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Retirement living amidst the beauty of the Downeast Maine coast
Just south of Blue Hill, Maine, on a peninsula dotted with gracious summer homes, is a pleasant and welcoming community on 28-acres surrounded by woods and walking trails and commanding stunning views of Blue Hill Bay. This is Parker Ridge. Here you can embrace the heritage, traditions, and integrity of this exceptional place.
One size does not fit all
Parker Ridge Residential Community was created to meet your needs and offer you options as your needs change. We offer spacious, luxurious retirement cottages for those who desire to own their home without all the hassles of home maintenance! At the center of our community is Parker Inn, which offers both independent living apartments and assisted living suites, as well as many amenities that serve our entire community. With this variety of living options and services tailored to meet your needs, you can find the home that is just your size at Parker Ridge.
We work with families and residents to learn about each person, their likes and dislikes, their history and their aspirations. Through our activities, beautiful surroundings, caring staff, and neighbors, we help each new resident settle into their new home and become a part of our community. In caring for the whole person—mind and body—we help our residents pursue their individual interests, learn new skills, maintain or improve their health, and enjoy each day.
Minimum Monthly Rate: $6,390/month
Maximum Monthly Rate: $12,245/month
Furnished, Kitchenette, Temperature Control, Emergency Call System
Activities/Recreation, Beauty/Barber Shop, Worship Services, Internet Access, Fitness Room/Gym, Gardens/Outside Patio, Facility Parking, Private Laundry, 24 hour security at Gate, Guest Meals, Room Service, Pharmaceutical Service, Transportation, Pet Permitted
Reviews of Parker Ridge
Average Rating: based on 3 Reviews
I visited this facility
Beautifully manicured grounds. The ocean views are spectacular. A very clean facility. Some of the staff is lacking. They appear fake and condescending. I was not overly impressed with the facilities management.it was obvious they were only after my money. The activities director was a joy and her classes were engaging to all the participants...I was pleased that it is a secure facility. A bit isolated but that's partly what makes it attractive. One thing that was a huge concern was urine smell of some residents. But it appears to be limited to a certain caregiver on duty that day. She was not clean herself. That was the reason I will not be having my mom move there.
I visited this facility
The facility is taken care of properly, and is very clean. The residents are given spacious apartments that will suit their own individual needs; there are cottages for the more able residents, large apartments for the minimal assistance residents, and smaller apartments on the first floor for the residents who need the most assistance. The facility provides balanced, nutritious meals for the residents, and they make sure that they get what they need to stay nourished. The staff also puts on many activities for the residents to keep them interested. However, I have witnessed some of the staff ignoring residents with dementia/Alzheimer that are confused and need help, simply because the staff member is annoyed that they repeatedly ask for help; this is very wrong. Another staff member uses the facilities resources (for example: laundry soap, food, office materials, etc.) for her own personal needs without paying; I also have witnessed her slacking and avoiding work. These particular staff members didn't seem to be contributing to the well-being of the facility or the residents. Otherwise, I heard that Parker Ridge can be a little expensive to stay at. Overall, Parker Ridge is a decent place for residents to reside.
I visited this facility
As far as I could tell, the staff was all very kind--they always treated both the residents and their guests with the utmost respect and were both professional and friendly. Parker Ridge has events every day, from movies to shuttles to see concerts to guest speakers, so there was always something to do (which I think is very important for the elderly). There was also a pool table, several communal TVs, and many other rooms for activities (bridge, etc.) The whole facility was very clean and very well kept, and the rooms were very spacious. The food was fantastic--every meal was very well prepared, almost comparable to a very high-tier restaurant. The only problem with the facility, if you can call it that, is that there is a very long waitlist--apparently several years. However, if you can get in, it seems like it would be a great place to live. I would highly recommend Parker Ridge.
Location of Parker Ridge
Features of Parker Ridge
- Emergency Call System
- Temperature Controls
- Private bathroom
- Beauty/Barber Shop
- Fitness Room/Gym
- Guest meals
- Room service
- 24-hour Security at Entrance
- Pets: All Pets
- Minimum Cost: 6,390