Long Term Dementia Care for those Living with Memory Loss

The Vicarage by the Sea is a residential long term dementia care home for those living with memory loss such as Alzheimer’s Disease. We are located on the scenic shores of Casco Bay, nestled in Harpswell, Maine.

By offering a holistic environment which encompasses elders, their families, the community, and the natural world around us, The Vicarage provides a greater quality of life than traditional nursing homes & institutions and is an affordable alternative for families who seek to enrich the lives of their loved ones.

Our philosophy believes that every human being deserves the opportunity to grow, regardless of age or ailment. The Vicarage provides genuine dementia care emphasizing the well-being of each resident's mind, body and soul.

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Person Centered Care

Each individual deserves and receives dignified, person centered dementia care, allowing for continued growth and preservation of identity. 

Qualified Care & Medical Staff

Johanna Wigg, PhD and support staff, provide compassionate dementia care. Dr. Timothy Howe, MD is devoted to individual medical care of all residents.

No More Transitions

Dementia care from early stage memory loss through end of life, allows residents to age in place with no more transitions. 

Freedom Trail

The Freedom trail, a handicapped accessible path allows residents to be emerged in the outdoors, nature and all of its healing qualities.

Home-like Environment

Stability in residence, relationships and routine eliminates the stress of transitions for our residents, thereby enhancing their overall well-being.

Pets Welcome

Our residents are encouraged to bring their pets. Beloved pets offer care and love to all Vicarage residents.

Dementia Education

The Vicarage has proven dementia care philosophy that provides a higher quality of life to its residents. We are advocates for the care of a vulnerable population in American society, passionately showing that those living with memory loss can be cared for in a more humane manner, far greater than traditional assisted living or nursing home settings.

Person Centered Approach to Dementia Care

Julia Mehlman, Bowdoin College psychology major, shares her reflections on a Person Centered Approach to Dementia Care Julia Mehlman will graduate

Person Centered Care for those living with Dementia

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Understanding Dementia: Q&A with Dr. Wigg

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