Skilled Nursing Care at The Cedars

“You do a wonderful job caring for my mother. I recommended The Cedars to our family because I felt you offered the best long-term skilled nursing care in Portland. Now I know you do.” – C.H., Portland ME

Where can you find truly compassionate care for seniors? The award-winning Skilled Care Center at The Cedars in Portland, Maine, has provided the very best skilled nursing care for seniors for over 85 years. Our seniors live with dignity, as independently as possible, in a senior living residence that feels like home. Our seniors thrive in a close-knit community that fosters independence and physical, intellectual and social engagement with their peers in independent living, our rehabilitation center and assisted living.

Located just minutes from Portland, Maine’s vibrant cultural center, The Cedars senior living community sits on a private 11-acre campus in a beautiful natural setting. The Skilled Care Center, our award-winning skilled care facility for seniors, is the very heart of our senior living community.The Skilled Care Center’s upscale common areas, thoughtful amenities and cutting-edge medical care set it apart from other elder nursing homes, as does its close connection to our other senior living options: independent living, assisted living and our senior rehabilitation center. By offering the full continuum of care in one location, couples and friends stay connected even if they need different levels of assistance.

Our highly trained, dedicated staff provides 24-hour nursing promoting the physical, emotional, spiritual and social well being of each senior who calls The Cedars home. Your family, doctors and our staff will work with you to create your own personalized wellness plan. Because we established caregiving Neighborhoods in The Skilled Care Center, you will feel comfortable making decisions about your care and you will always receive that care from trusted, familiar faces.

We encourage your friends and family to stay actively involved in your care, through conferences with staff and through social events and gatherings. Families enjoy sharing a delicious meal in the Dining Room, or treating you to massage therapy, spa services or an afternoon of pampering in our full service salon. Wireless computer/Internet access keep you engaged and connected to friends and family. Easily accessible outdoor recreational and gardening patio areas, a well-stocked library, comfortable lounge areas, a wheelchair accessible van, and optional daily newspaper service also keep you active and engaged.

Our seniors attend educational seminars, go on shopping excursions or restaurant outings with friends, host celebrations of special occasions and holidays in our Private Dining Room, help direct their care through Resident Council, enjoy afternoon cocktail parties, participate in an intergenerational volunteer program, and much more. And why not? Seniors at The Skilled Care Center at The Cedars enjoy the very best medical care and all the comforts of home.

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Dr. Richard Marino, of Maine Medical Partners Geriatrics and Medical Director at The Cedars, was chosen in Down East Magazine’s “Maine TopDocs Physician Survey 2014” as the top physician providing Geriatric Services in the State. The physicians who made the list were chosen through a peer review in which Maine doctors were asked the question: If you or a family member had a problem in the following areas, who would you select as the best specialist in Maine?

Providing medical care to our patients and residents in the Rehabilitation Center, Skilled Care Center, and the Osher Inn Assisted Living at The Cedars, Richard T. Marino, Jr., MD, is a board certified physician with twelve years of experience and specialties in Family Practice and Geriatric Medicine.

“Dr. Marino is all about quality,” says Angie Hunt, Chief Operating Officer at The Cedars. “He’s affiliated with Maine Medical Center, he’s committed to evidence-based practice and he shares our unwavering commitment to putting patients first. He’s the perfect partner for us. When it comes to our seniors, he will not compromise.”

After earning his undergraduate degree and medical degrees from Boston University, Dr. Marino completed his residency at the Maine Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program where he served as Co-Chief Resident. Additionally, he completed his specialty in geriatrics at the Maine Medical Center Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program at the Maine Medical Center.

Dr. Marino is a member of the American Geriatrics Society, American Medical Directors Association and American Academy of Family Physicians. He serves as a faculty member for the Maine Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program and the Geriatric Fellowship Program. His primary interest is in working with geriatrics and nursing home residents.