Long Term Care for Veterans

Providing compassionate care to those who served

From the day a veteran moves into one of our skilled nursing facilities, we are committed to providing the compassionate care and respect that veteran deserves. Our approach to individualized care for veterans is what makes us stand out from other long term care providers.

At Maine Veterans’ Homes, we understand and appreciate the physical, mental and emotional strength required to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces. We know the obstacles many veterans face. We not only welcome veterans, we were created to care exclusively for veterans and eligible family members. At least 75 percent of our residents at each of our six locations are veterans.

Specialized Skilled Nursing Care

Our staff members are highly trained to look after the health and physical well-being of our residents, along with providing for their emotional needs, as well.

We are proud that many of our staff members are veterans themselves. We know that, more than most, veterans have stories to tell and sometimes painful memories they’ll only share with somebody who’s “been there.” At Maine Veterans’ Homes, no one is ever too busy to listen.

Simply put, we are veterans and we get it.

Nursing Home Accommodations

Our modern facilities are meticulously maintained and regularly updated. In fact, we are currently building a new facility in Augusta and renovating several other locations. Accommodations within our long term centers includes:

  • Common dining and living areas to encourage socialization and new friendships.
  • Spacious multi-purpose rooms for card games, staff organized parties, musical programs, special meals and religious services.
  • Beautifully landscaped patios and gardens for visits with friends and family or time to enjoy the outdoors.
  • Quiet rooms provide a peaceful place for family to relax, along with accommodations for overnight stays.
  • Computer access available for e-mailing loved ones and using the Internet.
  • On-site rehabilitation and therapy services to provide physical, occupational and speech language therapy as needed.
  • On-site secured units for one-on-one and group therapies specific to the needs of memory diseases.
  • On-site pharmaceutical services with our own team of pharmacists and certified pharmacy technicians to allow for 24/7 medication management and support.
  • Wheelchair accessible van for transporting residents to doctor’s appointments, community events and group activities.
  • No defined visitors’ hours — families have 24-hour access to our facilities.

Stay in touch with what’s happening at Maine Veterans’ Homes

Our certified activities staff are always having fun! We also strive to provide our residents with special veteran programs you won’t find anywhere else.

Some of the activities may include:

  • Special patriotic celebrations, especially on Memorial Day, Independence Day, Flag Day and Veterans’ Day
  • Musical events, games, & parties
  • Themed meals with lots of goodies and entertainment
  • Pet therapy
  • Religious services
  • And more!

Our Volunteers

At each of our nursing homes, we have a very active base of volunteers. Individuals from veterans’ service organizations and the community at large make regular visits, call out bingo, read to residents, and provide those little things that make a big difference.

End-of-Life Comfort & Pain Management

Maine Veterans’ Homes realizes that sometimes the goal is not to cure illnesses but rather to provide comfort to terminally ill residents. Our staff has specialized training in end-of-life care and pain management to meet the needs of each resident and support their families.

  • Specialized end-of-life and pain management care
  • Psychological, social and spiritual support for residents and their family and friends
  • Expert partners through the Maine Hospice Council and the Hospice Veterans Partnerships of Maine

How do I know if long term care is the right move?

This is often a difficult decision for a family. At Maine Veterans’ Homes, our staff can help you access the situation and explore your options. Start by understanding what the typical signs are for when a loved one needs long term care.

Signs it may be time

  • Your loved one requires more medical attention throughout the day and possibly 24/7 medical attention.
  • He or she is not getting around as freely. Have you noticed your loved one is no longer getting the mail in, picking up the house or going out for activities he or she once looked forward to?
  • Weight loss from skipping meals, not having food in the house, no longer wanting to cook or unable to cook.
  • Hygiene concerns.
  • Medication concerns.
  • Specialists care that is difficult to align at home.
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We encourage families and veterans to get to know us and visit any or all of our locations. An in-person visit to experience the daily life and interactions is the best way to know if the community is the right fit for you.