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The 5 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Boothbay Harbor, ME for 2024

Our comprehensive listings and authentic reviews in Boothbay Harbor, ME below include 6 Assisted Living facilities with 47 reviews. On average in Boothbay Harbor, residents and their loved ones rate Assisted Living options 4.66 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor has been used as a fishing and shipbuilding site since the 1660s and by native populations long before that. This area is rich in coastal charm, plenty of seafood restaurants and unique local boutiques. In addition to quaint life on the harbor, seniors can choose from one Assisted Living Facility in town and another seven located nearby. The Maine Department of Health and Human Services governs the policies and regulations of these communities, also known as Residential Care Facilities, in Boothbay Harbor. ALFs are defined as facilities that provide personal care services and supervision to seniors in a homelike setting. Some services may include organized social activities, medication management and meals.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Boothbay Harbor

  • The Boothbay Harbor area is home to world-class medical facilities, including LincolnHealth - Miles Campus & Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness. 

  • Seniors living in Boothbay Harbor can enjoy mild summers by the beach, with a high average temperature of 74 degrees in July. The winter months have an average low temperature of 14 degrees in January and heavy snowfall of 66 inches, 40 inches above the national average.

  • Crime rates in Boothbay Harbor are slightly higher than the national averages, which may make seniors feel a little uneasy. Property crime is rated at 43.7 out of 100 (1 being the safest), which is higher than the U.S. average of 38.1. Violent crime is rated at 40.8, which is quite a bit higher than the national average of 31.1.

  • Seniors may have trouble affording basic necessities in Boothbay Harbor. The cost of living in this ocean town ranks at 108.10 (100 being average) which is just over 8 percent higher than the U.S. average.  

  • There are many enriching activities seniors can enjoy in the Boothbay Harbor area. Some might enjoy wandering through the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens or seeing a play at the Lincoln Theater. History buffs can delight in the nearby Castle Tucker, a time capsule of Victorian life on the sea. 

  • Seniors may experience difficulty getting around, as there is no public transportation available in Boothbay Harbor. Seniors may have to find alternative means for doctor’s appointments, shopping and entertainment.

Paying for Assisted Living in Boothbay Harbor

Assisted Living costs in Boothbay Harbor start around $7,050 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 Boothbay Harbor 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.

Cities in Maine

Cumberland Foreside

$10,000

Boothbay Harbor

$7,050

Brunswick

$5,450

US

$4,000

Bath

$3,695

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Boothbay Harbor

The state of Maine’s Medicaid plan, MaineCare Long-Term Care program, is available to qualified seniors seeking financial assistance with assisted living costs. There are no non-Medicaid programs available for ALFs.

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

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 Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor 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 Boothbay Harbor, please visit our Assisted Living in Maine page.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Boothbay Harbor

Boothbay Harbor-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.

Laws and Regulations in Maine

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Marylyn

I am/was a resident of this facility

Review of St. Andrews Village Retirement Community

Our apartment at St. Andrews Village is very spacious, clean, has a lot of sunlight, nice windows, is comfortable, and warm. The food is terrific. The staff is very accommodating, friendly, warm...

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TC1

I visited this facility

Review of St. Andrews Village Retirement Community

St Andrews is very nice and the staff is very helpful. The apartments were very nice and clean. The dining area is very nice and well-managed. They have exercise classes, walking and music. They...

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Anonymous7

I visited this facility

Review of St. Andrews Village Retirement Community

St Andrews Village Retirement Community is a charming retirement community located in the beautiful town of Boothbay Harbor on Maine's mid coast. While not directly on the water, the facility is...

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