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Assisted Living Facilities near Orono, ME

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Dirigo Pines in Orono, ME
2.7

It's very difficult to get a callback whether you're talking with billing or the nurses in the actual unit. Overall my loved seems pretty well adjusted, and seems to like it there. For that, I rate them highly. When I look at my loved one, his clothes look a little dirty and he looks a little unkempt. They did ask me to send him another razor (he came in with a $100 razor that was misplaced). We've brought in numerous grooming materials and the staff doesn't seem to know where they are (although honestly, with dementia, that could be my loved one putting them somewhere, it's hard to tell). It's so hard with Covid going on. But hopefully things will get better. As far as communicating what's going on with my loved one or with billing, that's been difficult.

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Birch Bay Retirement Village in Bar Harbor, ME
5.0

My mother has been a resident at Birch Bay for five years. She was in an independent living apartment for the first three, and is now in Pleasant Cove, the assisted living unit. She has always been happy with the location, the view, the staffing and the services at Birch Bay. She loves the Bar Harbor area, and enjoys the views of the bays and islands out her windows. Every time any of us call, she assures us she is "well-fed, well taken care of." She appreciates the attentiveness of the staff, the music and craft activities, and the clean, warm and cozy environment. We have been especially impressed with the Birch Bay response to COVID-19. Their attention to detail has been top-notch, communication to family and visitors superb, and precautions well thought out. My uncle and aunt had been living at a different (more expensive) facility, and after visiting my mother several times have now joined her at Birch Bay. We all recommend it highly!

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Winterberry Heights Senior Living in Bangor, ME
4.6

We chose Winterberry Heights because it looked very nice from the outside, then when you walk in it looks like a hotel and not institutional at all. The menu looked wonderful but I was not able to try any of the food. They were chef prepared meals and he was very nice. My brother did not participate in activities, but they did offer a lot of activities and had something going on all the time. Overall we had a good experience.

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Dirigo Pines

9 Alumni Dr, Orono, ME 04473

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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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...

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2.8(16 reviews)

Our family had an in person tour with Dirigo Pines and it was nice but the community was just to far away

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Winterberry Heights Senior Living

932 Ohio St, Bangor, ME 04401

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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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...

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Dogs allowed
3.8(33 reviews)

My loved one loves it here and loves the activities provided. It has been a rough transition due to the new ownership. Over...

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Birch Bay Retirement Village

25 Village Inn Road, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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...

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4.3(18 reviews)
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Parker Ridge

63 Parker Ridge Lane, Box 290, Blue Hill, ME 04614

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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

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...

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Orono Commons

117 Bennoch Rd, Orono, ME 04473

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Orono Commons is located in historic and vibrant Orono, Maine. Home to the University of Maine, Orono is an exciting and growing city on the shores of the Penobscot River. We are proud of our beautiful community and the high quality assistance we provide to our residents. Our caring staff can...

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Enclosed Courtyard
4.0(1 review)
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Longfellow Heights

Elm St, Orono, ME 04473

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Harbor Hill Center

2 Footbridge Rd, Belfast, ME 04915

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When it comes to beautiful scenic views not much can beat our seaport town of Belfast, ME. Our antique architecture and historic districts are popular with residents and tourists alike. Harbor Hill Center occupies seven acres of waterfront property in mid-coast Maine on Belfast Harbor. Our...

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5.0(1 review)
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Siesta Haven II

33 James St, Bangor, ME 04401

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Provides: Assisted Living

2.8(2 reviews)
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Crestwood Place

161 Davis Rd, Bangor, ME 04401

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Bangor House

174 Main St, Bangor, ME 04401

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Sirjas

225 Wilson St, Brewer, ME 04412

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Avalon Village

239 Main Rd N, Hampden, ME 04444

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Jed Prouty Assisted Living

57 Main St, Bucksport, ME 04416

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Dexter Boarding Home

45 Main St., Dexter, ME 04930

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Bayview Manor

45 W. Main St, Searsport, ME 04974

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Redington Memorial Home

11 North Ave., Skowhegan, ME 04976

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Sunset Home of Waterville

114 College Ave, Waterville, ME 04901

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Westgate Manor

750 Union Street, Bangor, ME 04401

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Provides: Memory Care, Nursing Homes

Westgate Manor is a 104-bed long-term and assisted living healthcare center located in beautiful Bangor, Maine. We are fully licensed for Medicare and Medicaid coverage and we specialize in caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.

