8 Memory Care Facilities near Portland, ME
Also serving communities of Westbrook, Scarborough, Cape Elizabeth, Gorham, Yarmouth.
There are 8 Memory Care Facilities in the Portland area, with 2 in Portland and 6 nearby.
To help you with your search, browse the 13 reviews below for memory care facilities in Portland. On average, consumers rate memory care in Portland 3.0 out of 5 stars.
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Top 5 Memory Care Facilities in Portland, ME
What to Consider About Memory Care in Portland
There are more than 28,000 people in Maine who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, accounting for some of the 66,882 people living in the oceanside city of Portland. Seniors make up 13 percent of population in Portland, where there ae 23 memory care facilities in the area to offer support and dignified care to these seniors with cognitive impairments. These dementia units are typically located within assisted living facilities and provide separate specialized groups, services and care to those with memory-related conditions. Other activities that may be offered include opportunities for social interaction, sensory enhancement and spiritual activities. These facilities are monitored and licensed by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.
- Portland is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as Maine Medical Center’s Memory Disorder Program, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Maine is not tax-friendly for retirees. Social security is not taxed but withdrawals from retirement accounts are. With a state tax of 5.8 percent, Maine is the 5th least tax-friendly state with high income and property tax, which can make it difficult for low-income seniors and their loved ones.
- Seniors living in Portland can breathe easily due to the high scores it received from the American Lung Association. It received an Ozone pollution rating of B, and a Short-Term Particle pollution score of A, so even seniors who suffer from respiratory illnesses can enjoy long spans of outdoor activities.
- Seniors and their families living in Portland can feel secure due to the low crime rate. Violent crime is rated at 22.5 out of 100 (1 being the safest), compared to the national average of 31.1. Property crime is much higher, at 54.0, compared to the national average of 38.1.
Paying for Memory Care in Portland
Average Monthly Costs
Cities in Maine
Memory Care costs in Portland start around $0 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,974 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Portland 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 Portland
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 Portland
Portland 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 Portland, please visit our Memory Care in Maine page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Portland
Portland-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.
Other Options in Portland, ME
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Portland
Review of Deering Pavilion
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 no... Read more