Memory Care Community located in Portland, OR under new local ownership, Nile Living. Our community is actively seeking experienced, compassionate, and dedicated caregivers who want to make a difference in the lives of seniors.

Immediate full-time and part-time openings for all shifts (Day, Swing, & NOC)

· Caregivers assist resident with their activities of daily living; bathing, grooming, toileting, hygiene, dressing, laundry, toileting, escorting and other duties assigned
· Respond to resident needs, requests and emergency calls
· Accurately document services provided
· Follow HIPPA guidelines
· Monitor health, safety, and wellbeing of residents

· Previous experience working with seniors
· Work independently, as a team member and take direction
· Ability to bend, stoop, and stand for long periods
· Able to pass a background check
· Be First Aid/CPR certified (or able to obtain with 30 days of hire)
· Reliable and punctual attendance

SCHEDULE (Varied Days)
· Day Shift-6:00am to 2:00pm
· Swing Shift-6:00pm to 10:00pm
· NOC Shift- 10pm to 6:00am

• Dental insurance
• Health insurance
• Life insurance
• Paid time off
• Parental leave
• Referral program
• Retirement plan
• Vision insurance

• 8 hour shift
• Day shift
• Holidays
• Night shift
• Weekends

• Caregiving: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location:
• One location

Benefit Conditions:
• Waiting period may apply
• Only full-time employees eligible

Work Remotely:
• No

COVID-19 Precaution(s):
• Personal protective equipment provided or required
• Plastic shield at work stations
• Temperature screenings
• Social distancing guidelines in place
• Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

Please respond to this ad with a resume or visit our community at:
The Cottages Senior Living
1808 SE 182nd Ave
Portland, OR 97233

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
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This facility has been so wonderful for my mom! The director is fantastic, and their communication through Covid has been perfect. I feel so relieved having my mom so well taken care of. Highly recommend!!


– Stephanie Sherman – Resident

This community has beautiful gardens and gazebos for the residence, staff, and family members to enjoy some safe outside fresh air. The nursing staff is very responsive and will call with any issues that may have come up. The staff is there not only for the residence, but for their families too. During COVID-19, their administration sends out DAILY newsletters to update the family and other people of contact to keep them informed as to what they are doing to keep everyone safe, happy, and healthy.


  • Grace Guardian – Resident

The staff is amazing. They have been excellent in their response and communication, especially during the pandemic. They have gone the extra mile to make me feel comfortable about my mom's care and health. I get updates regularly and even the occasional pictures. The facility is clean and well maintained. I couldn't be happier with my mom's placement at The Cottages.


– Laura Mulligan – Family Member

I feel so blessed to have found this home for my Ex Husband. The staff is so caring, kind and capable. They also communicate very well with family and notify us timely of any situation. During Covid, they have kept us informed not only of our loved one but also how the home is responding to all additional care related issues.


  • Relative of Resident

I feel so blessed to have found this home for my Ex Husband. The staff is so caring, kind and capable. They also communicate very well with family and notify us timely of any situation. During Covid, they have kept us informed not only of our loved one but also how the home is responding to all additional care related issues.


  • Relative of Resident

The staff at every level are pleasant, helpful and caring with intent and dedication to provide a safe, healthy and positive environment for your loved one, including devoting time and attention to family's requests/concerns to enhance an all-around Best experience. Mom loves the meals, her room is cozy with plenty of room for her favorite belongings, the facility's layout is well designed with room privacy, spacious courtyards, comfortable common-area furniture, and social dining rooms. They do a great job in their community at a competitive price. I recommend them!


  • Relative of Resident


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We would love to provide you with more information on what our community has to offer!


Located in a quaint neighborhood in Southeast Portland, we think you’ll love our community.
1808 SE 182nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97233