Long Term Care Options
MaineGeneral Rehabilitation and Long Term Care (MGRLTC) serves Kennebec Valley's rehabilitation and nursing needs.
We provide quality health services for those who require long-term and specialized care.
We offer your loved one opportunities and choices that allow them to live to their fullest potential.
Our facilities provide skilled rehabilitation, assisted living, respite care, long term nursing home care and specialized dementia care at two Augusta sites. Please click here to learn more: Glenridge and Gray Birch. An additional facility, the Alzheimer's Care Center in Gardiner, serves individuals with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.
A special message to families of our Long Term Care residents during COVID-19
All of us remain committed to protecting and caring for your loved one. We are family, and we are here for you.
We are pleased to again be offering indoor visitation at our four Long Term Care Facilities. All our facilities have worked diligently to assure all residents have been given the opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and booster.
Before Your Visit:
- While not required, we strongly encourage visitors to be tested for COVID-19 on your own 2-3 days before visiting.
- MaineGeneral Health encourages all visitors to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
During your visit
- Facilities may limit the number of visitors at one time due to social distancing. In semi-private rooms, visitors may be limited to two guests at one time.
- Facilities may have outdoor space or designated indoor visiting areas, that may allow for more than 2 visitors at a time.
- All visitors must be screened for vaccination, fever and respiratory symptoms at the time of visit. No visitors will be allowed with a temperature over 100 degrees or with respiratory symptoms.
- You must wash your hands or use hand sanitizer.
- Limit your contact with others in the facility. Restrict your visit to the resident’s room or other designated locations. Do not visit with other residents in the hallway or common areas.
- All individuals must wear a face covering at all times during the visit. Your loved one will be encouraged to wear a face covering if they can tolerate it.
- Any child at a visit must be supervised at all times, maintain social distancing, and wear a face covering. Children under the age of two are not required to wear a face mask.
- Pets may be allowed in some facilities. Please let staff know prior to your visit if you plan on bringing a pet.
After your visit
- Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer often.
- Monitor for symptoms of COVID-19: fever, sore throat, cough, difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle aches, unusual headache, new loss of taste or smell, congestion other than allergies, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. If you develop these symptoms, please contact your primary care provider.
- If you test positive for COVID-19, or develop symptoms of COVID-19 within the three days after your visit, please contact our facility immediately.
- For the safety of our residents, we strongly encourage visitors to be fully vaccinated. Please see a staff member if you would like information about receiving the COVID-19 vaccination.
Offsite visitation is available for residents and their families. Please contact the long-term care facility to discuss.
MaineGeneral Medical Center professionals provide onsite physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapies tailored to our residents' needs.
We work with the family, as well as residents, to assist in the rehab process.
Residents have access to personal laundry service. Telephone and cable television are available at an additional cost. We have a well-equipped, in-house beauty shop for residents that is also popular with members of the community.
Every resident has access to medical staff who work with the entire team in developing a comprehensive plan of care. Medical staff are available onsite Monday through Friday for immediate access and on call nights and weekends for emergencies.
Our medical directors specialize in geriatric medicine and rehabilitative and long term care medicine. The medical team provides a comprehensive admission assessment as well as ongoing evaluations during the resident's stay. If/when a resident is ready for discharge, a thorough transfer of care summary is provided to the patient's primary care provider to ensure the smoothest transition possible.
Licensed professionals provide nursing care around the clock. This group includes certified nursing assistants, medication technicians, licensed practical nurses and registered nurses.
All of these staff members have specific training in skilled rehab and nursing care.
Continuing education keeps our staff up to date on the latest information in the field of geriatric rehabilitation and dementia care.
You'll find the skill and knowledge that are vital to quality care, as well as compassion and empathy. Individualized attention and understanding are so important to the resident-nurse relationship.
Our social workers are experienced professionals who advocate, care for and understand the special needs of those who need rehabilitation or long-term care.
Often, our social workers are a resident's and family's first contact with us. They remain connected with you and your loved one throughout their stay with us. Social Services identifies and meets each resident's needs while serving as a liaison between the resident, family and staff.
The Social Services department coordinates discharge planning, taking individual and family needs into consideration. This process often includes referrals to community agencies.
Our facilities are modern, well-maintained and in quiet areas away from urban Augusta. We manage each facility individually to maintain a familiar, personal atmosphere.
Each building is very spacious, with large dining and activity rooms and individual day rooms. Most of our resident rooms are semi-private, though some private rooms are available. We encourage residents to personalize their rooms with pictures and small items from home.
Our Glenridge site also hosts the Early Learning Center, which provides infant, toddler and preschool care for children of MaineGeneral Health employees.
Activities are an essential part of residential life at MaineGeneral Rehabilitation & Long Term Care.
Our certified activity coordinators and their assistants evaluate individual needs, then develop activities on a group or individual level to meet residents' abilities and interests.
We have a wheelchair-accessible activity van so residents can go out to lunch, visit museums, go fishing or participate in various community events. Other activities include:
- Craft activities
- Discussion groups
- "Gerobics" (exercise for the elderly)
- Church services
Please make an appointment with our Social Services department to visit with us and tour our facilities. Our social workers will discuss opportunities and choices that may fit your individual needs.
The state of Maine requires every individual who enters a nursing facility to be evaluated by a registered nurse assessor to determine the right level of care. Our social workers will help you with that process.
Once you decide to apply for admission, a social worker will discuss financial concerns with you.
Following admittance, our interdisciplinary team (IDT) develops a plan of care along with the resident's primary physician. The IDT consists of the resident, family members, a social worker, a dietitian, nursing staff and the facility's activity coordinator.
Discharge planning begins upon admission. For all residents, we focus on restorative measures.
When discharge is appropriate, we work that goal into the plan of care. For more information or to make an appointment, please call us.
The Inn at City Hall in Augusta offers an affordable place to live for individuals who need daily assistance but are not yet ready to give up their independence.
The historic Augusta City Hall building was restored and renovated into 31 assisted-living apartments with unique features preserved throughout the building.
Around-the-clock staff checks with each resident regularly to ensure they receive the services they need.
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