Central Maine Healthcare offers many different long-term care living options, each suited to an individual’s medical needs and functionality. If you’re unsure which type of long-term care you or a loved one needs, here is a short guide differentiating between each type:
Assisted Living/Residential Care
Assisted living is what you may first picture when you think of residential care. Assisted living is for high-functioning people who need help with small tasks, like taking medication, grooming and eating meals. Outpatient therapy is also provided here. This is the right fit for men and women with simple medical needs but is not suited for those with complex medical needs. This includes people with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Offered at Bolster Heights and Rumford Community Home.
Memory Care is a specific type of Assisted Living for men and women living with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or other form of dementia. While it has many of the same amenities as Assisted Living and residents of both departments frequently socialize together, there are a few key differences. Our Memory Care provides a secured unit to provide a safe living environment for those who may be at risk of wandering. Our staff provide warmth and compassion to our residents here, and also reduce negative stimuli that may agitate or confuse people living with dementia. We also honor the “age-in-place” philosophy, meaning that when a resident experiences a decline in his/her physical abilities, we increase the amount of care provided by our staff and assist them to remain on the unit as long as it is safe to do so. Offered at Rumford Community Home.
We offer skilled rehab for short-stay patients (a few weeks to a few months) who are recovering from an injury, surgery, or short-term illness. Sometimes, these are hip or knee replacement patients, but often the cases are more medically complex. Skilled therapists provide individualized treatment plans to offer OT, PT, and speech therapy to maximize each person’s abilities and create a comprehensive discharge plan. If the patient is going home, we perform home evaluations, provide caregiver training, and referrals to home health care as needed. Offered at Rumford Community Home.
This is highest and most comprehensive level of care provided for residents who need significant assistance with mobility, self-care, and other day-to-day tasks. We provide OT, PT, and speech therapy in-house as needed when a person experiences a decline in ability, and our nurses and CNA’s provide restorative nursing programs to maintain each person’s level of function. We also have a fabulous activities program to make your time with us fun and enjoyable. Offered at Rumford Community Home.
No matter what type of care you or loved one needs, one thing remains the same between all our options: resident-centered care. We always listen to our residents and put their needs first, whether it pertains to your medical issues or simply an activity you’d like to see on our events calendar. We are here to help you enjoy your new residence and make sure you feel at home.
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