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A Bold View: A Spectacular House Party Sends an Important Message About Home

 

A thrilling view of the Maine coast—and a thought-provoking point-of-view on aging—captivated guests at The Cedars End-of-Summer Cocktail Party, hosted by Marjorie and Robert Ory on September 27.

 

THE ORYS, LONGTIME FRIENDS OF The Cedars, divide their time between Boston and a stunning oceanfront home in Kennebunkport. In 2003, when Marge’s mother became a resident at The Cedars, they became strong supporters of our innovative programs.
Knowing that the Grow Bold With Us campaign is poised to transform not only The Cedars … Read more here.

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Tips for a Successful Return Home: Rehabilitation at The Cedars

Exercise BikeAre you anticipating a rehabilitation stay in the new future?  Whether you have an upcoming surgery scheduled, or you or a loved one is experiencing an unexpected rehabilitation stay, here are a few tips that may help your return home easier.

1. Expect things to be different.  Recovery can take a while and in some cases you may need to make modifications around the house or get extra assistance from caregivers. Recognizing that these adjustments will ultimately result in a safer and more comfortable living environment may relieve some of the stress associated with the transition.
Start planning early. If you think you’ll need to make some changes around the house, or … Read more here.

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Healing Leads to a Homecoming: The Skilled Care Center at The Cedars Retirement Community

The PochebitsWHEN Mary Carol Pochebit began experiencing increasingly severe medical and mobility issues, she and her husband, John, faced a difficult choice. They wanted to stay together in the home they had shared for over 50 years. But Mary Carol needed more assistance with the activities of daily living than John could provide, and more acute medical care than she was eligible for at home.

“We have a big, close family,” John explains. “But only one of my sons lives close by. I couldn’t even get Mary to her doctor appointments without calling him.”

Like many seniors, the Pochebits had many apprehensions and misconceptions about … Read more here.

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The Cedars Thanks Our Nursing Assistants

CNA Day“They’re the backbone of our healthcare at The Cedars,” Chief Operating Officer Angie Hunt explains, pictured here with CNA April McDonald.  “We wouldn’t be where we are as an organization today without them.”

At last week’s ‘CNA Day” celebration, Angie was extolling the tremendous value that our Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA’s) bring to The Cedars.  These men and women,  several who have been working with The Cedars for greater than ten years, provide the daily support and care to our residents living at our Skilled Care and Rehabilitation Centers as well as The Osher Inn, assisted living at The Cedars. Angie continued, “They provide excellent care and are the most kind and compassionate people … Read more here.

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A Vision of Health: Dynavision 2 at The Cedars Rehabilitation

Dynavision 2“The Dynavision can be used by all three of our rehabilitation disciplines … it really helps motivate everyone.” – HEIDI GRAF

The Dynavision 2 is a cutting-edge therapeutic tool designed to improve the visual and motor skills of professional athletes.  It builds strength, balance and range of motion, decreases reaction time and sharpens cognition.

Today, you’ll find a Dynavision in over 1,000 hospitals and athletic departments nationwide.  Thanks to the fundraising efforts of The Cedars Auxiliary, you’ll also find one in The S.L. Cohen Rehabilitation Center’s therapy gym.

The Dynavision 2 had an immediate impact on our therapeutic programming.  “It can be used by all three of our rehabilitation disciplines,” raves Heidi … Read more here.

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THE FASTEST WAY HOME: Rehabilitation Makes the Difference

“The Cedars has risen to the challenge of offering very high level programs with excellent therapies and recovery rates. I’m grateful. I know my patients are grateful, and I feel very lucky to live and work in a community with these kinds of options.” —BRIAN J. McGRORY, MD

“I’m very grateful for the work The Cedars does. They do a great job. They’re very dedicated to making people better.” –MICHAEL W. BECKER, MD

If your doctor recommends joint replacement surgery, you have a lot of decisions to make. The Cedars provides rehabilitation to over 600 Maine seniors every year, more than any other facility in the state. We want every patient to be empowered, informed and prepared. So … Read more here.

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Rehabilitation at The Cedars: Focus on Occupational Therapy

Occupational TherapyAt The Sam L. Cohen Rehabilitation Center at The Cedars, we have over 40 physical, occupational and speech therapists that provide rehabilitative therapy to our short term patients, long term residents, and outpatients living in the Portland area.  Heidi Graf, Director of Rehabilitation at The Cedars and an occupational therapist herself, describes the role of an OT as restoring balance in the patient’s life by helping patients return to their optimal level of functioning in self-care. 

Balance in self-care is a combination of caring for our bodies through bathing, dressing and grooming, and as well as through the reintegration of leisure activities into our lives.  During the initial evaluation … Read more here.

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The Cedars: Moving Up and Giving Back

Angie Hunt 2 compressedDuring the process of refurbishing our Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Centers, The Cedars has enjoyed the opportunity to partner with several wonderful organizations in Portland – all in the name of giving back.

The Cedars is currently working on some extensive renovations – which will result in more upscale accommodations in our Rehabilitation Center and more comfortable, homelike living spaces for our Skilled Care residents.  As we were preparing for the first phase of furniture deliveries, we wanted to find a loving home for our older, gently used furniture.  Angie Hunt, Chief Operating Officer (pictured here during the transition) contacted several local non-profits … Read more here.

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Rehabilitation Therapy at The Cedars Senior Living Community

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM AN INPATIENT REHABILITATION STAY by Heidi Graf, Manager of Rehabilitation Services at The Cedars

Heidi 1Are you anticipating a short-term, inpatient rehabilitation stay in the near future?  If so, The Cedars Rehabilitation Team would like to provide you with some insight into the experience.

As patients enter the rehabilitation process, we recognize that they are not feeling as “whole” as they had been; they’re suffering a loss of health and may be uncertain about putting trust into the rehabilitation team.  This key team consists of physical, occupational and speech therapists, nursing staff, dietician, physician and care coordinators who are all there to assess your needs … Read more here.

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Richard Marino, MD named in Down East Magazine’s “Maine TopDocs Physician Survey 2014”

Dr. Marino 2013Dr. Richard Marino, 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 … Read more here.

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