The Vicarage by the Sea currently has a residential opening available. The Vicarage offers compassionate, long-term care for those living with progressive neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer’s. Our superior staff to resident ratio of one to four guarantees the best care for our residents.


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.

The Hidden Restraint (Series) by Dr. Al Power: Our Thoughts

Dr. Al Power, a leading advocate for those living with dementia, recently wrote a 4-part blog series called The Hidden

Vicarage Welcomes Interfaith Chaplain

We are pleased to welcome an interfaith chaplain to The Vicarage by the Sea. Myrna Koonce grew up in Belgrade,
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Dementia Residents Benefit from Yoga

John, a resident at The Vicarage by the Sea, practices yoga with teacher Kara Douglas on