In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Portland area, our team of researchers:

  • Sorted through 43 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 12 hours researching assisted living communities in Portland
  • Read more than 125 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 10 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of Portland is $6,600, which is considerably higher than the state average of $5,169 and the national average of $4,051.

Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)
Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)

Christina is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) who is passionate about seniors and their families. Along with her staff, Christina works hands-on with each client to find the best solutions for the challenges that often come with aging.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Portland, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 43 communities in the Portland area.

AssistedLiving.org Trusted Communities

AssistedLiving.org spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Portland area to allow seniors and their families to find the community that’s right for them. Click through the facilities listed below to read in-depth reviews, what residents are saying, and details such as base pricing, room types, and more.

Birchwoods at Canco Assisted Living
80
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments
Assisted Living
Not Listed
Nestled along a peaceful, tree-lined street just a few blocks from the city of Back Cove, Birchwoods at Canco Assisted Living offers seniors a safe, inviting place to call home. Resident accommodations include cozy studios, spacious one-bedroom apartments and generous two-bedroom cottages complete with two baths, a garage and private patio. Three chef-prepared meals are served daily in the restaurant-style dining room, and coffee, tea and light snacks are available 24 hours a day. There\'s a chapel for worship services and bible studies and several common spaces throughout the community.
What Residents are Saying:
Residents\' relatives remark on the variety of room sizes available, the overall clean environment and the warm, friendly staff who care for their elderly family members. One visitor notes that Birchwoods is an excellent community, with good food served, saying, \"The CNAs at this community were great.\"
3.76 out of 5 stars
(63) Reviews
86 Holiday Dr.Portland, ME 04103
Foreside Harbor
Freeport Place
Gorham House
Ledgeview Assisted Living
Ocean View at Falmouth
Scarborough Terrace
The Enclave of Scarborough
The Landing at Cape Elizabeth
The Osher Inn

Our Methodology

It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes AssistedLiving.org stand out. We start by identifying problems and challenges in the senior care industry by gaining insight from conversations with industry professionals, older adults, and those that care for them. Next, our research team led by industry experts apply our data-driven research techniques to understand the magnitude of the challenge and how to overcome it. Finally, we present our findings in easy-to-understand guides and studies and share our actionable results with influencers and caregivers, as well as the general public.

Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available
amenities.

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

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