The small city of Westbrook is part of the Portland metropolitan area. The city has an estimated population of 19,000 and around 17% of residents are seniors aged 65 and older. Active seniors will find plenty to do in Westbrook, as the city is home to a number of parks, walking trails and golf courses. Westbrook is also surrounded by scenic natural areas where seniors can safely go for a walk or just enjoy being out in nature. 

Assisted living provides care for seniors who need a little help with some activities of daily living such as dressing, grooming and meal preparation. This option is ideal for seniors who are no longer capable of safely living alone but don’t require the level of care offered by a nursing home. Seniors living in Westbrook pay an average of $6,583 per month for assisted living , which is considerably higher than the national average of $4,300. 

This guide provides an overview of assisted living in Westbrook. It provides information on the cost of care, the benefits and drawbacks of retiring to Westbrook and a list of local aging-related resources. 

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Westbrook, ME

Avita of Stroudwater

113 Landing Road, Westbrook, ME, 04092

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 a … (read more)
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 a … (read more)

Stroudwater Lodge

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 OT, … (read more)
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 OT, … (read more)

Springbrook Center

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 CO … (read more)
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 CO … (read more)

2014, 2017

Bay Square at Yarmouth

27 Forest Falls Drive, Yarmouth, ME, 04096

Bay Square at Yarmouth is located in Yarmouth, Maine, convenient to Pratt’s Brook Park, Freeport Country Club and Grist Mill Park. Visitors compliment the spacious apartments, noting that they are mod … (read more)
Bay Square at Yarmouth is located in Yarmouth, Maine, convenient to Pratt’s Brook Park, Freeport Country Club and Grist Mill Park. Visitors compliment the spacious apartments, noting that they are mod … (read more)

The Heron House

92 US Route One, Cumberland Foreside, ME, 04110

The staff at Heron House are so welcoming !!! A wonderful place with dedicated people. Everyone works together to keep it such a special place for those that are lucky enough to find it !!!
The staff at Heron House are so welcoming !!! A wonderful place with dedicated people. Everyone works together to keep it such a special place for those that are lucky enough to find it !!!

75 State Street

75 State Street, Portland, ME, 04101

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 fo … (read more)
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 fo … (read more)

HarborChase of South Portland

25 Country Club Drive , South Portland, ME, 04106

HarborChase of South Portland is new. It offers a lot of field trips and things. They’re only a 43% capacity, so I think they’re a little lacking in some care areas, but overall, it’s a good facility. … (read more)
HarborChase of South Portland is new. It offers a lot of field trips and things. They’re only a 43% capacity, so I think they’re a little lacking in some care areas, but overall, it’s a good facility. … (read more)

Birchwoods at Canco Assisted Living

86 Holiday Drive, Portland, ME, 04103

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 … (read more)
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 … (read more)

Fallbrook Woods

60 Merrymeeting Drive, Portland, ME, 04103

I would not recommend Fallbrook to any family member considering placing their loved one in a facility for care. I noticed a significant decline in my grandmother’s health and personal hygiene after … (read more)
I would not recommend Fallbrook to any family member considering placing their loved one in a facility for care. I noticed a significant decline in my grandmother’s health and personal hygiene after … (read more)

The Landing at Cape Elizabeth

78 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, ME, 04107


Gorham House

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 the … (read more)
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 the … (read more)

2013

Ocean View at Falmouth

20 Blueberry Ln, Falmouth, ME, 04105

Oceanview at Falmouth is nestled away on the quiet Blueberry Lane in Portland, a short drive from local medical facilities. Visitors and residents highly praise this lively community for its wide arra … (read more)
Oceanview at Falmouth is nestled away on the quiet Blueberry Lane in Portland, a short drive from local medical facilities. Visitors and residents highly praise this lively community for its wide arra … (read more)

Scarborough Terrace

600 Commerce Dr, Scarborough, ME, 04074

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 s … (read more)
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 s … (read more)

The Enclave of Scarborough

18 Black Point Road, Scarborough, ME, 04074

I’ve had a family member in the assisted living unit for over three years. Before the change in management things were great. Since the change before COVID, it seems the staff are very unhappy and the … (read more)
I’ve had a family member in the assisted living unit for over three years. Before the change in management things were great. Since the change before COVID, it seems the staff are very unhappy and the … (read more)

Freeport Place

4 Old County Rd, Freeport, ME, 04032

Freeport Place is located in the Todds Corners neighborhood of Freeport, Maine, near Interstate 295 and with close access to Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Casco Bay and Portland. Family members compl … (read more)
Freeport Place is located in the Todds Corners neighborhood of Freeport, Maine, near Interstate 295 and with close access to Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Casco Bay and Portland. Family members compl … (read more)

