Sellwood Senior Living

8517 SE 17th Ave, Portland, OR 97202

4.4 / 5.0 7 Reviews

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About Sellwood Senior Living

Seniors can rely on Sellwood for quality of life and care. We have a friendly environment that provides a sense of health and well-being. Located just a few miles hospitals, physicians, and local attractions in Portland. The seniors at our community are close to food, shopping, and activities. Hospitals, physicians, and rehab centers are also nearby for seniors who need them.

Our community is dedicated to providing our residents compassion and kindness. We are on a mission to enrich the lives who live and work with us. We respond to each of their unique needs and the desire to maintain their dignity and respect. Each resident comes with their own set of needs and we are mindful of that. For some seniors, that need is as simple as friends and companionship, a full and active social life. Assistance with daily activities and tasks might be what others need. Some of our residents need more intensive and specialized care like therapy and rehabilitation services.

Sellwood Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care

Each Sellwood resident is treated as an individual and every effort is taken to provide them with the best in independent living, assisted living and memory care services.

You can choose from any one of the private or semi-private rooms offered at here. All residents have access to all of our common areas as well as our landscaped grounds. We have an experienced and trained staff to serve the unique needs of our senior residents living in Portland. We promote our employees to serve with compassion, kindness and patience. The selection of meals at Sellwood are the results of many years of experience crafting menus. Our cooking staff constantly strives to make sure the dining experience is the best at our community.

Sellwood Amenities & Services

Residents have access to Activities Onsite, Devotional Services Onsite, Devotional Services Offsite, Indoor Common Areas, Activities Offsite, Meals Provided, Beautician Onsite, Outdoor Common Areas, Vegetarian and other facility comforts so seniors feel right at home. Our fully-trained staff is always friendly and available to help seniors feel right at home.

We know that seniors need varying degrees of help as they get older, but still want to feel independent. Our facility has Minimum Age of Accepted Residents, Activities Onsite, Devotional Services Available, Indoor Common Areas, Meals Provided, Aging in Place, Nurses on Staff, Podiatrist Available, Physical Therapy Available, Occupational Therapy Available, Speech Therapy Available, Complimentary Transportation, Activities Offsite, Outdoor Common Areas, Beauty & Barber Services, Pets Allowed, No Smoking Allowed in Private Areas Indoors, No Smoking Allowed in Public Areas Indoors, Wheelchair Accessible Showers, Hospice Available, Respite Available, Male Residents Accepted, Female Residents Only, Doctor on Call, Nurse on Call, Homecare Onsite, Dentist Available and other assistance. We try to make sure that each resident is able to maintain a full life while staying with us.

Residents enjoy of a full schedule of social, educational and entertaining activities. Our structured program helps all residents maintain a high quality of life. Many of our activities encourage members to socialize and develop friendships with other residents. We make sure the activities are fun and entertaining.

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Sellwood – Reviews

4.4 / 5.0 7 Reviews

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October 2020



My mom spent the last 8 months of her life at Elmcroft, and were generally very pleased with both the Elmcroft facility and the staff. The rooms are essentially nice little assisted-living apartments. Not fancy, but tasteful and a far cry from the sterile, drab hospital-like setting she was in at a recovery facility. The dining room is well appointed, and pre-COVID there was always a group socializing in the common room. My mom was a pretty private person so she didnt engage in the social activities there, but it was good to see they had them.The staff is by far the best thing about Elmcroft. Very nice people who really wanted to make her happy and were there for her increasingly to the end. I cant over-emphasize enough how much of a difference that makes in your loved ones situation. As her condition declined, they offered increasing levels of services without the need to move her from her apartment.I wouldnt give Elmcroft a full 5 stars, as there were occasions when call-button response times were not great, which can be important depending on your loved ones medical situation. And my mothers biggest complaint was the food. She was vegan, with a cheese allergy. A pain in the butt for any facility to deal with, but Elmcrofts kitchen just could never seem to get the message not to smother everything with cheese. Then COVID made it so all the meals had to be served in styrofoam cartons, which just made mealtime drudgery. Send your loved one as much GrubHub & Uber Eats as you can!COVID also made the social situation non-existent both inside for the residents and generally no visits were allowed. We only got to visit once she was on hospice, but I understand and Elmcroft did the right thing. Their staff was always masked and they do a good job protecting their residents.One final gesture Elmcroft made really made an impression on me: After my mom passed, we cleared her apartment immediately. But I fully expected to have to pay for the next months rent. 30 days notice on an apartment rental is so standard I just assume thats in the contract. Not only did Elmcroft not charge us for that next month, but they sent a refund check for the week shed paid for but didnt live to see. When your family is grieving, a small kindness like that meant the world to us. It was nice to see that even with a corporate parent, it wasnt just about the money with them.If youre looking for an assisted living facility for your loved one, Elmcroft is definitely worth a tour.And finally Id like to say thanks to all the Elmcroft staff for taking such good care of my mom!

