Golden Acres Boarding Home

(866) 653-9337

80 Main St, FRANKLIN, ME


  • Assisted Living
  • Micro-Community: Residential Care Facility
  • Alzheimer's Care

Payment Options

  • Medicare No
  • Medicaid No
  • Veteran's Benefits No
  • Long Term Care Insurance No
  • Subsidy Available No
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12/21/2013  -  An OurParents User Writes:

My Mother lived at Golden Acres for the last 16 months of her life. When Mom required more care than our family could provide, Diane, (the owner), was very accommodating in finding a room for her. Mom was even allowed to have her cat come stay with her, which made a difficult transition a little easier. The facility is an old Victorian home that has been converted to a Residential Boarding Home. It does not have the feeling of an institution. Golden Acres has a feeling more like a personal home. There were birthday celebrations for the Residents, special outings in the van, and Sunday church services in the living room. Our experience with the staff was positive, and they all worked hard and cared about the residents. Thank you Golden Acres for taking good care of my Mom.

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    09/10/2013  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    My Mother (83 years) is a resident at Golden Acres, Franklin since last January. We looked long and hard for a place she could call "home" as I work (RN) many long hours it wasn't feasible to have her at home with me.
    She has been very happy there as a whole. They offer many outings, (picnics, rides, Lobster feast, Georges Pond, Acadia National Park, Lamoine Park to name a few) . When she first arrived the only room available was with another resident. Within a week she had not only her own room but a "mini suite" where she has a sitting room and her own bathroom.
    She can have her cat, can smoke (outside) and come and go as she wishes.
    She was in Assisted Living in a Nursing home before this and she felt like she was in jail (not that the staff didn't give good care but it was a locked facility), the rooms were small and the food very instituitionalized.
    She gets along great with almost all the staff. they have their big meal at noon and light fare for supper in the evening.
    As a whole we are both very happy with her care and the staff. One must always realize when you live in a group setting you may have some people you don't get along with, some meals you don't like and certain rules that you wish didn't exisit. These are "necessary evils" in any group situation.
    I give kudos to Diane Dow and her staff for the wonderful care they give my mom. Worth noting is that at 83 years young my mom has full mental status and would let me know if there was anything wrong. A few problems she had were resolved when I spoke w/ Mary Lou (house mgr).
    Respectfully submitted and with much thankfulness for my peace of mind for mom's care, Bonnie Moretto, RN

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    01/21/2011  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    I would NEVER put a family member in this PLACE!!!!!!!!!!

    Response: sounds like you already did.

    10/16/2010  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    I worked for Golden Acres for 10 years, and can say that my experience there was life~changing, and put me on the right path to the career I want. I loved the closeness I felt with the staff, residents, and families at Golden Acres and miss each and everyone dearly. The activites we all did were well thought out, and amazing. Family picnics at George's Pond, Foliage Rides on the Carriage Trails in Acadia, Mother's Day outtings, Garden Shows, ..... the list goes no and on. It is a home, not an institution. Everyone is family there, and treated with respect.

    Response: NOT!!!!!!!!!!!! they dont do anything with the residents except sit them in front of a flat screen...who do you people think you are foolin!!!!!!!!!!!

    Response: none of the residents in either house sit in front of the tv all day!!! They are well takin care of and loved!

    Description of Golden Acres Boarding Home in FRANKLIN, ME

    Number of Beds : 15

    If you are seeking in-home care for a family member or a loved one, Golden Acres Boarding Home has a highly trained staff of professionals available every day. Care professionals help seniors with personal care, daily activities, and respite. This facility also provides independent living, in-home care and rehab. When you don't need assistance in in your daily life, but want the benefits and peace of mind of living in a senior-friendly community, choose independent living. Developed for both individuals and couples, these senior communities are also known as retirement villages, 55+ communities, and senior apartments. Residents stay in private apartments or individual homes with a plethora of community amenities, services, and programs tailored just for seniors. You'll have your own private space, so you can bring your favorite furniture, photos, and cookware. You’ll be able to spend time pursuing activities that you enjoy since tasks commonly associated with homeownership will be taken care of. Because independent living communities are intended for older adults who need little or no assistance, most do not offer medical care or supervision. You'll find many social programs and community amenities, such as gardening, bridge, bingo, fitness programs, book clubs, and planned outings. In-home care is there for seniors when they need it. A skilled staff of professionals come to you. This choice is perfect for those who prefer to stay in their homes but who need some help with the daily activities of living. These services, available 24 hours a day, every day, are paid for by the individual or through public and private funding sources, such as Medicare and/or Medicaid. Home care offers many medical and non-medical support services. There are two types of home care providers. The first is a skilled service provider, usually licensed nurses and therapists, who can address various medical concerns or rehabilitation needs. The second, more common, type of in-home care is supplied by an aide who can provide companionship and emotional support as well as assist with daily activities, including grooming, meal prep, and transportation. In-home care allows seniors to stay as independent as possible in their own homes. When seniors don't need assistance in in their daily lives, but want the benefits and peace of mind of living in a senior-friendly community, choose independent living. In-home care is there when you or a loved one needs it. Care professionals will bring their expertise and experience to your home. This choice is perfect for those who want to stay in their homes but who need some help with the daily activities of living. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, services are paid by the client or by a variety of public and private sources, such as Medicare and/or Medicaid. Call today for help with finding your ideal home at Golden Acres Boarding Home.


    Demographic Profile for FRANKLIN, ME, 04634


    Male Population
    Female Population
    Median Age
    42 Years
    Average Household Income

    Cost Of Living
    Compared to the National Average

    11% Below
    Cost of Food
    9% Above
    4% Below
    11% Above

    Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better

    Air Quality
    69.2 / 100
    Water Quality
    60 / 100
    Superfund Sites
    101 / 100
    Physicians per 100k

    Annual Crime

    Violent Crimes
    Property Crimes