Atlantic Heights Retirement

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 it’s w … (read more)
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 it’s w … (read more)

The Osher Inn

620 – 640 Ocean Avenue, Portland, ME, 04103

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 … (read more)
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 … (read more)

Pine Point Center

67 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, ME, 04074

I am only commenting on the rehab care. My husband was admitted for rehab after a knee replacement at the VA. Arrangements were made in advance by VA social worker including his list of required meds … (read more)
I am only commenting on the rehab care. My husband was admitted for rehab after a knee replacement at the VA. Arrangements were made in advance by VA social worker including his list of required meds … (read more)

The Wardwell Neighborhood

43 Middle Street, Saco, ME, 04072

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 sociali … (read more)
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 sociali … (read more)

The Landing at Saco Bay

392 Main Street, Saco, ME, 04072


What to Consider About Assisted Living in Westbrook

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services has a Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services that oversees assisted living facilities in Westbrook and across the state. The Department ensures that assisted living facilities comply with all state rules and regulations by carrying out regular surprise and scheduled inspections. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Westbrook

  • The cost of living in Westbrook is 7% higher than the national average. Utilities tend to cost about 17% more expensive in the city than in the rest of the country. However, seniors looking at living in an assisted living facility can easily budget for these expenses as the cost will be built into their monthly fees.
  • The state of Maine isn’t considered tax-friendly toward retirees. One benefit offered is that it doesn’t charge tax on Social Security benefits. However, it does charge tax on all other forms of retirement income, and property taxes are higher than in most states. 
  • Seniors living in Westbrook have access to excellent healthcare services through the MaineHealth System, which is a nonprofit healthcare organization that offers medical services in Westbrook and throughout the state. 
  • The summers in Westbrook are pleasant with mild temperatures and sunny days, enabling seniors to get outside and enjoy the scenery. However, the winters are generally very cold. The city receives an average of 73 inches of snow per year compared to the national average of 23 inches. 
  • Westbrook is considered a safe place to live with a fairly low crime rate. In fact, the state of Maine has the lowest statewide crime rate in the United States. For the peace of mind of seniors who are worried about the possibility of crime, most assisted living communities have full security systems in place for the safety of residents. 

Paying for Assisted Living in Westbrook

According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020, the average monthly cost of assisted living in Westbrook is $6,583, which is higher than the Maine state average of $5,942 and significantly more than the national median of $4,300. 

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

At $6,583 per month, Westbrook is the most expensive city for assisted living in the state of Maine. Bangor is the best budget-friendly option, with an average monthly cost of $4,842. The city of Lewiston is slightly cheaper than Westbrook, with an average cost of $6,150 per month. Across the state border in New Hampshire, seniors in the city of Manchester pay an average of $7,560 per month.

$6583

Westbrook

$5942

Maine

$4300

The United States

$4842

Bangor

$6150

Lewiston

$7560

Manchester, NH

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Adult day care is the least expensive senior care option in Westbrook, with an average cost of $4,063 per month. Home care and home health care are good choices for seniors who want to remain in their own homes. These services cost an average of $5,625 and $5,720 per month, respectively. Seniors with chronic health issues may consider nursing home care at an average monthly cost of $10,220 for a semiprivate room and $12,167 for a private room.

$5625

Homemaker Services

$5720

Home Health Aide

$4063

Adult Day Health Care

$6583

Assisted Living Facility

$10220

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$12167

Nursing Home Facility (private room)

Note: Data for Westbrook was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Portland, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Westbrook

Seniors seeking help for covering assisted living costs may be eligible for aid by the state’s Medicaid plan, MaineCare Long-Term Care program. 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.

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities in Maine

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 Westbrook

The following resources may be of interest to seniors considering assisted living and those already living in an assisted living facility in Westbrook. Government departments and nonprofit organizations offer programs and services designed to meet the needs of seniors in the community. 

Resource

Contact

Service

(207) 854-9105

The City of Westbrook Community Center runs a number of activity programs for seniors in the city. These include arts and crafts, swimming lessons, fitness classes, computer classes and educational lectures. In addition, the center is home to a veterans services office where veterans can get assistance with applying for any benefits they may be eligible for.

(207) 396-6500

The Southern Maine Area Agency on Aging is a nonprofit organization that provides a range of services for the benefit of seniors in the area. These services include a day center, ombudsman assistance, Medicare counseling, tai chi classes and fall prevention education. 

(207) 624-7792

Volunteer Maine is a nonprofit organization that connects volunteers and those requiring assistance. It administers the local Retired and Senior Volunteer Program that provides older residents with opportunities to volunteer in their community. RSVP volunteers are linked with programs that interest them that they can contribute to on a regular or part-time basis. 

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Westbrook

Westbrook-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.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Maine