9 Assisted Living Facilities near Brunswick, ME
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There are 9 Assisted Living Facilities in the Brunswick area, with 4 in Brunswick and 5 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Brunswick is $5,450 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,420.
To help you with your search, browse the 47 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Brunswick. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Brunswick 3.8 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Boothbay Harbor with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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4 Assisted Living Facilities in Brunswick, ME
5 Assisted Living Facilities near Brunswick, ME
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Brunswick
Brunswick is an old town that was founded in 1628 and later incorporated in 1739. This area on Androscoggin River is famous for being the city where Harriet Beecher Stowe penned Uncle Tom’s Cabin in 1851 while her husband taught at Bowdoin College. Seniors can explore local museums, walk nature trails and choose from four assisted living facilities (ALFs), with 23 in the nearby area. In Brunswick, and throughout Maine, ALFs are referred to as Residential Care Facilities. These facilities provide personal care services such as meals, medication management and supervision to seniors in a homelike setting. The policies and regulations for ALFs are governed by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Brunswick
- The Brunswick area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Mid Coast Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Crime rates in Brunswick are only slightly higher than the U.S. averages, so seniors and their loved ones can feel secure. Violent crime is rated at 39.9 out of 100 (1 being the safest), compared to the national average of 31.1. Property crime is rated at 40.4, just a little higher than the national average of 38.1.
- The summer climate in Brunswick has an average high temperature of 79 degrees in July, so seniors can enjoy outdoor activities in comfort. The winters are quite chilly, with an average low temperature of 11 degrees in January and 62 inches of snow, so seniors may have mobility concerns this time of the year.
- Seniors can enjoy the fresh air in Cumberland County. The American Lung Association gave this area an excellent Ozone rating of B and a Particle Pollution 24-hour score of A. Seniors with a respiratory illness may fair better here than in other more polluted areas.
- In scenic Brunswick, seniors can enjoy a show at the Maine State Music Theatre or take a day trip to the nearby town of Freeport to explore small boutiques and the L. L. Bean flagship store.
- While social security income is not taxed in Maine, seniors may have trouble living on a budget due to the state’s high cost of living. With a score of 111.8 (100 is average), Maine is 11.8 percent higher than the national average.
Paying for Assisted Living in Brunswick
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Brunswick start around $5,450 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 Brunswick 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 Brunswick
Eligible seniors living in Maine seeking aid for Assisted Living Facility costs may qualify for aid through MaineCare’s Long-Term Care program, which is part of the state’s Medicaid plan.
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 Brunswick
Brunswick 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 Brunswick, please visit our Assisted Living in Maine page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Brunswick
Brunswick-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 Brunswick
Review of Sunnybrook
I wasn't pleased with Sunnybrook at all. It was kind of blah. It was small. They had a little pond out back, but that didn't matter much. The building was fairly new, it just didn't feel homey. I h... Read more
Review of Dionne Commons Residents
The care at Dionne Commons Residents is very good. The staff is very good and very nice. My mother is in a room with someone else and she feels very cramped because she only has half a room and a c... Read more
Review of Sunnybrook
Sunnybrook was our first choice for Mom because it had everything from mild dementia to independent living units. However, the room wasn't ready and was currently being renovated. They had a hair s... Read more