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Who lives at the Cape Elizabeth Home?

Men and women aged seventy and above, who can independently care for their own personal needs; and prefer the comfort of a hassle-free, affordable community setting. We do not provide assisted living services or on-site medical services.

What if I need some help with medication or personal care?

Although we cannot dispense medication, we do help residents who may need "reminders." Further, for those who need help with personal care, we allow the use of outside help to enable residents to remain "at home" with us as long as possible.

What does it cost to live at the Home?

Pricing varies, please call for information or to schedule a tour. All pricing covers meals, laundry, housekeeping (included weekly changing of bed linens), and all activities. Residents pay only for personal telephone and cable, and for on-site hairdresser visits if desired.  Wireless internet access is available at no extra charge. 

May I furnish my own room?

Yes, residents bring their own furniture and bed linens with them and are free to decorate as they choose.

Will I have my own private bathroom?

Of the nine bedrooms, two have full private bathrooms; five have private half-baths, with shower facilities nearby; and two of the rooms share one full bathroom. The third floor suite has its own bathroom. 

Will I need to confine my activities to my room? What about visits from friends and family?

The staff at the Cape Home encourage community and family involvement, and are happy to accommodate a lunch guest, a visit with friends, and activities in the common spaces at the Home. The Cape Elizabeth Home was specifically built for the purpose of community living, and provides shared space to relax, entertain company, take a stroll, or pay a visit. In addition to the spacious living room, you'll find a library nook, cozy dining room, sundeck, and a broad, old-fashioned front porch that's just right for sitting and watching activities on busy Ocean Street. In summer, our residents especially enjoy the shaded patio and garden area in the rear of the building. 

Will I feel completely secure at the Home?

Yes. We're staffed 24 hours per day, so you're never far from help. We comply with strict state and local codes, undergo regular inspections, and perform routine maintanence checks as required by law.   We have an extensive alarm and sprinkler system throughout the building, which is monitored  by Cunningham Securiy Systems, a nationally recognized company in fire detection.  

What about the meals?

Our meals are excellent at the Cape Home . Breakfast offers a range of choices: hot or cold cereal, eggs, fruit, toast and homemade muffins. Dinner, served at noon, is prepared by our Head Cook, and runs the gamut from gourmet delights to downhome comfort fare. The light supper, served at five, might be sandwiches, soup, salads, cold cuts and cheeses, or other homestyle favorites. For those who enjoy between meal snacks, there is a sideboard of treats (crackers, fruit, candy) in the dining room, and staff members are always glad to supply something from the kitchen. In addition, there are small refrigerators on each floor for residents who wish to store cold drinks and other items. All meals are nutritious, wholesome and made with the freshest available ingredients.