Good Care Starts Here



Nestled in the sunny climate of The Dalles — just 1.5 hrs east of Portland, in the sunny east end of the Columbia River Gorge — Columbia Basin Care is the region’s only community-owned, not-for-profit, nursing facility for short-stay rehabilitation and long-term care.

Founded in 1964, we’ve served the community for over 50 years!

We’re an award-winning skilled nursing facility, offering comprehensive care that adeptly adjusts to the changing needs of residents, from moderate assistance to critical medical supervision. Our on-site Geriatric Nurse Practitioner serves as a highly-skilled primary care provider, along with our dedicated team of physical, occupational and speech therapists.

Freshly remodeled, Columbia Basin has clean and comfy private and semi-private rooms, and a beautiful courtyard and large park in which to gather and relax.

Our every day and every action is guided by our mission: To improve the lives of those we serve.


Passing with Dignity



Whether the time we spend is long or short, the passing of a resident marks us with loss.  We are honored to partner with Heart of Hospice to help ensure the final days are lived in comfort. And as caregivers, we take heart in knowing our efforts make a difference.

Dear Staff at Columbia Basin Care,

We want to express our gratitude for the loving care each of you provided. 

It was a privilege to work with you to insure that he was surrounded with love, and passed from the world with the same dignity with which he entered this life.

With caring and appreciation, 

— The Heart of Hospice Team

Harvest Party!


Our first-ever Harvest Party brought together all ages in a special afternoon event for residents, staff, friends & family.

It was a beautiful blue-sky autumn day in the Columbia Basin Care courtyard when dozens of people turned out for music, games, and mingling — along with pumpkins, pears, apples, cider, donuts, pies and more.

Pumpkin decorating was a big hit among young and old(er) and Lisa and Bill Nielsen, of music duo Willy & Nelson, set a happy vibe for friends and family to celebrate the season.

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