Assisted Living in Scarborough

12 Communities

Atria Scarborough

18 Black Point Road, Scarborough, ME
$$$$
5 reviews
Atria Scarborough is nestled away in a safe, quiet community, just minutes from the main highway. The facility impresses visitors with its beautiful, well-maintained furnishings and spacious rooms provided in assisted living, independent living and memory care. Loved ones highly praise the friendly staff who always go above and beyond to provide personalized care for each resident. Atria Scarborough is known for its inviting environment, due to its warm interior, engaging act... (read more)
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Scarborough Terrace

600 Commerce Dr, Scarborough, ME
$$$$
5 reviews
Scarborough Terrace is an assisted living facility in Scarborough, Maine, less than 5 miles from the beautiful waterfront at Scarborough Beach State Park. Residents here enjoy a private and relaxing setting in an otherwise bustling community. An on-site team of caregivers provides each resident with varying levels of assistance, aiding with day-to-day tasks like cleaning, laundry and administering medication. Family members say the staff is always attentive and accommodating ... (read more)
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Pine Point Center

67 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, ME
$$$$
2 reviews
ilovemaine: "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 well. It was a nice facility and very upbeat. "
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Gorham House

50 New Portland Road, Gorham, ME
$$$$
12 reviews
Carol711376: "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 living and next week she's going to the Alzheimer's unit. So, she's been in four units. In all four units, I have to give them 5 stars. I never had a negative experience. Everybody has bent over backwards. They're friendly, helpful and have mom's best interest at heart as well as mine.... (read more)
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Seventy-Five State Street

75 State Street, Portland, ME
$$$$
6 reviews
Two blocks from Mercy Hospital and minutes from the Fore River, Seventy-Five State Street is an assisted and independent living facility in the west end of Portland, Maine. Residents and visitors love the friendly and accommodating staff and the beauty of the interior. They offer studio, one and two-bedroom apartments with modern fully applianced kitchens, stackable washers and dryers, walk-in showers and central air conditioning. The community welcomes residents' dogs and ca... (read more)
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Avita of Stroudwater

113 Landing Road, Westbrook, ME
$$$$
15 reviews
Avita of Stroudwater is an assisted and independent living and memory care facility near the Wassamki Springs Campground in Westbrook, Maine. In addition to its upscale, modern appearance, residents and visitors enjoy the vast amount of space the facility offers, inside and out. Residents and visitors often comment on the excellent service, the friendly and caring nature of the staff, the wide variety of activities and the uniqueness of a five-star hotel feel with an on-site ... (read more)
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The Cedars

620 - 640 Ocean Avenue, Portland, ME
$$$$
5 reviews
The Cedars is located in a secluded area of Portland, a short distance away from a number of churches, restaurants and the scenic Edward Payson Park. Many visitors who come see the impressive facility are left in awe and are excited to move their loved ones in. Residents' well-being and comfort is the top priority, so they are able to access a wide variety of amenities and high-quality care at all hours of the day or night. The facility encourages residents to partake in loca... (read more)
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Birchwoods at Canco Assisted Living

86 Holiday Drive, Portland, ME
$$$$
8 reviews
Minutes from Payson Park by Back Cove, Birchwoods at Canco Assisted Living is an assisted and independent living facility near the ocean in Portland, Maine. Residents and visitors often comment on the pleasant, modern and upscale appearance of the facility, their comfortable and homey apartments, the excellent food and entertainment and the friendliness of the staff. A weekly movie night with refreshments, arts and crafts, fitness classes, table games and outings are some of ... (read more)
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Seaside Rehab & Health Care

850 Baxter Boulevard, Portland, ME
$$$$
5 reviews
Outstanding staff, clean facility and delicious food are some of the positive things residents and their loved ones say about Seaside Rehab and Health Care. Located in Portland, Maine, this senior living facility is situated along the Back Cove with views of the water. Residents and visitors also give high marks to this facility for the many fun activities that are offered, such as on-site concerts, group games, cruises on Casco Bay, lobster bakes, baseball games, and arts an... (read more)
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Portland Center for Assisted Living

68 Devonshire Street, Portland, ME
$$$$
6 reviews
Located in the heart of Portland, Maine, the Portland Center for Assisted Living aims to create a family community atmosphere for its residents. Staff members are appreciated for their kindness and compassion, and they strive to meet the residents' physical and emotional needs. The Portland Center's amenities include outdoor gardens with walking paths and a library. In addition, residents can participate in planned outings and onsite arts and crafts classes. Off-campus places... (read more)
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At A Glance

There are 12 assisted living communities in the city and surrounding suburbs to choose from. The average cost of assisted living in Scarborough is $4,700 per month, according to the latest estimates from Genworth.

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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

$5,595.00 Portland
$5,450.00 Brunswick
$5,145.00 Kennebunk
$5,075.00 Westbrook
$4,700.00 Scarborough
$4,000.00 US

Assisted Living costs in Scarborough start around $4,700 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.

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.


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.