12640 SE Bush St.
Portland, OR 97236

A Way to Live

We realized that the best way to make a difference in senior care was in the day-to-day operation of a facility thus, founding Cornerstone Care Option.

Kevin & Sharon McKay Owners/Operators
The owners and operators, Kevin & Sharon McKay

After completing college, Sharon and I married in 1983. Sharon graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Nursing, from Oregon Health Sciences University. I graduated from the University of Oregon, with a Human Services degree. Like most couples, we just started having children until we figured out what we wanted to do for the rest of our lives. Sharon spent 15 years as an acute care nurse at OHSU Hospital while I worked in a variety of social service agencies, gravitating toward seniors.

Kevin and Sharon are hands on owners and simply wonderful human beings....that go that extra bit to get it right!!!
Jim Rood
Resident's Family Member
In 1996, I was a Medicaid Case Manager for residents in nursing facilities. I was disappointed with the inconsistency of long-term care and the need for basic problem-solving. At the same time, Sharon had been working as a community nurse, providing services within adult foster care and private homes. We realized that the best way to make a difference in senior care was in the day-to-day operation of a care facility. So, in 1997, I scraped up some money, quit my job, talked my wife into painting, and we bought a facility in need of serious attention.

Kevin and Sharon McKay Kevin & Sharon McKay Early on during the process of obtaining my license as an Administrator, I learned that problem solving makes a remarkable difference in resident care. My typical work day for the past 20 years consists of offering a suggestion for a resident care plan, creating a preventative maintenance schedule, identifying resident meal alternatives, and counseling a caregiver on needed performance improvement. Sharon quickly identified that a positive resident stay starts on the day of admission. Whether she has completed the resident assessment herself, or trained other nurses to follow her gold standard, the goal is to prevent problems before they occur. While our office door is usually open, you may not always see us at our desk. Direct interaction with residents, families, and staff has been the essential component to our success.

At a Glance

Just walking through the doors of Cornerstone, you will notice that we are different. While we are not exactly like your living room at home, our building is clean, bright, and friendly. Our 56 residents have 20 private rooms and 18 shared rooms to choose from. Additionally, three dining rooms, various activity areas, and a large enclosed courtyard, provide lots of space to talk with others or just to be in a quiet spot. While Cornerstone seeks to meet a variety of resident needs, our secured campus makes us particularly valuable for a resident with dementia. When these physical features are combined with an annual inspection record that remains consistently strong, you have a professional care facility that feels like family.