Capital Manor FAQs

1. What is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)?

CCRCs offer several housing options to choose from, so individuals can select the lifestyle that fits with their personal interests and needs. CCRCs also offer a range of services, amenities and health and wellness programs—all geared toward helping residents stay healthy and independent for as long as possible. Most importantly, CCRCs provide residents with access to high-quality health care at fees that offer a substantial savings. CCRCs offer residents specialized services, support and security. They know that if their needs change, the appropriate level of support is available.

2. What are my transportation options at Capital Manor?

Our bus runs four days a week on a scheduled route to various parts of Salem. Need a different stop? Let the bus driver know the previous week and he’ll add that stop to his route. Point-to-point trips are also available. On Fridays the Capital Manor bus is reserved for special outings for residents. Additionally, the city of Salem has a number of great public transportation options.

3. How does Capital Manor serve meals?

Capital Manor’s main dining room serves three meals a day, both buffet style and restaurant-style depending on your preference, plus a continental breakfast in an open-seating arrangement. Fresh, nutritious meals are prepared under the direction of Capital Manor’s own professional registered dietician.

4. How does Capital Manor accommodate for special diet needs?

Our menu offers a variety of food choices, and those that meet special needs diets are identified as such: low sodium, low fat, etc. Our on-site dietician is available for consultation.

5. What other expenses can be anticipated?

Residents pay for their own telephone service, internet service, medications, therapies, outside medical bills and personal expenses. Terrace, Villa and Town Home residents are charged for additional dining room meals beyond their monthly dining allocation. Continental breakfast is free to all residents. Villa and Town Home residents pay for electricity, natural gas and a discounted rate for cable TV.

6. What is your pet policy?

Pets are permitted in all living residences at Capital Manor. Please speak with a Marketing Representative regarding size limitations.

7. What Are The Parking Options at Capital Manor?

Apartment residents may rent a carport or garage space for a modest monthly fee. All Villas and Townhomes include attached single-car garages, which are covered in the monthly service fee. Free outside parking is available for all residents and guests. RV parking with hookups is also available.

8. Does Capital Manor have a financial report available for review?

Capital Manor’s annual audited report is available through the marketing offices.

9. Can my friends and family come to visit me?

Always! Your friends and family are always welcome at Capital Manor. Guest rooms and meals are available to resident guests for a minimal fee.

10. Who operates Capital Manor?

Capital Manor is a not-for-profit corporation formed under the laws of the state of Oregon. It is managed by a board of directors, consisting of business people who live in the Willamette Valley and serve without pay. The community retains an executive director as part of its partnership with Life Care Services to manage Capital Manor’s day-to-day operations.

11. What are the prerequisites for living in Capital Manor?

Applicants must be at least age 62 or have a spouse of that age, be able to live independently within reasonable accommodations, and demonstrate the financial ability to meet the terms of the residency agreement. There is no maximum age limit, provided the above criteria are met.

12. What is covered by the entry fee?

This fee provides each resident lifetime use of their home, as well as use of the Manor’s health care center for any health needs, rehabilitative or long term.

13. What is included in the monthly maintenance fee?

Included in the Tower are personal services such as meals, flat linen service, housekeeping, all utilities and cable TV. All the same services are also included for Villas and Townhomes except electricity, gas and cable TV.

14. May I move from one residence to another at a later date?

Yes. This will depend upon availability at the time. Any moving and renovating expenses will be incurred at the resident’s expense.

15. Do you have a waiting list?

Our waiting list varies in length, depending on the size of living space and style desired for your retirement. A deposit of $1,000.00 secures you a place on our waiting list.

16. What are some of the tax advantages of a CCRC?

The IRS has ruled that a large portion of the entry fee is tax deductible in the year it is paid as future health care cost. Every year a calculation of how much of each monthly maintenance fee goes toward operating the Manor Care facility is distributed to residents and can be used toward their medical deduction. All care provided to residents of Manor Care can be deductible as well. Discuss all tax considerations with your own tax professional.

17. If I have questions, who should I call?

Call (503) 362-4101. We can answer questions, send you more information or schedule a tour.