7 Assisted Living Facilities near Auburn, ME

Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in Auburn, ME

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Schooner Estates

Provides: Assisted Living
200 Stetson Road, Auburn, ME 04210
"I'm quite familiar with Schooner Estates because my mother and father-in-law both spent a few years there before they passed. We love everybody there. The staff is amazing and caring, the facility..." More

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Clover Health Care

Provides: Assisted Living
440 Minot Avenue, Auburn, ME 04210
"My dad moved into Clover Health Care. The staff are very competent, the place is very clean, and my dad is very happy there. They don't have a whole lot going on right now because of Covid. He just..." More

Bolster Heights Residential Care

Provides: Assisted Living
26 Bolster St, Auburn, ME 04210
"My father-in-law stayed at Bolster Heights Residential Care for respite. He needed some kind of assistance. It's decent. I realized from the very beginning when we went there, they were very kind..." More

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The Chapman House

Provides: Assisted Living
41 Pleasant Street, Auburn, ME 04210
"Our entrance allows for you to be brought to the door by car with a car port to protect you from the rain or snow, and our lobby is a wonderful area for reading, sitting and chatting with friends...." More

Montello Commons

Provides: Assisted Living
540 College St, Lewiston, ME 04240
"The staff is what you would expect from a good assisted living facility, friendly and very helpful. The rooms were kept very well, the bathrooms were always in a very good presentable condition..." More

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Marshwood Center

Provides: Assisted Living
33 Roger Street, Lewiston, ME 04240
"My husband spent 19 days. He was given everything he needed. His staff was very helpful with all his needs. The nurses and assistants were awesome. Sarah and Steve went over and above to give..." More

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The Lamp Alzheimer's Residential Care...

Provides: Assisted Living
64 Lisbon Rd, Lisbon, ME 04250
"The staff that I worked with were great people who cared deeply about our residents. It was very sad some days to work there because every resident had Alzheimer's and couldn't remember much. We..." More

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Auburn

    Auburn, Maine, is located in the southern portion of the state and has a total population of 23,033 people, and of these residents, 16.7 percent are age 65 or over. There are a total of six assisted living facilities in the Auburn area to help accommodate this population of seniors. Three are located within Auburn, and another three are located nearby in Lewiston and Lisbon.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Auburn

    • Auburn has relatively comfortable weather for spring, summer and fall, making outdoor activities fun for seniors. The average July high is around 79 degrees and there are an average of 199 sunny days a year. Winters in Auburn, however, tend to be a bit challenging, as is the case for much of New England. Auburn receives 71 inches of snow, on average, each year, which is about 5.9 feet. 
    • Auburn is one of the more affordable places to live in the United States and in Maine. On a cost of living index where 100 is the national average, Auburn is 92, which is well below the average for Maine at 105. Seniors are bound to find affordable living options in Auburn. 
    • Violent crime is relatively low in Auburn, so seniors can feel safe living here. On a scale of one to 100, with one being low crime and 100 high crime, Auburn sits at 11.4. This is below the national average of 31.1 and the state average of 15.7. Property crime, however, is much more common at 54.0. This is above both the national and state averages, which are 38.1 and 24.1, respectively. Seniors searching for assisted living communities in Auburn may want to ask about extra security measures in place to protect them from incidents of property crime.
    • Auburn is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, meaning that its elected leadership “has made the commitment to actively work toward making their town, city or county a great place for people of all ages,” according to the AARP.
    • The Auburn area is home to world-class medical facilities, including St. Mary's Auburn Campus, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
    • Unfortunately, Maine is not considered to be a tax-friendly state for retirees. While the state does not tax Social Security income, it does tax every other form of retirement income, including 401ks, IRAs and pension funds at rates as high as 7.15 percent.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Auburn

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Maine

    $5,700.00 Cumberland Foreside
    $5,450.00 Brunswick
    $5,200.00 Auburn
    $5,075.00 Westbrook
    $4,000.00 US

    Assisted Living costs in Auburn start around $5,200 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.

    It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Auburn and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.

    Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Auburn

    MaineCare, which is Maine's state name for Medicare, offers the Consumer Directed Attendant Services Program, which helps pay for personal care regardless of where the individual resides, including in an assisted living facility, and lets seniors choose their care providers. 

    Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Maine page.

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    More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

    While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

    • Veterans Benefits
    • Life Insurance Policy
    • Long-Term Care Insurance
    • Reverse Mortgage

    For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Maine page.

    Free Assisted Living Resources in Auburn

    Auburn and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.

    To see a list of free assisted living resources in Auburn, please visit our Assisted Living in Maine page.

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Auburn

    Auburn-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Maine are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Maine page for more information about these laws.

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    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Auburn

    • Review of Schooner Estates

      The tour at Schooner Estates assisted living was good. Everybody was very polite and cordial. There was a little miscommunication in regards to the entrance to be used, which was no more than a 3-m... Read more

    • Review of Clover Health Care

      My dad moved into Clover Health Care. The staff are very competent, the place is very clean, and my dad is very happy there. They don't have a whole lot going on right now because of Covid. He just... Read more

    • Review of Schooner Estates

      My tour of Schooner Estates was very accommodating and very personal. The physical infrastructure was really impressive. There were high ceilings and there were chandeliers in the dining areas. The... Read more

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