Resident Life Transitions

The Resident Life Transitions series was created for residents’ benefit at the request of the OceanView Resident Assistance Fund with help from Marketing, Wellness, and Activities staff members.

Part One: Transitioning to Assisted Living

Part One: Planning for Assisted Living” was presented on November 10, 2022, and filmed for public viewing. “Planning for Assisted Living” covers all the topics residents should be thinking about in case their independent situation should change and they want to take advantage of their priority access to Falmouth House Assisted Living or Legacy Memory Care.

Topics covered include:

  • Continuum of Care – OceanView’s Wellness Manager/Resident Advocate
  • Reasons to Start the Discussion
  • What’s Best for the Resident?
  • In-Home Care or Assisted Living?
  • Couples: Just One or Both?
  • Assessments
  • Services, Costs & Financial
  • How OV Sells Your Current Apartment or Cottage

Learn more about Falmouth House Assisted Living and Legacy Memory Care.

Part 2: Planning for End of Life

“Part Two: Planning for End of Life” was presented on Thursday, December 8, 2022 and was filmed for future viewing. “Planning for End of Life” includes topics regarding the many decisions to consider in advance of our end-of-life journeys.

Part Two was primarily presented by Tess Coate, RN, OceanView’s Wellness Director, who discussed:

  • Thinking ahead about in-home care
  • Palliative versus hospice care
  • The Maine Death with Dignity Act passed in 2019
  • Organ/tissue donation
  • Funeral preparation
  • Insurance/costs
  • Obituaries
  • And most importantly, how to communicate and make sure your wishes are known and recorded

If you would like to receive the handouts from the presentation, please contact Dawn Wheeler at

Part 3: Essential Documents for End-of-Life Planning

Part Three: Essential Documents for End-of-Life Planning” took place on Thursday, January 12th, 2023. It was presented by Elder Law Attorney Kate Geoffroy.

The presentation reviewed the components for each document so that your affairs will be handled well and in accordance with your wishes. There was a focus on new laws that may affect your plans or afford opportunities to refine your wishes.

The OVRAF has worked with Marketing, Wellness, and Activities to bring the third and final of these presentations to all OceanView and Cumberland Crossing residents. Parts I and II were recorded and are available to view here on the Portal and on YouTube.

We hope you found this series informative!