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Maine is often passed by in the discussion for best memory care in the United States and maybe that’s exactly how its residents want it. Located in the farthest northeast part of the country, Maine dementia care homes are far cheaper than the rest of the extremely pricey New England states, and also not very crowded. With just over one million residents, Maine ranks within the Top 10 for least populated states in America and has a very quiet, slower style of pace living.

Memory Care in Maine - Cheapest & Most Expensive Places

New England has a reputation for having some of the highest housing costs in the nation, regardless of the purpose. Senior care is no different, if not even a little costlier, as many seniors seek to live near the scenic north Atlantic where healthcare is also extraordinarily reputable. Maine is much cheaper than the nearby states of Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New York and Connecticut based on monthly average costs.

The Top 5 Most Affordable Cities for Memory Care in Maine based on Monthly Average Rent:

  1. Bangor, ME                       $4,735         
  2. Orono, ME                        $4,765
  3. Auburn, ME                      $4,935         
  4. Westbrook, ME                 $5,110
  5. Wells, ME                         $5,420

The Top 5 Most Expensive Cities for Dementia Care in Maine:

  1. York, ME                          $5,825
  2. Scarborough, ME              $5,790
  3. Yarmouth, ME                   $5,760
  4. Kennebunk, ME                $5,675
  5. Topsham, ME                   $5,430

The Cost of Memory Care in Maine Counties for Alzheimer’s Care based on Monthly Average Median (Highest to Lowest):

  1. York County                      $5,635
  2. Cumberland County          $5,530
  3. Sagadahoc County            $5,410
  4. Androscoggin County        $4,930
  5. Penobscot County             $4,750

Maine Dementia & Alzheimer’s Care - Services

While the services offered at dementia care homes in Maine are outstanding, the biggest drawback is the lack in variety. In a state that is not very populated, and with no major cities, the selection of Alzheimer’s care homes is more limited than other parts of New England. But if you can find a room, expect to have a family member treated with a well-rounded approach. The treatment for Alzheimer’s and dementia often includes:

  • Engagement for positive cognitive support in one-on-one and group environments.
  • Meaningful activities designed to stimulate brain functions and improve quality of life for a loved one.
  • Personal and group exercise designed to strengthen the individual’s sense of balance and walking.

While the more old-school method of treating dementia was to heavily medicate and, in an effect, sedate the individual struggling with cognitive disabilities, more modern approaches are taking a much more active and engaging form of treatment. Many memory care centers stand by the mentality of reducing the dependency on pharmaceutical medication to properly treat Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

Due to a high staff ratio in relation to number of residents they serve, memory care communities in Maine are notoriously getting smaller so these hands-on methods can be applied. When researching various memory care homes in Maine it is a good idea to ask questions like what is the staff to resident ratio, can they outline the exact philosophy and treatment methods for Alzheimer’s, and are there any surprises or hidden fees or all services are included with the monthly rent. provides comprehensive resources on various senior living options, including: assisted living facilities, senior living communities, nursing homes, independent living communities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and all other long term senior care options, including memory care such as Alzheimer's or Dementia.

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