Welcome to The Beacon Project,
the central island resource for eldercare needs in Islesboro, Maine.
Founded in 2003 with a mission to make it possible for our elders to remain here on Islesboro with dignity and comfort as members of our island community, we built and began operating Boardman Cottage, an assisted living home for eight residents, in the summer of 2005.
A resident at Boardman Cottage is free from anxiety about food shopping, snowy sidewalks, transportation to doctors’ appointments and housekeeping. Boardman Cottage also offers hospice care, respite care and opportunities for temporary stays for short-term needs.
We are very proud of our staff of caregivers and grateful for their dedication to high standards, quality care and personal attention. Most are island residents, and many came to Boardman Cottage with no prior experience. Employees receive CPR and first aid training and complete a program to qualify as Certified Residential Medication Aides. Added training and experience increase their compensation and long-term employment prospects. We offer part-time positions or full-time employment with benefits.
As a MaineCare provider, Boardman Cottage does not earn enough revenue to cover its operating costs. To offset this deficit, The Beacon Project raises funds through donations, various fundraising events, a furniture market, and sales of calendars and other products. We also apply for foundation grants. The Islesboro community supports Boardman Cottage both financially and through many volunteer activities.
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