Person Centered Dementia Care

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

What is Person-Centered Dementia Care?

Person centered care asks: who are you, what is your history, what are your interests and who is your family?

This information paints a unique picture of the individual requiring care. Residents are assessed on admission, and plans for long term dementia care and support are created to meet their individual needs.  Regular assessments ensure that each resident continues to receive personalized care.

Person-centered dementia care reduces anxiety, stress, confusion, anger, sadness and any other range of negative emotion that can accompany the dementia illness. It is a founding principle of our care.


Staff & Residents enjoy cooking and baking together.
Staff & Residents enjoy cooking and baking together.

Empowering Those with Dementia

At The Vicarage, we seek to empower those living with dementia by recognizing their abilities before looking at their challenges and limitations. Empowering someone with dementia requires active listening. When working with residents, we seek ways to empower them to use the abilities they have.  By making their abilities a priority, we encourage their development and use. The areas of need receive our support. This ensures our residents feel empowered and enriched.

Qualified Staff

The Vicarage offers a 1-to-4 staff to resident ratio.

Our staff provides support with residents’ personal care including, but not limited to, dressing, bathing, toileting, managing medication, eating, ambulation assistance, and incontinence management. 

Johanna M Wigg, PhD provides professional counseling to all families. She meets with families and their loved ones regularly. She assesses residents regularly to ensure that they continue to receive the personalized dementia care they deserve and need.

Our staff receive biweekly in-services on residents.  They participate in on-going person-centered dementia care and advanced long term dementia care training.

Residents enjoy meals on the patio, overlooking Casco bay.
Residents enjoy meals on the patio, overlooking Casco bay.