Oregon Department of Human Services, Aging and People with Disabilities and Developmental Disabilities
Advertising of a Memory Care Community
An applicant may not advertise as a memory care community until the applicant has obtained an endorsement from the Department. A prospective memory care community may advertise if they have stated their intent to be endorsed and are in the initial endorsement process.
A memory care community with a valid endorsement may advertise that it has an endorsement. However, the advertising materials may not imply or state that the Department recommends or supports a specific memory care community.
All advertising material must be truthful and must not include or use coercive or misleading information about the endorsement of the memory care community.
Upon the determination that a non-endorsed memory care community implies or advertises that they have an endorsement, the Department shall send a notice to the licensee to cease the advertising immediately. Failure to comply may result in a civil penalty as outlined in OAR 411-057-0190 (Complaints, Inspections, and Sanctions).