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Barron Center

(866) 871-1686

1145 Brighton Ave, Portland, ME


  • Nursing Home
  • In-Home Care
  • Skilled Nursing Facility

Payment Options

  • Medicare Yes
  • Medicaid Yes
  • Veteran's Benefits No
  • Long Term Care Insurance No
  • Subsidy Available No
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User Reviews

11/21/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Barron Center is a large, for profit, nursing home with 219 beds based in Portland, ME. At last check, the facility had 213 residents indicating that it is 97% occupied which is about average within the state of Maine. The provider accepts both medicare and medicaid programs, and provides resident counseling services.
This nursing home is not located in a hospital or a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). As of November 2012, the medicare rating for Barron Center, was 3 stars, which is a better rating than 44% of nursing homes in Maine.
We have compared the detailed Medicare data for Barron Center with other senior care providers in Maine. When compare to the state averages for staffing, the number of registered nurse (RN) hours per resident per day is about average; Certified nursing assistant (CNA) hours per resident per day is about average; The number of licensed practical (LPN) or vocational nurse hours per resident per day is about average. The most recent health inspection was on 04/26/2012.
To view the full report for this facility, and to understand more about its Medicare rating, go to here

01/18/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

I stopped in to view the facility to determine if it was ok for my elderly father. I was impressed with the cleanliness and in particular the staff- I spoke with a volunteer who was most helpful. I proceeded to the second and third floors; thinking any problems would be found out of the watchful eyes of the public. I found none; infact I met two more delightful and informative employees at the nursing station on each floor- The facility is immaculate, patients are well cared for and my very negative thoughts diminished beyond existance.

Description of Barron Center in Portland, ME

Number of Beds : 219

Barron Center, located in Portland, Maine provides the following services: Nursing Home, In-Home Care, and Skilled Nursing Facility. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicare and Medicaid. Barron Center has received 4 stars from Medicare and an average user review rating of 3 stars. Barron Center has a very good hospital, Mercy Hospital, located nearby, which scored a 86 out of 100 in its most recent Medicare review. The Barron Center's nearest hospital is 0 miles away. The zipcode (04102) in Maine, where Barron Center is located, has an average safety rating based on recent crime statistics. A more detailed description of the types of care for Barron Center can be found here.

Barron Center is a nursing home. It provides medical nursing service for seniors with serious illnesses or disabilities twenty-four hours a day, delivered by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nurse aids.

Nursing care facilities cater to several types of patients: some patients require short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; others require long-term nursing and medical supervision. In addition, some nursing homes offer specialized care programs for Alzheimer's or other illnesses, or short-term respite care for frail or disabled persons when a family member requires a rest from providing care in the home. Please note that you can help compare nursing homes by looking at the Medicare ratings of a given facility (Medicare has a 5-star rating system for comparing nursing homes). There are various ways for paying for care in a nursing home. Make sure you know your loved one's Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, and understand how you can use tools like long term care insurance to pay for nursing home care.

Also, Barron Center is an in-home care provider. In Home care could be either medical ("skilled") or non-medical ("custodial") support services delivered at the home of the senior. "skilled" service providers who usually provide various medical care needs and "custodial" care providers who provide services for daily living such as bathing, dressing, and meal preparation but may also extend to assistance with transportation, paying bills, making appointments, and simply being there to provide companionship and emotional support. Home Care services are generally available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and are sometimes paid for directly by the client or through a variety of public and private funding sources such as Medicare and/or Medicaid. Make sure you know your loved one's Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, and understand how you can use tools like long term care insurance to pay for in home care.

Also, Barron Center is a skilled nursing facility (SNF). It is primarily engaged in providing skilled nursing care and related services for residents who require medical or nursing care; or rehabilitation services for the rehabilitation of injured, disabled, or sick persons.

Skilled nursing facilities cater to patients who either need short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; or require long-term nursing and medical supervision. Skilled Nursing facilities are very often associated with area hospitals.

Source: SNAPforSeniors, Inc.

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Demographic Profile for Portland, ME,04102


Male Population
Female Population
Median Age
41 Years
Average Household Income

Cost Of Living
Compared to the National Average

10% Above
Cost of Food
7% Above
3% Below
9% Above

Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better

Air Quality
93 / 100
Water Quality
70 / 100
Superfund Sites
48 / 100
Physicians per 100k

Annual Crime

Violent Crimes
Property Crimes