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We understand the huge toll that separation has taken on our residents and families. We are excited to announce that our Genesis-affiliated Centers will now allow indoor visitation at all times and for all residents (regardless of vaccination status), with the exception of the three scenarios listed below. CMS, the federal agency that regulates nursing centers, has updated its visitation guidance due to high resident vaccination rates and a drop in COVID-19 cases around the country. read more
3 Brazier Lane, Kennebunk, ME 04043
RiverRidge Center offers specialized Post-Acute Brain Injury and Stroke Rehabilitation, including Skilled Nursing, Long-Term Care and Outpatient Rehabilitation Services. We are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. RiverRidge Center provides comprehensive services that include Physical, Speech, Respiratory, Occupational and Recreational Therapy, 24-hour Skilled Nursing Care, Case Management, Social Services and Community Integration. Our dedicated physician leadership team includes a medical director and neuropsychologist. All of our programs are individualized, and outcome-driven with a holistic approach to care. RiverRidge Center is an AHCA Bronze Quality Award winner, a WE HONOR VETERANS partner and is VA contracted! We are located on the southern coast of Maine.
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- ShortStay care
- Transitional Care Unit
- LongTerm care
- Respite care
- Rehabilitation therapy
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
- Outpatient Rehabilitation Services
- VA Contracted
- On-site Medical Director
- On-site Nurse Practitioner
- Attending Physicians
- Registered Nurses
- IV Therapy
- Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)
- Personal care
- Pet therapy
- Podiatry care
- Wound care
- Hospice care
- Pain management
- Case management
- Dietary and nutrition needs management
- Medication management
- Coordinated transportation
- Cultural, educational, religious and social activities
- Recreation activities
- Stroke Recovery Program
- Private and Semi-Private Rooms
- Spacious rooms
- Private bathroom
- Fully air conditioned
- Activity room
- Fitness room
- Beautiful Garden(s) / Courtyard(s)
- Conveniently Located
- Scenic views
- Suburban setting
- Beauty Salon / Barber Services
- Cable Television
- Comfortable common and lounge areas to gather with friends and family
- Country kitchen
- Dining Room
- In-room dining options
- Private dining rooms for family gatherings
- Alarm system to aid in the security of residents with cognitive deficits
- Complimentary laundry facility on-site
- Computer with internet access
- Laundry facility on-site
- Mail and Newspaper Service
- Phone service
- Wireless Internet
- Smoke free environment
Meghan WelchCenter Executive Director
Meghan attended the University of Southern Maine where she graduated with her Bachelor’s in Social Work, with a minor in Human Development and Family Relations. She is a licensed Multi-Level Nursing Home Administrator who joined Genesis HealthCare in 2015 and brings more than 10 years of experience working in long-term care to RiverRidge. Meghan spent the last year as the Administrator at Genesis Healthcare, Marshwood Center. Prior to obtaining her LNHA License, she was previously in the role of Admission & Marketing Director in many Southern Maine Genesis facilities, to include RiverRidge. Meghan is excited to return to her passion of working in neurorehabilitation and prides herself for having proficient communication, customer service and organizational skills.
Dr. Stephen Doane, MD, CMDMedical Director
Dr. Doane received his Certified Medical Director designation by the Board of Directors of the American Medical Directors Certification Program in 2006, and has been an attending physician with Genesis Physician and Provider Services since 2010. He graduated from Northwestern University, Illinois, and received his medical degree from University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago before completing his Internal Medicine Internship and Residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He has been awarded a Certificate of Teaching Excellence from the American College of Physicians, Maine Chapter, as well as an Award for Teaching Excellence from the Maine Practice Network. His wealth of experience and willingness to share that expertise has been invaluable to our residents and staff at RiverRidge.
Jessica T. Lucia, RNCenter Nurse Executive
Jessica joined the RiverRidge team after transferring from a sister facility in New Hampshire. She has worked for Genesis Center Nurse Executive since July 2020, and an Assistant Director of Nursing from 2016-2020. Prior to joining the Genesis Family, she worked for Hospice of Southern Maine as an RN Case Manager after receiving her degree from the Maine College of Healthcare Professions. Jessica has a wealth of experience leading healthcare teams, and is excited to be a part of the RiverRidge family.
