Birch Bay Retirement Village
25 Village Inn Road Bar Harbor ME 04609
Description of Birch Bay Retirement Village conveniently located in Bar Harbor, MaineAt Birch Bay Retirement Village, we offer a myriad of community amenities. Residents can enjoy frequent off-site adventures and day trips. Pets such as dogs and cats are welcome in resident rooms. Our property is conveniently located near accessible public transit. Free wi-fi is offered to all our residents. Free resident parking and guest parking is available at our location.
Dining OptionsWe provide residents with meals throughout the day. It's our delight to accommodate visiting guests, meals provided. Dining options are comprised of restaurant-style dining, room service, and specialized dining programs available to meet the needs of residents. Our residents can enjoy meals prepared by a professional chef. We offer specified meal choices such as vegetarian food and low/no sodium options.
On-Site ActivitiesWe have specially curated on-site activities that stimulate both mental and physical abilities. To ensure residents enjoy a diverse cycle of events and amusement, we employ a full-time activities director. The exercise program includes chair yoga, a type of yoga that is modified to a seated position for those with physical limitations and stretching classes. We love to host holiday parties, birthday parties and BBQ's, picnics, and outdoor parties. Our community offers a healthy living program encompassing cognitive, dietary, and physical health to ensure residents live their best and healthiest lives. We offer inter-generational programs that have many benefits for both children and seniors - that emphasize the joys of human connectivity and propagate longer and happier. For residents who are reluctant to participate in social or recreational activities, we offer pet therapy as a positive and stimulating alternative. We provide regular musical entertainment for the use of our residents - and in some instances, to take a trip down memory lane. Our communal space has a piano centerpiece for musically inclined residents and scheduled performances. Residents enjoy regular trips and outings to local neighborhoods and towns. Residents may partake in recreational activities such as instructive community cooking classes. Our community activities cycle includes regular educational lectures covering a wide range of academic topics and frequent wine-tasting nights consisting of a wide-spectrum of vintages and flavor palettes to sample and then compare notes on with friends and fellow residents. Happy hour has a positive impact on the community; residents enjoy lively camaraderie.
Outdoor Common AreasOutdoor common areas are designed with accessibility, flow, and movement for resident mobility. Our community grounds offers raised gardening beds available to residents during their leisure hours, an enclosed-courtyard to enhance recreation hours, walking paths that are accessible to seniors with a variety of physical capabilities, and an outside patio garden accessible to all residents.
Indoor Common AreasIndoor common areas are quiet and a nice place to enjoy the company of fellow occupants or just to relax. At our community we have our own bar where residents gather, socialize, and enjoy tasty libations. Our community is secured to ensure the safety of our residents. Residents have access to our communal spaces including a bistro and our community library, complete with a diverse selection of titles.
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Living Options and AmenitiesWe offer 1 and 2-bedroom units for potential residents who would enjoy living with a roommate, 1-bedroom units, 2-bedroom units, for potential residents seeking a roommate, wheelchair accessible units, and studio units. Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western-facing and ground floor units are available. Free wi-fi is available to all of our residents. Detached cottages are optional at our community. To accommodate our residents, we are fully integrated with WanderGuard capability. Some apartments are equipped with kitchenettes, providing residents with a space to prepare their own meals. Resident units featuring roll-in and wheelchair accessible showers are available. Units featuring full bathtubs are an option.
Featured Services at Birch Bay Retirement Village
TransportationOur community provides complimentary transportation services. All of our residents have access to our transportation services at a reasonable cost.
Personal ServicesWe have a beautician conveniently located on-site - residents can easily receive beauty treatments for all occasions. Personal housekeeping services are provided as needed. Our on-site beauty salon provides hair care and beauty treatments, and our on-site barbershop can take care of all your grooming needs. We offer devotional services on-site, so residents can practice or worship in the privacy of our community. Offsite devotional services are offered in the nearby area. There are also several churches located within the surrounding neighborhood.
Medical Care ServicesOur staff is awake and available 24 hours a day to assist your loved one with any time-sensitive needs that may arise. All services are provided by licensed practitioners present on staff 24/7. On-site RN's and LPN's are available. We have registered nurses on our community staff. We recruit first-class visiting podiatrists whose job it is to ensure our residents are happy, fit, and mobile. Regular visits from specialized occupational therapists are available to residents to aid development, recovery, improvements, and maintenance of skills needed for daily living. Speech therapy services are provided by trained and certified speech-pathologists. A visiting nurse is available to all residents. We always have a doctor on call to handle adjustments in medication, continued consultation, and urgent medical needs when they arise. We offer on-site home care to our residents to guarantee all healthcare needs are engaged. Our residents may schedule reminders for medication and care activities. On-site hospice care is provided. Our community offers respite care - a short-term stay at a senior living community - perfect for those recovering from a hospital visit, the interim during which a caregiver takes an extended vacation, or simply to experience a senior living trial period. This community provides ADL assistance and medication administration. We can administer a sliding scale program to monitor insulin levels via glucose tests, and adjust medications based on the results. Staff members are versed in the usage of the Hoyer Lift for total transfers. Services include incontinence care for bladder-related and bowel-related symptoms. Services for residents with Disorientation/Lack of Awareness issues ensure residents are well-directed (using queuing, for instance) and supported in a healthy lifestyle - nobody falls between the cracks. Alzheimer's and dementia may encourage wandering as a means of coping with anxiety. Our facility utilizes a locked and secured perimeter to ensure the safety of our residents.Our facilities are secure and the staff is specially trained in de-escalating exit-seeking behaviors.
Community information at Birch Bay Retirement Village
Community CertificationsOur community is licensed for 32 residents. The building was constructed in 2003. We accept residents from the age of 55 and above.
Local Emergency ServicesLocal fire, police, and EMT services are nearby and ready to respond.
Local Area AmenitiesThere are shopping centers and beautiful parks located in the surrounding neighborhood. Hotels are conveniently located near the facility for residents' guests and visitors. Our community is located near a college, and interaction with students who reside in the neighborhood is frequent.
Pricing at Birch Bay Retirement Village
*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.
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