Short Term Skilled Nursing Care for Veterans | Maine Veterans' Homes

Short Term Skilled Nursing Care for Veterans

Get on the Road to Recovery and Home

When staying with us for short term skilled nursing care, our focus is helping you or your loved one recover and make a safe and comfortable transition back home after an illness, surgery or hospitalization. Our team of skilled nurses and care professionals will work with your doctors to develop a transition plan from hospital to short term care to home. At Maine Veterans’ Homes, we know the right post-acute care can be the difference between a successful, speedy recovery or an unfortunate trip back to the hospital.

Why is Short Term Skilled Nursing Care Important?

When recovering from an illness or surgery, it is very likely there will be some post-acute skilled care and/or specialized rehabilitation therapies needed. Therefore, it’s important to determine where you or your loved one can get the 24/7 needed care and specialized equipment to fully recuperate. If possible, be prepared ahead of a hospital stay by talking with your doctor on your individualized needs and pre-book your stay.

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Our Customized Treatment Plans are Unique to You

At Maine Veterans’ Homes, we offer customized care plans with 24/7 skilled nursing care and advanced therapies. Our healthcare professionals are there around-the-clock and are specially trained to help vets recover. We work closely with your doctor to develop a custom plan based on your needs and using our advanced rehab and therapy services, available at five of our locations.

Emotional Health During Recovery is Important, Too

At Maine Veterans’ Homes, we know veterans and are trained in caring for veterans — at least 75 percent of residents at each of our six locations are veterans. A person’s medications or discomfort during recovery may bring traumatic flashbacks or bursts of anger. Our highly skilled nursing staff is experienced in providing this type of emotional and mental health support, providing peace of mind for family.

Activities at Maine Veterans’ Homes

Socialization and activities are beneficial in stimulating the mind and aiding in recovery. At Maine Veterans’ Homes, we keep our veterans active with daily recreational offerings, such as exercise and fitness support. Some of our activities include:

  • Outings to local community events
  • Fitness classes
  • Celebrations
  • Patriotic events
  • And more!

Learn more about outpatient fitness classes.

When to Look for Short Term Skilled Nursing Care

Before the hospitalization, speak with your doctor about your options for post-acute care and get his recommendations. You can also ask about what to expect after leaving the hospital, such as:

  • Medication
  • Therapies required
  • Equipment needed
  • Transportation to and from appointments
  • 24-hour care

Your Vet is Never Far Away at MVH

Short term skilled nursing care services are available at five of our six facilities in Maine: Augusta, Bangor, Caribou, Scarborough and South Paris. All Maine Veterans’ Homes locations are focused on providing quality care, compassionate support and peace of mind for veterans and their families.

Whether your loved one needs short term skilled nursing care, long term care or dementia care, we encourage families and veterans to visit us at any of our locations to experience the comforting, compassionate environment at all of our Maine Veterans’ Homes locations.