Senior Care

As we age, our health care needs can be more complex.

MaineGeneral offers a complete array of services to help with healthy aging and to deal with complex age-related problems. We're with you! We offer:

Quality of Care

We work with you as a team, and offer you the latest technology, procedures and expertise. We are proud of the level of excellence we provide.

Quality of care, however, involves more than technology and statistics. We go out of our way to make your experience as pleasant as possible, whether you are receiving services such as rehabilitation or considering one of our independent living communities.

It's our job - and privilege - to serve you.

Healthy Aging and Help with Age-Related Problems

You will find specialists in aging at Maine Dartmouth Geriatric Medicine and throughout our system who can evaluate and treat problems including:

  • Complex chronic medical conditions;
  • Depression;
  • Falls and unsteadiness;
  • Memory problems;
  • Poor nutrition; and
  • Problems with self-care.

We offer these services in the community and in our rehabilitation and long term care locations. We work closely with your primary care provider (PCP). When needed, your PCP can refer you to other services.

In the Hospital

A volunteer assists a patient through MaineGeneral's Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP)MaineGeneral offers you specialized care - Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) - to prevent you from experiencing a decline in your mental and physical functioning while you are hospitalized at MaineGeneral Medical Center.

Nationally each year, up to half of all hospitalized elders have a decline in both mental and physical function. This may lead to:

  • Falls or dizziness
  • Less independence
  • Malnutrition
  • More difficulty recovering from illness
  • New or increased confusion

HELP prevents delirium and decline by keeping hospitalized older adults oriented to their surroundings.

Volunteers will visit you twice a day to help you meet your needs for nutrition, fluids, relaxation and sleep, and keep you mobile within the limitations of your physical condition.

Members of the HELP team include:

  • A doctor and a nurse practitioner who specialize in caring for seniors
  • An elder life specialist and carefully trained volunteers who enjoy working with seniors
  • Nurses skilled in caring for seniors

Services may include therapeutic activities such as:

  • Companionship
  • Helping seniors choose food items, cut food, open cartons, etc.
  • Promoting relaxation to decrease anxiety and encourage sleep
  • Recreational activities to keep seniors mentally stimulated
  • Walking assistance to keep seniors moving while they're in the hospital. Volunteers may coach those unable to walk to complete simple exercises.

If you want to support this program by becoming a HELP volunteer, click here to learn more.

If you want to make a gift in support of this program, click here to learn more.

Alzheimer's Care

MaineGeneral offers highly skilled, compassionate care and other services for patients with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, and for their families.

These services include the Adult Day Program, "The Club": a program for people with dementia living at home and to support caregivers who work, tend to their own needs or simply to rest.

  • Hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Stimulating, friendly and secure environment

We have a special center in Gardiner that serves patients with both residential and day services: the Alzheimer's Care Center (click here to learn more). We also serve patients at our Glenridge facility in Augusta (click here to learn more about Glenridge).

Long Term Care Options

MaineGeneral Rehabilitation and Long Term Care (MGRLTC) provides quality health services to those requiring long-term and specialized care.

Our goal is to offer opportunities and choices that allow you or your loved one to live to your fullest potential.

Our facilities provide skilled rehabilitation care, assisted living, respite care and extended nursing care and dementia care at two Augusta sites, Glenridge and Gray Birch.

Rehabilitation Services

MaineGeneral Medical Center provides physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapies tailored to our residents' individual needs.

We work with our residents and their family members to promote therapy success and enhance quality of life.

Personal Services

We offer personal laundry service for residents' comfort and convenience. Telephone and cable television are available at an additional cost. We also have a well-equipped, in-house beauty shop for residents that is also popular with members of the community.

Physician Care

Every resident has a primary care physician who works with the entire health team in developing a plan of care. Access to physician care is immediately available.

Our medical director is a certified geriatrician who is available to our staff and residents' independent physicians for consultation.

Facilities

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 serves the children of MaineGeneral Health employees and others from the community.

Contact Us

For more information or to make an appointment, please call:

Alzheimer's Care Center: (207) 626-1770
Glenridge: (207) 621-4200
Gray Birch: (207) 621-7100

If you are interested in volunteering at our Rehabilitation sites, click here.

Additional Residential Options

Granite Hill Estates

For a retirement community offering independent living, assisted living and early to mid-state memory loss care, Granite Hill Estates in Hallowell has a variety of options. Click here to learn more about living at Granite Hill Estates.

Inn at City Hall

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 Inn sits on the banks of the Kennebec River in the heart of Augusta and is staffed and managed by MaineGeneral Rehabilitation and Long Term Care (MGRLTC).

Our around-the-clock staff checks with each resident regularly to ensure they receive the services and support they need.

We customize service packages to help each resident maintain independence and quality of life.

Services

  • Up to two nutritious meals every day
  • Basic housekeeping
  • Personal laundry
  • Help with daily activities, including dressing, bathing, etc.
  • Help with medications
  • 24/7 staff support
  • Social activities
  • In-house emergency call system
  • Help with weekly grocery shopping

Health Criteria

A MGRLTC staff member will assess each applicant to make sure he or she meets the medical qualifications for residency. To set up an appointment, please call (207) 623-0840, extension 100 or 101.

Financial Criteria

To qualify, a resident must have a limited annual income. A financial information application is required to determine yearly income and eligibility. Electricity, heat, water, sewer and central air conditioning are included.

To schedule a tour or receive more information and an application, please call Stewart Property Management at (207) 622-1014.

Contact Us

Alzheimer's Care Center
(207) 626-1770
toll-free 1-800-939-3333

Granite Hill Estates
1-888-321-1119

HELP (at Alfond Center for Health)
(207) 626-1150

The Inn at City Hall
(207) 623-0840

Maine Dartmouth Geriatric Medicine (primary care)
(207) 626-7400

MaineGeneral Rehabilitation & Long Term Care at Glenridge
(207) 621-4200

MaineGeneral Rehabilitation & Long Term Care at Gray Birch
(207) 621-7100