2 Memory Care Facilities in York County, ME

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Atria Kennebunk

Provides: Memory Care
One Penny Lane, Kennebunk, ME 04043
"Atria Kennebunk is a friendly, upscale senior community nestled nearby the rocky shores of the Maine coast. Residents can enjoy the coziness of the gracious common rooms and choose from over 250..." More

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Avita of Wells

Provides: Memory Care
86 Sanford Road, Wells, ME 04090
"At Avita we take the time to get to know our residents and their families in order to fully appreciate what is truly important to each individual. Genuine caring is about the tangibles such as..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in York County

    In York County, located in southwest Maine, bordering eastern New Hampshire, 19.7 percent of the population of 204,191 are seniors aged 65 or over and some need 24-hour care for dementia. In the state, where some 19.9 percent of Maine's 1.3 million residents are aged 65 or over, around 28,000 are estimated to have Alzheimer's disease. This figure is expected to grow by 25 percent to 35,000 by 2025. Two memory care facilities, known as Alzheimer's/dementia care units, are located in York County to serve its residents with memory impairments. 

    • Weather in York County is relatively pleasant. The average high in July is 81 degrees, making it suitable weather for spending time outside with loved ones at their memory care facility. York County does receive a considerable amount of snow each winter, however. It averages 52 inches, which might be challenging for relatives who want to visit during the winter months. 
    • On a cost of living index where the national average is 100, the cost of living in York County is 116.2, a bit above the average mark, and more expensive than Maine overall, which is 105. Housing is the biggest factor in cost of living differences.
    • Maine is not considered to be tax-friendly toward senior retirees. While the state does not tax Social Security income, all other forms of retirement income are taxed, including withdrawals from retirement accounts and public and private pension income. Moreover, they may be taxed at rates as high as 7.15 percent. 
    • York County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as York Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.


    Paying for Memory Care in York County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in Maine

    $8,060.00 York County
    $7,200.00 Cumberland County
    $6,527.00 Essex County
    $6,212.00 Merrimack County
    $5,931.00 Rockingham County
    $5,830.00 Strafford County
    $4,950.00 Belknap County
    $4,869.00 US

    Memory Care costs in York County start around $8,060 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 York 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 York 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 York County

    York 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 York County, please visit our Memory Care in Maine page.

    Directory of Winners in the York County Area


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in York County

    York 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.

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