8 Assisted Living Facilities near Bangor, ME

5 Assisted Living Facilities in Bangor, ME

Winterberry Heights Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
932 Ohio Street , Bangor, ME 04401
"Winterberry Heights is lovely. The staff is friendly and accommodating. The dining room is beautiful, and the food is not gourmet but good. There are a lot of activities like Bingo, church, movies..." More

Phillips-Strickland House

Provides: Assisted Living
21 Boyd St, Bangor, ME 04401
"It was nice facility. The room that my brother could afford wasn't as big as the one he had where he's at now. They dining room was nice and spacious. The staff seemed to be friendly and..." More

Freese’s Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
10 Water Street, Bangor, ME 04401
"Freese's was a nice place, but it was a high rise with several floors. The first floor is for the community and activities, and then the second floor and up is the apartments. As far as walking up..." More

Engel Place

Provides: Assisted Living
758 Broadway, Bangor, ME 04401
"This Assisted Living facility is a home for elderly adults who would like to live in a facility and have some of their needs met (i.e. medications, bathing etc). I visited it twice and found the..." More

Elizabeth Levinson Center

Provides: Assisted Living
159 Hogan Rd, Bangor, ME 04401

3 Assisted Living Facilities near Bangor, ME


Dirigo Pines

Provides: Assisted Living
9 Alumni Drive, Orono, ME 04473
"Set in the college town of Orono, Maine, Dirigo Pines is a community providing an opportunity to retire in a friendly and caring environment. Here, you can choose from Independent Living cottages..." More


Orono Commons

Provides: Assisted Living
117 Bennoch Road, Orono, ME 04473
"Offering skilled nursing, medical and rehabilitative care for patients and residents while active seniors can enjoy a fun, dynamic lifestyle in our Assisted Living facility. " More

Woodlands Assisted Living of Brewer

Provides: Assisted Living
53 Colonial Cir, Brewer, ME 04412

Assisted Living near Bangor, ME

Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Bangor

  • Review of Winterberry Heights Assisted Living

    Winterberry Heights is lovely. The staff is friendly and accommodating. The dining room is beautiful, and the food is not gourmet but good. There are a lot of activities like Bingo, church, movies ... Read more

  • Review of Winterberry Heights Assisted Living

    Winterberry Heights is very good. They’re very nice, and it's a beautiful place. Everybody I met was very nice and they interacted with the residents very well. The dining setup is restaurant-style... Read more

  • Review of Winterberry Heights Assisted Living

    Winterberry Heights is a beautiful place. We ate with my sister-in-law twice, and the first time, the food was very good, but the second time, it was just OK. They have all kinds of activities and ... Read more

    Jo P.
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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Bangor

"Maine's Queen City" since 1834, Bangor, Maine, on the Penobscot River is a prime location to enjoy and provides easy access nearby cities where seniors can partake in whale watching, fishing, fairs and festivals.  

The Bangor area features 8 assisted living communities, with five in the Bangor city limits and three in the nearby areas of Orono and Brewer. These facilities cater to seniors who need assistance with their activities of daily living, including eating, dressing and bathing. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Bangor

  • The average annual temperature in Bangor, ME, is 44 degree Fahrenheit, and the annual average snowfall is 66 inches. Residents should be prepared for long, cold winters and low temperatures all year round. 

  • The air quality in Maine is among the best in the country, and the American Lung Association lists Bangor as one of the cleanest cities for ozone air pollution. Residents are able to check for updates daily, so they can be aware of any potentially harmful changes. 

  • The cost of living in Bangor is 2.1 percent higher than the national average but 2.1 percent lower than average for the state of Maine. 

  • The Bangor area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Eastern Maine Medical Center and St Joseph Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

  • Bangor 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 AARP.

  • Bangor has an array of community resources for seniors, including Gateway Seniors Without Walls, an organization that runs a variety of programs and activities for seniors, as well as one other senior center.

Paying for Assisted Living in Bangor

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in Maine

$5,500.00 Orono
$4,000.00 US

Assisted Living costs in Bangor start around $0 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 Bangor 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 Bangor

In Maine, the state funded medical program, MaineCare, covers the cost of an assisted living community. As long as seniors meet the financial eligibility criteria for MaineCare, they may have the entire cost of their assisted living unit paid for by the state.

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

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 Bangor

Bangor 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 Bangor, please visit our Assisted Living in Maine page.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Bangor

Bangor-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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