What’s the right choice for you? Independent living facility vs. assisted living facility

With so many options, we understand how confusing it can be and many people aren’t sure what type of apartment program will best suit their needs. We can help you navigate your options – an independent living facility vs. assisted living facility – and guide you towards making the best choice for your own lifestyle and care needs.

Independent Maine Lodge Apartments

Residents in the Independent Maine Lodge Apartments should be functionally independent and able to meet their “activities of daily living” (ADLS) with little or minimal assistance. ADLS include bathing, dressing, medication management and administration and personal care.

Our Maine Lodge Apartments have generous appointments with amenities and services:

  • Continental Breakfast (Mon – Sat)
  • Chef Prepared, wait-served evening dinner in the Maine Lodge Dining Room (Mon – Sat)
  • Sunday brunch
  • Health and wellness programs coordinated by a registered nurse-administrator
  • Heat, hot water, & air conditioning
  • Bi-weekly housekeeping
  • Property taxes
  • Bi-weekly housekeeping
  • A full activities program which includes educational, social, and cultural events
  • Scheduled courtesy transportation for local medical appointments and shopping
  • Maintenance services
  • Case management and wellness programs
  • 24-Hour emergency response system
  • Garden beds available for resident use
  • Fitness programs with a certified fitness director
  • An indoor swimming pool and fitness center with classes
  • An extensive library
  • A hair salon and massage therapy services (for an additional fee)
  • Walking trails and gardens
  • Snow removal
  • Trash removal
  • Water & sewer
  • Lawn & grounds care
  • Fire and extended coverage insurance

 

Martha Ballard Assisted Living Neighborhood

Residents in the Martha Ballard Assisted Living Neighborhood should be essentially ambulatory, continent, oriented and be able to meet ADLS with up to moderate personal assistance.  ADLS include bathing, dressing, medication management and administration and personal care.

Assisted living residents receive:

  • 24/7 around-the-clock staffing
  • Three meals daily served in an elegant, full-service dining room
  • Personalized service plans
  • Medication administration and pharmacy services
  • Assistance with personal care and activities of daily living (ADLS)
  • Laundry and housekeeping services
  • Case management and wellness programs
  • 24-hour emergency response
  • A full activities program which includes educational, social, and cultural events
  • Regular fitness classes
  • An indoor swimming pool
  • An extensive library
  • Hair salon and massage therapy services (for an additional fee)
  • Gardens and walking trails

 

Reflections Neighborhood (Early Memory Loss)

Our Reflections Neighborhood is dedicated to serving persons with early memory loss. Offering similar daily services as our assisted living program, Reflections is enhanced with additional programs and expertly trained staff to provide superb care with compassion and respect 24/7.

  • Staff specifically selected and trained to care for those with memory impairments
  • Spacious enclosed garden that facilitates the pleasures and benefits of fresh air and sunshine in a safe setting
  • Discovery areas for sensory and tactile stimulation
  • A tranquil solarium topped with a domed ceiling
  • Wander prevention personal alert system