Guide to Maine Nursing Homes

Learn why thousands of seniors are retiring in Maine nursing homes each year.

There are about 110 nursing homes in Maine with an average of 65 beds per facility. This ensures that each nursing home remain manageable, as staff and physicians have less patients to manage and can therefor build lasting relationships with residents. Many seniors choose to live in a Maine nursing home for either a short period of time or on a permanent basis. Those who live in a skilled nursing facility short-term, often move on to an assisted living or memory care facility in the area for permanent residence. In the state of Maine, there are more permanent residents than short-term, which is why Maine nursing homes have an average 91% occupancy rate.

Maine is also home to many different types of nursing homes including traditional, and the newer model home called a green home. Green nursing homes are less regimented and provide more freedom for residents. This is something to consider when searching for a skilled nursing facility for your loved one. There are many other factors to consider as well, when trying to narrow down your search. To get a full list of questions you should ask and things to consider about nursing homes in Maine, see our nursing home information article.

Average Daily Costs of Maine Nursing Homes

Once you have a better idea of what to look for in a Maine nursing home, you will have to determine what your budget is and use this to further narrow your list of options. If you are at this stage, it's important to set your expectations appropriately. The average daily costs of nursing homes in Maine is $244-$270. This is above the national average, which is about $198-$219 per day. Of course, one must take into account that Maine provides personalized care and different forms of nursing homes, which makes these daily costs more understandable. That said, costs also vary by location and room type. Here is a breakdown of Maine nursing home costs based on these variations:

Cost of Southern Maine Nursing Homes:

  • Semi-Private Rooms: $223-$319/day ($258/day average)
  • Private Rooms: $260-$342/day ($299/day average)

The Rest of The Sate (Costs of Maine Nursing Homes):

  • Semi-Private Rooms: $191-$289/day ($238/day average)
  • Private Rooms: $204-$311/day ($253/day average)

Finding a Nursing Home in Maine

When it's time to start browsing a list of nursing homes in Maine, feel free to use the search form at the top of this page. Upon hitting submit, you will be directed to our partner site to browse a list of licensed nursing homes in Maine. From there, you can request free information from the nursing homes that interest you, and use this information to determine which homes are best for your loved one. If, on the other hand, you would prefer to speak with someone directly, please call the toll-free number at the top of this page to speak with one of our dedicated nursing home referral agents, who will answer your questions free of charge.