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Where to Begin

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Learn more about what you need to prepare before searching for an assisted living environment.

The Chapman House Mission

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The Chapman House is an organization dedicated to providing care to senior ladies who need assistance with tasks of daily living. The Chapman House is a home that promotes an atmosphere of caring, respect, and security through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for everyone. The Chapman House staff is committed to serving residents in a professional manner and with the confidence of our Board of Directors.

Things to Consider

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Prior to scheduling a tour, take a look at the items below and start to make a list of questions you have for our team at The Chapman House.

Advanced Directives

When you are researching an assisted living option, care providers will ask if you have any voiced directions regarding end-of-life services and care. Please be prepared to present a copy of any written directives you may have to ensure your wishes are carried out.

Medical History

Scheduling a tour with us is a perfect way to evaluate your fit with the atmosphere of the Chapman House and the staff’s ability to provide care. At the time of an inquiry or tour, a few brief questions regarding your medical history will need to be answered. By visiting the Chapman House, you and the staff can also appraise your functional abilities (i.e., walking, sitting, standing) and assure that you would be content and safe in the culture of the environment.

Personal Items

You will need to inquire about what personal items are needed and may want to tour to see a potential room. Viewing the room will enable you to decide what furnishings you want to bring. You may also ask about the resident trust account, a small savings within the building for safe keeping of cash. Providing copies of insurance cards allows for providers, such as the pharmacy, to bill for services efficiently.

Financial Portfolio

Your financial documents should be reviewed to ensure that an adequate analysis of payment resources can be completed. Though you may have Maine State Mainecare/Medicaid at home, you MUST reapply for long-term care Maine State Mainecare/Medicaid when pursuing an assisted living arrangement. Assets are considered and you MUST be below the allocated asset limit. Further information can be retrieved regarding criteria on The State of Maine website or by calling the Department of Health and Human Services. If you are planning to pay out of pocket, you should ask questions regarding daily rates and what services/amenities those rates include. Payments for assisted living services are made on a monthly basis.

Make Your Physician Aware

The care providers of the assisted living establishment will need to acquire information from your primary care physician to provide accurate care. If you are applying for long-term care Maine State Mainecare/Medicaid, your physician will need to request a Maximus Assessment. This assessment qualifies the level of care that is necessary to meet your daily needs, as well as secures coverage through long-term care Maine State Mainecare/Medicaid if you are applying. There is a medical requirement through the Maine State Mainecare/Medicaid system along with the financial component.

I have been a resident at The Chapman house for about a year and a half. I like the spacious rooms. One of the highlights here is the outdoor patio that opens up into a courtyard with a paved walking path leading to a gazebo. While walking the path, I enjoy the beautiful shrubs and flowers. The Chapman House provides a pleasant atmosphere, and the meals are delicious. I have the freedom to participate in activities that I choose.

Vivian F., Chapman House Resident

A Community to Call Home

Interested in learning more about The Chapman House? Request a brochure to find out more and then reach out to schedule a tour.