6 Assisted Living Facilities near Auburn, ME

3 Assisted Living Facilities in Auburn, ME

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Schooner Estates

Provides: Assisted Living
200 Stetson Road, Auburn, ME 04210
"My mom has received exceptional personal care from staff. Staff from all departments are skilled, compassionate & caring. Cuisine is exquisite! So many activities & social events to..." More

Clover Living Center

Provides: Assisted Living
440 Minot Avenue, Auburn, ME 04210
"I went there for an interview and looked around. The place is alright but moneywise their cost is way out of the question. I was treated very nicely and it's a nice place but for what they offer..." More


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

3 Assisted Living Facilities near Auburn, ME

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


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

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
    $5,075.00 Westbrook
    $4,650.00 Auburn
    $4,000.00 US

    Assisted Living costs in Auburn start around $4,650 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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    Other Options in Auburn, ME

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Auburn

    • Review of Schooner Estates

      My mom has received exceptional personal care from staff. Staff from all departments are skilled, compassionate & caring. Cuisine is exquisite! So many activities & social events to choo... Read more

    • Review of Schooner Estates

      Schooner Estates is very nice and is something we would consider. The pricing is comparable, and even a little bit less than the other communities we looked at. It's just that it's a little bit dat... Read more

    • Review of Schooner Estates

      I toured Schooner Estates, and it's OK. It looked nice, including the building, and the grounds, but it's not something I'm looking forward to. They have gatherings, game rooms, and exercises. It k... Read more

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