Decatur House represents the goals and dreams of Linda and Steve Austin to build and manage an assisted living residence on the Upper Cape. They didn’t build just an ordinary assisted living community 20 years ago, but they built one that offers residents a beautiful and intimate setting where their individual needs are met. The husband and wife team personally oversees each and every detail that is critical to the daily operation of a first-class assisted living residence.
They have made Decatur House’s goal into a reality: to be a one of a kind community that achieves excellence in elder residential care.
Steve and Linda have assembled an experienced and compassionate leadership team who are dedicated to providing quality service to residents and their families.
A note from our executive director:
Unity and a sense of family are not easily created in a large assisted living community. I’m pleased that we are small and unique. Residents aren’t invisible and are considered as part of our family. They get many hugs!
Our excellent food service is prepared by our experienced chefs daily. Everything is fresh, locally sourced and carefully cooked to perfection. We pick flowers from our beautiful gardens to adorn the dining room and common areas of the house. Our residents are coming and going all the time.
We provide a natural rhythm of life, it’s the lifestyle they remember. In some cases, residents have greater opportunities to be more active at Decatur House than they did at home. Socialization is important at any age.
We have made changes since we opened in 1999. Our high standards certainly haven’t changed, but we’ve met the changing needs of our residents. The residents who live here help to create the positive atmosphere of Decatur House. Warm and welcoming!
Flexibility is very important in the day to day operation of an assisted living. Because we are small, it’s easier to respond to the changing needs and interests of each resident. Families know that we advocate for their loved ones and that we have their best interests in mind.
Steve and I have been given the opportunity to do this work and we love it. Come and see for yourself what Decatur House offers.