Respite Independent Living At Southern Harbor House

Southern Harbor House is pleased to offer short term independent living respite stays from one week up to four months based on availability. Respite residents will enjoy independent living services in one of Southern Harbor House’s state-of-the-art handicapped accessible private suites as well as the use of all Southern Harbor House’s sun filled living areas. Private suites may be shared by couples, relatives, or friends when occupancy levels permit.

Services include:

  • Furnished private suite (bedroom and 1/2 bath) with emergency call bell, linens, twin bed (queen or second twin bed provided for couple or second person), bedside table, lamp, easy chair, wardrobe, bookcase, refrigerator, and TV (cable subscription is $7.50/month)

  • Heat, air conditioning, and electric

  • Use of the private spa room (shower, walk-in tub, and emergency call bell)

  • Use of all common areas (sunroom overlooking Southern Harbor, living room, game/TV room, dining room, open kitchen, and front porch.)

  • Home cooked breakfast, lunch, and dinner served family style or, upon request, in your room

  • Washer and dryer available for independent use daily, or wash and fold service upon request

  • Daily housekeeping (bed linens are changed weekly or on request)

  • 24-hour staff availability for companionship, security, and emergency response

  • Social activities

  • Arrange or provide on-island transportation for medical needs

  • Arrange or provide off-island transportation for medical needs

  • Coordination of third-party services (medical or personal)

Respite residents and their families will also enjoy the security of knowing that Southern Harbor House provides significant life safety features including fire and smoke detection throughout, fire sprinklers in all rooms and closets, and an emergency generator. In addition, staff providing 24-hour services are all certified in first aid and CPR. Please note that Southern Harbor House is a smoke free environment. Residents or guest who smoke are asked to use designated areas on the grounds.

Dogs and cats are very welcome to join residents on approval. Other pets will be considered on request. Approval is on a case by case basis and requires demonstrated good behavior as well as a current good health and vaccination certificate from a veterinarian.

The rates for a respite stay are as follows. We offer both a full (standard) rate and rates adjusted for income. Income adjusted rates are based on generally accepted affordability guidelines for rent and food costs and will require income verification. Weekly rates are adjusted to absorb the costs associated with short stays.

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Rate/Occupancy Notes:

  1. For a second resident in a suite, add $500/month or $125/week.

  2. Private in-room landline phone service is available from two companies. Each charge a one-time connection fee of approximately $50 with monthly rate packages starting at approximately $30.

  3. Transportation for off-island medical appointments will be arranged or provided by Southern Harbor House. Respite/Independent Residents are responsible for associated ferry ticket costs.

  4. Individuals interested in an independent respite stay need to be assessed by the Southern Harbor House RN Consultant to determine if they qualify for Southern Harbor House’s independent living program.

  5. For approved pets a $50 security deposit is required. Weekly pet wear/tear rates not to exceed $20 per week may be applied and are the responsibility of the pet owner.

  6. For households with special circumstances and incomes below $15,000/year, please discuss potential rates with the administrator.

For more information or questions, please contact Administrator Lindsey Beverage by phone (207) 867-2345 or visit the CONTACT US page and type RESPITE LIVING in the subject box.