Frequently Asked Questions
One thing we have learned in all of our experience in providing services and care to seniors is there is a vast amount of information to understand about retirement living, senior services, and long-term care. St. Andrews Village’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) provides some helpful information and provides several links to other helpful resources.
Who is the sponsor of St. Andrews Village Retirement Community?
St. Andrews Village is part of a comprehensive health care system serving all of Lincoln County, Maine. LincolnHealth includes outpatient hospital care services on the St. Andrews Campus in Boothbay Harbor including Physician and urgent care, Emergency care and inpatient hospital care at on the Miles campus in Damariscotta, and a wide variety of physician practices, and senior living services throughout the county.
I am relocating to Boothbay Harbor. How hard is it to find a new physician?
We have a number of providers available to serve you. The LincolnHealth – St. Andrews Campus Center includes the John F. Andrews Family Care Center (FCC). Our Wellness Coordinator (a registered nurse) would be happy to consult with you to find a new physician.
I am interested in purchasing a cottage. Do I have the same tax advantages as I would if I was purchasing a home in the general community?
The tax advantages are the same as a typical home purchase. Also, you have the opportunity to realize a capital appreciation gain in the growing equity of your investment. All of our cottages have appreciated in value since the inception of St. Andrews Village.
I am interested in taking the next step to becoming a resident, what do I do?
Please contact our marketing department at 207-633-0920 or email us. We do require a health assessment by our Wellness Coordinator to obtain a base line on your health status and we require the completion of a financial status questionnaire.
How far away is the LincolnHealth – St. Andrews Campus from the Village campus?
The St. Andrews Campus is approximately 4 miles door to door.
Does St. Andrews Village have any walking trails?
We have many walking trails! We have a paved sidewalk to Route 27. On the way to Route 27, one can access the Penny Lake Preserve walking trail that is part of the Boothbay Region Land Trust. This trail connects to a number of other scenic walking trails either on the St. Andrews Village campus or as part of the Land Trust network. The Penny Lake trail is one of the few handicap accessible walking trails in the State of Maine.
Do my parents have access to other health care services if they are ever needed?
One of the benefits of living at St. Andrews Village is that all residents have priority access to a full array of health care services. We have assisted living, Alzheimer’s care, Adult Day services, and long-term care nursing services at the Gregory Wing. All of these services are located under one roof in our health care center located within the Main Inn.
I have two sisters who are considering living together, does the Main Inn offer companion living accommodations?
Our Main Inn apartment style homes are very spacious. We have five different styles of apartments ranging from large one-bedroom one-bath residences to spacious two bedroom two bath with den style residences. Most of these apartments easily accommodate two people with plenty of room to spare!
How well is the Gregory Wing long-term care unit staffed?
The Gregory Wing long-term care unit easily meets and exceeds the required staffing patterns identified by the State of Maine Department of Human Services. We provide a licensed nurse, typically a registered professional nurse, 24 hours per day. Other staff includes certified nursing assistants; activities, housekeeping, social work, and rehabilitation professionals; and medication technicians. We rarely utilize outside agencies for staffing.
The Gregory Wing offers a Certified Nursing Assistant training program in concert with Boothbay Region Adult Education several times during the year. As a teaching facility, we employ our own Registered Nurse educator and maintain a philosophy of growing our own talent. We have a very talented long-term care team and this talent shows up in our quality statistics, which we will gladly share with you.
How does my parent access long-term-care nursing home services?
The State of Maine has a specific requirement that anyone who wants to enter a nursing home in Maine must have a health assessment by a registered nurse who works for Goold Health Care System. Goold Health Care System retains the contract with the State of Maine for this service. Contact Goold Health Systems (GHS) at 1-800-609-7893 and ask for a Long-Term-Care Assessment. http://www.elderindependence.org/hc_longterm.html
Can I bring my cat or dog?
St. Andrews Village is pet friendly. We do accept friendly cats and small friendly dogs in our apartment residences and cottages. We do require prior approval of any pet. We do require a nominal pet deposit in our apartment residences.
I am looking for some additional consumer information about retirement living and long—term care services. Where can I obtain this information?
We would refer you to the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) at aahsa.org and click on Consumer Information.