24 Assisted Living Facilities near Portland, ME

6 Assisted Living Facilities in Portland, ME

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Seventy-Five State Street

Provides: Assisted Living
75 State Street, Portland, ME 04101
"We were very, very impressed when we first went to Seventy-Five State Street. Extremely friendly and well-organized, very informative. We were just really appreciative with the concerns that they..." More

The Osher Inn

Provides: Assisted Living
620 - 640 Ocean Avenue, Portland, ME 04103
"We visited The Cedars (Osher Inn). It was very nice. The cleanliness and maintenance was better than average. The staff was very nice. They were accommodating, showed us rooms, and gave us a list..." More

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Birchwoods at Canco Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
86 Holiday Drive, Portland, ME 04103
"Birchwoods was fantastic, and a great facility. It’s right up there in the woods. They were very professional, and the rooms were well-kept. The studios were very small, but the one-bedrooms were..." More

Fallbrook Woods

Provides: Assisted Living
60 Merrymeeting Way, Portland, ME 04103
"After much stress and anxiety, we finally had to place our mom in a facility where she could have 24/7 care and supervision. It was a hard thing to do, but I can't imagine any better place than..." More

Seaside Rehab & Health Care

Provides: Assisted Living
850 Baxter Boulevard, Portland, ME 04103
"My grandfather lives at Baxter Place in Portland, Maine, a long term assisted living unit. One good thing about Baxter is there are less than 25 residents at all times. On the other hand, although..." More

Portland Center for Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
68 Devonshire Street, Portland, ME 04103
"I had read the reviews before I toured with my mother and was honestly expecting the worst. I have to say that I was very impressed! The Portland Center was very clean and a number of the..." More

18 Assisted Living Facilities near Portland, ME

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Bay Square at Yarmouth

Provides: Assisted Living
27 Forest Falls Drive, Yarmouth, ME 04096
"Bay Square was excellent. They were a newer establishment, so they're very clean. The staff were friendly and excellently trained in memory care. They showed me things that they do, how they have..." More

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The Enclave at Scarborough

Provides: Assisted Living
18 Black Point Road, Scarborough, ME 04074
"Atria Scarborough is a lovely and spacious place. They are very caring and attentive to the individuals. My brother and I both take care of my mother, so sometimes that makes it tricky with the..." More

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Gorham House

Provides: Assisted Living
50 New Portland Road, Gorham, ME 04038
"My mom has been at Gorham House for three years. She's started out in the independent plus unit and the end of last year, she had to go to rehab. Then she went right from rehab to the assisted..." More

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Ledgeview Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
92 US Route 1, Cumberland Foreside, ME 04110
"Welcome to Ledgeview Assisted Living, Cumberland Foreside’s premier assisted living facility. Since Ledgeview Assisted Living first opened our doors in 1989, we have provided local seniors with..." More

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Avita of Stroudwater

Provides: Assisted Living
113 Landing Road, Westbrook, ME 04092
"I like Stroudwater Lodge because it's like a five-star hotel. It's very upscale and modern, which is different from the other senior places we've looked at. The people are excellent and very good...." More

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Ocean View at Falmouth

Provides: Assisted Living
20 Blueberry Ln, Falmouth, ME 04105
"Everything at Oceanview was great and wonderful, including the people, the food, the accommodations, and the choices of living. The quality of the construction of both cottages and apartments were..." More

Scarborough Terrace

Provides: Assisted Living
600 Commerce Dr, Scarborough, ME 04074
"Scarborough Terrace was a lovely place for people with memory issues, and it seemed well taken care of. The staff was lovely. The layout was just a little confusing because you had to go upstairs,..." More

Freeport Place

Provides: Assisted Living
4 Old County Rd, Freeport, ME 04032
"Not only were the facilities clean and bright,but the staff were enthusiastic, genuine and caring. It was clear that every resident is cherished. " More

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Pine Point Center

Provides: Assisted Living
67 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, ME 04074
"Overall I would say my Grandmother's quality of life there was quite good. Not only was the staff friendly, there was always someone available if necessary. The residents were very friendly as..." 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

