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.
Starting July 13, we began allowing limited outdoor visits with residents and their loved ones. To protect the safety and health of all, we are requiring limits - listed below - and thank you for your patience. These guidelines have been developed following the Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and Maine Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) protocols for long term care facilities.
You must call and schedule your visit. To request a visit, please call:
Alzheimer’s Care Center: 626-1770
Gray Birch: 621-7130
Inn at City Hall: 623-0840
During your visit
- No more than two individuals are allowed per visit.
- All visitors must be screened for fever and respiratory symptoms. Anyone with a temperature of 100 degrees or greater or with respiratory symptoms will not be allowed to visit.
- You must wash your hands or use hand sanitizer.
- All individuals must be at least six feet apart during the visit.
- 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.
After your visit
- Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer.
- Watch for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 for two days after visiting the facility. If you develop symptoms, call us immediately.
Signs and symptoms of COVID-19 include
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
Read more about our COVID-19 policies here.
Free Event for Families with Loved Ones in Long-Term Care Facilities
The Maine Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is hosting a free Zoom presentation called Staying Connected While Apart.
The event is Thursday, Aug. 13 from 3:30 - 5 p.m.
Join this event to get answers to questions about precautions at long-term care facilities, visitation and how to take care of yourself during this challenging time.
You must sign up in advance.
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)
Residents also have access to ongoing community involvement, including monthly Grange suppers, visits and presentations by Scout troops, school children and other visitors.
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.
To learn more, please call Stewart Property Management at (207) 622-1014 or at their website.