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10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Portland, ME

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Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
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Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.
Recent reviews of Assisted Living in Portland, ME
5 / 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 available. They ...

4 / 5.0

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 staff...

4.4 / 5.0

They are good, again are working on turnover and once situated will be a much better place. They are doing great job with taking care of my dad.

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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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They truly care about each individual's needs. And are prepared to help in every way they can, the chef onsite is truly amazing. They in my father in laws word "this place have giving me a life back "Very...
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 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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I say it all the time... we love it. The staff seem to love working together and with the residents... it's the first thing I saw and keep seeing still. They are fun and incredibly accommodating. Because...
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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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
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.
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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It is a good place but a little difficult to understand how things work. Not all care givers are able to help with all things and it is difficult to understand how to get specific help.It is relatively...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
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.
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 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
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.
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 believe in a culture of genuine, heartfelt hospitality. Taking pride in creating a friendly and comfortable atmosphere where you’ll be able to relax and focus on the things you love to do. We like to think of ourselves as one big, extended family. Our love for our residents is evident by our...
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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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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
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.
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. —...
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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
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.
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
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.
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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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 assisted living in Portland, ME

The average cost of senior living in Portland is 6710.49 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Falmouth Foreside, ME with an average of 6425.39 per month.

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Portland, ME

$6,710

Discover the many ways to pay for senior living

Planning ahead can better position you to make good choices for your loved one’s care in the future. But if your aging family member needs care now, there are ways to finance the cost of long-term care through a combination of approaches.

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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Atria Kennebunk, 75 State Street and Birchwoods at Canco Senior Living are the top rated assisted living facilities near Portland, Maine. See full list of communities.

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