Seaside Skilled Rehabilitation Center Services
Physical, Occupational, Speech Therapy
Seaside Skilled Rehabilitation Center is one of Maine’s most respected providers of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapies. Our therapists and practitioners are experienced, well-trained, fully licensed, and dedicated to mastering the newest and most advanced techniques in these dynamic and evolving disciplines. Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy is available to residents seven days a week.
Physical Therapy: The Seaside Skilled Rehabilitation Center team of physical therapists are trained in the latest techniques to improve mobility, strength and endurance. Our services cover a range of needs including rehabilitation after orthopedic/joint replacement, recovery from major surgery or medical illness, and significant neurological events. Our facilities feature a specially equipped rehab gym with advanced equipment to monitor and enhance the rehabilitation process
Occupational and Speech Therapy: Occupational and Speech therapies at Seaside Skilled Rehabilitation Center aim to restore optimal levels of independence, productivity and communication. These treatments are often required for those recovering from stroke, major surgery, and those living with physical or emotional disabilities. Our therapists work to improve basic motor functions, reasoning and cognitive skills, and self expression with patients of all ages.
Wound Care Specialty
Seaside Skilled Rehabilitation Center has a Certified Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse for our residents that was trained at Maine Medical Center and is available for consults throughout the week. We care for a wide variety of wounds including pressure injuries, diabetic ulcers and venous stasis ulcers. Our staff nurses are also trained in multiple types of dressings, including negative pressure wound therapy. Seaside Skilled Rehabilitation Center contracts with Advantage Wound Care to provide professional bedside surgical wound care within the nursing home by a surgeon or nurse practitioner/physician assistant. We also provide comprehensive wound care services, from nutrition to therapies, to support surface systems (example: low air loss mattress). Seaside Skilled Rehabilitation Center focuses on providing in house wound care for it’s patients, rather than transporting them to wound care clinics. Our wound care team will take care of all your wound, ostomy, and continence needs.
On-Site Daily Physician Services
Seaside Skilled Rehabilitation Center has the unique advantage of being located in the health care nexus of Maine, the Greater Portland area. Our association with Maine Medical Partners–Maine’s largest multi-specialty medical group–gives us access to the finest practitioners and specialists in the state. Maine Medical Partners is affiliated with Maine Medical Center, one of the country’s consistently highest rated hospitals. Physician services are available on-site at Seaside Skilled Rehabilitation Center every week, Monday through Friday.
24/7 RN Coverage
The nursing staff at Seaside Skilled Rehabilitation Center is the embodiment of our caring spirit. These experienced health care professionals have dedicated their careers to our patients and residents, many serving with us for over 20 years. Our nurses have an ongoing commitment to education and training, to provide services that meet the highest contemporary standards in all of our areas of practice. And while other institutions increasingly rely on staff with lower levels of training, Seaside Skilled Rehabilitation Center offers 24/7 care from fully licensed Registered Nurses.
Licensed Social Workers for Support
The circumstances that bring patients to our care have an impact on the entire family; physical, emotional, financial and spiritual. The need for rehabilitation and ongoing health care raises so many difficult questions. What is the road to recovery or resolution? How will it be paid for? How will life be different? Seaside Skilled Rehabilitation Center provides Licensed Social Workers to help the whole family navigate these life transitions. Social workers help the family coordinate care and services, provide vital education regarding treatment, offer counseling to help cope with the stress of care giving, and advocate on behalf of the family with service providers. At Seaside Skilled Rehabilitation Center, we want families to know that they are not alone, and that the help they also need is right here.
Seaside Skilled Rehabilitation Center provides short term and long term care for dialysis patients. The clinical staff is well-trained to provide professional services to patients who require this level of expertise. We provide a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach to care in conjunction with the dialysis centers of Cumberland County. Our physicians and physician extenders coordinate with Nephrologists at the dialysis center to ensure patient safety. They monitor and adjust treatments as needed.
Orthopedic & Joint Replacement Care
Effective post-acute care for orthopedic surgery and joint replacement is a vital part of the recovery process. The quality of care and therapy in this phase is crucial to the ultimate success of the procedure. Seaside Skilled Rehabilitation Center offers unparalleled rehabilitation and follow-up care for those undergoing these surgeries. Our integrated team of physicians, nurses, physical therapists and social workers work to restore our patients to the highest level of mobility and independence in the shortest possible time. Our newly renovated Short Stay Unit is specifically designed to cater to the comfort of patients after orthopedic surgery and joint replacement, and our fully equipped rehab and exercise facilities are integral to effective and efficient treatment. At Seaside Skilled Rehabilitation Center, our goal is to provide a fast and successful transition between hospital and home.
Oxygen therapy can play a crucial role in treatment for respiratory distress and disease, trauma, acute myocardial infarction, and in short-term recovery needs such as post-anesthesia care. Skilled, fully certified oxygen services are simply beyond the scope of many rehabilitation and post-acute care facilities. At Seaside Skilled Rehabilitation Center, our expertly trained, fully-licensed staff provides safe and effective oxygen services, under the careful supervision of attending physicians. Our oxygen services are a perfect example of the advanced technical capabilities that make Seaside Skilled Rehabilitation Center stand apart.
Seaside Skilled Rehabilitation Center offers safe, effective and professional IV therapy on-site. IV services are an essential part of providing an effective bridge between hospital and home, and an increasingly important component of long-term care. Our nurses and specialists are fully certified in this critical therapy, a level of expertise rarely found outside of the hospital setting. IV therapy at Seaside Skilled Rehabilitation Center is one of the many ways we provide a welcome alternative to the acute care setting.
The road to recovery from stroke can be demanding, and the choice of a rehabilitation facility is critical in ensuring optimum restoration of capabilities and independence. Seaside Skilled Rehabilitation Center offers state-of-the-art care for recovery from stroke-related disabilities. Our team provides a coordinated approach to maximize results. Our Occupational Therapy staff helps patients restore daily activities, such as dressing and personal hygiene. The Speech Therapy team helps restore critical abilities of communication, expression and comprehension, along with judgment, reasoning and problem solving. The Physical Therapy team helps restore mobility, strength and range of motion. Our goal is nothing less than the fullest possible recovery, and the best possible life going forward.
Food & Nutrition
At Seaside Skilled Rehabilitation Center, food and nutrition is not an afterthought. It’s a vital component in the health and well-being of our patients and residents. Our expert nutrition team balances the therapeutic requirements of diet with need for individual satisfaction. We recognize that meals should not only meet a medical requirement, but be rich and rewarding as well. The Seaside Skilled Rehabilitation Center staff features a consulting registered Dietitian, and full-time registered and licensed Dietetic technicians. Our services include individualized meal planning, diet education, comprehensive nutritional assessments, and 24/7 meal services.
Cardiac Care Services
In January 2016, Seaside became the premier facility for a pilot of Maine Health’s Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) protocol. Heart failure is one of six conditions measured by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for the Hospital Re-admissions Reduction Program (HRRP). Under HRRP, hospitals can face monetary penalties for excess hospital readmission rates for conditions such as heart failure. Through the CHF protocol, Seaside is able to assist in providing standardized care across the health care continuum, with the goal being improved quality of life and decreased hospital re-admissions. Six months after the pilot, Seaside achieved a readmission rate of 4%, with the national average being 20%.
Seaside staff are well versed in heart failure and are proud to list cardiac services as one of our specialty programs. Skilled rehabilitation patients with heart failure receive daily monitoring as well as frequent education from nursing, therapy, and dietary staff. Seaside offers a one-hour, comprehensive cardiac education class for both patients and families. We look forward to assisting patients with heart failure in reaching their highest level of function!