2022 Top Maine Senior Living Communities

Seniors living in Maine have access to a wide range of living and support services available from senior care providers. All of the senior living communities located throughout the Pine Tree state offer a full range of services and amenities that cater to mature adults. Making a decision which community is the right fit for you or a loved one can be an intimidating task, where do you even start?

We put together a list of the 15 best senior living homes in Maine to make your search for the right home easier and less stressful. In a state the size of Maine, one of the facilities below should be located near you. If not, don’t worry. Our senior living directory is another popular resource, you can filter by living type, city and zip code, displaying the number of reviews and rating. You can also contact us, and we’ll guide you, making this process as stress-free as possible.    

Tip for Converting a Life Insurance Policy to Pay for a Maine Senior Living Home
If you or a loved one has been paying life insurance premiums for 10 years or longer, many insurance companies will allow you to convert what was paid in premiums to cash. The option of cashing out the entire policy also exists, but income taxes will then be due on everything except the cost basis. In the first example, no tax will be owed, but the overall amount will be less than liquidating the entire policy.

Ranking The Best Senior Living Facilities in Maine

The method we used for determining the 15 best communities consists of scoring system of online reviews compared with state citations and violations. We gathered review from trustworthy sites like Google and Facebook, and combined them with the user reviews left on our site for a score 1-5. Points were subtracted for issues reported to the State of ME Dept. of Health & Human Services.

On average, Maine residents can expect to pay in the range of $3,300 per month for assisted living. Independent 55+ communities will cost less, while memory care and nursing homes will cost much more, due to the high level of care and constant attention residents receive. Total monthly costs can fluctuate depending other living types, services and amenities available.

Top Rated Maine Senior Living Facilities

4.79 stars

4.85/5 Average Rating of Facilities
438 Total Reviews


Ashton Gardens Gracious Retirement Living

830 Ocean Ave
Portland ME 04103

Living Types Available: Independent Living

4.5 stars

4.6/5 Average Rating
12 Total Reviews

Ashton Gardens Gracious Retirement Living

What residents and loved ones have to say about Ashton Gardens Gracious Retirement Living:

My mother lives there and loves it. Beautiful facility!

-Linda Mayhugh

Stroudwater Lodge

116 Landing Rd
Westbrook ME 04092

Living Types Available: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

5 stars

5.0/5 Average Rating
21 Total Reviews

stroudwater lodge westbrook me

What residents and loved ones have to say about Stroudwater Lodge:

Our family couldn’t be more pleased with the experience at Stroudwater Lodge. From the first contact with Lea and Nichole, to the Wellness staff, to the reception desk, each interaction has been of the highest customer service. My mother has thrived even in these first few months living there through daily exercise, games and activities, in-house theater, live music, and, most importantly, an attentive and caring wellness staff. The Lodge creates a sense of community that allows for friendships to grow and confidence in daily living. My mother doesn’t ask to go home, she says I am home! My family couldn’t be happier. Thank you to everyone at the Lodge that make it such a special place!

-Terri DeCoster

Woodlands Senior Living of Brewer

53 Colonial Cir
Brewer ME 04412

Living Types Available: Assisted Living, Memory Care

4.5 stars

4.9/5 Average Rating
37 Total Reviews

woodlands senior living of brewer me

What residents and loved ones have to say about Woodlands Senior Living of Brewer:

I am SO glad we decided on Woodlands Assisted Living when we were looking for a new “home” for my Mom 10 years ago. The Staff is absolutely wonderful, and both my sister and I are secure in the fact that Mom is so well taken care of, and completely safe. We don’t worry about her at all. Since the Covid 19 Virus situation, they have been extra careful with all the residents, and I know our Mom continues to stay healthy because of their hard work.

