6 Assisted Living Facilities near Hallowell, ME

Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in Hallowell, ME

Hillside Terrace of Hallowell

Provides: Assisted Living
21 Warren St, Hallowell, ME 04347
"I highly recommend Hillside very home like atmosphere and the resident are very well cared for. " More

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Woodlands Senior Living of Hallowell

Provides: Assisted Living
152 Winthrop Street, Hallowell, ME 04347
"I highly recommend Woodlands Senior Living of Hallowell and Hallowell Memory Care" More

The Inn at City Hall

Provides: Assisted Living
1 Cony Street, Augusta, ME 04330
"The Inn at City Hall is the perfect place for a senior citizen to live. They will have a clean and well maintained apartment and people on staff 24 hours a day to help them with whatever needs they..." More

Snow Pond Residential Care Center

Provides: Assisted Living
888 Pond Road, Augusta, ME 04330
"I am currently at Snow Pond Residential Care Center, and it seemed to me that this place is a little crowded. The food is good, and they are strict to each calorie a day. This coming Friday, we are..." More

Balsam House

Provides: Assisted Living
256 Gorden Road Route 135, Readfield, ME 04355
"We have placed Mom at Balsam House. It is small, but the owners are very personable. Currently, they only have eight residents, but they are expanding though. They’re putting in 16 beds this coming..." More

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Captain Lewis Residence

Provides: Assisted Living
270 Maine Ave, Farmingdale, ME 04344

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Hallowell

    Hallowell was first settled in 1762 and founded in 1771 and is commonly referred to as "New Orleans on the Kennebec.” In its early days, Hallowell thrived in the logging, trading and shipbuilding industries and by 1820, it had 2,500 residents. Today, the city is slightly smaller at about 2,400 residents, over a quarter of whom are 65 and over.  

    Local seniors have six assisted living facilities to choose from, including two in the city proper and four more nearby. As is the case in all of the state, assisted living facilities in Hallowell are categorized according to the level of care they provide. The Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services licenses nine types of assisted living facilities, which may also be called assisted housing programs, including assisted living programs, four levels of private non-medical institutions and four levels of residential care programs.  

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Hallowell

    • Seniors in Hallowell can access public transportation via the Kennebec Explorer Gardiner Route. The buses are equipped with wheelchair ramps, and direct pickup is available to riders with a disability that prevents them from getting to a bus stop.  
    • The Hallowell area has no facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital located in Augusta.
    • Hallowell 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. 
    • Hallowell has an array of community resources for seniors, including Spectrum Generations, an organization that provides local seniors with aging and disability resources, community case management and legal services, as well as one senior center.
      • Hallowell seniors do not pay state income tax on their Social Security benefits, but all other types of retirement income are subject to a relatively high state income tax. 
      • With an overall cost of living that is about 12% below the statewide average and 7% below the national average, which may make it a good option for seniors with restrictive budgets. 

      Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.

      Paying for Assisted Living in Hallowell

      Average Monthly Costs

      Cities in Maine

      $7,050.00 Boothbay Harbor
      $5,450.00 Brunswick
      $5,200.00 Auburn
      $4,000.00 US

      Assisted Living costs in Hallowell 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 Hallowell 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 Hallowell

      While assisted living in Maine is not currently covered by any programs, the state funds seven assisted living facilities, including one that is 4 miles away in Augusta. Residents in these facilities only pay a copay and cost-share to the service provider. 

      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 Hallowell

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

      Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Hallowell

      Hallowell-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 Hallowell

      • Review of Hillside Terrace of Hallowell

        I highly recommend Hillside very home like atmosphere and the resident are very well cared for. Read more

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      • Review of Woodlands Senior Living of Hallowell

        I highly recommend Woodlands Senior Living of Hallowell and Hallowell Memory Care Read more

        mamma bear
      • Review of Woodlands Senior Living of Hallowell

        Woodlands Assisted Living is a modern facility. It is spacious. However, for my mother, who is 95, I didn’t think it would be a good fit for her. The facility was very clean and very spacious. The ... Read more

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