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Average starting price $5,640/month
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Recent reviews of Assisted Living in Sanford, ME
Harmony Homes By the Bay in Durham, NH
4.7

I honestly can not understand why someone would say that they walked in Harmony Homes By the Bay and thought it was dark and dirty. The opposite is true. After experience with countless nursing/assisted living facilities, I chose for mom to live here, both of us could not be happier! It’s bright, friendly, new, clean and has beautiful bay views from the community rooms. Harmony Homes By the Bay is a well thought out architectural gem that well represents the four seasons in Such a charming way. Resident rooms & community/dining areas are arranged around a wide, well lit walk way & central courtyard. It’s a big loop making it tough for people with compromised memory to get hopelessly lost. Nursing stations are hidden, easing stress on residents. I visit most every evening and help my mother prepare for bed. I know most of the residents and can say that as a whole they are happy. Lots of activities but plenty of independence if people wish it. My daughter volunteers to host karaoke night twice monthly and everyone loves it. Mom (92) has a wonderful group of friends. They call their rooms ‘their apartment’, which is what it is to them. Like anywhere, what these people want first and foremost is frequent communion with their loved ones. Like anywhere, people decline without that love. Like anywhere, staff may come and go, people may call out, temporarily disrupting the rhythm of care. But here at Harmony Homes by the Bay even the residents who rarely get visitors, seem to me, a little happier and consider the staff and fellow residents closer to ‘family’ than I have personally witnessed in other facilities.

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Carriage Hill Assisted Living in Madbury, NH
4.0

I believe that a review of assessment of any assisted living community is very difficult at this time. With the COVID19 pandemic, these facilities have encountered extreme difficulties-staff shortages, unusual sickness due to COVID and necessary lockdowns-residents isolation. The management/staff have done the best with the obstacles they have had to deal with.

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Avita of Wells
5.0

Each and every one of their staff provided the excellent care that any family would want their loved one to receive. The staff at Avita cared for her as if she were their own loved one and made our family feel like a welcomed part of the community. Avita staff was actively trying to engage her in activities and provide her with support. We cannot thank Avita enough for caring for her as we would at home. The care provided at Avita was an essential piece that allowed my grandmother to pass in peace and in a place where she was without a doubt cared for until the end of her life.

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Atria Kennebunk

One Penny Lane, Kennebunk, ME 04043 | 11.6 milesfrom Sanford center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Atria Kennebunk is a friendly, upscale senior community nestled nearby the rocky shores of the Maine coast. Residents can enjoy the coziness of the gracious common rooms and choose from over 250 activities each month, including concerts in the park, local theatre, shopping trips, and walks along...

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Beauty Salon
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4.5(44 reviews)

Being our of state I only get to see our loved one occasionally but the feedback I have heard so far is that the experience has been wonderful and she absolutely loves it there.

Bedford Falls

5 Corporate Drive, Bedford, NH 03110 | 49.8 milesfrom Sanford center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Bedford Falls is a welcoming assisted living community located in Bedford, New Hampshire of Hillsborough County. Our beautifully landscaped community allows residents to feel right at home while enjoying the cozy gazebo or relaxing on the patio with fellow residents and friends. Home of the...

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Beauty Salon
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4.2(41 reviews)

I would not hesitate to recommend the community. My loved one and family had a great experience with Bedford Falls. The attention the staff paid to my loved one and understood my loved one's needs was...

The Residence at Salem Woods

6 Sally Sweet's Way, Salem, NH 03079 | 49.9 milesfrom Sanford center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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The Residence at Salem Woods is proudly operated by LCB Senior Living. Since 1994, we have pioneered modern senior living communities throughout the Northeast, specializing in Independent (Retirement) Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care. Together, we serve the diverse needs of our residents...

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Beauty Salon
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4.3(30 reviews)

We moved Mom into Salem Woods six and a half years ago and couldn't be happier. Her apartment, the care, the food, the associates and activities are all wonderful! The restaurant style dinning is amazing and...