-Chris Guy

Dirigo Pines

9 Alumni Dr
Orono, ME 04473

Living Types Available: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

4.5 stars

4.9/5 Average Rating
27 Total Reviews

Dirigo Pines Orono ME

What residents and loved ones have to say about Dirigo Pines:

My family member had been living in independent living for 18 months and recently moved to the Arbor. The staff at Dirigo Pines helped us along every step of the way getting her moved and has done everything possible to make the move easier for her. They’re quick to contact us if there is an issue and open to questions from us or offering guidance on how to navigate the seemingly constant changes in our family member. I couldn’t imagine not having this amazing support from such an outstanding team of staff. Thank you!

-Carla S

The Enclave of Scarborough

18 Black Point Road
Scarborough ME 04074

Living Types Available: Assisted Living, Memory Care

4.5 stars

4.8/5 Average Rating
20 Total Reviews

the enclave of scarborough me

What residents and loved ones have to say about The Enclave of Scarborough:

Excellent care and communications during this challenging time.

-Michael Roundy

Betsy Ross House

99 Preble St
South Portland ME 04106

Living Types Available: Independent Living, Assisted Living

4.5 stars

4.8/5 Average Rating
17 Total Reviews

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What residents and loved ones have to say about Betsy Ross House:

A great place the elderly

-Hailow

The Highlands

30 Governors Way
Topsham ME 04086

Living Types Available: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

5 stars

5.0/5 Average Rating
28 Total Reviews

the highlands topsham me

What residents and loved ones have to say about The Highlands:

We are so pleased with our experience here. We clearly made the right decision. Our needs were probably different than most of the residents. We have a wonderful house in South Bristol and we decided to give up our residence in Washington DC but SB was not a good place for a 90 year old to spend the winter and the Highlands also offered an anchor to windward as we both got older. Lots of other factors and issues and the Highlands solved them all.

-Joe Guttentag

Sunnybrook Village

340 Bath Rd
Brunswick, ME 04011

Living Types Available: Assisted Living

5 stars

5.0/5 Average Rating
7 Total Reviews

sunnybrook village brunswick me

What residents and loved ones have to say about Sunnybrook Village:

I cannot say enough good things about having my mother at Sunnybrook. The staff has been responsive and compassionate from the very first encounter with them. My mother feels cared for and frequently mentions how loving all of the staff people are and that that love feels authentic. The communications have been clear and timely. The staff has been supportive and respectful of my mom and her needs with her declining memory. The food is very good and the activity options are diverse and fun. I can honestly say that there is not one single complaint and I highly recommend Sunnybrook as a wonderful place for your loved ones to live!

-Bambi Thompson

Atlantic Heights Retirement Community

100 Harbor Dr
Saco, ME 04072

Living Types Available: Assisted Living

5 stars

5.0/5 Average Rating
6 Total Reviews

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What residents and loved ones have to say about Atlantic Heights:

5 stars! The best place to visit a loved one, fun staff, beautiful setting, and the best breakfast I’ve ever had! [Name Removed] wouldn’t leave this place, even if you offered for her to go back home.

-Bruce

Woodlands Senior Living of Waterville

147 W River Rd
Waterville ME 04901

Living Types Available: Assisted Living

5 stars

5.0/5 Average Rating
34 Total Reviews

woodlands senior living of waterville me

What residents and loved ones have to say about Woodlands Senior Living of Waterville:

This is a lovely place. I am impressed with the warm, inviting feeling one has just walking through the front door. But more importantly, the staff is competent and caring. It is a comfort to know our loved one is safe, secure, well cared for and very happy there.

-Patricia Mcilveen

More Highly Rated ME Senior Living & Care Facilities

Bay Square at Yarmouth

The Landing at Cape Elizabeth

Home Instead Senior Care – Kennebunk, ME

Atria Kennebunk

The Casco Inn Residential Care Facility

The Woods at Canco

Sandy River Center

Solstice Senior Living at Bangor

Sarah Frye Home

Larrabee Village

Kittery Estates

Winterberry Heights Assisted Living and Memory Care

Plant Memorial Home

Schooner Estates Senior Living

Sunset Home of Waterville