Services at Boardman Cottage

Boardman Cottage makes it possible for island elders to remain here on Islesboro with dignity and comfort as members of the island community.

Boardman Cottage provides residential care, respite care, hospice care, and adult day services.  Through Boardman Cottage staff, we also provide in-home services through Island Neighbors Home Care.

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Residential Care

The facilities accommodate eight adults in private rooms with private half baths and provide full use of the living room, dining room, porches and kitchen. Three home cooked meals a day are provided and served family-style, taking into account personal preferences. Housekeeping, laundry, and purchasing of household supplies is provided. Trained staff offers assistance with personal care, medication administration, transportation, activities, supervision and companionship to the residents.

Each resident is given an assessment to determine their personal care needs. Fees are based on the amount of assistance each resident requires. Assistance will be provided for each applicant in securing a funding source. The daily rate is $225.00-$280.00 a day. Boardman Cottage is a MaineCare provider.

Respite Care

Boardman Cottage also provides 24-hour care for short term stays, on a space-available basis.  This service can provide rest for family members caring for their elders at home.  Stays can consist of a few days or a few weeks.  Respite care plays an essential part in a caregiver’s health and could help delay a more permanent placement.

Respite care consumers are provided with meals, assistance with activities of daily living, medication administration, activities, transportation, supervision and companionship. As with long term residents, skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy services can be provided at Boardman Cottage by mainland home health agencies.

The rate for respite care is approximately $250 dollars per day depending of the amount of care required. MaineCare will cover this cost for those who qualify.

Hospice Care

Boardman Cottage staff is experienced in providing end-of-life care for Islesboro residents who want to stay on the island.  We also offer support for families and loved ones who want to be nearby.  Accommodation for islanders who are not residents of Boardman Cottage depends on the availability of a room.  The rate for hospice care is approximately $280 dollars per day, depending on the amount of care required.  Through Island Neighbors Home Care, our trained staff members are also able to help Islesboro residents living in their own homes.


If you have questions or would like to talk about your needs, please get in touch with Boardman Cottage Administrator Maura Michael:

Phone: 207-734-2100



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