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10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Portland, ME

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If your loved one needs memory care in Portland, A Place for Mom can help. With 31 memory care facilities in Portland, we’ll work with you to find the right fit for your family member’s budget, interests, and care needs.

Alzheimer’s care in Portland incorporates memory care activities and therapies to reduce residents’ confusion and agitation. Portland memory care also provides security features and supervision, along with trained staff. If you’re considering dementia care in Portland, know it’s a safe setting for your older relative.

We are also serving Assisted Living facilities in surrounding neighborhoods like Back Cove, Kennedy Park and Deering Center.
You may also consider nearby communities such as Brunswick, Cape Elizabeth and Yarmouth.

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Photo of Birchwoods at Canco Senior Living
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We had a good experience with birchwood's senior living. Mom did enjoy the folks there and everybody was very kind and considerate to us. Mom passed away in April of 2023. She had a short stay at Birch Woods...
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Birchwoods at Canco Assisted Living located in beautiful Portland, Maine, combines the care seniors need, the convenience they value, and the independence they cherish.Birchwoods at Canco is beautifully designed with spacious common areas to enjoy with family and friends. Our gracious dining room...
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I would say overall, our experience has been a positive one. We picked this one because of the price, and the fact that it was a nonprofit organization.
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Located in the beautiful port side city of Portland, Maine, Seventy-Five State Street is an active and vibrant community within a community. Established in 1854, we are one of the oldest not for profits in the city and enjoy a stellar reputation of high-quality care and services for people of all...
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When we decided to place Mom in memory care we based our decision solely on how she would be received and cared for. [name removed] and [name removed] made the decision hands down for Fallbrook Woods....
Provides: Memory Care
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Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Fallbrook Woods -- Maine's leading memory-care community -- is engaging individuals in meaningful ways, by keeping choices in mind.Nestled on 17 acres in Portland's North Deering neighborhood, Fallbrook Woods offers choices that promote the mental, spiritual, social and physical well-being of the...
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I really like Park Danforth and my loved one likes it as well. We picked this community, because my father was here previously and had a great experience. It's a safe place for a loved one that I am...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
At The Park Danforth, we have luxurious, attractive apartments available for seniors who are looking for premier retirement communities with independent living or assisted living. Now is your time to relax, so make The Park Danforth your retirement home in Portland, ME. We offer various degrees...
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Any issues that I had were addressed immediately. The room was always clean and laundry done promptly. I found the evening meals bland, sometimes served late; leaving sandwiches dry and hot meals cold. I...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Scarborough Terrace is a gracious, comfortable assisted living community where we provide a full complement of supportive services and amenities including 24/7 care tailored to meet the individual needs of each resident. Residents enjoy a variety of social, cultural and educational activities....
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The staff are all lovely and very friendly and supportive to my mom and to the family. They are approachable and quick to respond to needs or requests. My mom's room is always clean and her laundry is done...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Located just seven miles south of Portland, The Enclave of Scarborough is a vibrant senior living community where older adults can live more independently, with discreet support from a caring, 24-hour staff.Enclave of Scarborough is convenient to local beaches, nature preserves, shopping and...
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The Harbor Chase of South Portland is very knowledgeable about residents with dementia and how to handle them. They walk you through the process and explain how it works. The housekeeping and laundry are...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
We are proud to introduce The Grande at South Portland, where you can experience the luxury Maine senior living you desire with the professional care you need.Bridge Senior Living has been proudly serving the residents of since 2019, and now, more Portland-area residents can experience our...
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Very nice building. Clean and well lighted. Employees were very friendly and helpful. My Aunt seemed to be happy. I will be visiting often. Having had worked in a nursing home this appears to be a nice place
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Stroudwater Lodge, in Westbrook, ME is located just off of I-95 and minutes from bustling downtown Portland, ME. This brand new 95-apartment state-of-the-art community is now open and offers both independent and assisted living options. The community is just a stone's throw from the...
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Overall, they did a good job with taking care of my father. The staff was very accommodating and have been sending lots of emails regarding the status of the community as the result of the Covid-19 pandemic....
Provides: Memory Care
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Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
This 60-unit, state- of-the-art community, which focuses on memory care, is a joint venture of Burlington, Massachusetts-based Northbridge Companies and Portland, Maine-based Sandy River Company. The name, Avita, which translates to 'For Life,' was inspired by our desire to create a safe and...
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I would tell others that it is a small community. The owners are very involved in running the community and caring for the residents. The staff are very good about getting the residents to appointments. ...
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Ledgeview Assisted Living — When living alone is no longer an option and a nursing home isn't the answer. Ledgeview Living — where winter brings the warmth of a crackling fire in our fireplaces and summer evening breezes bring the scent of pint trees and seasonal flowers. — Where residents can...
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My mother moved to the Landing (fka Village Crossing) 3+ years ago and had a very good experience despite all the challenges associated with Covid. The staff at the Landing were fantastic and always...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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Photo of Bay Square at Yarmouth
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Every staff member at Bay Square is fully engaged and always willing to lend a hand in any situation. They are kind, thoughtful, and patient at all times. Most importantly, from the leadership staff to the...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Like a grand seaside inn, Bay Square at Yarmouth extends a warm and majestic invitation to all who come its way. Inside, the atmosphere is filled with joy of family, fond memories and proud traditions. Welcome to Senior living 'the way it was meant to be!' Splendidly located just beyond the...
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Provides: Assisted Living, Nursing Homes
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Nursing Homes: Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.
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Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Foreside Harbor is a premier assisted living community modeled after traditional New England style inns. Our 28 private apartments combine the luxury of oceanside living with a level of quality care that provides you with the independence you cherish. Situated on the shores of Casco Bay, Foreside...
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Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.

