"Recently, my husband was in the care of Nora Johnson, owner of SHOSHONE LODGE  adult care facility.  I felt entirely comfortable placing him in her facility which came highly recommended.  During my daily visits to see my husband  I had many opportunities to observe her operation and what kind of care my husband was receiving.   Nora, and her staff, exemplify what compassionate care really means.   The facility is very clean, and the residents' rooms are furnished with home-like decor as well as television, if desired.  Attention to medication needs and assisting in activities of daily living , plus coordination with primary medical teams are paramount in the residents' care.  They receive a  wonderful variety of  nutritious and delicious home cooked meals and snacks.    I would not hesitate to recommend this adult home care facility for anyone who may be searching for an alternative to a franchised  assisted living facility. "
R. Smith


From a former caregiver employee: 

"I worked for Nora Johnson for one and one-half years.   During that time I found Nora to be a caring and confident professional.  She manages her adult foster care home with a business woman's efficiency never losing that personal connection with her residents.  I had taken a CNA course but my experience was limited to caring for my senior parents.  Nora was an excellent coach and trainer.  She keeps her standards high. 

Shoshone Lodge is homey and comfortable.  Nora pays close attention to cleanliness and sanitation.  She is aware of state and industry requirements and always passes her inspections easily.   She offers a wide variety of fresh foods, paying close attention to the residents likes and dislikes.

I highly recommend Nora's Shoshone Lodge and her abilities to provide
excellent care."
M. Trolan


"My mother, Ruth, became blind in her later years.  When we knew it was time for assisted living, she stayed in several facilities.  Then, she lived at Shoshone Lodge in Bend and came to the end of her life at age 91.   I am grateful beyond words for the kind and loving care Nora Johnson and her team gave my Mom.  They were compassionate, respectful and took care of her every need.   I miss my many visits with my Mom at Shoshone Lodge, but am secure in the knowledge that she had such fine care in the last years of her life.  It was a pleasure to get to know Nora and the staff at the Lodge, and I am grateful for all they did to make my Mom comfortable and to have her feel as a member of the Shoshone Lodge family.  It is an excellent care facility."
J. Pinckney


"From 2006 thru her death in 2012, my aunt Karleen Oakes was cared for by Nora Johnson and her staff at Shoshone Lodge.  I was responsible for my aunt's care, but I lived in Southern California and Karleen was in Bend, so primary care rested with Nora and her people.  During that period of time I talked weekly with Karleen, Nora and her people, as well as personally visiting.  After each contact, I felt confident that Karleen was treated with respect and the proper attention in a clean, pleasant environment.  Good nutrition and personal hygiene were always a priority.  Costs were always in line with the quality of care,

I would strongly recommend Nora Johnson and Shoshone Lodge to anyone looking for A+ foster care."
G. Thomas