The Cedars: Innovations and New Advances

The Cedars develops new programs and technologies, advances critical research, and expands person-centered care.
Here are just a few examples:

Advancing Clinical Excellence
The Cedars Skilled Nursing was one of only 500 programs nationwide recognized by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement as an Age-Friendly Health System Committed to Care Excellence, a national initiative to improve quality of care for older adults.

Advancing Programs for Residents
As part of our diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion program, The Cedars partnered with the Portland Museum of Art to provide the first museum-based art program for people living with dementia and their care partners, a creative, supportive way to connect with their greater community.

Advancing Research
The Cedars partnered with the University of New England (UNE) in a groundbreaking study of people living with dementia to explore best practices for engagement and growth, and to change perceptions about memory loss.

Advancing Workforce Development
The Cedars joined the Harold Alfond Center for Advancement of Maine’s Workforce, Jobs for Maine Graduates, and Southern Maine Community College in a pilot program for students facing barriers to education, offering new Mainers and new graduates a successful career in healthcare.