6 Assisted Living Facilities near Auburn, ME
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There are 6 Assisted Living Facilities in the Auburn area, with 3 in Auburn and 3 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Auburn is $5,200 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,500.
To help you with your search, browse the 21 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Auburn. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Auburn 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in Auburn, ME
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
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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.
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.
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Auburn
Review of Schooner Estates
We moved Dad here after a placement in another facility that did not measure up to the care we wanted for him. We were more than impressed upon first visiting Schooner. We moved Dad here, and h... Read more
Review of Schooner Estates
I have a dear friend who relocated to Maine to be near a family member. Previously she had resided in a beautiful retirement facility in Florida overlooking a golf course. She was very depressed ... Read more
Review of Schooner Estates
My Dad passed away this past Friday. We remember his hesitation when we first talked about moving him from Hospice to Schooner Estates. Once there, he came back to life. He enjoyed his meals, the ... Read more