15 Assisted Living Facilities near Saco, ME

2 Assisted Living Facilities in Saco, 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

13 Assisted Living Facilities near Saco, 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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Atria 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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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

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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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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

Scarborough Terrace

Provides: Assisted Living
600 Commerce Dr, Scarborough, ME 04074
"Scarborough Terrace is a clean, private setting in a busy community. The grounds are beautiful. The staff members are very friendly. My room is a single room with a bathroom. The food is excellent." More

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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

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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

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

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

Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Saco

  • Review of Wardwell Retirement Neighborhood

    Wardwell Retirement had old and new sections. It was comfortable and definitely more of a community in and about the common areas. There were people making puzzles, playing Bingo, reading, and soci... Read more

    Gisele D.
  • Review of The Landing at Saco Bay

    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 t... Read more

    JC058652
  • Review of Wardwell Retirement Neighborhood

    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 rig... Read more

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Saco

Saco, Maine, is a haven for nature lovers. Home to miles of riverfront, the Ferry Beach State Park and the Rachel Carson U.S. Wildlife Preserve, seniors have no shortage of places to explore the natural beauty and engage in activities such as bird watching. The two assisted living facilities (ALFs) inside city limits and 28 in the nearby area provide plenty of options for those looking to spend their later years in this area.

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services governs the licensing and regulation of ALFs in Saco. An ALF is known as a residential care facility in the Saco area, and this is a facility that provides personal care services and supervision to seniors in a homelike setting. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Saco

  • The climate in Saco, Maine, has warm summers and cold winters. The average high temperature in July is 80 degrees, so seniors can enjoy the outdoors in comfort. The average low temperature in January is 13 degrees, with 59 inches of snow, so seniors may find it difficult to be active during this season.

  • Violent crime in Saco is rated at 13.9 out of 100 (1 being the safest), which is much lower than the national average of 31.1. Property crime is rated at 40.6, which is only a little higher than the national average of 38.1, so seniors can feel safe in this area.

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

  • Saco is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. This means the elected leadership of the town is committed and actively working to ensure the town is a great place for those of all ages. 

  • The area of York County received a poor ozone score of D from the American Lung Association. Seniors with a bronchial or respiratory illness could be adversely affected here. 

  • Saco is conveniently located near The Maine Mall, a favorite among locals across southern Maine. Seniors can learn more about Saco’s history at the Saco Museum or enjoy a round of golf at the Deep Brook Golf Course. Big-city amenities in the town of Portland are a short drive away.    


Paying for Assisted Living in Saco

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in Maine

$5,600.00 Cumberland Foreside
$5,145.00 Kennebunk
$5,075.00 Westbrook
$4,700.00 Scarborough
$4,000.00 US

Assisted Living costs in Saco 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 Saco 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 Saco

Seniors living on a budget in Maine may qualify for help paying for assisted living costs through the state’s Medicaid plan, MaineCare’s Long-Term Care program. 

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 Saco

Saco 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 Saco

Saco-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.