14 Assisted Living Facilities near Scarborough, ME

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Scarborough, ME

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The Enclave of Scarborough

Provides: Assisted Living
18 Black Point Road, Scarborough, ME 04074
"The Enclave of Scarborough. We liked it, but it was a little too far for us. It was twenty miles away. The staff, Jackie, was very nice, very knowledgeable. She knew what she was talking about all..." More

Scarborough Terrace

Provides: Assisted Living
600 Commerce Dr, Scarborough, ME 04074
"We are very happy we found Scarboro Terrace. The staff is wonderful, they have done a great job during the Covid ordeal. We felt that mom was safe and happy. I would not hesitate to have a loved..." 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

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Gorham House

Provides: Assisted Living
50 New Portland Road, Gorham, ME 04038
"The staff members who gave me the tour of Gorham House Gorham ME were great. Most of the rooms are kind of what I would say are standard one-bedroom type apartments. There were social type things..." 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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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

Stroudwater Lodge

Provides: Assisted Living
116 Landing Rd, Westbrook, ME 04092
"We chose Stroudwater Lodge because we felt they had a more comprehensive program there that gives them access to occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech, and a lab that will come in weekly..." 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 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

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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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Springbrook Center

Provides: Assisted Living
300 Spring Street, Westbrook, ME 04092

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

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Scarborough

    Scarborough is a coastal city with a rich, natural landscape featuring beaches and large areas of marshland. Scarborough was incorporated in 1658 and is named after a city in Yorkshire, England. In addition to colonial history and unique wildlife, seniors will find 12 Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) in the area. Three are located within Scarborough, and another nine are close by. These facilities are known as Residential Care Facilities in Scarborough, and are defined as facilities that provide personal care services and supervision to seniors in a homelike setting. Residents may receive meal services, medication management and organized social activities. ALFs statewide are licensed and regulated by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Scarborough

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

    • Scarborough has a comfortable summer climate with an average high temperature of 78 degrees in July, so seniors can participate in outdoor activities with ease. Seniors with limited mobility may find it difficult to get around in the winter, with an average low temperature of 13 degrees in January and 64 inches of snowfall.

    • The crime rate in Scarborough is relatively low compared to U.S. averages, so seniors and their loved ones can feel secure. Violent crime is rated at 31 out of 100 (1 being the safest), which is right around the national average of 31.1. Property crime is rated at 31.1, which is lower than the national average of 38.1.

    • Cumberland County was given a great Ozone rating of B and a Particle Pollution 24-hour score of A by the American Lung Association. Seniors with a respiratory illness might have less health complications here than in other parts of the state. 
    • Seniors living in Scarborough can take in the area’s natural beauty by watching rare birds feeding in the marsh and visiting the Scarborough Marsh Audobon Society for Maine-made gifts. Some facilities may offer day trips into the nearby city of Portland to peruse boutiques or see a play at the Portland Stage Theatre of Maine

    • While some ALFs in the area may offer shuttle services for seniors, the Scarborough area has no public bus system, which means seniors may have a difficult time traveling to appointments.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Scarborough

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in Maine

    $5,700.00 Cumberland Foreside
    $5,075.00 Westbrook
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,995.00 Scarborough
    $3,895.00 Kennebunk

    Assisted Living costs in Scarborough start around $3,995 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 Scarborough 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 Scarborough

    Seniors on a budget may be eligible for aid covering assisted living costs through MaineCare’s Long-Term Care program which is offered by the state’s Medicaid plan. Unfortunately, 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 Scarborough

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

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Scarborough

    Scarborough-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 Scarborough

    • Review of The Enclave of Scarborough

      The Enclave of Scarborough. We liked it, but it was a little too far for us. It was twenty miles away. The staff, Jackie, was very nice, very knowledgeable. She knew what she was talking about all ... Read more

    • Review of The Enclave of Scarborough

      The Enclave of Scarborough has very friendly staff. It's a typical setup for assisted living and very adequate. The rooms were nice. They were bright and clean. Their dining area is a standard dini... Read more

    • Review of Scarborough Terrace

      We are very happy we found Scarboro Terrace. The staff is wonderful, they have done a great job during the Covid ordeal. We felt that mom was safe and happy. I would not hesitate to have a loved on... Read more

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