Birch Bay Retirement Village

25 Village Inn Road Bar Harbor ME 04609

866-465-5993

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At Birch Bay Retirement Village, we have a myriad of community features. Frequent off-site adventures and excursions are very popular with our residents. Cats and dogs are welcome in private quarters. Our property is conveniently located nearby public transportation. Free wi-fi is offered to all our residents. Our location conveniently offers resident parking and guest parking. Our purpose-built community has the benefit of individualized care; every facet of the community is designed to cater to the unique needs of its occupants. We provide occupants with meals throughout the day. We love to accommodate visiting visitors, meals included. Dining options include restaurant-style dining, room service, and specialized dining programs available to meet the needs of residents. We offer meal options such as vegetarian food and low/no sodium options. Residents can exercise their physical and mental abilities with specially curated on-site activities. Included in our exercise curriculum are chair yoga, a type of yoga that is modified to a seated position for those with physical limitations and stretching classes. We love to celebrate with holiday parties, birthday parties and BBQ's, picnics, and outdoor parties. 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. 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. Our community offers a healthy living program covering cognitive, dietary, and physical health to ensure residents live their best and healthiest lives. We offer Dakim BrainFitness™, a clinically-proven brain-training program to help their residents improve and preserve mental functioning. We provide regular musical entertainment for the use of our residents - and in some instances, to take a trip down memory lane. 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 with 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 areas are designed with accessibility, flow, and movement in mind. Our community grounds offers an outside patio garden accessible to all residents, walking paths that are accessible to seniors with a variety of physical capabilities, an enclosed-courtyard to enhance recreation hours, and raised gardening beds available to residents during their leisure hours. Indoor common areas are a nice, quiet place to enjoy the company of fellow residents 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 our residents are protected. Residents have access to our communal spaces including our community library, complete with a diverse selection of titles, a bistro, and a hot tub / swimming pool.

We 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 who would enjoy living with a roommate, wheelchair accessible units, and studio units. Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western-exposure and ground floor units are available. We have free wi-fi for all of our residents. Our community has detached cottages available. To accommodate our residents, WanderGuard capability is employed to ensure the safety of our residents. Some apartments are equipped with kitchenettes so that residents can make their own food. Resident quarters featuring roll-in and wheelchair accessible showers are available. Units containing full bathtubs are available.

We provide complimentary transportation services at our community. We provide residents access to transportation services at a reasonable cost. We have a beautician conveniently located on-site - residents can easily receive beauty treatments for all occasions. We offer on-site devotional services, so residents can practice or worship in the privacy of our community. 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. Pet care is available for our residents' beloved pets. Our residents can schedule reminders and exceptions for both medications and care activities. Our 24-hour awake staff is at hand to assist your loved one in fulfilling time-sensitive needs, should they arise. All services are provided by licensed practitioners who are on staff 24/7. To ensure residents enjoy a diverse cycle of events and recreation, we employ a full-time activities director. On-site RN's and LPN's are available. Staff can engage in monitoring residents' blood sugar to tailor daily pill dosages. Our community staff includes registered nurses. Our residents can enjoy meals prepared by a professional chef. The facility offers 2-person assisted transfers, including sitting-to-standing, standing-to-sitting, etc. In addition to other transfer services, our community provides 1-person assisted transfers. 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. A dentist pays regular visits to our facility. We offer on-site home care to our residents to ensure all healthcare needs are met. Grocery shopping services are available as needed. We offer on-site massage therapy to our residents. 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, insulin injections, 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. The facility supports outdoor leisure hours. Restless residents may wander to cope with the anxiety caused by Alzheimer's disease and dementia - our facility features a locked and secured neighborhood to ensure the safety of all. Our facilities are secure and the staff is specially trained in de-escalating exit-seeking behaviors. We accept residents with behavioral issues - our staff is specially trained in de-escalating behavioral episodes and our facilities are fully equipped to handle any related occurrences that may arise.

Our community is licensed for 32 residents. The building was built in 2003. We accept residents from the age of 55 and above. Local fire, police, and EMT services are nearby and ready to respond. The local area offers several churches, shopping centers, and beautiful parks close by. 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

Room Type
Monthly Range* (USD)

Studio
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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*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.

Reviews of Birch Bay Retirement Village

  • Birch Bay is well-designed,clean,neat and tidy.The staff is pleasant and efficient.It is situated in a very attractive part of maine-woods,water and rolling hills on every hand.Menus are appealing,activities...

  • Upon retirement 25 years ago,we made our home in Trenton,Maine .Four year ago,we moved to Birch Bay for health reasons.the atmosphere is friendly, empathic and caring.the food is delicious and compares favorably...

  • I have here lived here 15months now & have enjoyed every single day of it.I am free of worries of.Taking here of a house & all responsibilities that come with it.This community is very friendly &...

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Community Details at Birch Bay Retirement Village

  • Birch Bay Retirement Village Amenities

    • Devotional Services Onsite
    • Beautician Onsite
    • Activities Offsite
    • Vegetarian
    • Activities Onsite
    • Outdoor Common Areas
    • Indoor Common Areas
    • Meals Provided
    • Devotional Services Offsite

Senior Housing Types Provided at Birch Bay Retirement Village

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care
  • Independent Living
  • Nursing Home
  • Care Homes
  • Home Care
  • Senior Apartments