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High View Rehabilitation & Nursing Center

517 Riverview Street

Madawaska, Maine 04756

Mission Statement

High View Rehabilitation and Nursing Center and its staff are committed to ensuring that the best possible care is given to you or your loved one. We endeavor to ensure that all aspects of your well-being are catered for, Mental, Physical and Spiritual, in a professional and safe environment.

Vision Statement

The vision of High View is to bridge the gap between hospital and home, and to serve as the home setting when a return to home is not possible.

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© 2019  High View Manor

Welcome Home to High View Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

High View Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is a skilled nursing and long-term care community offering 51 beds, 24-hour skilled nursing care, physical rehabilitation, stimulating activities and programs designed catering to the individual needs of each resident. High View also provides Respite and Adult Day/Evening Care for an unlimited amount of time.


Founded in 1979 by George and Ginnette Dugal in Madawaska, the community is home with a current total of 63 residents between our nursing facility and Riverview Terrace Apartments, nestled in a quaint residential neighborhood setting with a hilltop view of the St. John River and Canada in the heart of the St. John Valley.

Riverview Terrace Apartment Homes, a 12-unit independent living community offering single and double occupancy apartments also conveniently located on our campus in the heart of Madawaska, Maine in Aroostook County. Riverview Terrace Apartments is the perfect place to consider when you no longer want to worry about the burdens of living at home, but with the added security for emergency medical and non-medical situations.

Caring for one... that is love!

Caring for a hundred with compassion... that is nursing!

Why High View?


Experienced and Supportive

We understand that not one care plan fits all. Daily services can include anything from meal preparation, hygiene, cleaning, and supervision. We will take the time to get to know you and develop an individualized care plan that fits your specific needs.

Experienced Nursing Staff

Companionship is key to a trusted relationship with our caregivers.  We not only strive to help you with everyday tasks but want to develop a caring relationship with you. We provide one-on-one attention and care that cannot compare in other settings.


Respite and Adult Day/Evening Care

High View Rehabilitation and Nursing Center not only provides "Respite" care, but we have and exceptional and outstanding day and evening "Adult Care Center" program.  Respite Care allows caregivers at home to entrust the care of their loved ones in a temporary safe and trained medical environment while they take a break, rest themselves, go on a vacation.

Our "Adult Care Center" program allows seniors to come on an as needed basis, a few days a week or on a daily basis to not only interact and participate with our residents but to receive medication management and services as required by their physician.

Therapy Rehabilitation Support

Arthritis, physical disabilities, and age-related conditions are some of the few circumstances that prevent patients from caring for themselves. Our caregivers can assist you with daily tasks such as mobility, eating, and grooming as well as exercise and working with our on-staff therapist.

Care for Dementia Patients

Our experienced and highly trained caregivers provide the highest quality of care to both patients and their families. Our goal is to help individuals and their loved ones live happy and fulfilling lives through patience, quality care, medical and educational programs by helping families and our staff understand the needs of our residents during their stay at High View.

Excellent Healthcare

Your total wellness, physical, emotional and spiritual, is our number one priority. As part of our focus on successful aging through vitality, we offer complete continuum care including high-quality professional healthcare services and available skilled nursing care 24-hours a day, 7 days a week to all levels of living at High View.

How to apply for admission to High View Rehabilitation and Nursing.

A nursing home staff member will assist a family through the admission process, but it helps to be prepared. If your loved one is currently in the hospital, the first five items on this nursing home checklist will be taken care of by hospital staff. Otherwise, make an appointment with the primary care physician to discuss the following items to help prepare for the move to a nursing  home.

  • Physician’s Order for Admission to a Skilled Nursing Facility - A doctor needs to confirm that a patient needs to enter a nursing home for care. This order is similar to writing out a prescriptions.


  • Physician’s Order for Medications and Treatment - Your loved one will have a new physician and caregivers at the nursing home. To care for him or her, they will need orders from a primary care physician or hospital staff.  

  • Medical History and Physical - The nursing home’s attending physician needs up-to-date information on your loved one. The primary care physician should perform a physical and write up a current medical history.  

  • State-required Form - Every state has a required form-which goes by different titles-that certifies a patient meets state nursing home criteria. This means his medical needs can be fulfilled at a skilled nursing facility. Either the hospital or the primary care physician will fill out and sign this form. It can be obtained at any nursing home in the state where they will be receiving. (The hospital should also already have the form.) Because financial assistance is only granted if the patient meets state criteria for nursing home care, this form meets the first requirement for funding, before monetary need is ascertained.


  • Negative Tuberculosis (TB) Test or Chest X-Ray - TB is an airborne communicable disease. Nursing homes need to make sure their residents do not have or carry this disease.  

  • Completed Admissions Paperwork - Usually, paperwork can be filled out prior to or on the day of admission. Although nursing homes have different rules, most often these forms are filled out at the facility with a staff member. The patient (or agent) will sign her name several times after learning pertinent information. Because nursing homes are regulated by state and federal laws, the community needs written proof that the patient learned this information. Part of the paperwork gives the patient’s consent to be treated. As part of the application process your loved one may need to bring his or her social security card. 

  • Completed Financial Assessment - This step ensures that each patient has the means to pay for care. The patient or her family needs to disclose financial information (along with corroborating paperwork), including, but not limited to, answers to many questions.

High View Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

517 Riverview Street

Madawaska, Maine 04756


High View consistently maintains a 5 Star quality rating. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provides rating information on the Nursing Home Compare website to help individuals, family members, caregivers, and the public find and compare the quality of nursing homes more easily. We are very excited about this rating and proud of our team!