8 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 Enclave at Scarborough

Provides: Memory Care
18 Black Point Road, Scarborough, ME 04074
"My mother is in Atria Scarborough, and it's wonderful. The level of care, the nurturing support, and the communication with me has exceeded my expectations. It's beautiful and smells fresh when you..." More

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Gorham House

Provides: Memory Care
50 New Portland Road, Gorham, ME 04038
"Once you have selected Gorham House, rest assured you will not have to move again due to lack of services. The same thoughful staff and important friends will always be there for you. From..." More

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Avita of Stroudwater

Provides: Memory Care
113 Landing Road, Westbrook, ME 04092
"Leah was my guide and I thought this facility was fantastic, spacious and super clean rooms, I especially liked the apartment style atmosphere I felt while there. The staff seemed to be very well..." More

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Avita of Brunswick

Provides: Memory Care
89 Admiral Fitch Ave, Brunswick, ME 04011
"My mother was temporarily placed at Avita -- it was a lovely facility. The rooms were lovely, quite small, very well-appointed, and very clean. It's a lock-down unit, but they have arts classes and..." More

Fallbrook Woods

Provides: Memory Care
60 Merrymeeting Way, Portland, ME 04103
"Fallbrook Woods is an intimate residential care community located in Portland, Maine. Our 56 residents are divided into two communities: Stroudwater Boulevard, for residential care, and Payson..." More

Deering Pavilion

Provides: Memory Care
880 Forest Avenue, Portland, ME 04101
"The Pavilion was very classy and it looked more like a hotel. It was immaculately clean. I also liked that it was a locked-down facility. They had a few rules which I did not agree like they did..." More

Woodlands Senior Living of Cape Eliza...

Provides: Memory Care
126 Scott Dyer Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107

    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

    $8,060.00 York County
    $7,200.00 Cumberland County
    $6,850.00 Sagadahoc County
    $5,931.00 Rockingham County
    $5,830.00 Strafford County
    $4,950.00 Belknap County
    $4,869.00 US

    Memory Care costs in Cumberland County start around $7,200 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,869 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 Enclave at Scarborough

      My mother moved into Atria Scarborough 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 wo... Read more

      CD
    • Review of Bay Square at Yarmouth

      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 so... Read more

      Sam Eddy
    • Review of The Enclave at Scarborough

      My mother is in Atria Scarborough, and it's wonderful. The level of care, the nurturing support, and the communication with me has exceeded my expectations. It's beautiful and smells fresh when you... Read more

      Carolyn
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