The Highlands, Topsham ME
The Highlands is a residential care community in Topsham, Maine offering all the care services a person needs for a high quality of life. The Highlands' independent living, assisted living and memory care services are among the best in the state, featuring outstanding personalized care for families who need help with their activities of daily living. With around-the-clock staff availability, the Highlands offer around-the-clock care, giving residents peace of mind that help is only a minute away when they need it.
Topsham, Maine is moderately-sized town set across the Androscoggin River from Brunswick, Maine. Between the two towns, the Highlands' residents can find anything they need with ease.
Located about 10 minutes north of the community (just off Highway 201), residents will find a bustling shopping center with grocery stores, restaurants, banks and more. Home to Smitty's Cinema
, the shopping center is the perfect place to enjoy dinner and a movie. Restaurants include chain favorites like McDonald's and Ruby Tuesday, but many Highlands' residents like to patronize the locally-owned eateries. Romeos Pizza
is a crowd-favorite at the Highlands, offering some of the most highly-rated pies in Topsham.
The Highlands' care services are comprehensive, designed to help residents with their daily activities. Retirement should be a time to relax, and the residence encourages this with their long-term care programs, giving residents a chance to focus on what really matters to them. Everyone is treated as an individual at the Highlands, thanks to their person-centered approach to care.
Residents receive as much or as little care as they need, which may include services like:
Incoming residents can choose from several unique floor plans when they move in. The Highlands offer one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments for assisted living and independent living residents, and studio apartments for memory care housing.
Studio apartments are reasonably sized, featuring one large living area that doubles as a bedroom instead of private sleeping quarters. One and two-bedroom apartments are larger, with the added privacy of dedicated sleeping spaces. Floor plans include:
Closets with storage space
Kitchens (independent living and assisted living only)
Individually-controlled heating and air conditioning
Connecting with others, making friends, and learning new things are as important to a happy retirement as exceptional residential care. The Highlands embraces this with their unique variety of daily programming and on-campus amenities, which change monthly. The community posts their events calendar online for residents to see, which may include opportunities like:
Bingo and board game nights
Bible study and devotional time
Live musical performances
Arts and crafts sessions
Fitness programs (including low-impact chair exercises)
- Group shopping trips
- Birthday parties
- Board game nights
The Highlands' resort-style amenities are extensive, creating a well-rounded environment where residents thrive. At the Highlands, residential care encompasses much more than personal assistance. By providing exceptional amenities, the community provides a high quality of life for residents.
Amenities at the Highlands include:
With a wide variety of unique amenities, exceptional daily programming, and spacious apartments, The Highlands offers everything a person needs to live their life maintenance-free. The most effective way to see everything the Highlands independent and assisted living community offers is to visit it in-person for a complimentary tour. Staff members are happy to describe what makes the Highlands truly one-of-a-kind, answering questions about their services and amenities. To schedule a tour, use the link above or make an inquiry for more information.
To learn more about The Highlands, read the frequently asked questions (FAQ) below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: How do I know if the Highlands assisted living community is right for me?
The Highlands' services are for families and individuals who want to enjoy a comfortable life with the security of around-the-clock care.
The Highlands' residential care services are exclusively non-medical, unlike a nursing home or skilled nursing facility. Their staff assist residents with activities of daily living like showering, dressing, and eating. They are not licensed to provide ongoing medical attention.
Potential residents can ask themselves a few simple questions to find out if the Highlands is a suitable choice:
Is the resident mobile?
Does the resident have Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or short-term memory loss?
Does the resident need ongoing medical attention?
Although the Highlands' staff members help residents move throughout the community as-needed, they are not equipped to help people who are permanently confined to their beds. The same principle applies to people who need ongoing medical attention: the community does not offer skilled nursing care and is not a suitable alternative for people who need it.
However, residents with Alzheimer’s are welcome at the Highlands, thanks to their specialized memory care program. Their memory care community offers long-term care services tailored for residents living with dementia, creating a secure environment for them to live and thrive.
To learn more about the Highlands' personal care or memory care services, use the link above to make an inquiry.
Q: Do the Highlands offer short-term care services or respite care for individuals who typically receive in-home care?
Yes! The Highlands offer respite care for individuals who need temporary caregivers while theirs is unavailable to help. Respite care residents can stay temporarily, enjoying a fully-furnished room and all of the community's exceptional amenities, including a restaurant-style dining experience. To learn more, use the link above to make an inquiry.
Q: How much does it cost to live in one of the homes at the Highlands?
The Highlands does not charge a flat rate for their independent living, assisted living, or memory care programs. Instead, they charge a base monthly rental fee that includes each person’s room and board, dining, and weekly housekeeping. Rent also pays for access to on-site amenities, like the fitness center and the heated indoor swimming pool.
Fees are added for any additional services a person needs. Base monthly rent prices depend on a person’s preferred apartment and their care needs. Some floor plans may cost more per month than others, depending on how many square feet an apartment measures.
To get a personalized price quote from the Highlands, use the “Get Pricing” link above. To see how their apartment homes are the perfect place for a residential living experience, use the link above to schedule a tour of the community.
Q: What types of resources and points of interest are located within close proximity to The Highlands?
Located in beautiful Topsham, Maine, there are plentiful opportunities for fun and leisure near the Highlands. The community is located near the city, giving residents easy access to one-of-a-kind dining and shopping experiences. Residents are welcome to use the community's complimentary transportation program to take advantage of the many opportunities throughout Topsham.
For more information about local points of interest in close proximity to the Highlands, please use the link above to make an inquiry.
Q: What are the differences between independent living, assisted living, and memory care units at the Highlands?
At the Highlands, independent and assisted living apartments are similar. They each offer one or more private bedrooms and private bathrooms, with spacious closets for residents to store their belongings. Each independent and assisted living apartment has a kitchen, complete with refrigeration and cooking appliances.
The memory care apartments are specially designed with residents in mind. Living with Alzheimer's can mean a person is more susceptible to overstimulation and confusion - it's important they live in an environment that minimizes anything disorienting.
Memory care apartments are studio-style suites, designed to help residents navigate with ease. Each unit has a private bathroom but does not feature a kitchen.
To learn more about the differences between each independent living, assisted living, and memory care floor plan at the Highlands, please use the link above to make an inquiry or start a chat below.
From The Owner
It’s not like home. It is home. Our mission is to make the tough decisions easier. Home may be a place, but it’s also a feeling, a way of life and something we take seriously. The Highlands creates exceptional senior living experiences by bringing care and compassion to each and every relationship. With living options to suit your specific needs and activities that you’re sure to love, this is what a vibrant, active community looks like. We believe you’ll be able to see yourself here. Welcome to the family. Keep Reading