Logo of "the vicarage by the sea" celebrating its 25th anniversary, featuring an illustration of two people standing at an open door looking out to the sea, symbolizing support for individuals living with dementia.

The Vicarage by the Sea

Personalized Dementia Care in Maine Perched on the Shores of Casco Bay

Welcome to The Vicarage by the Sea

Imagine home-cooked meals, children playing, beloved pets, vegetables growing in the garden, family outings, and nature walks on our Freedom Trail. The Vicarage has all that and more and is the only home in Maine offering true, person-centered dementia care based on the Eden Alternative.

Your family member will retain their rightful humanity, experience less stress, more comfort, and will not be asked to endure any further transitions – from now until the end of life. 

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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 encompassing elders, their families, the community, and the natural world around us, The Vicarage provides a greater quality of life than traditional nursing homes & institutions. We provide 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. As such, The Vicarage provides genuine dementia care with an emphasis on the well-being of each resident’s mind, body, and soul.

The Vicarage Difference

What Makes the Vicarage Different?

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Our Mission - Creating Social Change

Every human being deserves the opportunity to grow, regardless of age or ailment.

Our Amazing Staff

Each staff person commits to caring for the well-being of each resident’s mind, body and soul.

Our History - 25 years!

25 years ago there were no alternatives to locked facilities to care for people with dementia. The founders of The Vicarage wanted provide a home-like environment.

Our Care

Each resident deserves and receives dignified, person centered dementia care

Our Home -The Vicarage through the Seasons

Creating a home environment, where residents can age in place, is the philosophy of The Vicarage.

Our Employment Opportunites

The Vicarage is a comforting, beautiful work environment, filled with plenty of positive energy and love.

Dementia News & Education

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A Testimonial from Kim Heist

My father spent the last few months of his life at the Vicarage. I only wish we’d found this amazing place sooner. He had been living in a fairly large “retirement village,” which attempted to support him but did not come close to providing the caring and connection that the Vicarage was able to bring to his life in a very short time.

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Help People with Dementia Enjoy Enriched, Fulfilled Lives