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.


Certified Music Therapist

Our Board Certified Music Therapist, Melissa Violette

Safe Harbor Therapy Dog

A resident visiting with a Therapy Dog

The Life Enrichment Program adds to our resident’s quality of life and provides opportunities for residents to do meaningful activities that they enjoy: baking, gardening, woodworking, movement and more.

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