Senior Living Explained

With so many retirement communities and senior living options to choose from, how can you know what is right for you?  St. Andrews Village is part of a complete continuum of care through LincolnHealth and MaineHealth.

Our residents appreciate the peace of mind that comes from knowing additional levels of care are available at the Village. In addition to cottages and independent living, we provide assisted living, skilled rehabilitation, long term care and memory care—all on the campus of St. Andrews Village.

Which senior living option is right for you?

Independent Living is right for you if …

  • You require assistance with very few activities of daily living (home and personal care) but might enjoy the option of having some of those things provided for you.
  • You have considered how you would like to live this exciting next chapter of your life, and have explored your available options.
  • You prefer to live in a ‘community’ for the lifestyle and friendships it provides.
  • You enjoy socialization and the social/cultural programs.
  • You don’t want the hassles and chores associated with home ownership.
  • You like the security and health care access of living in a community.

Assisted Living is right for you if …

  • You need more assistance with personal care, medication management, cooking, cleaning, or transportation.
  • If you are experiencing forgetfulness to the point where living alone is beginning to be a safety concern.
  • If you need health care services on regular basis.

Skilled Care is right for you if …

  • You are recovering from an illness, an injury, or a surgical procedure such as a joint replacement.
  • You need rehabilitation therapies.
  • Your physician expects you to return home but believes you aren’t yet ready.

Memory Care is right for you if …

  • You or a loved one suffers from memory loss and your family is concerned.
  • If you or a loved one needs a great deal of assistance with the activities of daily living.
  • If you or a loved one struggles with staying oriented to time or place.
  • If you or a loved one struggles with social interactions.

Long-Term Care is right for you if …

  • You or your loved one is unable to perform most activities of daily living.
  • You or your loved one needs medically complex, 24-7 medical care.
  • You or your loved one can no longer live independently.
  • You or your loved one needs help or supervision during meals.
  • You or your loved one has experienced a life-altering event such as a stroke or hip fracture. 

MaineHealth Care at Home is right for you if …

  • You are recovering from an illness or injury and have spent time as an inpatient in a hospital or skilled care setting.
  • Your physician is confident you will be OK at home with some extra help.
  • You need assistance with only a few tasks or need to see a nurse/therapist at home as you recover.
  • Your difficulties with activities of daily living are only temporary.

Hospice Care

Hospice care provides comfort and support for people who are terminally ill.  A major component of hospice is also providing support for the families and loved ones of the terminally ill patient.  While most hospice is provided in the home setting, there are inpatient hospice facilities as well.

Need help choosing the senior living option that is right for you? Call (207) 633-0920 to schedule your personal tour today.