27 Assisted Living Facilities near Portland, ME

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Portland, ME

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75 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

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Birchwoods at Canco Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
86 Holiday Drive, Portland, ME 04103
"My mom moved into Birchwoods at Canco Assisted Living. I'm extremely impressed and happy with the service. The staff is outstanding. They are incredible. They have been such a huge help, and I..." 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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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

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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

Seaside Skilled Rehabilitation Center

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

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Bay Square at Yarmouth

Provides: Assisted Living
27 Forest Falls Drive, Yarmouth, ME 04096
"My wife moved into Bay Square at Yarmouth. We liked the appearance of the place. We liked the proximity to my home because I go visit her every day, where I'm actually on my way right now, and we..." More

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The Heron House

Provides: Assisted Living
92 US Route One, Cumberland Foreside, ME 04110
"The Heron House was a very homey, welcoming place. The owner seemed lovely and very nice. The rooms were very clean. I was quite impressed with it. It looked like there was new carpeting and nice..." More

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HarborChase of South Portland

Provides: Assisted Living
25 Country Club Drive , South Portland, ME 04106
"I thought HarborChase of South Portland was a five-star hotel. It was a very beautiful place. The woman who gave me the tour was kind. It looked like a great spot. They had a bar. They do a..." More

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The Landing at Cape Elizabeth

Provides: Assisted Living
78 Scott Dyer Road, 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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Gorham House

Provides: Assisted Living
50 New Portland Road, Gorham, ME 04038
"I like the Gorham House. It's just that my wife needed to be in nursing care and they didn't have any beds in the nursing care area. I went to look at the assisted care unit, but the administrator..." 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
"Husband and I have toured this facility twice - once at an open house in 2018 and again after the pandemic lock-down in May 2021. We went the second time to have a closer look and were very..." More

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The Enclave of Scarborough

Provides: Assisted Living
18 Black Point Road, Scarborough, ME 04074
"I went to look at The Enclave of Scarborough. I found it to be extremely welcoming, very warm, friendly place, nice, clean, and very reasonable in price. The head gal there was just so receptive,..." More

Scarborough Terrace

Provides: Assisted Living
600 Commerce Dr, Scarborough, ME 04074
"My father is in Scarborough Terrace. We chose it because it's a newer facility. The staff there that we met was very kind and very knowledgeable. They were ready to help us make that transition..." More

Stroudwater Lodge

Provides: Assisted Living
116 Landing Rd, Westbrook, ME 04092
"I've toured several places. The one I like the best is Stroudwater Lodge in Westbrook. First of all, I liked the staff. It seemed to be well staffed. All the staff seemed to be friendly. They have..." 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

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

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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

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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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

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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
"The Landing is a great facility with lots of activities and great food! The staff is helpful and caring. I love the secured outdoor area and beautiful gardening at The Landing. Residents are..." 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

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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

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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
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,995.00 Scarborough

    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 75 State Street

      75 State Street is a great place, but not for my mother. It's very busy and very energetic, and my mother is very sedate, quiet, and needs a lot of assistance. We just didn't feel that it was right... Read more

      MaryLou
    • Review of Birchwoods at Canco Assisted Living

      My mom moved into Birchwoods at Canco Assisted Living. I'm extremely impressed and happy with the service. The staff is outstanding. They are incredible. They have been such a huge help, and I cann... Read more

      Heather
    • Review of Portland Center for Assisted Living

      My father was a resident at PCAL. He enjoyed the smoking area with the canopy sides and roof that was installed. He also enjoyed being near the bus line and right in-town as he liked to go out into... Read more

      Son of an Active Parent
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