Questions & Answers

Below are listed some of the most common questions we receive from people regarding retirement living and services provided by Seventy-Five State Street. Please review our list and if you do not see your question answered below or would like additional information please contact us. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Please send any additional questions to Lori Maxwell at Thank you.

Is there a waiting list?
Currently there is a short waiting list for private pay applicants. Waiting lists are based on demand and subject to change. Call for the current availability.
Do you accept MaineCare?
Yes.  MaineCare is accepted in assisted living.  MaineCare openings are based on availability and cannot be guaranteed.  Residents must meet financial and health care guidelines set forth by DHHS to qualify for MaineCare.
Are nurses available 24 hours per day?
Yes, there are licensed nurses here 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.
Is there a nursing home at Seventy-Five State Street?
No, Independent and Assisted Living only. However, we do have good working relationships with all area nursing homes and will assist Residents and their families in finding a nursing home if needed.
When will a Resident have to move from Seventy Five State Street?
Resident care needs are evaluated routinely and are reviewed in meetings with the resident, family and staff. Together, we make plans to address changing care needs. When we can no longer meet care needs, we will begin the process of finding alternative placement with the resident and or their family.
Why would someone NOT be accepted as a resident at Seventy-Five State Street?
We are committed to assisting all applicants in making an informed choice about moving to Seventy-Five State Street. While we offer a comprehensive service community, it is not the right setting for everyone. Our goal is to meet each Resident's needs to the fullest. Working together through the admission process, we will determine our ability to meet the applicant's needs.
How is the food?
Most Residents tell us that the meals are excellent, offering many choices. We make every attempt to serve quality meals that are appetizing and appealing to all residents. Menus change daily with two featured meal choices as well as three hot and five cold alternatives for both dinner and supper. Quarterly meetings are held with Residents and food service staff. Comment cards are available at each table for you to provide feedback about meals and service. An experienced Executive Chef purchases our high quality food from local vendors and oversees all meal preparation. Click here for a sample menu.
What is the average age of residents?
Ages range from 60's to centenarians. Many of the Residents inspire us with their secret to healthy aging...attitude is everything and age is just a number!
What is the ratio of men to women?
We are above the national average with about 30% men and 70% women in the current population.
What are the staffing patterns like?
Staffing patterns are reflective of the care needs of the population served. For example, assisted living requires more staff than the independent program. We take great pride in having turnover rates that are amongst the lowest in our industry. We do not use Agency Nursing Staff. Further information is available upon request.
Is there a lease or buy-in?
No. We have found that our customers prefer the rental option and the ability to maintain management of their funds.
What is the price range?
Current prices are listed on the site and can be viewed by clicking the "rates" button.
How soon could we move in?
The admission process is quite simple. Within 48 hours of completing an application, submitting a history and physical and participating in an informal admissions meeting we are able to determine eligibility. If there is a unit available, you could move in that day!
Is there parking for Residents or their guests?
Yes. Residents who bring their car and are still driving are given an assigned parking spot. Guests have the choice of three different parking lots, two on Gray St. and a third on Danforth. There is also on-street parking on the surrounding block.
Are pets allowed?
Yes. Residents must care for their own pets. A detailed policy is available upon request.