Langdon Place of Dover

60 Middle Road, Dover, NH 03820 | 17.9 milesfrom Sanford center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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Please note that the Assisted Living and Memory Care is private pay only. We do not accept Medicaid on either unit. Additionally electric scooters and electric wheelchairs are not permitted. Self propel wheelchairs only and resident must resident on first floor. We have two elevators with three...

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Beauty Salon
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3.9(33 reviews)

Everyone at Langdon Place has been really friendly and our loved one is really enjoying the meals and dining service. When we speak with him he says the are incredible and he really enjoys going on different...

Sentry Hill At York Harbor

2 Victoria Ct, York, ME 03909 | 20.9 milesfrom Sanford center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

Sentry Hill at York Harbor is the preeminent retirement community in New England beautifully situated on 12 acres within easy walking distance of historic York Village and York Harbor. Designed after the style of the grand hotels of the 1890's; senior living at Sentry Hill offers a retirement...

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Beauty Salon
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4.3(22 reviews)

I would recommend this community. They have activities like excursions to local sites, places to eat, historical sites, and nature adventures. They also have games like trivia and word games to keep the...

The Residence at Silver Square

100 Sterling Way, Dover, NH 03820 | 18.5 milesfrom Sanford center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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Imagine finally having the time to do the things that make you happy: Catching up on the best-seller list, getting out to the theater with friends, learning a new language, or just relaxing with the people you enjoy. Imagine life without the worries and stresses of maintaining a home. Imagine you...

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Beauty Salon
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4.4(14 reviews)

We picked this community, because of the friendliness of the staff, cleanliness of facility, and dining room. Also, we liked the flexibilit, the activity options and closeness /proximity to town. My loved...

The Enclave of Scarborough

18 Black Point Road, Scarborough, ME 04074 | 24 milesfrom Sanford center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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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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Beauty Salon
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4.3(48 reviews)

The community reached out to my loved one to help them through a difficult time. The staff communication with the family is open and they are available.

75 State Street

75 State St, Portland, ME 04101 | 29.3 milesfrom Sanford center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

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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Beauty Salon
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4.5(13 reviews)

My older brother has been at 75 State Street for many years now, and has had nothing but a great experience. The staff have been uniformly warm and caring, the living quarters are clean and comfortable, and...

Bay Square at Yarmouth

27 Forest Falls Drive, Yarmouth, ME 04096 | 38.8 milesfrom Sanford center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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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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Beauty Salon
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4.4(29 reviews)

I would recommend you check into the community. I felt supported and that my loved ones would be safe here. Some of the activities are bingo, puzzles, movies, documentaries, and more for the residents to...

Forestview Manor Assisted Living

153 Parade Road, Meredith, NH 03253 | 39.7 milesfrom Sanford center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care

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Welcome to Forestview Manor. Serving area seniors since 2005, we are a campus comprised of three beautiful, residential buildings nestled on 15 wooded acres in Meredith, New Hampshire. We offer intimate, secure, loving memory care assisted living for those who are unsuccessful living at home...

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Beauty Salon
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4.4(27 reviews)

I was very happy with Forestview Manor, except we weren't allowed to come in and visit due to Covid (although I understand not wanting to bring Covid into the facility). I'm very happy they were able to...

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Greystone Farm at Salem

242 Main Street, Salem, NH 03079 | 49.9 milesfrom Sanford center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Surrounded by natural woodlands, Greystone Farm at Salem evokes the serenity of a bygone era. In the country kitchen sits a beautifully restored antique loom, brought here by its original owner, fully restored and now a reminder of a simpler time. Thoughtfully designed apartments and amenities...

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4.0(47 reviews)

The community, has been nothing but excellent. The value for the money is good, considering that my loved one is getting full time care. It's a wonderful community, the staff is wonderful, and it feels like...

Sunrise of Huntington Common

1 Huntington Common Drive, Kennebunk, ME 04043 | 11.6 milesfrom Sanford center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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Located in picturesque Kennebunk Maine, Huntington Common offers the most sophisticated independent retirement living in York County. Just three miles from the ocean and around the corner from quaint downtown Kennebunk, Huntington Common provides the perfect blend of community living and privacy....

