Assisted Living and Nursing Facility Care

For more information, and a listing of facilities, visit Assisted Living Licensing Services

For a "searchable" listing of facilities in Maine, visit the Assisted Living Search page

Adult Family Care Homes
are residences where six or fewer people who meet medical eligibility requirements live in a homelike setting and can receive personal care, medication management and supervision.

Assisted Living Residences
Maine provides a variety of Assisted Living Residences to meet the needs of its citizens.

Independent Housing with Services
have private apartments, central dining and supportive services for occupants.

Residential Care Facilities
serve adults who may need supervision or assistance with their diet, medication, walking, bathing and dressing.

Nursing facilities
are for people who do not require hospital care but who need frequent nursing care and are dependent on others to do daily activities. 

MaineCare, Medicare and other insurance (under certain conditions) may cover some or all of the costs of nursing facility care.

To find out if you are eligible for financial assistance, contact the Office of Integrated Access and Support at a Department of Health and Human Services Regional Office

For more information about assisted living or nursing facility care call:

Community Services Licensing:  207-287-9250
Toll Free:  1-800-791-4080
Nursing Facilities:  207-287-9300


Office of Elder Services
#11 State House Station
Augusta, Maine  04333: 207-287-9200
Toll Free: 1-800-262-2232
Toll Free TTY: 1-800-606-0215

The Office of Elder Services has an assisted living facility search tool:

To report a case of abuse, neglect or exploitation in a licensed facility call 1-800-383-2441