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Cost of Maine Assisted Living Facilities

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of assisted living in Maine is $4,800 per month.

The monthly base rate for Maine assisted living is typically lower when compared to neighboring states. Maine is also more expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for a one-bedroom assisted living unit in Maine. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

U.S.$3,600
Maine$4,800
New Hampshire$5,103

Much of the information above was adapted from the National Center of Assisted Living 2010 Regulatory Review.

Researching Maine Assisted Living? Ask these questions:

  • What terms does Maine require to be disclosed to you prior to making a decision?
    Maine may require the base price, payment schedule, services included in that rate and other items to be disclosed in writing - be sure to find out.
  • What is the Scope of Care offered?
    Find out the minimum services the facility MUST provide to you, as required by Maine. These may include 24-hour supervision, types of meals, medical attention, etc.
  • What are the admission requirements to live at the facility?
    Each state is different; find out what the age and physical health requirements are for this specific facility as well as facilities in Maine. Determine if the type of care you need is offered by the individual facility.
  • Will the facility complete an assessment and create a care plan for the resident?
    Maine probably requires an initial evaluation and the creation of a care plan - be sure to find out exactly what the facility offers.
  • Ask about the handling of medication in the facility?
    There are sure to be specific requirements in Maine - ask how the facility handles administering your medication.
  • Does the facility offer rooms and other areas that meet or exceed those required by Maine?
    Maine will have a minimum size of rooms, a limit to number of people per room, and even requirements as to privacy of available bathrooms - make sure you ask.
  • Does the facility offer the available required staff?
    Make sure the facility staffs the proper professionals, as Maine requires. These may include an administrator and caregivers, as well as round-the-clock staff.
  • Is memory care offered?
    Find out of the facility is licensed to be able to handle dementia or Alzheimer's care in Maine.
  • Are Medicaid waivers available for Maine for this specific facility?
    If you are unable to cover the costs, find out if the facility may offer a Maine Medicaid Waiver. You can also research at maine.gov.

Helpful Maine Assisted Living Resources

Do you have a question about licensing or regulations of assisted living facilities in Maine? Questions about licensing and regulations are handled at the state level. You can contact the Maine licensing and regulatory agency at:
Department of Health and Human Services, CDC, Division of Licensing and Certification
maine.gov
(207) 287-9332
Do you want to report an issue or have a dispute with a senior living facility in Maine? Your local Maine long-term care ombudsman can help resolve disputes and offer assistance in your long-term care decisions. You can contact them at:
Maine Long Term Care Ombudsman program
maineombudsman.org
Local: (207) 621-1079
Tollfree: (800) 499-0229
Are you aware of all the Maine health-based programs available to you? Your Maine Health Department can be a great resource. Contact them at:
Maine Department of Health and Human Services
state.me.us
Local: (207) 287-3707
Are you familiar with the Maine Area Agencies on the Aging and all the assistance they can provide to you?

The Maine AAAs (Area Agency for the Aging) are very helpful. These offices can provide guidance to those 60+ in Maine regarding elder abuse, caregiver support, insurance counseling, transportation and much more.

Find your local Maine AAA below:

Aroostook Agency on Aging ADRC
Presque Isle, ME
(207) 764-3396
Eastern Agency on Aging ADRC
Bangor, ME
(207) 941-2865
Spectrum Generations Central Maine Agency on Aging
Augusta, ME
(207) 622-9212
SeniorsPlus Agency on Aging
Lewiston, ME
(207) 795-4010
Southern Maine Agency on Aging/ADRC
Scarborough, ME
(207) 396-6500

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