MGRLTC at Glenridge

Resident-staff interaction at MaineGeneral Rehabilitation and Long Term Care at GlenridgeYou'll experience relationship-based, high-quality care whether you are in need of short- or long-term care.

We work with you and promote health and wellness by knowing your history, choices and goals.

You'll feel honored, respected and valued.

Mission and Vision

Our mission and vision is to enhance the health and care of older adults in the Kennebec Valley and to be the recognized resource and provider for individualized short-stay rehabilitation and options for elder living.

During COVID-19

On July 13, we restarted in-person visitations in a limited, safe way. We will be adding indoor visits starting Oct. 26. Learn more.

This has been a challenging time for all, and we know how especially hard it is for you with current restrictions. We want you to know how we are caring for your loved one during this time, and what we are doing to keep them safe.

Activities

Some of the activities and special ways we're caring for residents include:

  • Participating in Facetime with residents and family members.
  • Karoke Day every Friday.
  • Outdoor entertainment.
  • On Mother's Day we had glamour shots done and pictures were sent to family members.
  • On Father's Day we had Facetime with family members.
  • We had a lobster bake for July 4.
  • Scheduled van rides and stops for ice cream.
  • Activity staff hosted a hot dog and baked bean luncheon on the grill.
  • Daily hand hygiene with residents.
  • Our community care assistants have been doing one on one visits with residents.
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Infection Control

  • Employees are screened and masked before entering the facility.
  • Monitoring employees for illness, both COVID-19 and non-COVID-19-related.
  • Residents are screened for any illness/symptoms every shift.
  • Hand washing audits are randomly completed.
  • Education provided with proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) use.
  • Residents hand wash before and after meals.
  • Infection control experts from the hospital visit, observe and make recommendations to ensure we are compliant with CDC protocols.

The Department of Health & Humans Services conducted a Focused Infection Control/COVID-19 Survey on June 23 and found Glenridge in compliance with no deficiencies!

About Our Staff

Our staff is certified in several specialty areas, including:

  • Activities
  • Aging and diversity
  • Customer service
  • Dementia
  • Environment
  • Physiological journey of aging
  • Sexuality and sexual diversity
  • Spirituality and end-of-life care

Family Support Services

Family members are very important members of our caregiving team at Glenridge.

It's difficult to have someone else care for a loved one, so we try to continually improve our residents' quality of life and to assist family members during this difficult time.

Respite Care Program

Are you a caregiver? We take care of our community who lovingly take care of their relatives at home, but may need a break from time to time.

Our Respite Care Program provides loved ones with a safe and caring environment for a limited stay. This visit can range from a weekend to 30 days.

Team

The staff at Glenridge receives extensive training in caring for people with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. We update our training every year.

Staff include:

  • Registered nurses onsite 24/7
  • CNAs and primary nurses with dedicated assignments
  • Social workers experienced in helping families and residents
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapists with special training
  • Life-enhancing activities every day of the week
  • Dining services that are pleasant and nutritious meals
  • Laundry and housekeeping services

Facility

Glenridge is located on a quiet street on the east side of Augusta. The grounds are nicely landscaped to take advantage of our secluded, tree-lined site.

Our building is arranged to meet the special needs of people with dementia. Our residents live in one of three "neighborhoods" that feature a home environment with a soothing and calming atmosphere.

Glenridge is a secured facility to ensure the safety of our residents, but we offer plenty of areas for meaningful wandering, including a secured courtyard.

We have an enclosed atrium for outdoor activities and several solariums for family visits and social gatherings.

Comfort Care at Glenridge

We developed a five-bed comfort care wing at Glenridge to support patients who present at the hospital in their final weeks of life and choose or require specialty level support for end-stage illness in a nursing-supervised setting.

This wing is overseen by our Director of Palliative Care and patients are cared for by medical providers, nurses, aides and therapists who are specially trained in hospice and palliative care.

Comfort Care is compassionate, specialized and symptom-focused. It affirms life and regards disease progression as a natural process. Comfort Care provides a treatment option to patients and families as goals of medical care change from finding a cure to alleviating the burden of disease by maintaining or enhancing independence and health.

Volunteer Opportunities

We welcome volunteers at Glenridge and what they add to our residents' lives and our program. Volunteers can help in many ways, including:

  • Helping with activities or outings
  • Providing companionship to residents
  • Leading small discussion or activity groups
  • Coordinating projects
  • Providing entertainment

To learn more about volunteering at Glenridge, please call (207) 626-1243.

Contact Us

Alzheimer's Care Center: (207) 626-1770

MGRLTC Glenridge: (207) 621-4200

MGRLTC Gray Birch: (207) 621-7100