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If you’re considering moving your loved one into a Scarborough 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 Scarborough, 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 Scarborough or another care type is right for you. Browse 28 senior living options near you to see the variety available, or contact us to learn more about elderly homes in Scarborough.

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The Enclave of Scarborough

18 Black Point Road, Scarborough, ME 04074

4.3
(37 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Scarborough Terrace

600 Commerce Dr, Scarborough, ME 04074

4.8
(17 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

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....

Huntington Common

1 Huntington Common Drive, Kennebunk, ME 04043

4.5
(32 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

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....

Atria Kennebunk

One Penny Lane, Kennebunk, ME 04043

4.4
(28 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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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Carriage Hill Assisted Living

306 Knox Marsh Rd, Madbury, NH 03823

4.9
(26 reviews)

Studio

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...

Schooner Estates Senior Living

200 Stetson Road, Auburn, ME 04210

4.8
(26 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

A warm welcome starts here. At Schooner Estates, everyone feels at home. It's an easy place to feel settled. The central Maine setting is picture-perfect, the lifestyle first-class. In this welcoming community, retirement is a new beginning. Schooner Estates Retirement Community provides an...

Benchmark at Rye

295 Lafayette Rd, Rye, NH 03870

3.5
(33 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

Evolve Senior Living at Rye ~ assisted living care and compassion. Residents live their lives here with dignity in a safe, secure, and peaceful setting. We are an open, welcoming community and always have a place at the table at meal times for family members and visitors.Coastal architecture in a...

Bay Square at Yarmouth

27 Forest Falls Drive, Yarmouth, ME 04096

4.4
(26 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

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...

Langdon Place of Dover

60 Middle Road, Dover, NH 03820

3.9
(27 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Birchwoods at Canco Assisted Living

86 Holiday Drive, Portland, ME 04103

3.9
(27 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

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...

Brookdale Spruce Wood

25 Worthen Road, Durham, NH 03824

4.0
(24 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

The Pines Of Newmarket

9 Grant Road, Newmarket, NH 03857

4.5
(20 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

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...

Sentry Hill At York Harbor

2 Victoria Ct, York, ME 03909

4.3
(21 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Spring Village at Dover

35 Pointe Place, Dover, NH 03820

4.5
(14 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Spring Village at Dover is a new 56-bed assisted living community specializing in memory care, conveniently located in the developing Pointe Place neighborhood of Dover, NH. Woodbine Senior Living, LLC, a management and development company with over 40 years of experience in the Senior Living...

Kirkwood Corners

206 N River Rd, Lee, NH 03861

4.2
(15 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

Kirkwood Corners is an assisted living community located in the city of Lee, New Hampshire in the county of Strafford. The beautiful wooded grounds of Kirkwood Corners are the perfect example of why people choose to live in this lovely portion of the country. The vibrant surrounding forest is...

75 State Street

75 State St, Portland, ME 04101

4.3
(8 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

The Highlands

30 Governors Way, Topsham, ME 04086

3.9
(13 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

The Highlands is located in the historic district of Topsham, next door to Brunswick and Bowdoin College, and 25 miles from Portland, Maine's largest city. The Highlands offers a continuum of care in magnificent natural setting, covering 75 acres complete with meandering walking trails....

The Residence at Silver Square

100 Sterling Way, Dover, NH 03820

4.3
(8 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Wentworth Home

795 Central Avenue, Dover, NH 03820

4.1
(4 reviews)

Studio

Wentworth Home — Exceptional Care at an Affordable Price Our warm and welcoming environment provides around the clock nursing staff with assistance tailored to each individual; delicious home cooked meals and engaging social activities and events. With the help of our outstanding...

The Inn at Edgewood

936 South St, Portsmouth, NH 03801

(0 review)

Studio, 1 Bed

The Inn at Edgewood provides individual care to our residents earning us a reputation as the right choice in assisted living senior care.As part of the family-owned Edgewood Centre campus, the Inn at Edgewood is situated on 18 beautiful acres in the historic seaside town of Portsmouth, New...

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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
Complete guide to nursing homes

Scarborough, Maine

Nursing Homes

A nursing home is a complex that offers lodging to at least two seniors who are not related by marriage or by blood to the administrator. A nursing home community offers its inhabitants around-the-clock care administered by registered nurses. These nurses provide personal care, maintenance and other health related services for seniors who are unable to adequately care for themselves.

Nursing homes are a familiar and easy care option for persons 65 years or older, however nursing homes will routinely individuals 55 and greater infrequently heard of in senior care regarding different care types. The most common mental issue effecting residents of nursing homes is dementia, which can hinder their memory function, and familiarity with their surroundings, and decision making capabilities. Types of amenities and services offered at nursing homes might include monitoring of medication, bill pay, senior centers, and monitoring serious illness and unstable health status. Nursing homes are required to provide room and bed maintenance services, nursing and related services, a professionallly directed program of activities, and emergency dental services to residents. Many residents of nursing homes might have behavioral troubles, which can consist of a tendency to wander, verbal outbursts, or resisting care. As a resident of a nursing home, you can expect the right to have protections against involuntary transfer or discharge, be free from abuse and neglect, be free from restraints, and get proper privacy, property, and living arrangements.

Cost of Living

Cost of living is a motivating factor in determining what location works best. The median monthly rent in Scarborough is about $1,608 and the median home value for Scarborough is $336,324. The rent burden for Scarborough is about 18.4% of the average person’s monthly income.

Demographics and Values

The total population of Scarborough consists of 19,620 people. Scarborough has a population density of 159 people per square mile. Of the population of Scarborough 21.1% have a high-school diploma, 53.1% have a college degree, and 18.5% have a graduate degree. Based on gender, 52.5% are female and 47.5% are male. The median age of Scarborough is 46 years old. Demographically, Scarborough is 2.2% Hispanic, 2.2% mixed race, 0.4% Native American, 90.4% white, 1.5% black, 5.2% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, and 0.3% other or not specified. In Scarborough, 4.0% do not have health insurance, 5.1% live in poverty, 4.6% are widows, and 10.0% have some form of disability. In Scarborough, 9.1% of the population are veterans.

State Information

An overview of Maine

Based on natural beauty, Maine ranks 39th in the nation. Maine is ranked 32nd in quality of life and 19th in healthcare. In terms of resources, Maine has a cost of living index of 117.2, a grocery index rating of 107.0, and a housing index rating of 123.1. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything above 100 is considered more expensive than said average. The state of Maine has 38 hospitals and 115 health centers, providing care to a population of 1,341,753. The three highest ranked hospitals in Maine are Northern Light Health, Maine Medical Center, and Northern Maine Medical Center.

Social demographics of the state

In the most recent presidential election, 45% of Maine residents voted Republican and 48% voted Democrat. 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 state has a median age of 45 and 36% of its population being over the age of 55. The state of Maine ranks 49th in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly.

State-wide weather information

The average temperature in the winter falls to around 20F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 38F during the month of December. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around -7F in 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. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 47F during the month of June. The most precipitation occurs in November with an average of 6.46 inches of precipitation a month. On average, the state receives 3.79 inches of precipitation a month. 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. Maine experiences an average humidity rating of about 72%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 77% in the month of November. 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, bog rosemary, black cherry, and eastern hemlock. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the meadow jumping mouse, the north American deermouse, the eastern cougar, or the moose. The state animal of Maine is the the moose.

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.

Frequently asked questions about Nursing Homes in Maine

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