The Grace Home

(866) 653-9337

Willey District Road, Harrington, ME


Services

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

Payment Options

  • Medicare No
  • Medicaid Yes
  • Veteran's Benefits No
  • Long Term Care Insurance No
  • Subsidy Available No
The Grace Home
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Willey District Road
Harrington
ME
04643
USA
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User Reviews

09/02/2014  -  An OurParents User Writes:

People need to visit and decide for themselves what is best for there family. I have found this place to be very pleasant.

Liked:
  • Care
  • Cleanliness
  • Food
  • Staff

    08/31/2014  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    I have a family member there. He is doing so well there. The staff really treats him wonderfully. He is very shy and they are just so good with him, he will laugh and joke with them. He has never done this well anywhere. The staff and patients there seem like a family. I don't see how they have had some of the reviews I have seen about poor meals..I have visited all hours of the day and the meals seem very nice.. I would highly recommend visiting. I think it's a beautiful place.

    Liked:
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  • Amenities
  • Care
  • Cleanliness

    08/30/2014  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    Wonderful location..kind friendly staff. Always smiling..we never visit without being engaged conversion. Our Gram always looks nice. She clearly Loves the girls there. They have nice hardy lunches and light dinners, as it should be with the elderly. I would recommend it to anyone who would prefer a more homey setting over nursing home care.

    Liked:
  • Activities
  • Amenities
  • Care
  • Cleanliness

    06/13/2013  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    Golden Acres Hancock Maine..Check out those reviews from another home she owns. Some of them go quite a few years back. Type in Golden Acres Hancock Maine and read those reviews!!!!



    05/31/2013  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    My Grandma is at Grace Home and she seems to be very happy. She is intelligent and valuable to the staff in her care. She would let us know if there was anything that shouldn't be going on. I like the staff. They are helpful and yes, I agree, if you have an issue take it up with them. Don't bash them in a venue that seems not to be the place for it. It seems that some people are biased about the old owner which I understand she is a very good person but don't bash the home. It seems obvious to me that these comments are being made by someone WHO DOES NOT HAVE a family member there or there would be certain circumstances listed here that tell why the bad comments are being made. Please, be kind, don't be prejudiced because of your friends. You should not be posting here unless you are going to share your experiences within the home. They are clean, meticulous, make great meals, have great activities, and they do well with keeping loved ones' appts. Anastasia, Granddaughter.



    05/30/2013  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    my mom is living at grace home in harrington, i looked hard and long for a place where i saw things done the right way i was an c.n.a. for 16 years and i know a few things about to look for, I have been there all diffrent time of day and evening and if i have something to say i wouldn't put it on here i'd go right to the top.my mom can tell anyone how well she is taken care of just ask , i feel wonderful about my moms care,she loves it there or she would not be there, i don't care about the owners life out side of the place that is her life not mine, the meals are good clothes are always clean, room is clean,so if some people have bad things to say, why?? did you do something you shouldn't have done or what?i have never been upset about her care,anyone go ask my mom she won't lie,a caring daughter,addie


    Response: Doesn't bother you that the "new owner" has put a 57 year old violent sex offender in there where your mother is a resident. Did her Administrative Assistants let you know he would be a resident there????? I have a whole lot more love for my mother & I would be yanking her out of there in a hurry!!!


    05/29/2013  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    My family member lives at The Grace Home and is very happy. Our family never delt with the former owner much and we havent delt with the new owner at all. The staff at the Grace Home has always been there i have taken my problems to the same person for years. She has always addressed things promptly. I know the staff was close to the former owner and i beleive they must have respect for the new owner or they would not be there. What i see is Diane Dow trying to improve on an old building. The new rooms are beautiful, bright and cheerful. The meals are very good. Turkey dinner was on the menu the last day we went in, right in the middle of the week and it was not Thanksgiving. The two mgrs have been there for over 10 years. They are smart, friendly and caring. I have full respect for them both. The rest of the staff is friendly when we visit. I know a few of them and some have worked in this field for many years. Some are young and new, no one in our famly has seen anything but workers being helpfull and caring. The Grace Home is not like a nursing home, its more like a home. The staff there has always made us feel welcome even when i know they are very busy. They stop and make time for us and the residents. I would incurage anyone to visit before listing to some of these bad reviews. Really the owners personal lives past and present have nothing to do with there homes. I would recomend it to anyone.



    05/18/2013  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    It's not anything like when Cindy owned it, she had a love for the elderly. She provided the best meals, fun activities. The ladies always looked so nice, hair done & nails done. She had a lovely staff. Now it's all just young kids that don't know how to take care of the residents, the food is mostly Great Value Macaroni. What a disgrace. I wouldn't send a dog there now.


    Response: I don't think posting things about the owners personal business is necessary on here. This should be about the care people provide NOT who owns it and their personal issue's. The care theses residents receive is great, the menu is awesome and they do still do activities we are just waiting for the weather to warm up!If you question the way things are then you could take a tour and speak to some of our staff or residents, or call the owner and talk directly with her. It is sad to me that a former employee can come on a place like this and say such mean untrue things as this.

