News & Updates - Category: Lifecare

Lifecare: An Effective Way to Manage the Cost of Long Term Care in an Unpredictable Market

published on November 30th, 2012 - Finding comfortable and affordable long-term care for you or for loved ones can be a confusing and frustrating process. The options are seemingly endless, difficult to compare, and in recent years, prices for some long-term care options have skyrocketed, far faster than the rise of inflation. At the same time, long term care insurance companies, realizing that their policies were money-losers, have begun cutting benefits… Continue Reading »

Transitioning to Medicare: Tips for Seniors

published on October 16th, 2012 - Transitioning to Medicare, or deciding whether or not Medicare is right for you is a complicated and confusing process. There are hundreds of options, dozens of carriers and minimal guidance available. That’s where independent advisors like Caroline Irwin come in. Ms. Irwin is an independent Medicare insurance broker with Coveside Senior Solutions (CSS) in Portland, ME. Since she doesn’t represent any one insurance carrier, she… Continue Reading »

Piper Shores Residents to Host Open House and Guided Tour

published on August 27th, 2012 - The resident ambassadors of Piper Shores, Maine’s first and only lifecare retirement community, will host an open house on Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The “insider’s tour” will include guided tours of resident’s independent living cottages and apartments. Participants will also have the opportunity to tour recently completed additions to the Piper Shores campus. Now complete, Phase I updates to the Master… Continue Reading »

Living Well by Living Simple

published on July 17th, 2012 - Dorothy Larson was the youngest of 4 children, raised in Brooklyn, NY. She married at 21, and had 3 beautiful children – each of whom occupies a window full of photos in her apartment at Piper Shores lifecare retirement community. “I have a window for each child and their family,” says Dorothy as she picks up a framed magazine cover featuring her son in a football… Continue Reading »

Virtual Dementia Tour Enhances Person Centered Care at Holbrook Health Center

published on July 2nd, 2012 - Dementia is a disease that affects more than 5 million people over age 65, and yet, despite its prevalence it remains largely misunderstood. At Holbrook Health Center at Piper Shores, administrators, caregivers and residents are taking strides to better understand the disease, and promote empathy amongst fellow residents and staff. “We’ve adopted the ‘Virtual Dementia Tour’ program to better fulfill our Person Centered Care Model… Continue Reading »

Piper Shores to Host Open House Tour

published on April 19th, 2012 - Piper Shores residents enjoy independently living in well appointed cottages and apartments. Are you curious about all that Piper Shores has to offer? On Saturday, April 28, 2012 current Piper Shores’ residents will open their doors to potential new residents to offer an insider’s perspective of all that Piper Shores has to offer. Resident ambassadors will provide exclusive guided tours of their own cottages and… Continue Reading »

New Lifecare Contract Options Available

published on January 2nd, 2012 - Piper Shores is pleased to announce a new lifecare contract option that will make Piper Shores even more affordable for select two-bedroom, one-bedroom and studio apartments. The traditional lifecare contract at Piper Shores includes the payment of an entrance fee for an apartment or cottage that is 90% refundable when a resident moves out and the unit is resold. The new contract option – referred… Continue Reading »

How You Can Help Beat Alzheimer’s

published on April 9th, 2006 - In keeping with our commitment to support community nonprofit organizations, Piper Shores is proud to sponsor the Eric Weinrich Charity Golf Tournament & Auction for the third year in a row. This year’s event will once again be held at the Woodlands Club in Falmouth, Maine on Monday, July 24th. The event features a scramble format golf tournament during the day and a dinner and… Continue Reading »