Located along the Penobscot River, Bangor is the third largest city in Maine with almost 32,000 residents. An ample 17% of the residents are seniors 65 and older who have access to quality medical care in Bangor’s hospitals and medical centers. The Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center is high-performing in seven medical procedures and conditions. St. Joseph’s Hospital, which earned a Geriatric Emergency Department Certification, provides quality care for seniors experiencing a medical emergency.
Nursing homes provide 24/7 medical monitoring and personal care from a staff of trained aides and skilled nurses. Due to the high level of care, nursing home costs are relatively expensive compared to other types of long-term care. In Bangor, the monthly rate for a semiprivate room in a nursing home averages $10,585 and a private room averages $11,482. Seniors who don’t need intensive, around-the-clock care have other less costly options, including assisted living facilities and home health care.
This guide provides cost information on a variety of long-term care options within and near Bangor. Also included is a list of free resources that are helpful for seniors and their families considering nursing home care.