Cara Orton, Psy.D., CBISTDirector of Brain Injury Services
Dr. Orton received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Quincy University in 2005. She completed her Masters and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Neuropsychology from Forest Institute in 2011. Dr. Orton has completed clinical training in the areas of forensic, clinical, and psychiatric neuropsychology. She has also conducted research and presented in the areas of malingering and forensic neuropsychology, psychiatric neuropsychology, and neurorehabilitation. Dr. Orton completed her predoctoral internship at Riverview Psychiatric Center and completed a two year postdoctoral training program in neuropsychology and neurorehabilitation at RiverRidge Center. Dr. Orton has been a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Maine since 2014 and specializes in neurobehavioral and neurorehabilitative consultation, assessment, and treatment of acquired brain injury. She has been a member of the RiverRidge team since 2011 and was promoted to Director of Brain Injury Services in March 2018.
Joshua DanielDirector of Admissions
Joshua grew up in St. Louis, Missouri where he enlisted in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman. After several duty stations he was stationed at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard where he fell in love with New England and decided to put down roots with his family in 2019. Stateside he has worked in military hospitals on both the wounded warrior and psychiatric wards; as well as in family practice clinics. After an honorable discharge he finished his Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration while working in managed care, and joined the RiverRidge team in early 2020.
Rebecca BerminghamDirector of Rehabilitation
Rebecca joins the River Ridge team after transferring from a Genesis facility in New Hampshire, and has worked as both a Director of rehabilitation and staff therapist for Genesis Rehab since 2013. Rebecca graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a Master's degree in Speech Language Pathology in 2013, with a clinical focus in dysphagia, aphasia and cognitive linguistic impairment. During her time in the graduate program at UNH, she completed a clinical rotation at River Ridge, and is pleased to return to the center as the director of inpatient rehabilitation.
RiverRidge therapists not only work as a team with one another, they bond with each individual patient and make that person a part of the team.
- L.T., Springvale, ME
Thank you so much for giving me my son back. The RiverRidge family has been a blessing.
- M.P., Portsmouth, NH
"I could visibly see, hear and feel the professionalism and your ability to handle my Dad's care from every single employee at RiverRidge. Entering RiverRidge was as if we had walked through a cloud and on the other side we felt the warmth and sincerity of the staff - as if we were family. We were, and still are, in awe."
- C.H., Great Meadows, NJ
Able to breathe and live again
"Because of the staff at RiverRidge, I am able to breathe and live again. I like to speak to people. RiverRidge has set up opportunities for me to speak at conferences about my brain injury. Speaking made me feel excellent...proud. The therapy I receive gives me a quality of life."
- D.R. Kittery, ME
This place is amazing!
Hailey, Lindsay, and Natasha are my favorite CNAs. They're always here for you when you're upset. They are nice kind people who care about us, and people's feelings. The first place I went they kicked me out after 6 weeks and they told me I'd never be able to walk again. My doctor in Portland sent me here and this place is amazing. They keep giving me a chance and never tell me I'm a failure and never give up on me. I'd never be as far as I am without the rehab staff here.
- Janice K.
Extreme Satisfaction and Admiration
I would like to express extreme satisfaction and admiration for the entire staff at RiverRidge for their concern and good care for me.
- Sherwin D.
I recently spent some time in your facility and came to personally understand why you have such a great reputation. There are a number of people who stand out. Nurses, Melissa Borden, Sarah, Diane Bouthot, Leslie, Gergana...I'm sure I must be forgetting someone, my therapists who helped me realize there could be life after stroke were Denise, Kelsey, Matthew, Kathy, Sherrie and Brett. All of these individuals need to be recognized since their compassion and skill cannot just be "learned", it's at the core of who they are and they are all pieces of the puzzle creating a picture of why River Ridge has the reputation it does.
- E. L.
Staff is very professional, so conscientious about testing and medication. They are wonderful people and always there to help.
- Pamela R.
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