Dirigo Pines

9 Alumni Dr Orono ME 04473

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Overview of Dirigo Pines located in Orono, Maine

At Dirigo Pines, we provide an assortment of community amenities. Residents can enjoy frequent off-site experiences and trips. Animals 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 Options

All meals are provided to residents. It's our delight to entertain visiting company, meals included. Dining includes restaurant-style dining, private dining rooms for residents who wish to celebrate special occasions or entertain visitors, and room service.Food service is available to residents at any time, day or night. Our residents can enjoy meals prepared by a professional chef. We offer specified dining options such as vegetarian food and low/no sodium options.

On-Site Activities

Residents can exercise their physical and mental health with specially curated on-site activities. To ensure residents enjoy a diverse cycle of events and entertainment, we employ a full-time director of activities. Included in our exercise program are chair yoga, a type of yoga that is modified to a seated position for those with physical limitations. We love to organize holiday parties, birthday parties and BBQ's, picnics, and outdoor parties. Residents may participate in community service programs. Residents enjoy regular trips and outings to local neighborhoods and towns. 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. Our inter-generational programs offer many benefits for both children and seniors, emphasizing the joys of human connectivity and propagating longer and happier lives for our residents.Residents may engage in recreational activities such as art classes designed to inspire and stimulate mental well-being. Residents can also join our gardening club. Our community activities roster includes regular educational lectures covering a wide range of academic topics, dances and "Senior Proms", 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

Outdoor common areas are designed with accessibility, flow, and movement for resident mobility. Our community grounds includes a private golf course / putting green, an outside patio garden accessible to all residents, raised gardening beds available to residents during their leisure hours, a gorgeous butterfly garden for residents' enjoyment, and an enclosed-courtyard to enhance recreation hours.

Indoor Common Areas

Indoor common areas are quiet and a nice place to enjoy the company of fellow occupants or just to relax. Our community is secured to ensure the safety of our residents. Residents have access to our communal spaces including a TV lounge, perfect for catching the latest episode of your favorite show or enjoying sports programming with other residents, a movie room, a computer room, a game room, where you can socialize while enjoying games of all varieties, and a billiards lounge for residents who want to try their hand at cue sports.

Location Attributes at Dirigo Pines

Living Options and Amenities

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 seeking a roommate, studio units, and handicapped units designed for easy accessibility and for use by wheelchair users. Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western-facing and ground floor quarters are available. Free wi-fi is available to all of our residents. Our community has detached cottages available. To accommodate our residents, our community has air conditioning, and temperatures are regulated to optimize comfort and safety. 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 an option. The facility also offers free cable satellite TV to all residents.

Premium Services at Dirigo Pines

Transportation

We provide complimentary transportation services at our community. All of our residents have access to our transportation services at a reasonable cost.

Personal Services

We 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 laundry and dry cleaning services as well.

Religious Services

We offer devotional services on-site, so residents can practice or worship in the privacy of our community. Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and Mormon religious services are available, provided by a visiting chaplain. Offsite devotional services are offered in the nearby area. There are also several churches located within the surrounding neighborhood.

Medical Care Services

Our 24-hour awake staff is at hand to assist your loved one in fulfilling time-sensitive needs, should they arise. All services are delivered by licensed practitioners present on staff 24/7. Our medication-care managers organize the medication services available to our residents. On-site RN's and LPN's are available. Our community staff includes registered nurses. We have a registered dietician / nutritionist on site. We have a Medical Director on staff who is responsible for putting together healthcare programs for residents, including medication management. This facility is not licensed by the state to offer medication dispensing services, however, residents are supported in their self-medication efforts as much as possible. Our caregivers receive specialized training in all applicable fields. 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. 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, administered injections, insulin injections, and medication administration. 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. 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.

What to expect at Dirigo Pines

Community Certifications

The building was built in 2003, and last renovated in 2018. We are home to residents age 55 and above.

Local Emergency Assistance

Local fire, police, and EMT services are nearby and ready to respond.

Local Area Amenities

There 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 Dirigo Pines

Room Type
Monthly Range* (USD)

Studio
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Semi-Private
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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 Dirigo Pines

2.3 of 5 Average rating
9 Reviews
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(5) A Place For Mom
(4) SeniorAdvisor.com
  • Rip off

    Very shady not worth the money at all...

    Review originally written on A Place For Mom

    Rip off

    Very shady not worth the money at all...

  • $2400 per month marked down from $2805. Community fee dropped from $2500 to $1500. 2nd floor apartment with elevator close by. Beautiful,well kept grounds and friendly staff.

    Review originally written on A Place For Mom

    $2400 per month marked down from $2805. Community fee dropped from $2500 to $1500. 2nd floor apartment with elevator close by. Beautiful,well kept grounds and friendly staff.

  • Let the Buyer Beware

    Anyone considering purchasing a cottage at Dirigo Pines should know that you must pay cash and, while the investment is substantial, you will not be allowed to tap into it. You cannot use this asset to raise capital. We were told otherwise and are currently being held hostage with no recourse other than to sell our home which is proving to be extremely difficult.

    Review originally written on A Place For Mom

    Let the Buyer Beware

    Anyone considering purchasing a cottage at Dirigo Pines should know that you must pay cash and, while the investment is substantial, you will not be allowed to tap into it. You cannot use this asset to raise capital. We were told otherwise and are currently being held hostage with no recourse other than to sell our home which is proving to be extremely difficult.

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Community Details at Dirigo Pines

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    • Dirigo Pines Amenities

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

    Senior Housing Types Provided at Dirigo Pines

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