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5.0(1 review)
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Woodlands Assisted Living Of Brewer

53 Colonial Circle, Brewer, ME 04412

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Brewer Rehab and Living Center

74 PARKWAY SOUTH, Brewer, ME 04412

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Provides: Memory Care, Nursing Homes

On behalf of our team of caregivers and support staff, thank you for considering our healthcare center. We offer a full range of medical services to meet the individual needs of our residents, including short-term rehabilitative services and long-term skilled care. Working with the resident’s...

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Cost of assisted living in Orono, ME

The average cost of senior living in Orono is $5,443 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Bangor, ME with an average of $4,322 per month.

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What is assisted living?

Assisted living is long-term care for seniors who are generally active and independent, but who require increased supervision and help with some daily tasks. Staff can assist residents with activities of daily living like dressing, bathing, and medication management. Assisted living is also a good option for seniors seeking more socialization. Services and amenities in assisted living facilities often include:

  • Housekeeping
  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Help with personal care
  • Laundry
  • Social activities and outings
  • 24-hour emergency response
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Orono, Maine

Assisted Living

Assisted living communities offer organized social events and apartment style housing as well as individual assistance. Assisted living communities commonly provide assistance with daily activities, help with transportation and appointments, and chances for organized activity. Under certain circumstances, communities may provide hospice, Alzheimer’s care, or nursing care. In Maine, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $62,031 . Maine has a number of provisions related to this type of community. The Maine Department of Health and Human Services certifies this community type. 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, a registered dietician must approve menus annually, therapeutic diets are considered treatments and must be ordered in writing, by a duly authorized licensed practitioner, and at least one nutritious meal a day must be provided. Public assistance is available through Medicaid MaineCare State Plan and the MaineCare 1915(c) Elderly Waiver program. This community type has a number of provisions pertaining to medication assistance. These provisions include observing residents taking their medications, residents must be assessed for their need for assistance, and reading labels for residents. Staff are required to receive education in a variety of subjects. These 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. Before a resident is accepted, they must go through a service plan screening to ensure their needs are going to be met. This screening includes a number of areas of interest such as residents need to be assessed within 30 calendar days of admission and residents need to be reassessed at least every 6 months thereafter. This type of community is required to offer a number of services. These include other services identified in a service plan, service coordination, housekeeping services, and assistance with activities of daily living.

Cost of Living

Cost of living is a big influence in deciding which care choice is best for you or your loved one. The median monthly price for rent in Orono is around $1,117 and the median home value for Orono is around $186,398. The rent burden for Orono is about 16.5% of the average monthly income.

Demographics and Values

In Orono, 4.2% of the people are veterans of the United States military. The current population of Orono consists of 10,914 people. Orono has a population density of 231 people per square mile. Demographically, Orono is 90.7% white, 2.1% black, 3.0% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 3.4% mixed race, 1.8% Hispanic, 0.8% Native American, and 0.1% other or not specified. Of the population of Orono 58.9% have a college degree, 15.7% have a high-school diploma, and 31.8% have a graduate degree. In Orono, 55.2% participate in the labor force, 11.0% have some form of disability, 6.4% do not have health insurance, and 33.4% live in poverty. Based on gender, 50.4% are male and 49.6% are female. The median age of Orono is 22 years old.

State Information

An overview of Maine

Out of a national average of 100, Maine has a cost of living index rating of 117, a grocery index rating of 107, and a housing index rating of 123. The natural beauty of Maine is ranked 39th in the nation. Maine is ranked 32nd in quality of life and 19th in healthcare. There are 38 general hospitals and 115 health centers that provide care for 1,341,753 Maine residents. Northern Light Health, Maine Medical Center, and Northern Maine Medical Center are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state.

Social demographics of the state

The state of Maine ranks 49th in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly. In Maine, 22% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 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. The median age in the state is 45, and 36% of the population is over the age of 55. In the last presidential election 48% of Maine residents voted Democrat and 45% voted Republican.

State-wide weather information

During the summer, the average temperature in Maine is around 65F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 82F during the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 47F during the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in Maine drops to around 20F. The average high winter temperature is around 38F in the month of December. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around -7F during the month of January. 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, the humidity rating for Maine is around 72%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of November at around 77%. 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. 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.

Wildlife to be found in Maine

The state of Maine has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of Balsam Fir, Sugar Maple, Eastern Hemlock, and Bog Rosemary. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the Red Fox, the Gray Fox, the Coyote, or the North American Deer mouse. The state animal of Maine is the The Moose.

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