Woodlands Memory Care of Madison
Woodlands Memory Care of Madison will be a 20,000 square-foot memory care community specially designed to meet the unique needs of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or other memory impairments.
Located on 7.3 acres abutting the Madison/Skowhegan town line, this location will feature the latest developments for memory care including abundant natural light, home-scaled areas for resident engagement and safety systems. An onsite beauty salon, physical and occupational therapy center, and a large outside courtyard with walking paths, gardens and gazebos are just some of the planned amenities.
Construction began in the spring of 2019. Anticipated opening is spring/summer of 2020.
Features will include:
- 42-bed memory care community featuring both private and shared rooms
- Private pay and MaineCare accepted
- Secured environment for living
- Personalized plans of care
- Specially trained and carefully selected staff available 24/7
When will Woodlands Memory Care of Madison open?
The specialized memory care community is projected to open in the spring/summer of 2020.
Where will Woodlands Memory Care of Madison be located?
Our community will be located at 110 East Madison. The property abuts the Madison/Skowhegan town line.
How large will the memory care community be?
The 20,000 square-foot community will be the first purpose-built, ground-up memory care facility in the Madison/Skowhegan area and will accommodate 42 residents.
What type of accommodations will be available?
Because individuals with memory impairments may benefit from either option, the community will feature 10 private rooms and 16 double-occupancy rooms. For some individuals who experience anxiety when living alone, the comfort of having a roommate may help. Other features include:
- Large, open-air central atrium to allow for ample natural light and easy but secure resident access to large outside courtyard with walking paths, gardens and gazebo
- High-efficiency, individually zoned climate control system (air conditioning/heating)
- 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 larger group activity area
How much will it cost?
Residents will pay a monthly rental fee based on a daily rate for a single or double occupancy room.
What if I can’t afford the monthly rental fee?
Our community will have a Provider Agreement with Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services which will allow us 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
Will you accept long-term care insurance?
Some long-term care insurance policies will reimburse policy holders for residential care expenses. You may want to contact your insurance provider to determine the exclusions or limitations of your policy.
Will I have to sign a lease?
Our community will offer a month-to-month rental agreement.
What 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 a licensed 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
- Transportation to and from medical appointments.
What kinds of staff will you employ?
We will employ a variety of personnel to assist in the services provided to your loved one, including:
- • Personal Care Attendants (PCA)/ Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA), responsible for providing personal care and some light housekeeping tasks
- Certified Residential Medication Aides (CRMA), responsible for medication administration
- Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) and Registered Nurses (RN), responsible for providing basic nursing services
- Housekeeping personnel, responsible for housekeeping and laundry tasks
- Maintenance personnel, responsible for maintaining the grounds and physical plant
- Dining services personnel, responsible for meal preparation and delivery
- Licensed Residential Care Administrator who will direct the day-to-day operations of the community
What type of training will your staff receive?
- Personal Care Attendants (PCA) will 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) will complete a 40-hour training program developed and required by Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services to prepare them for medication administration
- We will require every member of our staff, from 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 cognitive 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.
What if my family member needs skilled nursing or therapy services?
Who is Woodlands Senior Living?
What experience do you have in providing memory care?
How can I apply to have my family member admitted?
What steps can I take now to ensure that I am prepared for my loved one’s admission?
- If you haven’t already done so, designate someone to act as the individual’s legal representative, for example a durable power of attorney (DPOA), durable power of attorney for health care (DPOA-HC) or guardian. You may want to consult with an attorney.
- If your loved one will be relocating to the Madison area from another community, you may want to seek out a local Madison-area physician to provide his/her primary care in the future.
- We will rely on you to help us become familiar with your family member. Consider creating a “life story” for your loved one including things like his/her daily routine, food preferences, activities enjoyed, nicknames, etc.
Woodlands Memory Care of Madison
110 East Madison Road
Madison, ME 04950