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Maine offers a gentle lifestyle for seniors seeking assisted living facilities for retirement. Known best for its seafood specialties of lobster and clams, Maine’s commercial fishing and shipbuilding go back to the beginning of American history. Its long rocky coastline with the Atlantic Ocean offer many beautiful attractions and sightseeing adventures.
The northern two thirds of the state contain heavily wooded rolling mountains and remote areas. The coastline measures 3,500 miles with several lighthouses along its rocky beaches. Several islands lie just off the coast of the state. One island is the only national park in New England, Acadia National Park. The park is accessible by road from Ellsworth, Maine on the mainland. The park is large at 11,000 acres, and offers plenty of memorable vacation and ocean vistas.
The largest towns in Maine are Portland, Bangor, and Augusta the state capital. The most populated metro area is Portland, South Portland, and Biddeford, located at the southern tip on the coast. Maine offers several small communities along the coastline offering retirement housing and nursing home care centers. Almost 90% of the population lives within a hundred miles of the coast in a wonderful country setting.
The climate for Maine as a northern Atlantic state does offer warm humid but not hot summers. Beginning with the fall season, there are picture-postcards classics’ from tree-covered landscapes across the state and considered some of the best fall colors in America. Winters can become cold and snowy across the state to severe in the upper northern section.
The cost-of-living index for Maine comes to $27,450 and is lower than the national average. Maine’s income tax covers four brackets from 2% to 8.5% on personal income. Maine's sales tax rate is 5%, and levies a charge of 7% for lodging or prepared foods.
The states average yearly cost for assisted living centers amount to $52,300. Annual cost for a semi-private room in an assisted living nursing home facility averages $92,310, and private rooms cost $101,403. Seniors needing only adult day health care, the normal cost comes to $25,050 yearly. The Division of Licensing and Certification - Maine Department of Human Services, oversee all care providers.
Maine history covers a tradition of shipbuilding companies for hundreds of years. It is also the largest blueberry producer in the world supplying over 25% of the blueberries for the American market. A manufacturing plant in Strong, Maine produces over 20 million toothpicks a day, making it the largest in the United States. Outdoor recreation, tourism and the fishing industry all contribute to Maine’s economy.
The population estimate for Maine is 1,360,140 with a large senior percentage of 212,280 over the age of 65. Maine offers seniors citizens a full range of assisted living programs for their health care and retirement concerns. Seniors looking for an uncrowded state offering plenty of attractions for retirees seeking housing and health care options, will find solutions here.