Alzheimer's Care Center

Alzheimer's Care Center

154 Dresden Avenue Gardiner, ME 04345

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Hours of Operation

Monday - 7:30AM-5:00PM
Tuesday - 7:30AM-5:00PM
Wednesday - 7:30AM-5:00PM
Thursday - 7:30AM-5:00PM
Friday - 7:30AM-5:00PM

Phone Numbers

Main: 207-626-1770
Alternate: 207-626-1834

About the Alzheimer's Care Center

The Alzheimer's Care Center is safe and secure. It has an indoor walking path and a fenced-in nature trail that winds around beautiful gardens and shade trees. There is a large outdoor patio has tables, chairs, gliders and an often-used barbeque grill. Residents enjoy watching assorted birds and squirrels, occasional deer and other animals outside the fence. Our small pond welcomes frogs in the warmer months.

Our indoor environment is homey and welcoming, with areas for large group activities, a theater room, as well as private areas for solitude and family visits.

Each residential wing is decorated with different paint colors and bedroom wallpaper motifs. Memory boxes with names, special photos and personal items placed outside bedrooms help residents identify their rooms.

Staff

Our Alzheimer's Care Center staff is gifted, flexible and compassionate. They learn the background, personality and interests of each person to help him or her feel as comfortable as possible in their new home or day setting.

We understand that silent companionship, a warm hug and the ability to listen are sometimes more effective than the spoken word. We love what we do!

Families help create personalized care plans for each individual that take into account each person's wishes and interests and are an important part of our work and family atmosphere.

Please call (207) 626-1770 or toll-free 1-800-939-3333 for more information.


Alzheimer's Care Center FAQs

What type of program do you offer?

The Alzheimer's Care Center is an assisted living program. Assisted living programs are living arrangements where many services are provided, including help with medications and, in some cases, nursing services.The Alzheimer's Care Center accepts MaineCare payment and is called a Private Non-Medical Institution (PNMI) in Maine.

Is the Alzheimer's Care Center affiliated with United Way?

Yes, our center is a United Way agency and receives United Way funding support.

Do you accept MaineCare?

Yes, we accept MaineCare.

Do you have private rooms?

We have four private rooms and the rest are semi-private. Private rooms are assigned on an "as needed" basis.

Can residents have a TV and their own furniture?

We have a TV room and a TV can be made available for a smaller group that would like to watch a special program. We do not have cable access in residents' rooms. We provide furniture but residents also can bring their own pictures, a favorite chair and other small personal items to make them feel more at home.

What is the different between the Alzheimer's Care Center and a nursing home?

The main difference between assisted living and a nursing home is the level of care an individual needs. A nursing home would be the right choice for someone who does not need to be in a hospital but who needs fairly constant nursing care. An assisted living facility typically offers more independence and less intensive medical care in a more home-like setting.

Here's what our families say:

  • "I always feel welcome and am welcomed, early morning, evenings or during the day."
  • "My loved one thrives at the ACC (Alzheimer's Care Center) compared to being at home. She feels loved, and is loved, by staff."
  • "They all make us feel that our dad is as special to them as he is to us."
  • "While we're away for the winter, I know my mother is well taken care of."
  • "Thank you to all the staff and crew for taking such wonderful care of our loved one! It is an amazing blessing to know she is safe and well cared for. We greatly appreciate all your hard work and your caring hearts!


If you have questions or would more information about our facility and services, please call:

  • Alzheimer's Care Center: (207) 626-1770
  • Adult Day Program: (207) 626-1770

Volunteer opportunities

We readily accept volunteers at the Alzheimer's Care Center and welcome what they add to residents' lives and to our program.