Falmouth by the Sea

Provides: Assisted Living
191 Foreside Road , Falmouth, ME 04105
"My father has been moved in to Foreside Harbor for a week now. We have another relative that has been there for two years, so we were very pleased that they had an opening as we are familiar there...." More

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

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Sedgewood Commons

Provides: Assisted Living
22 Northbrook Drive, Falmouth, ME 04105
"If I wanted to put anyone in a facility that needs help with Alzheimer's disease I would admit them to Sedgewood Commons just like I have with my Husband. The staff have been wonderful and friendly..." More

Windham Residential Care

Provides: Assisted Living
495 River Road, Windham, ME 04062
"My brother has lived here for five years. The owners and family run it and they are very kind people. The place has a very calm feeling to it. This is a two hundred year old building with a lot of..." More

Springbrook Center

Provides: Assisted Living
300 Spring Street, Westbrook, ME 04092
"THE PERSONAL CARE OF THE RESIDENTS IS ATTROCIOUS. MY MOM WAS THERE AND SHE CONSTANTLY HAD FECES ON HER AND SMELLED. THEY NEVER GAVE HER A BATH/SHOWER UNLESS I COMPLAINED ABOUT HER ODOR. MY CONSTANT..." More

The Shaw House

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

The Landing at Cape Elizabeth

Provides: Assisted Living
78 Scott Dyer Road Cape, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
"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

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The Mooring on Foreside

Provides: Assisted Living
301 US Route One, Cumberland Foreside, ME 04110

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Portland

    Located in southern Maine, Portland is a quintessential Maine town where residents and visitors can experience lobsters and lighthouses as well as arts, history, fairs, festivals, parks and wildlife. There are also a total of 31 assisted living communities in and around the Portland area, with six in the Portland city limits and 25 in the nearby areas, including Falmouth, Westbrook and Cape Elizabeth. These facilities give support to seniors who need help with the activities of daily living, such as eating, bathing, and grooming. 

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Portland

    • The winters are long and cold in Portland, ME, and with an average temperature of 46°F it doesn't warm up too much in the summertime either. Average annual snowfall is way above the national average as well, at 62 inches annually.
       
    • The cost of living in Portland is 23 percent higher than the national average and 18 percent higher than the state average, ranking Portland one of the least affordable Maine cities to live in. 

    • There's a whole host of activities to keep seniors entertained in the Portland area. There's a large number of museums and galleries in the city, ensuring that there's something to suit all tastes available. 

    • The Portland area is home to world-class medical facilities, including the Maine Medical Center and the Mercy Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

    • Portland 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.

    • Portland has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Salvation Army Senior Center, an organization that encourages local seniors to keep fit and play an active role in their local community, as well as 1 other senior center.


    Paying for Assisted Living in Portland

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Maine

    $5,700.00 Cumberland Foreside
    $5,450.00 Brunswick
    $5,075.00 Westbrook
    $4,700.00 Scarborough
    $4,000.00 US

    Assisted Living costs in Portland 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 Portland 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 Portland

    Seniors who qualify for federal SSI payments can apply to Maine's supplement program to help pay for the costs associated with assisted living. 

    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 Portland

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


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Portland

    Portland-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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    Assisted Living near Portland, ME

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Portland

    • Review of Birchwoods at Canco Assisted Living

      My husband was placed in Birchwoods at Canco, the place is excellent, and absolutely terrific. They have levels of care, he's at the least necessary at this point, but you can add levels of care as... Read more

      John
    • Review of Seventy-Five State Street

      We chose Seventy-Five State Street for my mother. The staff was very accommodating, and we all liked the accommodations, as well as the staff to resident ratio. They have efficiency rooms with priv... Read more

      Jenny
    • Review of The Osher Inn

      Our experience with The Osher Inn has been very positive. They seem to be attentive to my mother's needs. I picked it because it's local to me, and it was a continuation of her rehab, so it was the... Read more

      Margaret
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