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Beauty Salon
Special Dining Programs
4.4(37 reviews)

They have been fantastic. My loved one loves the food. They have so many choices, and with each meal, they have soup, salad, three differnt entrees and then dessert. They have all kinds of activites. They...

The Birches at Concord

300 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH 03301 | 43.9 milesfrom Sanford center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care

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The Birches is Concord, New Hampshire's first assisted living community exclusively dedicated to those with dementia, Alzheimer's Disease and other forms of memory impairment. Set in a peaceful hillside location, The Birches at Concord provides a familiar home-like environment designed to serve...

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4.1(21 reviews)

We picked this community because of the location, and the overall feeling of the community. They are really nice, and kind to my loved one. They have been very supportive. They have been great. I would...

Benchmark Senior Living at Haverhill Crossings

254 Amesbury Rd, Haverhill, MA 01830 | 46.6 milesfrom Sanford center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Benchmark Senior Living at Haverhill Crossing is an assisted living community in the riverfront city of Haverhill, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Our attractive, spacious community sits on a large, landscaped lot overlooking mature woods and lush farmland near Kenoza Lake, downtown shops and the...

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Beauty Salon
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2.7(63 reviews)

In this past year we faced the reality that it was time to find a new place to call home for our mom. In our search, Benchmark HC stood out in the way they supported our family, with professional care and...

The Park Danforth

777 Stevens Ave, Portland, ME 04103 | 29.3 milesfrom Sanford center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living

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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Beauty Salon
4.8(3 reviews)

My mom is very happy here. She loves the food. The community has been very welcoming and friendly. She hasn't had many problems, but they're very responsive. When her garbage disposal wasn't working,...

Wingate Residences at Haverhill

10 Residences Way, Haverhill, MA 01830 | 47 milesfrom Sanford center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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Wingate Residences at Haverhill is a state of the art, private, residential community with 64 apartments, offering 24 hour supportive care for seniors interested in maintaining active lifestyles while planning for future needs. The Neighborhood also includes 20 apartments with support for memory...

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Beauty Salon
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4.7(6 reviews)

It's a beautiful place with caring staff. They provide good care to my mother. And they do a good job reaching out to keep our family informed.

Atria Merrimack Place

85 Storey Avenue, Newburyport, MA 01950 | 42.9 milesfrom Sanford center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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Atria Merrimack Place in Newburyport, MA in Essex County is a senior living community for active, independent-minded seniors. Our community resides on beautiful grounds, with lush greenery in a quiet residential area. We're located in close proximity to the Interstate 95 and surrounded by the...

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Beauty Salon
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4.3(46 reviews)

It was complicated getting in, but not that difficult. The people were very helpful, it went pretty smoothly. It's expensive, but they all are, so that's really not a negative. The staff there were very...

The Pines Of Newmarket

9 Grant Road, Newmarket, NH 03857 | 26.4 milesfrom Sanford center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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The Pines Of Newmarket have served the residents of New England since 1999. At The Pines of Newmarket, our residents enjoy an array of services managed by a staff whose single goal is to help them enjoy life by creating a fun, loving and safe environment. We provide quality assisted living and...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.3(24 reviews)

The Pines of Newmarket is a very nice community and the staff are super friendly. Every time we come to visit our loved one is never sitting alone, there are so many different activities going on. This...

The Landing At Cape Elizabeth

78 Scott Dyer Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107 | 28.5 milesfrom Sanford center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
5.0(2 reviews)

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...

Carriage Hill Assisted Living

306 Knox Marsh Rd, Madbury, NH 03823 | 19.7 milesfrom Sanford center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Carriage Hill Assisted Living is a newly constructed and licensed senior assisted living facility in Madbury, NH that is home to just 24 residents. Our residency is intentionally small in order for each resident to receive individualized attention and to know each staff member caring for his or...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.9(28 reviews)

The transition for my loved one was very easy and I think that the staff helped my loved one with this transition. It is nice to know that someone has an eye on her and I feel very comfortable with the...

Brookdale Spruce Wood

25 Worthen Road, Durham, NH 03824 | 23.3 milesfrom Sanford center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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The Good LifeTucked into more than 15 beautiful acres in the stunning city of Durham, New Hampshire, your new community will feel like home from the moment you arrive. Known as a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), we provide everything from independent and assisted living to memory care...

