Senior Services

Our comprehensive offerings for seniors provide healthcare, housing and lifestyle options to suit your needs and provide peace of mind, both now and in the years to come.

SKILLED NURSING & REHABILITATION
skilled_rehabThe Knox Center and Quarry Hill both offer state-of-the-art skilled (short-term) nursing care and rehabilitation, designed to help you continue in your recovery after hospitalization from surgery, stroke, or another medical illness. In skilled care, our goal is to restore your health, vitality, strength, and spirit so you can get back to the things you need and want to do as quickly as possible.

Our skilled care centers feature the services of an onsite physician, 24-hour licensed nursing care, as well as rehabilitation services including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy (including swallowing), respiratory therapy, and restorative therapies. This group of clinicians works closely with the Social Services, Activities, and Dining Services teams to carry out the plan of care established by your physician.

RETIREMENT & ASSISTED LIVING
1204_pondQuarry Hill is Midcoast Maine’s premier extended-care community, offering a full spectrum of retirement living choices for adults 55 plus, including independent and assisted living, as well as short- and long- term nursing care and rehabilitation.

Independent Living – Cottage Homes and Apartments
Assisted Living – Traditional Care and Specialized Assisted Living for individuals with memory loss.
For more information, visit www.quarryhill.org or call 207-230-6100.

LONG TERM CARE

The Knox Center and Quarry Hill both offer compassionate long-term nursing care services delivered by highly trained professionals. The Knox Center also provides specialized long-term care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of memory loss.

SENIOR SERVICES PHYSICIAN PRACTICE

Yes, There Is a Doctor in the House!

Pen Bay’s Senior Services Physician Specialist (SSPS) and nurse practitioner are dedicated exclusively to caring for the residents of Pen Bay Healthcare’s two senior communities— Quarry Hill and The Knox Center. We are proud to be the first organization in Maine to offer this innovative service to our residents.

richard_j_kahnMeet the Doctor

Respected internist Dr. Richard Kahn is Pen Bay Healthcare’s Senior Services Physician Specialist. Dr. Kahn completed his undergraduate studies at Rutgers University and received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. He has served the midcoast community since 1972.

sandra_cadwellMeet the Nurse Practitioner

Nurse practitioner Sandra Cadwell, ANP, BC, has devoted much of her career to caring for older adults. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern Maine and holds a master’s degree in primary care nursing from Simmons College. She is currently working toward a doctorate in nursing.

Key Benefits

What will it mean to you to have access to an onsite Senior Services Physician Specialist and nurse practitioner?

Consider these advantages:

    • Choice. Residents may elect to see the SSPS or any primary care physician of their choosing.
    • Convenience. In any kind of weather—fair or foul—patients of our onsite physician rest easy, knowing they have access to medical attention when they need it, without having to leave the facility.
    • Cost containment. Controlling healthcare costs benefits everyone—and savings, in the form of improved efficiency, fewer avoidable hospitalizations, and reduced transportation costs, are the icing on the physician-specialist cake.
    • Expedient care. Having an onsite physician practice bypasses common economic and logistical obstacles that make it difficult for many primary care providers to visit their patients in a nursing facility. As a result, nursing-care residents who choose the SSPS option while at Quarry Hill may enjoy more frequent visits with the doctor and a swift response to emergent medical concerns.
    • Reduced hospitalizations. Timely attention from an onsite physician means fewer avoidable hospitalizations.
    • Unified care. SSPS patients benefit from our team approach. From the doctor to the nurses to the therapists, all perspectives are considered in developing each person’s individualized care plan and in making sound medical decisions.