This is a simple promise that the staff at Emeritus at Century Fields - and throughout Emeritus Senior Living communities - has shared since 2005, when our community first opened its doors. It's a simple promise to be compassionate and kind, understanding and respectful - a promise to become extended family to the seniors entrusted in our care and to our retirees who have chosen our community for its active lifestyle.
The Perfect Location
Emeritus at Century Fields is located in the small northwest Oregon community of Lebanon. Although we have just under 13,000 people, our hospital, Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital, has been named one of the nation’s “Top 100” hospitals by Mercer Management Company and the Healthcare Information Agency. We also have a brand new medical school that just opened in the area, as well as every shopping convenience our residents could want, from a Super Wal-Mart to several grocery stores to a movie theater and bowling alley. The Lebanon Senior Center and our town’s brand new library are within easy walking distance, and our new police station is just around the corner. Across from our community is a wonderful park with lots of shade trees, and our local Boys and Girls Club is next door. The spectacular Oregon Coast, where we frequently take residents, is less than two hours due west.
Our location truly is ideal! The Lebanon Senior Center is just around the corner. A brand new library, with more than 38,000 fiction and non-fiction books, CDs and DVDs, is also within easy walking distance. And the Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital is just a half mile from Emeritus at Century Fields. We also often take residents to Corvallis or Albany, both within an hour’s drive, for shopping and lunch, and always for the annual Albany Veterans Parade, the largest parade of its kind west of the Mississippi. During the spring and fall, we’ll take “coast” trips to several towns on the Oregon Coast; Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Newport and Waldport are a scenic two-hour drive from Lebanon. Residents vote on which coastal city they want to visit, and that’s where our bus takes them! Residents also love the Sweet Home Scenic Byway, a 67-mile loop, which extends southeast through the farmlands of the Willamette Valley, Foster Lake, the Santiam River and the dense Willamette National Forest. Returning to Sweet Home, it passes through the Brownsville Historic District, which was settled in 1846 and is home to many well-preserved historic structures more than 100 years old.
A Wonderful Selection
Emeritus at Century Fields offers 83 senior apartments, including studios, one-bedrooms and nine cottages for our independent residents. We offer the largest senior living apartments in the region. Our spacious 400 square foot studios are set up to provide a small living room and separate area for the bedroom. There are three different one-bedroom floor plans to choose from, ranging from 480 to 625 square feet. All units offer high ceilings and lots of windows, kitchenette with refrigerator and microwave, and a full private bath with no-trip walk-in shower, safety bars and a wheelchair accessible sink. Some apartments have views of our beautiful courtyard. Residents are welcome to bring in their own furniture and decorate their apartments any way they wish. Our 1,266 square foot retirement cottages include a very large full kitchen with breakfast bar and dishwasher, vaulted ceilings and many windows, a separate dining area, washer/dryer, an oversized one-car garage and private patio. While we take care of all the landscaping, cottage residents are always welcome to plant flowers around their homes. And should their health needs change, they can easily stay right here at Emeritus at Century Fields by simply moving into our assisted living community. All of our apartments and cottages are rented month- to-month; there are no buy-in fees or leases. Weekly housekeeping, maintenance and landscaping, three meals a day and all activities, utilities (except telephone and cable), individual temperature control and a 24-hour emergency response system (three locations in each unit) are included in the monthly rent.
When you first enter our building, you walk into our “fireside” room, with a spectacular rock fireplace, a favorite spot for reading and sipping hot chocolate on chilly days. Our dining room is also very open, with vaulted ceilings, tall windows and a baby grand piano. A large spiral staircase leads to our upstairs, where you can see down into the dining room and into almost every corner of the main part of the building. Several common areas are located here, including an activities room, full kitchen, Coca Cola room, movie/media room, library, “gentlemen’s” room and private whirlpool spa. We also have a beauty shop staffed by two hairdressers and a manicurist/pedicurist. In addition, Emeritus at Century Fields has its own “Mercantile Store,” which offers personal items, stationary and cards and clothing. The store is managed and staffed by residents, with all of the proceeds returned to them to purchase whatever they want. Our senior living community is also built around a beautiful spacious courtyard with flower gardens, pathways, umbrella tables and a fountain.
Strong, Caring Professional Relationships
Many residents don’t require physical therapy, but should they need services, we have ongoing relationships with a variety of local care and home health providers and can secure the resources they may need. We also work with a local medical equipment company, which comes in once a month to do complimentary scooter and wheelchair checks to keep our residents’ equipment fine-tuned and working properly.
Our goal is to provide a secure home environment in which residents always feel welcome and accepted as part of the Emeritus at Century Fields family. Not only are we here to help make their lives enjoyable, but also to offer encouragement and support just like a friend or family member would, should a resident be having a difficult day. Our management team, which includes an executive director, assistant executive director, business director, life enrichment director, community relations director and resident care director, meets daily to keep abreast of what each other is doing. We also have a registered nurse on staff, as well as resident assistants, who provide the majority of the residents’ daily care, and med techs, who handle the management of their medications. Several staff members are on call 24/7, to respond to any needs that might come up, such as a resident becoming sick and needing to be hospitalized, or a family member needing to come by for a tour in the evening or on a weekend day to find a new home for mom or dad quickly. In addition, we have a weekend concierge, who staffs the front desk on Saturdays and Sundays, providing whatever assistance or help residents and visitors may need.