April 16, 2018

We are now have openings for new residents in Safe Harbor. Call for more information.

The Safe Harbor Memory Care Program at Birch Bay Village offers a secure living area for those who have memory impairments such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Each resident has their own private suite with a private bath, and many rooms have scenic views.

Birch Bay’s staff is trained in dementia care using the GEMS™ and Positive Approach to Caregiving™ techniques.**

Safe Harbor’s Memory Garden is a secure outdoor living space our residents can enjoy. Residents can enjoy the sunshine, breathe in the fresh air, tend to the herbs and vegetables, and feel the breeze of the nearby bay.


Life Enrichment

To promote a more full and purposeful living experience for our memory care residents, our Life Enrichment Specialist learns about the life experiences, personal preferences, and individual abilities that make each of our residents unique. We create a plan utilizing this information that reinforces and promotes each resident’s capabilities and allows each resident to find purpose and meaning in their life.

The Life Enrichment Program at Birch Bay Village adds to our resident’s quality of life and provides opportunities for residents to do meaningful activities that they enjoy, such as baking, gardening, hiking, music, woodworking, movement and exercise, arts and crafts, and so much more. The program also provides individual opportunities for those unable to take part in group activities.

Safe Harbor Life Enrichment

Music Therapy

Certified Music Therapist

Our Board Certified Music Therapist, Melissa Violette

Our Board Certified Music Therapist uses her demonstrated knowledge and skills to provide residents with individual and group therapy. The benefits of Music Therapy are known to make an impact on resident’s levels of agitation, improve communication capabilities, reduce pain, improve sleep patterns, reduce sundowning, and assist in resident’s ability to communicate.

Services include:

  • Three nutritious and appetizing meals served family style
  • Quarterly health assessments
  • Life Enrichment Program
  • Music therapy
  • Hair salon (additional fee)
  • Quarterly health assessments
  • Ongoing observation of physical functioning and general behavior
  • Personal care assistance
  • Weekly housekeeping & laundry
  • Heat, electrical service, water, and sewer
  • Emergency response system
  • Scheduled transportation
  • Social and cultural activities and programs
  • Long-term care insurance eligible
  • Long and short-term accommodations
Additional care services will be provided as appropriate.

The Safe Harbor Memory Care Program at Birch Bay Village, provides my mother the care and support she needs living with Alzheimer’s. The small size of Safe Harbor, and the dedicated, loving and caring commitment by staff were key features when choosing Birch Bay. The Life Enrichment Program allows her to enjoy the things she loves- baking, gardening and more! Her regular routine includes Music Therapy which really enchances her quality of life. Thanks to Birch Bay Village, I have been able to enjoy time with my mom without the moment to moment responsibility for her care.

A Resident's Family


** GEMS™ classification and POSITIVE APPROACH™ techniques, strategies, and overall approach to care were created and developed by Teepa Snow, Positive Approach, LLC. GEMS™ classification and POSITIVE APPROACH™ are trademarks of Positive Approach, LLC.

Safe Harbor Floor Plans

Studio, Private Bath
Assisted Living
230 Sq. Ft.*

*Dimensions and window locations may vary.

Studio, Private Bath
Assisted Living
230 Sq. Ft.*

*Dimensions and window locations may vary.

Learn more about Birch Bay Retirement Village

For more information or to arrange a tour, call 207-288-8014 or complete our contact form