9 Assisted Living Facilities near Kennebunk, ME

Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in Kennebunk, ME

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Atria Kennebunk

Provides: Assisted Living
One Penny Lane, Kennebunk, ME 04043
"Enjoy interacting with the staff Nick is a great guy" More

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Huntington Common

Provides: Assisted Living
1 Huntington Common Drive, Kennebunk, ME 04043
"I visited Huntington Common for my father. It was a very nice facility, very friendly, and they had all the amenities that he would need. The staff that gave the tour was very nice and very..." More

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RiverRidge Center

Provides: Assisted Living
3 Brazier Lane, Kennebunk, ME 04043
"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

Atlantic Heights Retirement

Provides: Assisted Living
100 Harbor Drive, Saco, ME 04072
"Atlantic Heights Retirement is a very nice and newer facility with a hotel-like feel. The rooms were pleasant and spacious. They had a large formal dining room area. The upkeep seemed fine, and..." More

The Lodges Care Center

Provides: Assisted Living
51 Main Street, Route 109, Springvale, ME 04083
"My mother-in-law has moved into The Lodges Care Center. It's a very small, homey, clean, friendly community. The staff is awesome. They're very friendly and knowledgeable staff. They were very..." More

The Wardwell Neighborhood

Provides: Assisted Living
43 Middle Street, Saco, ME 04072
"Wardwell Retirement is very friendly. They provided the type of care that my friend needed. The rooms are beautiful. He came from a small apartment in New York, and his apartment is exactly the..." More

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The Landing at Saco Bay

Provides: Assisted Living
392 Main Street, Saco, ME 04072
"Our assisted living residences offer senior living services that are designed to help you live as independently as possible, enjoying our amenities and the peace of mind that comes with life in an..." More

The Newton Center & Hillcrest Gardens

Provides: Assisted Living
35 July Street, Sanford, ME 04073
"My great-grandmother was a resident at this facility for several years. I felt some of the nursing staff to very kind and loving, although very under staff. They worked short alot which created..." More

The Shaw House

Provides: Assisted Living
257 South Street, Biddeford, ME 04005

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Kennebunk

    Kennebunk, Maine, is home to the Seashore Trolley Museum, which is the oldest public transportation museum in the country. Seniors may enjoy seeing  railcars from almost every city in the United States that had railway systems as well as lounging on the various beaches and viewing art at the River Tree Center for the Arts. 

    There are three assisted living facilities (ALFs) within Kennebunk city limits, and nine in the surrounding area. The Maine Department of Health and Human Services licenses ALFs in Kennebunk. These facilities provide personal care services and supervision to seniors in a homelike setting and are also known as residential care facilities.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Kennebunk

    • Kennebunk 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.

    • Seniors with a respiratory illness or severe asthma may be adversely affected by the air quality in this area. The American Lung Association gave York County a poor ozone rating of D. 

    • The Kennebunk area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Southern Maine Health Care — Biddeford Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness. 

    • Seniors living in Kennebunk can enjoy a pleasant summer climate, with an average high temperature of 78 degrees in July. Winters can get cold, however, with an average low temperature of 13 degrees in January, and 55 inches of snowfall. Seniors with limited mobility may have difficulty being active all year round.  

    • The crime rates in Kennebunk are just below the U.S. averages, which could make seniors and their loved ones feel safe and secure. Violent crime is rated at 30.8 out of 100 (1 being the safest), which is lower than the national average of 31.1. Property crime is rated at 31.7, which is also lower than the national average of 38.1.

    • Seniors who like to soak in the sun can choose between Mother’s Beach, Middle Beach or Gooch’s Beach in Kennebunk. They can explore the local art walk every month downtown or enjoy music at the Vinegar Hill Music Theatre

    Paying for Assisted Living in Kennebunk

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Maine

    $5,497.00 Portland
    $5,075.00 Westbrook
    $4,997.00 Kennebunk
    $4,240.00 Dover
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,612.00 Rochester

    Assisted Living costs in Kennebunk start around $4,997 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 Kennebunk 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 Kennebunk

    Qualified Maine seniors may be able to receive help paying for assisted living costs through MaineCare’s Long-Term Care program provided by the state’s Medicaid plan. 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.

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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 Kennebunk

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

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Kennebunk

    Kennebunk-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 Kennebunk

    • Review of Atria Kennebunk

      Enjoy interacting with the staff Nick is a great guy Read more

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    • Review of Atria Kennebunk

      From the Management in Marketing, the Business office and Nursing, along with their staff; you will find some of the most caring and genuine individuals you will ever work with. They are truly int... Read more

    • Review of Huntington Common

      I visited Huntington Common for my father. It was a very nice facility, very friendly, and they had all the amenities that he would need. The staff that gave the tour was very nice and very persona... Read more

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