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If you’re considering moving your loved one into a Orono nursing home, our senior living advisors can help. The term “nursing home” is often used interchangeably with assisted living or other senior housing options; but a nursing home is a skilled nursing facility for individuals with serious, debilitating short- or long-term health issues. So even the best nursing homes in Orono, ME may not be right for seniors who don’t require round-the-clock care.

We can help you determine if a skilled nursing facility in Orono or another care type is right for you. Browse 4 senior living options near you to see the variety available, or contact us to learn more about elderly homes in Orono.

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Dirigo Pines

9 Alumni Dr, Orono, ME 04473

(15 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private, 2 Bed

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...

Winterberry Heights Assisted Living and Memory Care

932 Ohio Street, Bangor, ME 04401

(29 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Birch Bay Retirement Village

25 Village Inn Road, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

(17 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

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...

Parker Ridge

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

(0 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

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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What are nursing homes?

Nursing homes, also called skilled nursing facilities, provide long-term care for seniors with significant physical or mental health conditions, and short-term care to people recovering from an injury or hospital stay. Nursing homes provide personal assistance and medical care from licensed professionals. Services in skilled nursing facilities often include:

  • Help with personal care
  • Rehabilitation care, including physical and speech therapy
  • Mobility assistance
  • Palliative and hospice care
  • Health care services
  • Complimentary transportation
  • 24-hour care and supervision
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Orono, Maine

Nursing Homes

A nursing home is a community that houses at least two individuals who have no familial relation to the administrator. This type of establishment offers its residents around-the-clock care administered by registered nurses. These caregivers provide healthcare services for people who are unable to adequately care for themselves.

Nursing homes can be a familiar and comfortable care choice for persons 65 years or older, however nursing homes will admit persons 55 and above (a rarity in the realm of senior care).Types of care services and amenities provided at nursing homes can include monitoring serious illness and unstable health status, social and recreational activities, 24-hour emergency care, and personal care (including dressing, bathing, and toilet assistance). Many occupants of nursing homes might have behavioral issues. These can consist of resisting care, verbal outbursts, or a tendency to wander. A large number of occupants are bachelors or widows with circles of support, and almost half of nursing home residents are older than the age of 85. As a resident of a nursing home, you can expect the right to participate in activities, exercise your rights as a U.S. citizen, have protections against involuntary transfer or discharge, and be free from abuse and neglect. The most frequent mental condition experienced by residents of nursing homes is dementia, which can cloud their memory recall, and familiarity with their surroundings, and decision making capacities.

Cost of Living

Senior living community price is determined by the city where it is located. Monthly, the median rent in Orono is about $1,117 and the median price of a house in Orono is about $186,398. The rent burden for Orono is about 16.5% of the average monthly income.

Demographics and Values

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

State Information

An overview of Maine

The natural beauty of Maine is ranked 39th in the nation. In total, Maine has 38 general hospitals and 115 health centers that provide care for 1,341,753 citizens. 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 has a cost of living index of 117.2 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything above 100 is considered more expensive than the average. The state has a grocery index rating of 107.0 and a housing index rating of 123.1.

Social demographics of the state

The state of Maine ranks 49th in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly. Twenty-two percent of Maine residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state’s 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. In the most recent presidential election, 45% of Maine residents voted Republican and 48% voted Democrat.

State-wide weather information

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. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around -7F in the month of January. 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 humidity across the state is 72%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 77% in the month of November. 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. The average air quality index rating in Maine is 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 pagoda dogwood, red maple, sugar maple, and eastern hemlock. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the eastern cougar, the gray fox, the moose, or the bobcat. The state animal of Maine is the the moose.

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Disclosure: A Place for Mom refers to "nursing home" here generally as an umbrella term to include assisted living facilities. It is not used to indicate that the facility meets official state requirements for level of care of a skilled nursing facility, as defined in that particular jurisdiction.

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