8 Assisted Living Facilities near Brewer, ME

Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in Brewer, ME

Woodlands Senior Living of Brewer

Provides: Assisted Living
53 Colonial Cir, Brewer, ME 04412
"I can't say enough about Woodlands Senior Living of Brewer, it was outstanding. Everyone was accommodating. The staff member that gave us the tour, her name's Maria, was very knowledgeable. If she..." More

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Dirigo Pines

Provides: Assisted Living
9 Alumni Drive, Orono, ME 04473
"Dirigo Pines was gorgeous. It's a brand new facility. If only my mom was not quite as far down the Alzheimer's trail, that would be a good placement. It's beautiful and the staff seemed very nice." More

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
"I visited a loved one at Phillips-Strickland House in Bangor. She was in their assisted living wing and they had very kind and caring people from everything that I have seen there. I've only been..." More

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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

Ross Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
758 Broadway, Bangor, ME 04401
"I have chosen The Sylvia Ross Home at Ross Manor for my mom. The biggest reason was that the people there were so thoughtful, kind, and caring, and they spent as much time with me as I wanted to..." More

FreeseÍs 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

Elizabeth Levinson Center

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

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Brewer

    Brewer, Maine, a small city just east of its so-called "sister city" Bangor, Maine, has a population of just over 9,000 people and has only one assisted living facility within the city limits. However, seven more facilities are located in nearby communities. The Office of Aging & Disability Services, a division of Maine's DHHS, supports the state's older and disabled adults by regulating ALFs that provide long-term care and support services to residents. 

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Brewer

    • Since Brewer is located in Northern New England, the weather tends to be cooler on average, although the area does experience four seasons. Spring and summer are typically comfortable, but winters are often harsh. Brewer receives an average of 67 inches of snow per year, well above the US average of 26 inches. This type of weather may be difficult for those who have trouble tolerating colder temperatures.

    • Brewer's cost of living is lower than the US average. On a scaled index of 1 to 100, with 100 being the US average, Brewer's cost of living is 98.6. However, the cost of groceries and health care services are typically a bit higher than the national average, which could be a problem for low-income seniors.

    • Maine does not tax social security income, which is a nice benefit for seniors. However, other forms of retirement income are taxed at rates as high as 7.15 percent, making it a state that isn't entirely tax-friendly for retirees.

    • Crime in Brewer is relatively low, placing well below or around the US average for both violent and property crime. On a scale of 1 to 100, violent crime in Brewer sits at 24.8, lower than the US average of 31.1, and property crime is 43.6, slightly higher than the US average of 38.1.

    • The City of Brewer participates in the funding of the Community Connector bus routes, which serve Brewer and surrounding areas, including Bangor. Half-off discounted fares for seniors are available.

    • Brewer has no facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in nearby Bangor at Eastern Maine Medical Center.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Brewer

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Maine

    $5,075.00 Orono
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,545.00 Bangor

    Assisted Living costs in Brewer 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 Brewer 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 Brewer

    Maine pays for services in assisted housing programs through the Medicaid MaineCare State Plan and the MaineCare 1915(c) Elderly Waiver program. The state also has several non-medicaid state-funded affordable assisted living facilities (ACFs).

    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 Brewer

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

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Brewer

    Brewer-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 Brewer

    • Review of Woodlands Senior Living of Brewer

      I can't say enough about Woodlands Senior Living of Brewer, it was outstanding. Everyone was accommodating. The staff member that gave us the tour, her name's Maria, was very knowledgeable. If she ... Read more

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