September 2020


Therios Pendragon

my wife and lived there after her cardiac arrest and the return of her lung cancer and hospice. after she passed away I continued to recover in the facility from two is very easy for me to highly recommend this facility. the staff was caring and considerate. the management was stellar in all of the interactions we had with them. the treatment of the covid epidemic was a special challenge for them and they handled it well.nobody liked it of course. the appartment was quiet and clean. they had a lot to offer but never forced and only encouraged. rhey allowed me time to grieve and offered heart felt assistance and that human connection during a tough time.Dr. Ken

April 2020


Jennifer Harwood Cook-Buman

Sandy Parker and her team have done an amazing job to get an at risk elder into their community in 3 days from initial contact. It took a village of support, but its happening, and I am so thankful. I had another client that was in a similar situation and they pulled out all the stops for him as well. Thank you!!

March 2020


Purple Mouse

My mom lives here. Its very cozy. My moms apartment is modern with high ceilings. She stays busy doing activities. She goes to bingo, garden club, rides to various places. The thing I like is the residents seem comfortable and no one looks sad. I notice that it does need remodeling in the main hall but its vacuumed and doesnt smell. Its more like home and not sterile. Its why I like it. My mom was in foster care but hated it. Her health has been better since she lived there.

January 2019


Kimberly Borst

I have not even visited this location but called for information. It was clear up front that my family member wouldn’t be a good fit for this spot financially. But the lovely woman who answered the phone spent a good amount of time giving me information and alternatives. This was my first call and I so appreciate the kindness and knowledge that I received over the phone. Thank you!

July 2018


Neshaoinspo Polk

Nice place to be

July 2013


Susan Grover

Nice big 1 bedroom apartments. but short on skilled employees. This is not the employees fault, but the large corporate owner, who refuses to put out the money. Its a nice building with wonderful neighbors. The Emeritus Corporation cares more about money than the people they claim to care so much about. It,s too bad for the people that trusted their advertisements and moved in.

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Community Details

Sellwood Amenities and Services


  • Activities Onsite
  • Devotional Services Onsite
  • Devotional Services Offsite
  • Indoor Common Areas
  • Activities Offsite
  • Meals Provided
  • Beautician Onsite
  • Outdoor Common Areas
  • Vegetarian


  • Minimum Age of Accepted Residents
  • Activities Onsite
  • Devotional Services Available
  • Indoor Common Areas
  • Meals Provided
  • Aging in Place
  • Nurses on Staff
  • Podiatrist Available
  • Physical Therapy Available
  • Occupational Therapy Available
  • Speech Therapy Available
  • Complimentary Transportation
  • Activities Offsite
  • Outdoor Common Areas
  • Beauty & Barber Services
  • Pets Allowed
  • No Smoking Allowed in Private Areas Indoors
  • No Smoking Allowed in Public Areas Indoors
  • Wheelchair Accessible Showers
  • Hospice Available
  • Respite Available
  • Male Residents Accepted
  • Female Residents Only
  • Doctor on Call
  • Nurse on Call
  • Homecare Onsite
  • Dentist Available

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Sellwood Housing and Staff


  • Trained Staff

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