By David Besnette
In this research guide you will learn how to get a COMPLETE, non-commercial, Statewide list of Assisted Living & Senior Care Facilities Provided by the State of Maine.
We’ll also show you how to:
- Find, and apply for Affordable Assisted Living Services in Maine.
- View Maine’s Assisted Living Regulations
There is a very easy way for you to research Long-Term Care options in the State of Maine, and bypass the typical, ad-laden, commercial Senior Living site that seem to dominate the results. You’ll be able to find Senior Care facilities Statewide in Maine including:
- Assisted Living Facilities
- Adult Day Service Facilities
- Residential Care Facilities (Level 1, 2, 3 and 4)
Your output list will be comprehensive, and will look something like this:
Maine’s Safest Facilities:
To find Senior Living Facilities in Maine, including Assisted Living, you’ll need to head over to the State of Maine’s Department of Regulatory Licensing and Permitting. Here you’ll be able to access their Statewide Companies Search feature.
This Search Feature is comprehensive, and looks like this:
You can refine your search in a number of ways, including:
- By City, and even State
- By Department
- By Agency
- By Regulator
- By Business Type (This is where you’ll find the Long-Term Care options)
- By Adult & Elderly with Disabilities
- Brain Injury
- CP/Epilepsy/Other Intellectual Disorders
- Dementia & Alzheimer’s
For our example here, I’ll refine my search for a specific city in Maine, and I will choose Assisted Living Facilities. Four results come up.
Options from Search Results
You’ll have a lot of tools and options at your disposal once your initial list is presented. You’ll be able to save or download the list into a PDF for CSV (Comma Separated Values) format. This is great for printing, taking notes, or having with you as you tour facilities.
You’ll be able to sort by the name, license number, location, facility type and status (Active or Inactive). You’ll also be able to toggle results by Active facilities only (so you list doesn’t include closed or suspended facilities). You can also limit your list to a specific number of records per page.
Selecting a Facility, you’ll have access to additional facility information including:
- License Number
- First Licensure Date
- Expiration Date
- Address and Primary (Direct) Phone
- Specialty (i.e. Type 2 Medication & Nursing)
- Contacts, including Owner and Administrator names
- ADA Accessibility Status
Your results page will look like this:
Notice, there are no ads, and the phone number is direct. Living Facilities in Maine – Statewide
Secondary Search Method – MHCA Online Directory
Another great, and trustworthy way to research, and find Senior Living facilities in Maine is through the MHCA / Maine Health Care Association’s Online Directory / Directory Search.
You can access the Online Directory here:
The Online Directory page looks like this:
Simple and straightforward, the directory allows you to search by either entering an organization or contact name, or by choosing a category. Categories include:
- Adult Day Services
- Assisted Living Programs
- Nursing Facilities
- Skilled Nursing
- & several more
Choosing a Category, such as Assisted Living, a list will be populated. The list will look similar to this:
The output data is not quite as comprehensive as on the first site we outlined, but it does include one piece of information that isn’t usually found on most Senior Care sites – a direct website address.
This allows you to go directly to the Facility’s website.
Find and Apply For Affordable Assisted Living in Maine
The State of Maine currently has 7 state-funded, affordable Assisted Living Facilities. According to the State’s Department of Aging & Disability Services:
“These facilities allow an individual to live independently in their own apartment and receive such services as meals, homemaking, personal care, and/or medication administration.
The consumer’s rent is paid directly to the property owner; and services (meals, personal care, medication administration, homemaker services, plus an emergency response system) are provided by the service provider.”
To view a Word Document of the Affordable Assisted Living Facilities in Maine, please go here:
Or view the current list, at the time of this writing here:
State Funded Assisted Living Facilities
10 Water Street
Bangor, ME. 04401
80 Maine Ave.
Millinocket, ME. 04462
87 John St.
Camden, ME. 04843
43 Middle St.
Saco, ME. 04072
Portland, ME. 04101
The Inn at City Hall
1 Cony St.
Augusta, ME. 04331
27 Mayflower Dr.
Sanford, ME. 04073
The document should download to your computer, and you should be able to open it with Word or similar program. You can learn about How To Apply & Eligibility here:
Maine’s Assisted Living Regulations
The State of Maine, and their Department of Health and Human Services, provides a very straightforward site where you can view Chapter 113: Regulations Governing the Licensing and Functioning of Assisted Housing Programs.
The page, provided by the APA Office, looks like this:
These documents are incredibly comprehensive, and long. They do have a good table of contents so you can easily find the information you are looking for.
Rules and Regulations are incredibly valuable to residents and family members, so you can be aware of your rights, and of the Health, Safety & Privacy standards that have been set forth by the State of Maine for Assisted Living Facilities and Programs.