Expert Senior Living Advisors from A Place for Mom can help direct you to Assisted Living communities. Together, we will find the perfect fit for your loved one, and we will provide direction and support as needed. We partner with 4 Assisted Living facilities in Bangor and the surrounding area, so there are many options to choose from. A Place for Mom is the largest senior living referral service in North America, and we can help you make a good choice at no cost to you.
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932 Ohio Street, Bangor, ME 04401
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Winterberry Heights Assisted Living features 78 well designed studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom retirement and assisted living apartments. We also offer a dedicated wing with 14 apartments designed to accommodate residents with memory care needs. This wing, which has a separate entrance, is...
9 Alumni Dr, Orono, ME 04473
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Dirigo Pines is an independent living, assisted living, specialized care, and memory care community situated in picturesque Orono, Maine. Residents choose from a wide range of lifestyle options and styles designed for comfort and convenience. At Dirigo Pines residents can stroll along the...
63 Parker Ridge Lane, Box 290, Blue Hill, ME 04614
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The place to retire in Downeast Maine. Just south of Blue Hill, Maine, on a peninsula dotted with gracious summer homes, is a pleasant and welcoming community on 28-acres surrounded by woods and walking trails and commanding stunning views of Blue Hill Bay. This is Parker Ridge. With panoramic...
25 Village Inn Road, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
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Birch Bay Village is the area's premier retirement community overlooking Frenchman Bay on Mount Desert Island. Bordering Acadia National Park, this vibrant community has a rich assortment of recreational activities close at hand. There are hiking and carriage trails, restaurants, an 18-hole golf...
Assisted living communities offer care, social opportunities, and oversight to persons who are about 65 years old. The services offered often involve assistance with activities of daily living. Residents may be kept under observation and assessment. Under certain circumstances, communities may provide skilled nursing, Alzheimer’s care, or hospice. In Maine, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $62,031 . The state of Maine has a number of provisions associated with this kind of community. The Maine Department of Health and Human Services certifies this community type. This community type has a number of provisions pertaining to medication assistance. These provisions include residents must be assessed for their ability to self-administer medications, observing residents taking their medications, and medication administration. Before a resident is accepted, they must go through a service plan screening to make sure their needs are going to be met. This screening includes a number of areas of interest such as residents need to be reassessed at least every 6 months thereafter and residents need to be assessed within 30 calendar days of admission. This type of community is required to offer a number of services. These include chore services, service coordination, other services identified in a service plan, and assistance with instrumental activities of daily living . This community has a number of provisions concerning food and diet which include therapeutic diets are considered treatments and must be approved by a registered dietitian, menus must be planned in accordance with residents’ needs and preferences, therapeutic diets are considered treatments and must be ordered in writing, by a duly authorized licensed practitioner, and a registered dietician must approve menus annually. Public assistance is available through Medicaid MaineCare State Plan and the MaineCare 1915(c) Elderly Waiver program. Staff members obtain training in a variety of areas. These areas include The licensee must attend any training sessions that the Department determines are necessary to meet licensing standards and the administrator must attend any training sessions mandated by the department.
Cost of living can be the big influence when choosing what care choice works best. The sales tax in Bangor is 5.50%. Bangor has a grocery index rating of 114.8 and a cost of living index of around 89.6. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and any score lower than 100 is considered less pricey than the average amount.
In Bangor, 7.9% of the people are veterans of the United States military. Bangor is considered neutral to members of the LGBTQ+ community. In the previous presidential election, 56.9% voted Democrat, 7.4% voted for a third party candidate, and 35.7% voted Republican in Penobscot county. Out of the total city population, 51.4% are female and 48.6% are male. The median age of Bangor is 37 years old. In Bangor, 28.8% of the population are over the age of 55, 11.0% are over the age of 60, 6.0% are over the age of 70, and 5.4% are over the age of 80. In terms of crime, Bangor has 37.9 property crimes per 1000 residents and 1.5 violent crimes per 1000 residents. In terms of education, 33.3% have a college degree, 29.1% have a high-school diploma, and 13.3% have a graduate degree. Demographically, Bangor is 91.8% white, 0.6% other or not specified, 2.5% Asian, 2.6% mixed race, 2.3% Hispanic, 1.5% black, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, and 1.1% Native American. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Bangor 11.0% practice Catholicism, 3.6% practice another Christian faith, and 3.1% are Methodists. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Bangor, out of the total population 0.5% practice Judaism, 0.1% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.1% practice Islam. In Bangor, 75.8% are nonbelievers. Bangor has a population density of 359 people per square mile. The current population of Bangor is growing at a rate of 0.001%. Out of the total population of Bangor, 11.6% do not have health insurance, 19.6% have some form of disability, 61.4% participate in the labor force, and 6.3% are widows.
The air quality, air temperature, and humidity of a city can have a large impact on the overall health of your family member. Monthly, Bangor measures around 4 inches of precipitation. The most precipitation usually occurs in October with an average of 8 inches during the month. For snowfall, Bangor receives on average 68.90 inches of snow in a year. Bangor has a warm-summer humid continental type of climate. The average air quality index rating in Bangor is around 33.0. The average air quality conditions are rated as good. This means that there is no health advisory associated with the air quality for this destination. The air quality index rating reaches its peak level in December at approximately 44.9. In the summer, the average temperature in Bangor is approximately 67F. The low summer temperature falls to approximately 54F in June. The summer high temperature is at approximately 80F in July. In the wintertime, the average air temperature sinks to around 23F. The high winter temperature gets to approximately 35F during the month of December. The lowest winter temperature is about 9 F in the month of January. On average, Bangor has a humidity rating of approximately 73%. The average humidity levels reach their peak during the month of November at around 78%.
For many seniors, primarily those with chronic disease or those who require long-term therapy, access to hospitals may be a significant consideration when determining which community is best. In total, there are 4 hospitals located in Bangor which offer emergency services and other healthcare. The top hospitals in Bangor include St Joseph Hospital, Eastern Maine Medical Center, and Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center.
In terms of resources, Maine has a cost of living index of 117.2, a grocery index rating of 107.0, and a housing index rating of 123.1. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything above 100 is considered more expensive than said average. Based on natural beauty, Maine ranks 39th in the nation. The state of Maine has 38 hospitals and 115 health centers, providing care to a population of 1,341,753. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Northern Light Health, Maine Medical Center, and Northern Maine Medical Center. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Maine citizen is ranked 32nd nation-wide. Additionally, Maine is ranked 19th by healthcare standards.
The state of Maine ranks 49th in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly. In the last presidential election 48% of Maine residents voted Democrat and 45% voted Republican. In terms of religious values, 22% of Maine’s population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 1,574 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-2%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-14%, Mainline Protestant-21%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. In Maine there are 185 masonic lodges. In Maine, 36% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 45.
The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of November at around 6.46 inches. On average, the state receives 3.79 inches of precipitation a month. On average, Maine has an air quality index rating of around 35.4 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 44.2 AQI. On average, the humidity rating for Maine is around 72%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 77% in the month of November. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 65F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 82F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 47F in the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 20F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 38F during the month of December. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around -7F during the month of January. While residents of Maine mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Maine can include earthquakes (moderate) and hurricanes.
The state of Maine has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of Red Maple, Hackmatack, Tamarack, and Eastern Hemlock. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the North American Deer mouse, the Coyote, the Eastern Cougar, or the Moose. The state animal of Maine is the The Moose.