Springfield, Oregon Assisted Living and Retirement Community
Emeritus at Springfield Campus
Springfield, OR 97478
A Campus Community
Welcome to the senior campus in Springfield, Oregon – a property that includes The Briarwood and The Woodside – two distinct assisted living communities designed to give seniors the best of all worlds: the opportunity to choose the setting that best reflects their needs and preferences, with full access to everything each community offers.
The Briarwood is an elegant three-story assisted living community with vaulted ceilings, walls of glass and many common areas for conversation, entertaining, enjoying activities or simply relaxing with friends and family.
The Woodside offers the perfect retirement living option for seniors who prefer a slow pace, with fewer neighbors. Less than half the size of Briarwood, Woodside welcomes residents into its warm, homelike embrace – a home in which the staff and residents truly are family. With both communities located right across from each other, residents take full advantage of all the offerings at each community, from our diverse activities calendar and live entertainment to family dinners and excursions outside of the Springfield area.
The Perfect Location
Just off Main Street (Route 126), our campus community offers easy access to I-5 and everything that the Springfield-Eugene area has to offer. On the east side of the freeway, Springfield is a wonderful small city in the Southern Willamette Valley, between the McKenzie and Willamette rivers. A temperate climate – along with close proximity to Eugene – makes this campus an ideal retirement community. Two hospitals – McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center and Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend – are within an easy drive. We take weekly shopping trips to area malls, Wal-Mart, Safeway, Big Lots, among many other stores, as well as lunch out every week to one of many restaurants in the area.
In addition, residents have ample opportunity to attend live performances at the Hult Center in Eugene, to travel to the Tri Rivers Casino in Florence on the Oregon Coast, to take in the spectacular scenery at various recreation areas close to our community, and to enjoy frequent trips to Willamilane Park Swim Center, which has its own senior center. Just about anything residents would like to do – a Christmas Lights Tour in a limosine bus, an excursion to Story Brook Land in Albany, drives up Deerhorn Country Road – we try to oblige!
A Wonderful Selection
The combination of two entirely different assisted living communities on one conveniently located campus enables residents to match the setting to their needs, preferences and personalities. Residents from each are welcome to enjoy all of the common areas available throughout both communities.
The Briarwood – our larger three-story community – offers 122 assisted living apartments, available in small and large studios, as well as one-bedroom and two-bedroom units – some of which are among the most spacious apartments of any assisted living community in the region. Light and bright, with high ceilings and large windows, all apartments offer a private handicapped-accessible bathroom with walk-in shower; a full kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave, cabinets and counters; large closets; individually controlled heat and air conditioning; and an emergency call system. Briarwood also offers four cottages, with two bedrooms, two full baths with walk-in shower and bathtub; a full kitchen; washer/dryer hook-up; patio; and garage – the ideal option for couples.
Briarwood has a multitude of places that residents can entertain and enjoy beyond their own senior apartments – a Coca Cola room in which residents celebrate special events with loved ones; a large media room where we host a variety of events – from church services to football parties; a fireside lounge with a huge fireplace; and two dining rooms, one with a baby Grand piano and water fountain. Our small bistro is often the place where our residents’ grandchildren love to spend time. Libraries are located on two floors. Plus there are several fully furnished living rooms located on each floor – perfect for visiting with friends.
The Woodside – our smaller two-story community – is located just across the street. Each studio and one bedroom offers the same amenities as Briarwood. Here at Woodside, you can literally feel the warm family-like atmosphere and dedication of our caregivers the moment you step through the doors.
Woodside has fewer common spaces, but residents take full advantage of the space available. For example, after breakfast, it’s common to see residents in the living room, sitting area and lobby, chatting over coffee or reading the paper. Woodside also has a smaller media room, its own dining room and open sitting areas throughout the community.
The campus itself is beautifully landscaped – a pond and courtyard are located just behind Briarwood, while Woodside also has a back courtyard area with planter boxes and garden space.
Strong, Caring Professional Relationships
We work with many home health, hospice and rehabilitation agencies in the area – so we can make recommendations should a resident require physical, speech, occupational therapy or any other medical service. Marquis Care of Springfield is one such group with which we have a strong relationship; they offer a fully staffed rehabilitation facility that enables residents to receive more intensive care after having been hospitalized for an injury or serious illness. Marquis caregivers also provide services here in the comfort of the resident’s own home. Signature Hospice and Home Health is another provider with which we work frequently – but of course, residents are always free to use whatever service they prefer or that their doctor specifies.
We bring in other types of health-care professionals – a hearing specialist, who generously gives his time to ensure that our residents’ hearing aids are working properly, at no cost to them; college students from the University of Oregon in Eugene, who set up blood pressure and equipment checks; an eye care company that sends a representative to check residents’ eyeglasses; and an onsite dental professional, who makes house calls. In addition, we invite a variety of health-care experts in to train our own staff, for example, on how to work with seniors having just been discharged from rehabilitation.
Both of our communities are fully staffed 24 hours a day. We have three nurses on call, around the clock – who are all trained here at Briarwood and Woodside, so that they become very familiar with each resident’s needs. Each community’s Executive Director and its combined Community Relations Director work closely together, ensuring that residents from Briarwood and Woodside feel a sense of connection and can benefit from all of the choices that a two-community campus offers.
Most importantly, many of our staff members have been with our communities for several years. They are passionately committed to making a difference in our residents’ lives, helping them maintain their health and independence. They are the backbone of our communities – their caring and dedication can be felt in so many ways – from the way they smile and greet everyone, to their willingness to take the time to encourage shy residents to join in activities and make new friends.