8 Assisted Living Facilities near Kennebunk, ME

3 Assisted Living Facilities in Kennebunk, ME

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Atria Kennebunk

Provides: Assisted Living
One Penny Lane, Kennebunk, ME 04043
"Atria Kennebunk is nice, clean, and very new-ish. The people get along well and are very attentive. Everything you need is there, and there are always people around. They always go down to the..." More

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Huntington Common

Provides: Assisted Living
1 Huntington Common Drive, Kennebunk, ME 04043
"Huntington common is very clean, and they keep the room well maintained. The staff has been very good, and there’s plenty on hand to take care of my father. The food seemed pretty good. " More


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

5 Assisted Living Facilities near Kennebunk, ME

The Landing at Saco Bay

Provides: Assisted Living
392 Main Street, Saco, ME 04072
"My brother is in Monarch Center in a private room with a private bathroom. I like the staff very much. The dining room and the space in eahc unit are very small. They have some things going on in..." More

Wardwell Retirement 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

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 Lodges Care Center

Provides: Assisted Living
51 Main Street, Route 109, Springvale, ME 04083
"The Lodges care is absolutely wonderful and we chose it for my parents because of the location. It’s very clean. " More

The Shaw House

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

Assisted Living near Kennebunk, ME

Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Kennebunk

  • Review of Atria Kennebunk

    Atria Kennebunk is nice, clean, and very new-ish. The people get along well and are very attentive. Everything you need is there, and there are always people around. They always go down to the sitt... Read more

  • Review of Atria Kennebunk

    Atria was very nice, somber, very clean, and opulent. The staff was very courteous and very friendly. The residents we met were definitely older than my mother by probably 10 years. They were more ... Read more

    Gisele D.
  • Review of Huntington Common

    My mom has been at Huntington Common since November, and it is wonderful. They’re very competent, family oriented, and really care about their residents. They have activities for them, like people ... Read more

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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

$5,145.00 Kennebunk
$5,075.00 Westbrook
$4,700.00 Scarborough
$4,000.00 US

Assisted Living costs in Kennebunk start around $5,145 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.

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.

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.