Skilled Care

The Skilled Care Services at the Aroostook Health Center, located in a seperate wing from the nursing home, allow more time for recovery for those who have been recently hospitalized. Our highly trained nurses, therapists, and other support staff are experts at helping patients regain their independence so they can return home sooner...and better!A short stay at the Aroostook Health Center allows patients to confidently relearn daily living skills, recover sooner, and regain the ability to care for themselves upon returning home, thus reducing the likelihood of re-admissions to the hospital.

Specialized Skilled Care Services: 
  • IV therapy, including PICC lines, Port-a-Cath, and central lines
  • Complex wound care, including surgical wounds and pressure ulcers
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Blood transfusions
  • Tube feedings
  • Amputation rehabilitation
  • Isolation cases
  • Ileostomy and colostomy rehabilitation
  • Diabetes education and management
  • Pain management, including PCA pumps
  • Hospice care
  • Palliative Care
Other On-Site Services Available: 
  • Van and bus transportation
  • Ambulance services
  • Laboratory services*
  • Physical, occupational, speech therapies*
  • Chaplain services
  • Dining room meals
  • Pet visits/musical entertainment
  • Beauty shop
  • Whirlpool baths/sensory information
  • Extensive staff education opportunities
  • Home health care referrals
  • Respite care
  • Community outreach programs*
*Services available for outpatients, too
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