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13 Residential Care Homes near Harpswell, ME

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Residential care homes in Harpswell may appeal to seniors who value smaller, more close-knit communities and many opportunities for socialization. Harpswell care homes typically take in fewer residents, meaning older adults know each resident in the home and develop strong friendships.

Older-adult care homes vary more than other options for senior living in Harpswell, so families can choose from a wide range of prices, amenities, and services. A Place for Mom will work with you to understand the cost of care homes. From there, we’ll help you find the right fit, whether you’re staying on a budget or searching for luxury retirement communities.

You may also consider nearby communities such as Buxton.

Residential Care Home Facilities near Harpswell, ME

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Review ofAtria Kennebunk
5.0

I couldn't say how easy and pleasant [name removed] has been through this process with my dad. He is like family I can ask him anything or call him at anytime. We love the front desk staff and dining room ladies too!

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Review ofThe Enclave of Scarborough
4.0

We had a nice tour at The Enclave. I thought they were informative. They just didn't have availability at the time, and they seemed to be having staffing issues (although we found that to be the case at most places).

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Review ofAtria Kennebunk
5.0

My mom loves living at the Atria in Kennebunk. The facility is clean and well kept. The food is delicious and the dining hours are perfect for her schedule. The staff is friendly and caring. She enjoys all o the activities that are offered daily. We could not be happier.

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Vicarage By the Sea

9 Vicarage Lane, Harpswell, ME 04079

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Provides: Memory Care, Care Homes

The Vicarage By The Sea, was founded in 1998 with the desire to make a difference for those living with dementing illnesses. Pioneers in their approach, Johanna Wigg, Ph.D. and Dementia Care Specialist, Cheryl Golek set out to prove that social and psychological realms of long-term care for...... Read more

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Countryside Adult Family Care Home Assisted Living

1334 Long Plains Rd, Buxton, ME 04093

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Countryside is an attractive modern facility, privately owned, a ranch style adult family care home, licensed in coordination with Maine's Department of Human Services. It is bounded with 11 acres of scenic land along the Buxton Countryside, but still within a half-hour drive to Portland and most...... Read more

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Balsam House

256 Gorden Road, Readfield, ME 04355

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This is a six bed residential care facility with a non institutional elegant country style. All bedrooms are private with private baths and decks. Common areas include library/dinning area, fire placed sitting room sun room and large living room with wood stove. There are many gardens on the...... Read more

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The Stevens Home

52 Harpswell Rd, Brunswick, ME 04011

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While facilities for assisted living are becoming larger and less personal, The Stevens Home offers a more intimate living experience. The Stevens Home offers care and companionship to those who wish to maintain their independence, yet need supportive services provided for them. Our services...... Read more

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The Talbot Home

73 Talbot Avenue, Rockland, ME 04841

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The Talbot Home has been in existence since the 1800's as the 'Home for Aged Women' and moved to its current location on Talbot Avenue in the 1960's.... Read more

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Bancroft Bath House 2

1364 Washington St, Bath, ME 04530

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Dolley Farm Home

98 E Bridge St, Westbrook, ME 04092

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Maison Marcotte Housing

100 Campus Ave, Lewiston, ME 04240

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Hall-Dale Manor

647 Maine Ave, Farmingdale, ME 04344

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Haleys Woods

Haleys Woods Ln, Kennebunk, ME 04043

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Anchor Senior Care, LLC

25 Oak St, Springvale, ME 04083

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Harold G Loring House

1125 Brighton Ave, Portland, ME 04102

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Thomas P Smith House

741 Main St, South Portland, ME 04106

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Cost of care homes in Harpswell, ME

The average cost of senior living in Harpswell is $4,629 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Buxton, ME with an average of $4,500 per month.

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What are care homes?

Residential care homes are houses in residential neighborhoods that are equipped, adapted, and staffed to care for a small number of residents, usually between two and 10. Like assisted living communities, staff at care homes typically help residents with activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, and medication management. Although residential care homes vary significantly depending on the community, services usually include:

  • Help with personal care
  • Medication management
  • Mobility assistance
  • Nutritious meals
  • Social activities and outings
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
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Learn more about other types of senior living in Harpswell, Maine

Harpswell, Maine

Care Homes

Residential care homes provide seniors with a close sense of community minus the commotion of a larger nursing home. This type of community is similar to a single-family home. Services provided may include three meals a day, laundry services, and transportation. In Maine, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $62,031. The state of Maine maintains a number of stipulations associated with this type of community. The Maine Department of Health and Human Services supervises this type of community.

Cost of Living

The total cost of living can be the major influence when determining which location is best for your loved one. The rent burden for Harpswell is about 15.8% of the average person’s monthly income. Per month, the median price of rent in Harpswell is about $1,119 per month and the median price of a house in Harpswell is $377,314.

Demographics and Values

In Harpswell, 14.4% of the citizens are veterans of the United States armed forces. Demographically, Harpswell is 99.3% white, 0.1% Native American, 0.0% Asian, 0.2% Hispanic, 0.6% mixed race, 0.0% other or not specified, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, and 0.0% black. Out of the total population of Harpswell, 6.6% are widows, 56.5% participate in the labor force, 9.9% have some form of disability, and 8.0% live in poverty. Currently, the population of Harpswell consists of 4,857 people. Harpswell has a population density of 77 people per square mile. Based on gender, 45.0% are male and 55.0% are female. The median age of Harpswell is 58 years old. In terms of education, 20.1% have a graduate degree, 23.8% have a high-school diploma, and 48.3% have a college degree.

State Information

An overview of Maine

The natural beauty of Maine is ranked 39th in the nation. There are 38 general hospitals and 115 health centers that provide care for 1,341,753 Maine residents. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Northern Light Health, Maine Medical Center, and Northern Maine Medical Center. Overall, Maine ranks 32nd in quality of life and 19th in healthcare compared to other US states. 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.

Social demographics of the state

The median age in the state is 45, and 36% of the population is over the age of 55. In the most recent presidential election, 45% of Maine residents voted Republican and 48% voted Democrat. 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 Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-14%, Mainline Protestant-21%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-2%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Maine there are 185 masonic lodges.

State-wide weather information

On average, the state receives 3.79 inches of precipitation a month. The most precipitation occurs in November with an average of 6.46 inches of precipitation a month. Maine experiences an average humidity rating of about 72%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 77% in the month of November. On average, Maine has an air quality index rating of around 35.4 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 44.2 AQI. The average temperature in the winter falls 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. 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. The average low summer temperature is around 47F in the month of June. 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 downy serviceberry, hackmatack, pagoda dogwood, and red maple. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the eastern cougar, the large baleen whales, the north American deer mouse, or the caribou. The state animal of Maine is the the moose.

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Vicarage By the Sea, Balsam House and The Talbot Home are the top rated care homes near Harpswell, Maine. See full list of communities.

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