The Highlands

30 Governors Way, Topsham, ME 04086

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About the community

Located in the historic district of Topsham, Maine, tucked among magnificently landscaped grounds, stands The Highlands — an exceptional community offering estate homes, independent living, assisted living, and memory care services. The Highlands covers 75 acres of land and offers six different types of pet-friendly living options. We believe that it is our duty to cater to your unique needs and lifestyle, and with amenities like our on-site medical center, indoor heated saltwater pool, and spacious movie theatre, we’re confident we won’t only meet all your expectations but exceed them.

All our living options are specially designed to cater to different types of lifestyles. We understand that no two people need the same level of care, which is why we offer a continuum of care options. Based on your current needs and desires, you and your family members can decide which part of our community best caters to your lifestyle.

Community Amenities and Services

For those looking for more freedom and independence, we provide services designed to make life easier. Our friendly associates provide regular housekeeping and maintenance services, so residents can focus on spending more time and energy doing the things they love most, like visiting family, participating in activities, and exploring...

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Senior Housing Types

Assisted living
Memory care
Independent living

Pricing at The Highlands

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

Base fees by room type

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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.


Health Care Services

Memory care
Ambulatory care
Diabetic care
Incontinence care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
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Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Anytime dining
Guest meals
International cuisine

Room Amenities

Bath tubs
Respite or short term stays offered
Full kitchen
Ground floor units
Private patio, deck, or balcony

Community Amenities

On-site dining options

Café or bistro
Private dining room

Transportation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Transportation at cost
Uncovered parking


Dogs allowed
Cats allowed

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Indoor atrium
Barber shop

Recreational areas

Swimming pool
Arts and crafts center
Billiards lounge


Laundry service / drycleaning

Memory care services

Secured community
Enclosed courtyard
Indoor walking paths
Outdoor walking paths


Devotional activities offsite
Art classes
Cooking classes
Educational speakers / life long learning



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December 29, 2019

A very welcoming community with a variety of home options and abilities to adapt with phases of change if necessary. [Name removed] gave a tour with high knowledge of senior living and an immediate sense of family community.

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October 17, 2017
Leslie L. - Loved one of resident/client
Mom loved the highlands for 12 1/2 years!

My mom lived in the Maine Lodge for ten years and then Cadigan Assisted Living for 2 1/2 years. She loved it! It was an active, interesting place with terrific caregivers who loved her and her family! I couldn't have felt better about her years there and when she passed... she was in her apt. at Cadigan not in a nursing home! Highly recommend this facility!

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June 6, 2019
Another Victim of Corporate Takeover - Avoid!

The Highlands facility is deceptively gracious, but unfortunately the clinical oversight and corporate direction do not live up to the surroundings. We had our mother there for six months and moved her because of the lack of seasoned gerontological providers on board, poor nursing/medical supervision, terrible food, mice in her unit, and skyrocketing cost with no methodology behind them. The facility is now under the management of Grace Management and has gone rapidly downhill. They cut corners on food so badly that we ended up cooking meals for our mother because it was so unhealthy -- even though we had to pay for it. Greasy fried foods, terribly salty preparations, tough meats, soggy canned vegetables. Really bad institutional stuff. Also, the entire clinical staff was fired overnight with no explanation, leaving residents wondering what was going on. We were part of an exodus of people, fed up with the corporate-profit driven environment and lack of personal attention. One exception was a couple of very sweet personal caregivers, who, unfortunately also did not stay over the long run. We found a marvelous new place for my mother with twice the space at a savings of $300 per month. The meals are restaurant quality, cooked by a wonderful chef, and there are 3 RNS on rotation at all times. We couldn't be happier we left Highlands.

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