    Response: I have a friend living there now and according to her they do not activities and they eat sandwiches for dinner and supper. Families bring food into their relatives and I have seen that with my own eyes. I am not a former employee and have never worked there. The last time I was in there a woman down at the end of the building had been ringing her bell for over a half an hour and no one came to see what she wanted. Now thats pretty bad.


    05/27/2013  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    As the previous owner, It is upsetting to see reviews like this. First, Diane and I are two different people and have different ways of running a business but our goals are the same. Provide an outstanding service for people entrusted to our care. There have been many changes over the past year but most of them have been with construction and expansion of the rooms.With any construction comes mess and dust along with daily confusion. That should resolve as the renovations are nearing completion.Staffing has changed but that was necessary due to the increased number of residents. Being young does not mean you are not capable of providing good care. Two of my long time employees are still employed at The Grace Home and are instrumental in the daily operations. I consider them both capable and trustworthy. Initially the menu did change and the residents were not happy with the meals. The staff simply talked to Diane and explained the residents dislikes and the menu was changed back. I urge anyone to go the the home and visit. Spend some time chatting. You will enjoy your stay and the residents always enjoy company. Respectfully and Sincerely, Cindy Strout



    05/27/2013  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    As the previous owner, It is upsetting to see reviews like this. First, Diane and I are two different people and have different ways of running a business but our goals are the same. Provide an outstanding service for people entrusted to our care. There have been many changes over the past year but most of them have been with construction and expansion of the rooms.With any construction comes mess and dust along with daily confusion. That should resolve as the renovations are nearing completion.Staffing has changed but that was necessary due to the increased number of residents. Being young does not mean you are not capable of providing good care. Two of my long time employees are still employed at The Grace Home and are instrumental in the daily operations. I consider them both capable and trustworthy. Initially the menu did change and the residents were not happy with the meals. The staff simply talked to Diane and explained the residents dislikes and the menu was changed back. I urge anyone to go the the home and visit. Spend some time chatting. You will enjoy your stay and the residents always enjoy company. Respectfully and Sincerely, Cindy Strout



    05/14/2013  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    Diane Dow is only out for the money. Her goal is to see how many people she can shove in a building and get paid for them. She dumped her husband & ran off with one of her carpenters, left her kids with her husband to care for. That tells you what kind of a person she is. If you abandon your children for a man you are pretty low on my list. I certainly wouldn't want her care for any of my family!!!!



    05/04/2013  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    The Grace Home is not like it was when Cindy Strout owned it. The home was beautiful, exceptionally nice staff, the meals were great & home cooked. Now the place is a dump, poor food, no fun outings, the new owner Diane Dow is terrible to work for, the first thing she did was take Holiday Pay & Overtime Pay away from her employees, Cindy always paid Holiday & OT, what a slap in the face. I visited there alot when my grandmother was there, so glad she isnt there now. I wouldn't put anyone in that place now.



    03/28/2013  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    I would NEVER put a loved one in this home. The food is terrible... what there is of it, the staff is rude & non caring. The place is cold in the winter. Not the place it was with the former owner.




    Description of The Grace Home in Harrington, ME

    Number of Beds : 6

    The Grace Home, located in Harrington, Maine provides the following services: Assisted Living, Micro-Community: Residential Care Facility, and Alzheimer's Care. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicaid. The Grace Home has an average user review rating of 3 stars. Note that there are no hospitals within a 10 miles distance. The zipcode (04643) in Maine, where The Grace Home is located, has an above average safety rating based on recent crime statistics. A more detailed description of the types of care for The Grace Home can be found here.

    The Grace Home is an assisted living facility. Assisted living facilities are an apartment-style habitat designed to focus on providing assistance with daily living activities. They provide a higher level of service for the elderly which can include preparing meals, housekeeping, medication assistance, laundry, and also do regular check-in's on the residents. Basically, they are designed to bridge the gap between independent living and nursing home facilities. When thinking about how to pay for care, assisted living facilities are generally less expensive than nursing homes, if assisted living is a viable option for your loved one.

    Also, The Grace Home is a Micro community, which means it is a smaller senior community. It is a Residential Care Facility. Some people prefer it for its smaller less institutional setting.

    Also, The Grace Home facility provides Alzheimer's care. This means it has special safeguards for wandering seniors, and caregivers are trained in handling dementia behaviors.

    Source: SNAPforSeniors, Inc.

    Demographic Profile for Harrington, ME, 04643

    People

    Male Population
    48.18%
    Female Population
    51.82%
    Median Age
    46.1 Years
    Average Household Income
    $36,311

    Cost Of Living
    Compared to the National Average

    Overall
    12% Below
    Cost of Food
    5% Above
    Utilities
    1% Below
    Miscellaneous
    10% Above

    Environment
    Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better

    Air Quality
    72.2 / 100
    Water Quality
    60 / 100
    Superfund Sites
    19 / 100
    Physicians per 100k
    170.5

    Annual Crime

    Violent Crime
    1
    Property Crime
    1