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Respite Care by Martha’s Place & Selah West
Martha’s Place and Selah West are Oregon’s first bed and breakfasts for individuals with Developmental Disabilities (DD). They are respite care homes that provide affordable overnight care for up to five individuals each at one time. Both are Medicaid certified to provide services through the State and have delivered hundreds of thousands of hours of respite care since their opening in 2002.
Need for Respite Care
Oregon’s 60,000 families and caregivers of people with DD need an accessible, reliable, safe, and affordable service to provide temporary relief from the overwhelming responsibility of 24-hour, 7-day a week personal care. Respite care is the number one requested support service asked by caregivers of individuals with DD.
Martha’s Place & Selah West…
- Provide temporary relief from 24-hour, 7-day a week care
- Provide comprehensive support for families and individuals to help them avoid feelings of isolation, loneliness, and hopelessness.
- Provide a safe, fun environment where guests enjoy activities, delicious meals and lavish attention by our friendly and professional staff.
Martha’s Place and Selah West are available for individuals with DD, ages 18 and older. The participants include individuals with a wide variety of DD (Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, etc.), ethnic backgrounds, financial statuses, religions, and living situations. This program is unable to serve people who require less than a 1:5 staff/guest ratio or people with violent and/or sexually-aggressive behaviors.
Location & Hours
Martha’s Place is located in Tigard, OR. Selah West is located in Hillsboro, OR. Both Martha’s Place and Selah West are open 24 hours a day from Friday at 6 PM to Sunday at 6 PM.
Martha’s Place and Selah West provide affordable respite services to caregivers. For those paying privately, a fee of $225 a night is required to help with operating costs, $450 total for a weekend stay. For those who have been pre-approved to receive Medicaid funds through the State, services may be funded for up to the State mandated 14 days a year. The fee, whether private or Medicaid funded, includes all meals, accommodations, and 24-hour care. Guests are requested to bring a pre-arranged amount of spending money for extracurricular activities.
Theme Weekends & Calendar
Martha’s Place and Selah West have fun theme weekends, such as bowling weekends, fishing weekends, and many more! Please see the calendar page for upcoming themes.
A large portion of operating expenses is covered by funds received through State and Federal Medicaid programs. Foundational grants and private donors were the major sources for initial capital funds, and continue to be the current source used to maintain the houses and vehicles.
All team members have passed an FBI background check, are certified in First Aid and CPR, and are comprehensively trained to provide a safe and loving atmosphere for our guests.
Tours & Reservations
All guests and guardians are required to tour Martha’s Place and/or Selah West prior to their first stay. Tours are given Tuesday-Friday from 10:00am-5:00pm. Please call the Program Manager ahead of time to schedule a tour and we would be happy to show you around.