Independence Health and Rehabilitation Center is located in one of the beautiful historic neighborhoods of Independence, OR – on the west bank of the Willamette River. We are pleased to be part of the warm and welcoming Independence community – a great place to live, work and play. Our senior living facility provides the best senior care available.
Residents can look forward to a variety of healthy and delicious meal options. We feature several options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as soup, salad, and sandwiches to provide residents with a wider selection of meal options. We seek to create healthy menus that accommodate each resident’s particular dietary needs and preferences.
Our program includes:
- Delicious meals prepared fresh by our culinary teams each day.
- A selection of both classic and regional favorites, including accommodations for religious and cultural preferences.
- Fresh fruit, snacks, and beverages available throughout the day.
EmpRes can also support the unique nutritional needs and preferences of residents, including:
- Therapeutic and diabetic diets.
- Reduced-fat, low-calorie, high fiber, low sugar, and low sodium options.
- Modified diet plans, including delicious purée options designed to tickle the taste buds.
- Attention to physician-prescribed diets.
Activities & Events
Our dedicated activities team develops an extensive calendar tailored to your specific needs and preferences. We offer a blend of activities and outings that enrich the body, mind, and spirit. Activities range from weekly field trips into the community, to on-site performers, visiting school children and therapy animals, various groups and games to play, and of course, plenty of Bingo.
Some of our more common activities include:
- On-site Movie Events
- Seasonal Holiday Celebrations
- Current Events Discussions
- Religious and Worship Services
- Summer and Weekend BBQs
- Outdoor Events
- Bingo & Games
We also organize plenty of special events throughout the year. These may include cookouts in the summer, Mother and Fathers’ Day buffet luncheons, annual holiday parties, Sunday dinners and a trip to the movie theater complete with popcorn and candy. We also encourage family and friends to participate in any of these activities.
Interpretive services are available to patients for any type of care. They are provided at no cost and are available daily around the clock. Please notify the Charge Nurse, the Director of Social Services, and/or the Executive Director for assistance in obtaining interpreter services.
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Sign Language Services
Agency: Anderson Interpreting Service
Contact Person: Contact Center ED for Information
Address: 528 Cottage Street NE, Suite 1C, Salem, OR 97301
Mailing: PO Box 12473, Salem OR, 97309
Phone: (503) 932-8460
State Relay #: 7-1-1
Our dedicated staff is available 24-hours a day to meet your care needs. We treat our residents and their families as valued friends and respected members of our community.
Executive Director: Jacob Heiman
Director of Nursing Services: Julie Durst
Business Office Manager: Keely Amaral
When is it time to consider a nursing home for my loved one?
It may be time to consider a nursing home environment when both medical and personal care needs have become too great to handle at home or in another senior living community. This may be due to a recent hospitalization, or a chronic illness which has gradually been worsening.
Who do I speak with about financials, billing, and admission paperwork?
We have a full-time business office manager for all financial and billing concerns. If you have any questions regarding these matters please make an appointment with our business office manager through the front desk.
What can residents bring with them?
We provide all of the furniture your elderly parent needs in their room. However, to make it feel like home, most skilled nursing centers encourage residents to bring personal items such as family photos, a familiar bedspread, and treasured knickknacks.
How often does a physician or health professional visit?
Physicians generally see residents upon admission and once every 30 days thereafter. Though the physicians aren’t there every day, our nursing staff is in constant communication with each physician that visits the facility.
Can I take my loved one home for a visit?
Residents may take a leave of absence with a physician’s authorization, which can be arranged through the nursing staff. Residents who take a leave of absence must check in and out with the leave of absence (LOA) book at the nursing station.
Can I bring outside food in?
Please make sure to check with the nursing staff before bringing food in to ensure the food complies with special diets. Any food kept in resident rooms must be in a properly sealed container.