LONG-TERM & HOSPICE CARE

Long-Term Skilled Nursing Care

For more than 30 years, High View has been recognized as a leader in providing care for those individuals who can no longer be cared for at home or in an assisted living facility due to illness, frailty, or some other limitation. We offer personalized long-term care for residents who need 24/7 monitoring and medical support.

Our residents can be confident knowing they have assistance with daily activities such as bathing, getting dressed or eating and access to a bedside emergency call button.

 

Our long-term care services offer much more than just compassionate care. We strive to create a comfortable and engaging community with many of the comforts of home. We believe in quality care, kindness and enhancing the lives of every individual.

High View offers comprehensive long-term care services, including:

  • Therapeutic Recreation Programs and Activities

  • Dental and Eye Care

  • 24 Hour Skilled Nursing Care

  • Primary Care and Physician Services

  • Case Management

  • Nutrition Services

  • Family Counseling and Support Group

  • Social Services

  • Assistance with medication

  • Prepared meals daily

  • Assistance with arranging transportation

  • Medication management

  • Support with personal care

  • Hospice Care through Northern Light Home Care and Hospice.

 

Who benefits from a Long-Term Nursing Facility?

When your loved one or family member can no longer live on their own or their needs are beyond what a family member can provide, the decision to choose a setting where their loved one's unique needs can be met is an emotional and difficult decision to make. Know you are making the best decision for your loved one or family member.

 

High View is staffed with experienced and knowledgeable professionals who truly value the individuality and integrity of each resident for whom they care for.

 

The following factors may help determine if a loved one will benefit from skilled nursing care:

  • He or she requires daily assistance with eating, dressing, and self-care

  • He or she forgets to take medication or over-medicates

  • He or she behaves in ways that could cause harm or risk of injury

  • He or she wanders away from home or experiences frequent signs of memory loss

Our goal is always to provide the highest levels of skilled and compassionate care during a stay so our residents can transition to their new home as quickly as possible.

Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Long-Term Post-Hospital Rehabilitation

High View Rehabilitation and Nursing Center of Aroostook County in Madawaska, Maine, has been an exceptional community healthcare resource for many years, we exceed expectations in meeting the needs of individuals with Alzheimer’s or related dementia.

 

Our services are designed to provide a continuum of care, including short-term rehabilitative care following hospitalization, long-term skilled nursing care, and assisted living memory care.

 

Our staff of concerned and dedicated professionals is committed to helping everyone by providing support and guidance on an individualized basis. 

 

Whether you join us for a brief stay or call us your home, we want you to feel as comfortable as you would among family while receiving our services.

 

High View offers specialized services to meet the needs of individuals with a wide variety of dementia-related disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease.

 

Our center provides:

  • Secure Units

  • Specially Trained Staff

  • Wander Guard Security Systems

  • 24 Hour Skilled Nursing Care

  • Activity Programs

  • Therapeutic Recreation and Activity Programs

  • Nutrition and Medication Management

  • Family Counseling and Education

  • Adult Day/Night Care

  • Respite Care

Hospice Care

High View Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is partnered with a local hospice provider, Northern Light Home Care and Hospice,  to provide hospice care at our facility.

Our team, along with Northern Light Home Care and Hospice, will support your family, provide answers to all your questions, and facilitate the entire process so you can focus on enjoying valuable time with your loved one.

 

How does Northern Light Home Care and Hospice Care assist High View Rehabilitation and Nursing Center?

High View Rehabilitation and Nursing Center is partnered with Northern Light Home Care and Hospice, to provide Hospice Care and Services by helping those with a terminal diagnosis stay in your place of residence, surrounded by family and friends.

 

Northern Light Hospice Care program, along with our team of caregivers, provide compassionate end of life care and support in at High View Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Together, we work in partnership with residents and their families to coordinate a continuum of care based on residents’ unique needs and wishes allowing the resident to live as fully and comfortably as possible by giving not only compassion but allowing the resident to maintain dignity and independence to the greatest extent possible.

Hospice is a holistic approach to health care for those with a life-limiting illness. The goal of hospice is not to cure illness but to alleviate pain, control symptoms, focus on the quality of remaining life and provide spiritual, social, and emotional support for the resident and their family.

Hospice care focuses on comfort and symptom management. The team is comprised of resident-physician, medical directors, nurses, social workers, home health aides, chaplains, trained volunteers, and bereavement counselors and "Comfort Care". Hospice care does not try to hasten or delay passing away but rather focuses on comfort, relief from pain and time spent with loved ones.

 

These are some of the ways that hospice can help:

  • Pain Relief and Symptom Management

  • Counseling and Spiritual Support - Offering emotional support to individuals and their families.

  • Providing information about changes one might experience as the illness progresses

  • Guiding families in giving care and support to their loved one

  • Preventing hospitalizations with a hospice nurse available any time, day or night

  • Bereavement Services - Making bereavement support available to families in a variety of ways

  • 24/7 Nursing Care Services, Licensed Nurses and Professional Caregivers

  • Social Services

Anyone coping with a terminal diagnosis is welcome to inquire about hospice programs at any point. You do not have to wait until your doctor recommends hospice to learn about your options. 

 

Although many people believe that hospice care is designed to provide the necessary care for the final days of life, studies have proven that earlier engagement of hospice can extend life and improve quality of life as well. The most appropriate time to begin receiving hospice care is when the decision has been made to switch from curative treatments to comfort care. 

 

A hospice team can provide clinical, social, and emotional support to help clients make the most of each day. We will work closely with you and your family to provide assistance and support throughout the process.

 

Many patients qualify for hospice care under the Medicare or Medicaid Hospice Benefit, as well as private health insurance.

Northern Light Home Care and Hospice

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Listed below, you’ll find responses to several Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) which you might find enlightening. We are here to help, so please do not hesitate to get in touch with us to address any inquiries or concerns.

  • What is hospice care?

Hospice represents a compassionate approach to the end-of-life experience. It provides comforting care that emphasizes quality of life rather than finding a cure. Our main goal is to relieve pain and discomfort with efforts directed to the provision of support services for residents and their loved ones.

 

  • When is hospice care appropriate?

Hospice care is appropriate for terminal residents who decide that curative care is no longer feasible or desirable. To qualify for hospice, you must have two physicians certify that you have 6 months or less life expectancy, and you must elect to stop curative treatment. 

  • Does hospice care shorten life expectancy?

No. Studies have actually shown that providing residents with the comfort of hospice can actually increase life expectancy.

 

  • Does hospice care provide assistance for family members of patients?

Hospice provides support services for family members and friends during the resident care experience. Following this experience, support services are available to survivors for a period of up to 13 months.

Contact Us

 

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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