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Dear Family and Friends,
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
22 Northbrook Drive, Falmouth, ME 04105
Sedgewood Commons is a Specialized Memory Support Community offering individualized care for those living with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. Each member of our dedicated team has specialized education and training, and we promote consistent relationships with staff and regular routines, which is very important to those with dementia. Sedgewood Commons is an AHCA Silver Quality Award winner and is VA contracted!
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- ShortStay care
- LongTerm care
- Memory Support
- Respite care
- Palliative care
- Rehabilitation therapy
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
- On-site Medical Director
- On-site Nurse Practitioner
- Registered Nurses
- Dementia care
- Personal care
- Pet therapy
- Hospice care
- Pain management
- Dietary and nutrition needs management
- Individual treatment plans
- Medication management
- Cultural, educational, religious and social activities
- Recreation activities
- VA Contracted
- Private and Semi-Private Rooms
- Spacious rooms
- Activity room
- Fitness room
- Beautiful Garden(s) / Courtyard(s)
- Conveniently Located
- Scenic views
- Beauty Salon / Barber Services
- Cable Television
- Comfortable common and lounge areas to gather with friends and family
- Restaurant-Style Dining
- Complimentary laundry facility on-site
- Laundry facility on-site
- Mail and Newspaper Service
- Pharmaceutical delivery service
- Phone service
- Wireless Internet
Craig AlaimoCenter Executive Director
Craig attended the University of New Hampshire where he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with a focus in Finance. He is a licensed Multi-Level Long Term Care Administrator and joined the Genesis Healthcare team in 2016. Craig has worked in the geriatric industry for over ten years and has experience working in various healthcare settings in Massachusetts and Maine as the Center Executive Director. He is also involved in the Assisted Living Industry as the Owner of a Long Term Care Facility and volunteers his time as a Board Member for a Non-Profit company located in Bath. Craig prides himself on his determination and hard work ethic, along with a passion for giving back to his community.
Michael J. Bither, MD CMDMedical Director
Dr. Bither was born and raised in Westbrook, Maine. He graduated from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio and received his medical degree from Karl-Eberhard Universitaet in Tuebingen, Germany. He is Board Certified in Geriatrics and Family Medicine. He was a cofounder and past-president of the Maine chapter of the American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) and a member of the national board of AMDA. He serves as Medical Director of several southern Maine nursing facilities. AMDA has granted Dr. Bither status as a Certified Medical Director (CMD).
Karen Nickerson Clarkson, RN, BSHCACenter Nurse Executive
Karen grew up in Prospect Harbor, Maine. After graduating high school, she joined the USAF and toured for 6 years. She went on to college to become a Registered Nurse. After taking her state boards in Little Rock, Arkansas where she, her husband and three daughters were stationed, they moved to Kadena Air base in Okinawa Japan for 4 years. There she worked at the U.S. Naval Hospital as a med/surg and pediatric nurse. Next, they were stationed in Marquette, Michigan and Karen took a Director of Nursing position for a 99-bed skilled nursing facility. Moving around a lot as a family gave Karen a unique set of skills and experiences, including roles as a Staff Developer, RN Consultant, DON and Assistant DON for 6 SNFs, including a stint on Kodiak Island, Alaska. She has a strong background in surgical, chemo, orthopedic and infection control nursing. Karen graduated from St. Joseph's College in 2010 with a BS in Public Administration with a concentration in Health Care. She is grateful to be serving her favorite population as part of the Sedgewood Commons team.
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 in addition to family practice clinics. After an honorable discharge he finished his Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration while working in managed care, and joined our team in 2020.
Tammy Vachon, LCSWCertified Dementia Practitioner
Ms. Vachon was born and raised in Presque Isle, Maine where she attended U.M.P.I to obtain her BSW. After several years in the field she went back to graduate school at University of New England to obtain her MSW in 2007. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings throughout her 20 year career including long term care, home health, and psychiatric facilities across the state of Maine and upstate New York. She is currently a certified "Teepa Snow: Positive Approach to Care" instructor, as well as a Certified Dementia Practitioner.
"I am impressed with the staff at Sedgewood Commons. Not only are they innovative and flexible, they keep there focus on the person." -- Dr. Laurel Coleman, Maine Medical Center Geriatric Center.
" In my relationship with Sedgewood Commons they have never refused a resident because they were intimidated by their physical or social needs. When bringing my clients there, I am always impressed by the comfort that Sedgewood gives to families through their competence and experience with Dementia care. Sedgewood Commons in unique in their true commitment to education and compassion for families affected by dementia as well as care for their residents." -- Lynn H. Peel, President and Senior Care Consultant, Beach Glass Transitions.
"Sedgewood Commons is by far the best organization, healthcare facility, and dementia care out there. It is a place of pleasantries and thank god we have people like you to take care of our loved one's with such love and compassion." -- Family member of a resident.
" You all are the best. I wish we had considered placing mom there 6 years ago when we first started our journey. I can't say thank you enough for all that you have done for her and for us." Scott R.
I am so thankful
Dad's visit with his newest great grandchild was very successful. Dad always did love wee babes....a man far ahead of his time. While I don't think he understood the exact connection, he loved touching, looking at, and cooing at our sweet little William. And now, one day, I can share with Will the pictures of him with his wonderful great grandpa, and know that they were together once. I am so thankful that dad is in a place that also cares for the families...this meant so very much to me. And please pass on my gratitude to anyone who helped to make this happen.
Providing the best care possible
At Sedgewood my experience has been so different. Instantly I have been surrounded by likeminded professionals with a clear focus--providing the best care possible for one of the people I cherish the most. I cannot tell you the depth of relief I feel. I am no longer alone doing all of the work, but instead feel like I am a respected team member--of a team who cares about mom, about me and about each other. What a gift you all have been. Thank you from the depth of my heart. ~ Wendy B., Family Member
Benefiting both staff and residents.
I visit Sedgewood Commons almost every day and have had ample opportunity to observe the interactions between the residents and caregivers. The caregivers at Sedgewood put a lot of effort into understanding the many idiosyncrasies of each resident and strive to give each one of them as much independence as can be safely allowed. All this is accomplished while striving to balance attentive care with a sense of humor, which benefits both staff and residents. Elaine A.
I can't even begin to tell you how thankful I was to receive reassurance that my mother was going to be okay. As a family, we try to understand the complications of advanced dementia and deal with the effects as best we can. But honestly, it's overwhelming at times.
The choices that are made at Sedgewood have lasting effects well outside the walls of the facility! It is in this reality, and the continued positive examples set by staff members, that my family finds comfort and peace of mind in knowing our mother is being well cared for.
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