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Cost of Maine Adult Day Care Centers

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of adult day care in Maine is $2,340 per month.

The monthly base rate for Maine adult day care is typically higher when compared to neighboring states. Maine is also more expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for in Maine. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

New Hampshire$1,408

Researching Maine Adult Day Care? Ask these questions:

  • Does Maine require adult day care agencies to be licensed?
    If so, is the agency licensed to provide adult day care in Maine?
  • What is the operating schedule of the Maine adult day care center?
    Does this operating schedule comply with Maine requirements?
  • Does the adult day care agency meet Maine's minimum standards?
    These would cover Maine requirements for having a proper emergency plan, proper nutrition for meals, snacks and beverages, identification of the health needs of the clients and proper social services attention.
  • What staff are available at the adult day care center?
    Does the staff meet the Maine requirements?
  • How does the adult day care agency handle medication administration?
    Ensure the management of medication by the agency meets Maine guidelines.
  • Does Maine require the adult day care facility to have an ample means of transportation?
    If so, what type for transportation does the adult day care center offer?
  • Are there specific dementia requirements for adult day care in Maine?
    Find out if and how the agency serves Alzheimer's and dementia participants.
  • Does Maine review and inspect adult day care centers?
    If so, what was the latest rating of the center? Have complaints been filed?
  • Does Medicaid cover adult day care services in Maine?
    If you cannot afford the service, does the agency accept Maine Medicaid waivers?

Helpful Maine Resources for Seniors

Looking for guidance about your care? The local Maine long-term care ombudsman can help offer guidance about your care needs. Your Maine ombudsman is a helpful resource. You can contact them at:
Maine Long Term Care Ombudsman program
Local: (207) 621-1079
Tollfree: (800) 499-0229
As a Maine Medicare or Medigap consumer, do you have questions about your policy and coverage options? The Maine state department of insurance can help, contact at:
Bureau of Insurance of Maine
Local: (207) 624-8475
Tollfree: (800) 300-5000
Tollfree Notes: In state 711
Tollfree TDD: (800) 300-5000
Are you familiar with every health-based program available to Maine residents? There may be Maine health-based programs and services that you are not aware of. Contact your Maine Health Department at the following:
Maine Department of Health and Human Services
Local: (207) 287-3707
Are you in Maine and are on a low income or having trouble covering your medical bills? There may be help. Contact your Maine medical assistance office at:
Maine Department of Health and Human Services
Local Notes: Eligibility
Tollfree: (800) 977-6740
Tollfree Notes: option 2 TTY #711
Are you familiar with the Maine Area Agencies on the Aging and all the assistance they can provide to you?

Maine Area Agencies on the Aging provide numerous services and assistance to those 60 and over. Your local AAA offers guidance on insurance counseling, transportation, caregiver support, assistance programs and referrals and more.

Find and Contact your local Maine AAA below:

Aroostook Agency on Aging ADRC
Presque Isle, ME
(207) 764-3396
Eastern Agency on Aging ADRC
Bangor, ME
(207) 941-2865
Spectrum Generations Central Maine Agency on Aging
Augusta, ME
(207) 622-9212
SeniorsPlus Agency on Aging
Lewiston, ME
(207) 795-4010
Southern Maine Agency on Aging/ADRC
Scarborough, ME
(207) 396-6500

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