10 Memory Care Facilities in Cumberland County, ME

Top 10 Memory Care Facilities in Cumberland County, ME

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Bay Square at Yarmouth

Provides: Memory Care
27 Forest Falls Drive, Yarmouth, ME 04096
"I have always found the Baysquare staff to be very courteous, professional and attentive. As much as is possible, they make Baysquare feel like a home for its residents. Plenty of activities and..." More

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The Heron House

Provides: Memory Care
92 US Route One, Cumberland Foreside, ME 04110
"The Heron House provided a safe, comfortable and peaceful place for my dad to reside. Every staff member at The Heron House was kind, compassionate and welcoming. I knew from the day that he..." More

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HarborChase of South Portland

Provides: Memory Care
25 Country Club Drive , South Portland, ME 04106
"The only place I visited was the HarborChase of South Portland. The staff there was friendly and welcoming. They showed me around. The only reason we didn't choose it was because it was brand new,..." More

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Gorham House

Provides: Memory Care
50 New Portland Road, Gorham, ME 04038
"Gorham House is very good. The room is good and I would describe it as clean. We moved in all the furniture. It's now homey because we moved in my dad's furniture. I wouldn't say it's spacious, but..." More

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Avita of Stroudwater

Provides: Memory Care
113 Landing Road, Westbrook, ME 04092
"My husband was at Avita of Stroudwater for the last year of his life. Every time I visited, I saw that the entire staff was very patient, caring and respectful of his needs. As we watched his..." More

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The Enclave of Scarborough

Provides: Memory Care
18 Black Point Road, Scarborough, ME 04074
"My mother moved into memory care and we were very happy there. It was a very nice place and we were very satisfied. We would recommend them to family and friends. The staff was wonderful. The food..." More

The Mooring at the Downs

Provides: Memory Care
7 Mill Commons Drive, Scarborough, ME 04074
"My husband moved into The Mooring at the Downs. They were able to provide the care that he needed with his dementia. The staff was fabulous. It's a very good facility. It's geared specifically for..." More

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Avita of Brunswick

Provides: Memory Care
89 Admiral Fitch Ave, Brunswick, ME 04011
"I'm planning to move my mother to Avita of Brunswick because they were the most responsive. The other place was kind of dragged out a little bit and they weren't completely forward in the initial..." More

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Fallbrook Woods

Provides: Memory Care
60 Merrymeeting Way, Portland, ME 04103
"We found Fallbrook Woods. It fit our needs for our aunt, and intake went very smoothly. So far everything's good. It hasn't been that long, just three weeks. The interaction with the staff has been..." More

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Woodlands Senior Living Cape Memory Care

Provides: Memory Care
126 Scott Dyer Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
"Welcome to Woodlands Senior Living Cape Memory Care! Thoughtfully designed, our memory care community offers family members peace of mind that their loved one is in a secure and comforting..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Cumberland County

    In the state of Maine, affectionately known as Vacationland to native New Englanders and residents, it's estimated that some 28,000 residents are afflicted with Alzheimer's disease. This number is expected to grow by 25 percent to 35,000 by 2025.

    In Cumberland County, Maine, which is the state's most populous county, approximately 17.8 percent of the county's 292,500 residents are aged 65 or older, making it important for Cumberland County to be able to support a growing population of seniors with Alzheimer's disease. Luckily, within Cumberland County, there are seven memory care facilities, known as Alzheimer's/dementia care units, for families to choose from. 

    • In Portland, where two of the seven memory care facilities in Cumberland County are located, residents enjoy four distinct seasons. There are an average of 203 sunny days a year in Portland, and since it's located close to the ocean, residents of memory care facilities should have plenty of opportunities to enjoy supervised time outside. Winters in Portland tend to be rather cold and snowy. The city gets an average of 67 inches annually, and nearby Brunswick, also in Cumberland County, gets 62 inches. 
    • Unfortunately, Maine is not considered to be tax-friendly towards retirees. Although Social Security income is not taxed, every other form of retirement is at rates as high as 7.15 percent. These include withdrawals from retirement accounts and public and private pension income. Wages are taxed at normal rates and the marginal state tax rate is currently at 5.8 percent.
    • Crime in Cumberland County is relatively low. On a scale of one to 100, with one being low crime and 100 being high crime, Cumberland County sits at 32.7 for violent crime, about the same as the U.S. average of 31.1, and 33.2 for property crime, below the national average of 38.1. On a good note, it's not as high as nearby Androscoggin County, which has rates in the 50s. Seniors can feel safe living in Cumberland County, and seniors and their families may want to find out what existing security measures are in place in the memory care facilities they visit.
    • Cumberland County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Maine Medical Center, Mercy Hospital and the New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.


    Paying for Memory Care in Cumberland County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in Maine

    $8,550.00 Androscoggin County
    $8,397.00 York County
    $7,292.00 Cumberland County
    $6,700.00 Sagadahoc County
    $5,739.00 Strafford County
    $5,294.00 US
    $5,037.00 Belknap County

    Memory Care costs in Cumberland County start around $7,292 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,294 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Cumberland County 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 Memory Care in Cumberland County

    Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in Maine page.

    More Ways to Pay for Memory Care

    While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:

    • Veterans Benefits
    • Life Insurance Policy
    • Long-Term Care Insurance
    • Reverse Mortgage

    For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in Maine page.


    Free Memory Care Resources in Cumberland County

    Cumberland County and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in a memory care 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 memory care resources in Cumberland County, please visit our Memory Care in Maine page.

    Directory of Winners in the Cumberland County Area


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Cumberland County

    Cumberland County-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in Maine are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Maine page for more information about these laws.

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Cumberland County

    • Review of The Mooring at the Downs

      My husband moved into The Mooring at the Downs. They were able to provide the care that he needed with his dementia. The staff was fabulous. It's a very good facility. It's geared specifically for ... Read more

      Susan
    • Review of The Heron House

      The Heron House provided a safe, comfortable and peaceful place for my dad to reside. Every staff member at The Heron House was kind, compassionate and welcoming. I knew from the day that he move... Read more

      KristinF
    • Review of The Heron House

      Heron House offers a safe haven for my mother, who has dementia. She has been a resident for a year and a half, and has settled in very well. She has made friends with some other residents and is c... Read more

      Michael Floyd
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