Posted by Douglas Ibarguen on Aug 17, 2017
Woodlands Memory Care of Farmington to Open Tuesday, September 26
Woodlands Memory Care of Farmington is located at 175 Knowlton Corner Road. The 20,000 square foot community, which will be the first purpose-built, ground-up memory care facility in the Farmington area, will accommodate 36 residents. Because individuals with memory impairments may benefit from either option, the community features 12 private rooms and 12 double-occupancy rooms. For some individuals who experience anxiety when living alone, the comfort of having a roommate may help.
 

It will also feature:

  • A large, open-air central atrium to allow for ample natural light and easy but secure resident access to outdoor area;
  • A high-efficiency, individually zoned climate control system (air conditioning/heating);
  • A video monitoring safety system;
  • Private bathrooms in all resident rooms;
  • Multiple home-like areas for residents to engage with others, including a television room, reading room, activity room, home-style resident kitchen, common area with fireplace, and a larger group activity area;
  • A large outside courtyard with walking paths, gardens and a gazebo.
Residents will pay a monthly rental fee based on a daily rate for single or double occupancy room. The daily private rate has been established at $235.
 
The community has a Provider Agreement with Maine’s  Department of Health and Human Services which allows them to accept a limited number of persons whose residency will be subsidized by MaineCare. You can obtain information about the MaineCare application process and your eligibility by contacting DHHS’s Office of Integrated Access and Support by phone at (207)795-4300 or (800)482-7517 or via their website at    www.maine.gov/dhhs/ofi/services/home.html.
 

The following services will be included in the monthly rental fee:

  • Room and board;
  • Daily meals and snacks;
  • Assistance with activities of daily living like bathing, dressing, mobility, etc.;
  • Medication administration;
  • Basic nursing services including general health monitoring, simple wound dressing, insulin injections, etc. We are licensed as a residential care facility and therefore are not able to offer skilled nursing services such as intravenous therapy, daily injections (other than insulin), 24-hour nursing assessment, etc.;
  • Therapeutic activity programming specifically designed to engage individuals with memory impairments;
  • Housekeeping;
  • Laundry; and
  • Transportation to medical appointments.

They will employ a variety of personnel to assist in the services provided to your loved one, including:

  • Personal Care Attendants (PCA) who will be responsible for providing personal care and some light housekeeping tasks;
  • Certified Residential Medication Aides (CRMA) who will be responsible for medication administration;
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) who will be responsible for providing basic nursing services;
  • Registered Nurses (RN) who will be responsible for providing basic nursing services;
  • Housekeeping personnel who will be responsible for housekeeping and laundry tasks;
  • Maintenance personnel who will be responsible for maintaining the grounds and physical plant;
  • Dining services personnel who will be responsible for meal preparation and delivery.
  • Licensed Residential Care Administrator who will direct the day-to-day operations of the community.

In addition to their comprehensive orientation program covering topics like fire safety, infection control, resident rights and a variety of other topics, staff members also receive the following training:

  • Personal Care Attendants (PCA)  complete a 50-hour training program developed and required by Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services in order to prepare them for providing resident personal care.
  • Certified Residential Medication Aides (CRMA) complete a 50-hour training program developed and required by Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services to prepare them for medication administration.
  • They require every member of the staff from the Executive Director to dietary personnel to complete the Alzheimer’s Association’s essentiALZ™ certification program. This 10-hour program provides basic and advanced training on person-centered care, the changes that can happen to thinking skills as dementia progresses, how those changes impact behavior, and how to understand behavior as communication as well as how to address physical concerns like eating, pain, wandering and falls.
Woodlands Senior Living is a family-owned, Maine company which has been operating assisted living residences in Maine since 1980. They currently have 11 senior living communities in 6 locations, Watervillle, Brewer, Hallowell, Rockland, Cape Elizabeth and Lewiston, serving 500 residents and employing 300 fellow Mainers, many who have been with them for years.
 
Please contact them at (207) 860-3999 for more information.