Cost of memory care in Portland, ME

The average cost of senior living in Portland is $6,834 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Gardiner, ME with an average of $5,776 per month.

Average monthly cost of Memory Care in Portland, ME vs. nearby cities

Portland, ME
$6,834/mo
$6,896/mo

Average monthly cost of Memory Care in Portland, ME vs. the state and national average

Portland, ME
$6,834/mo
$6,452/mo
U.S. national average
$4,855/mo

Average monthly cost of Memory Care in Portland vs. other types of senior living

Memory Care
$6,834/mo

Median monthly costs of Memory Care in Portland, ME by room type

Semi-Private
$6,770/mo
Studio
$7,262/mo
1 Bedroom
$6,936/mo
2 Bedroom
$8,241/mo
Detached Cottage/Bungalow
$4,400/mo

Average cost of Memory Care in Portland over time

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What families are saying about alzheimers care in Portland

Recent reviews for alzheimers care in Portland

Avita of Stroudwater in Westbrook, ME

5.0
They did try to take good care of my loved one. They offered daily activities and the community was clean. The food was good. My loved one was only there for a short time as we realized he needed more care than they were able to provide. They oversold themselves on the care that was ...
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Stroudwater Lodge in Westbrook, ME

4.0
So far it has been a great fit for my mom at the Stroudwater Lodge. It is a new and beautiful community. It is the first one we toured and it had everything we needed. It is very convenient for my mom to get to her nearby Dr. appointments. Most of the time the communication is pretty good with ...
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The Highlands in Topsham, ME

4.4
The staff is very friendly and helpful. They go above and beyond for the residents and they have lots of activities available for the residents. They gear the activities towards each resident and they even have field trips. I would recommend this community to others based on my experience.

Portland review score based on 55 family reviews

7.7
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This proprietary review score is based on 55 reviews of 30 Portland memory care communities. All reviews were submitted in the past two years by verified community residents and family members.
The Portland review score informs your search by letting you see at a glance how memory care residents and family members rate memory care in your area. Compare review scores in multiple locations to understand how overall satisfaction rates differ from city to city. Based on recent reviews, the maximum possible score is 10.Methodology: How we calculate our city review scores

Portland review score compared against nearby cities

7.7
Portland, ME30 facilities
7.8
South Portland, ME29 facilities
7.8
Westbrook, ME29 facilities

Review subcategories for Portland memory care

When memory care residents and family members submit a review on our site, they rate each community on categories such as cleanliness, activities, meals, and more. The chart below is based on 55 reviews of 30 Portland memory care communities. This chart helps you compare Portland resident and family memory care satisfaction rates against national averages. Use it to assess your needs and develop criteria for your own search. If you know that one of these categories is important to you or your loved one, our Senior Living Advisors can help you find communities to match your needs.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Atria Kennebunk, Scarborough Terrace and The Highlands are the top-rated memory care facilities near Portland, Maine. See full list of communities.

There are 31 memory care facilities near Portland, Maine. See the full list.

The 31 memory care facilities near you in Portland, Maine typically provide housing, therapies, and care tailored to those who have Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. To find memory care in Portland, Maine, browse our detailed listings showing photos, floor plans, amenities, activities, and reviews from real families.

Browse A Place for Mom’s listings for memory care in Portland, Maine, to take a virtual tour. Our local senior living experts can arrange for a live tour of these communities as well.

The cost of memory care facilities in Portland, Maine ranges from $695 to $13000. The average Memory Care cost in Portland, Maine is $6,834. Prices often vary based on care provided, amenities, unit size, and more. 

The cost of memory care in Portland, Maine typically starts at $695. A Place for Mom’s local, expert senior living advisors can help you find affordable memory care facilities near you and offer advice on how to lower costs and pay for care with VA benefits or public payment options.

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