Offering a continuum of care from in-home services to residential living,  Island Commons provides physical and social support while encouraging residents to participate in everyday decision making. 

Island Commons encourages residents to live with the least level of intervention and the highest level of independence, dignity and pride among friends, family and neighbors on Chebeague.

Our in-home care service, providing that little extra help with activities of daily living, allowing elders to remain safely at home for as long as possible.

Seven elderly or disabled adults may live at Island Commons in private or shared rooms with private lavatories, full use of wheelchair accessible living room, dining room, deck and kitchen.  Home-cooked meals are provided family-style, taking into account personal preferences.  Housekeeping, laundry and  household supplies are provided.  The resident, his/her family and physician determine individualized personal care.  Trained staff offer care, medication administration, on-Island transportation, group activities, individual activities, supervision and companionship to adults with varying levels of care needs within a multi-generational household.

Island Commons can accommodate two non-resident adults each day for health monitoring, rest, and personal care services in addition to a group program of meals, therapeutic activities, medication administration, supervision, and companionship.  This valuable program is available to any elder on Chebeague who wishes to spend a day with others, share a meal and participate in-group or individual activities.  Family members can go to the mainland for the day, knowing their loved one is safe, entertained and eating a home-cooked meal.

24-hour care is available for short terms, on a space available basis, to provide rest for family members caring for their elders at home.  Respite care recipients are provided with meals, assistance with activities of daily living, medication administration, group activities, on-Island transportation, individual activities, supervision and companionship.  As with long term residents, skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy services can be provided at the Island Commons by mainland home health agencies.  Respite care can be from one 24-hour day to weeks at a time.

Island Commons has a equipment closet available to the Chebeague Island Community. Have you ever needed crutches for a few days and ended up having to purchase them?  How about a walker or wheel chair?  Or an adjustable bed?  These items are surprisingly expensive.  That is why we have all these things and much more in our Loan Closet -- and we offer them at no charge.  This service is for everyone on Chebeague. 

HOW IT WORKS:  If you need something, simply call Island Commons (846-5610) and we’ll see if we have it.  You can keep the item for as long as you need it.

IF YOU HAVE MEDICAL ITEMS:  We accept donations.  It is what keeps the closet going!


Please contact our administrator, Amy Rich, at 207-846-5610 for current rate schedules.  Financial assistance for Chebeague Cares & Adult Day Services is available for qualifying individuals.  Rates for Residential Care are based upon an assessment of the individuals personal care needs.