The Maine Aging Statistics & Resource Guide contains key information, links and statistics for senior citizens in Maine. With an aging population and the average cost of care averaging between $26.84 an hour for home care to $10,494 a month for skilled nursing care, Maine is typically more expensive than the national average.  This guide also contains helpful contact information for county offices, Alzheimer’s Disease organizations and government agencies that offer assistance to caregivers and senior citizens. 

Maine Key Statistics

  • 28.7% of the Maine population is aged 60 or over with 13.8% of seniors aged 65+ living alone. 
  • With no social security benefit tax and a flat rate sales tax of 5.5%, Maine offers a mixed tax picture for retirees, with the highest income tax set at 7.15% and an average property tax set at $1,424 per $100,000 in home value. 
  • 59.3% of certified nursing home beds were rated four or five-stars over a three-month period compared to a US national average of 47.3%.
  • The median household income for a Maine senior (65+) is $39,377.
  • 29,000 people aged 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s in Maine.

Choosing Long Term Care in Maine

  • Maine Home Care Agencies Directory: The average hourly home care rate in Maine is $26.84, making Maine more expensive than the national average ($22.50) for home care. 
  • Maine Adult Day Care Directory: The average cost of adult day care in Maine is $2,513 per month making Maine more expensive than the national average ($1,625) for adult day care.
  • Maine Assisted Living Directory: The average cost of assisted living in Maine is $5,169 per month making Maine more expensive than the national average ($4,051) for assisted living.
  • Maine Skilled Nursing Directory: The average cost of skilled nursing in Maine is $10,494 per month making Maine more expensive than the national average ($8,517) for skilled nursing.

Maine Senior Services

State of Maine – Office of Aging & Disability Services

Address: 11 State House Station, 41 Anthony Avenue, Augusta, ME 04333

Phone: (207) 287-9200 

Phone: (800) 262-2232

Fax: (207) 287-9229

TTY: Maine Relay Services 711

Email: OADS@maine.gov

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Maine State Plan on Aging

Maine Elder Justice and Advocacy

To report abuse, neglect or exploitation:

Call: 1-800-624-8404 (available 24/7)

TTY In State:Maine Relay 711

TTY Out-of-State (after hours): 207-287-3492

Maine Support for Caregivers

Maine Senior Disaster Preparedness:

Address: 72 State House Station, 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta, Maine 04333

Phone: 207-624-4400

Toll Free: 800-452-8735

TTY: Maine Relay 711

Fax: 207-287-3178

Maine Health Care Fraud

Maine Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Address: 61 Winthrop St., Augusta, ME 04330

Phone: (207) 621-1079

Toll Free: (800) 499-0229

Fax: (207) 621-0509 

Email: MLTCOP@MaineOmbudsman.org

Maine Medicaid Elderly & Disabled Waiver Programme

Maine Medicare and Insurance Counseling

Maine Elderly Nutrition & Wellness

Maine Prescription Assistance

Maine County Offices for Aging

Aroostook Agency on Aging

Address: 260 Main Street, Suite B, Presque Isle, Maine 04769

Phone: (207) 764-3396 

Phone: 1-800-439-1789

Fax: 207-764-6182

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Eastern Area Agency on Aging

Address: 240 State St., Brewer, ME 04412

Phone: (207) 941-2865

Phone: 1-800-432-7812     

Fax: (207) 941-2869

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Spectrum Generations

Address: One Weston Court, Suite 109, Augusta, ME 04330

Phone: 1-800-639-1553

Fax: 207-622-7857

TTY: 1-800-464-8703

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SeniorsPlus

Address: 8 Falcon Road, Lewiston, ME 04240

Phone: 1-800-427-1241

Phone: 207-795-4010

Fax: 207-795-4009

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Southern Maine Agency on Aging

Address: 136 U.S. Route One, Scarborough, ME 04074

Toll-free: 1-800-427-7411

Local: 207-396-6500

Fax: 207-883-8249

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Resources

National Healthcare, Caregiving & Senior Living Resources

Maine Healthcare, Caregiving & Senior Living Resources

Alzheimer’s Organizations & Resources

Maine Senior Health Studies

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