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Beauty Salon
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4.0(26 reviews)

My mother was super depressed and angry before we brought her to Brookdale. So she was angry the first few weeks she was there. But the staff kept trying with her, and now she's happy and thriving. She's...

Golden View Health Care Assisted Living

19 NH Route 104, Meredith, NH 03253 | 40.3 milesfrom Sanford center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

A locally managed, independent non-profit communityIn 2000, Golden View opened The Inn, which has provided seniors of the Lakes Region and beyond with quality assisted living services since opening its doors. With the addition of The Terrace/Cottage in 2014, Golden View was able to offer another...

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Beauty Salon
Special Dining Programs
4.0(6 reviews)

The thing that was the most helpful for us was they took my loved one in with open arms. It was her first experience at a facility, and she was pretty comfortable there, which I didn't think would be the...

All American Assisted Living at Kingston

193 Main St, Kingston, NH 03848 | 38.4 milesfrom Sanford center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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All American Assisted Living at Kingston is a residential community for seniors who are looking for social interaction, personal care services, and leisure pursuits.A subsidiary of Kaplan Development Group, a leader in the field of assisted and independent living, All American offers our...

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Beauty Salon
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4.2(6 reviews)

Overall they have a great, friendly staff. They take really good care of my dad. He is safe and secure. I would absolutely recommend them to others. All these types of places are pretty expensive, but I...

Benchmark at Rye

295 Lafayette Rd, Rye, NH 03870 | 29.5 milesfrom Sanford center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care

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Benchmark at Rye ~ only one mile from the ocean, is the Seacoast’s only community devoted exclusively to memory care. Residents live their lives here with dignity in a secure and peaceful setting where they can connect to the people, passions and things that matter most to them.Coastal...

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Beauty Salon
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3.3(36 reviews)

My mom is very well cared for at Benchmark. We find the staff to be warm and friendly and they have been very responsive to family requests for updates. Our only dissatisfaction comes in the area of...

Arbors of Bedford

70 Hawthorne Drive, Bedford, NH 03110 | 49.2 milesfrom Sanford center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Memory Care

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The Arbors of Bedford is a dedicated memory care assisted living residence. Unlike other senior living communities, we are exclusively dedicated to caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of memory impairment.We offer an innovative and award-winning memory care program, Live...

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Beauty Salon
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3.3(41 reviews)

We picked this community, because it was very convenient for my loved one. It's a very nice facility. I would recommend to other familes. Overall, the experince has been so far so good. it's a very welcoming...

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Cost of assisted living in Sanford, ME

The average cost of senior living in Sanford is 5,640 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Dover, NH with an average of 5,420 per month.

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In Sanford, Maine, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

Financial assistance

In Sanford, Maine, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

Transportation

Sanford is somewhat car dependent, but seniors can expect to rely on public transportation. Transit options in Sanford include Sanford Transit, WAVE, and Shoreline Explorer. Seniors may receive fare discounts. Sanford has somewhat limited biking infrastructure and is particularly walkable.

Health care

Sanford offers several health care providers for seniors wanting to be proactive about their health or for seniors seeking treatment for chronic conditions. The area has few hospitals, including Frisbie Memorial Hospital and Southern Main Health Care.

Senior activities

Sanford is a small town known for its storied structures and scenic neighborhoods. Featuring former mill buildings, factories, and grand mansions, the city’s organized walking trails take you throughout historic, wooded areas. Sports fanatics will find there are plenty of opportunities to catch a Sanford Mariners game or one of the city’s regional basketball teams. Whether it’s grabbing a bite to eat or perusing antiques, residents will find there’s plenty to explore in Sanford.

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, Granite Ledges of Concord and Spring Village at Dover are the top rated assisted living facilities near Sanford, Maine. See full list of communities.

There are 104 assisted living facilities near Sanford, Maine. See the full list.

The best assisted living facilities near you in Sanford, Maine are Atria Kennebunk and Bedford Falls. These assisted living communities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews.

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