Lifetime care with compassion, respect and excellence.
The Deborah Lincoln House was established in 1903 as the result of a generous bequest of $9,000 from the estate of Mrs. Deborah W. Lincoln of Belfast. The home was opened the next year with 4 residents and a matron. It grew to 11 residents at one time but now is licensed for 6. In return for a contribution at the time of entrance to the home, the residents enjoy care, companionship and financial security. Originally named The Belfast Home for Aged Women, the name was changed to The Deborah Lincoln House in 1985.
The mission of the Deborah Lincoln House since 1903 is to provide elderly women lifetime care with compassion, respect and excellence. The care is to be given in a peaceful environment of friendliness and security, along with opportunities for personal growth and community involvement.
The Comforts of Home
The Deborah Lincoln House is located in a lovely old Victorian home situated on a quiet street in Belfast, Maine, a coastal town with a population of 6,600. There are six private bedrooms with private baths, a large living room with a television, computer, and electric fireplace, a dining room where all the meals are served, and a hair salon. The home is certified with the State of Maine as a Level III Residential Care Facility, governed by a Board of Directors, and licensed for 6 residents.
A peaceful environment of friendliness and security
Comfort and Privacy
Each resident has her own room and private bathroom. In her room she may have a radio, television, sewing machine, or any other personal device. A walk-in whirlpool bathtub is available to all residents.
Housekeeping and laundry services are provided. A cosmetologist comes in to the beauty salon weekly to provide the opportunity for hair care and manicures/pedicures.
All residents will have their meals served in the dining room unless they have a temporary illness, in which case the meals will be taken to their rooms. Three meals daily are provided in the dining room. Varied nutritious, well-balanced meals are prepared. Snacks are available between meals.
A large pleasant living room furnished with easy chairs is available to all residents. Here the residents may visit with each other, watch television, play cards, do puzzles, read, or other pastimes as desired. A daily newspaper, magazines, and games are provided. A computer with WI-FI is available for anyone to use.
Residents are encouraged to remain active in the community by attending the local churches, visiting with friends or relatives, going out for walks and shopping, and participating in local functions. Some of our ladies continue to volunteer in the community and take classes at the Senior College at The University of Maine Hutchinson Center, The House owns a van and provides transportation for appointments, classes, entertainment, and other events. Outings are planned and local groups are invited to the house to provide entertainment.