117 Bennoch Road, Orono, ME 04473
Orono Commons is a skilled nursing facility offering post-hospital, short-term rehabilitation as well as long-term and respite care services. We also have a specialized memory support unit for residents with Alzheimer's or dementia as well as an assisted/senior living unit. We accept Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurances for skilled nursing care. Orono Commons is an AHCA Bronze Quality Award winner!
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- ShortStay care
- LongTerm care
- Memory Support
- Neurological care and rehabilitation
- Assisted / Senior Living
- Respite care
- Palliative care
- Rehabilitation therapy
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation - including joint replacement, injuries and amputation
- On-site Medical Director
- On-site Nurse Practitioner
- Attending Physicians
- Registered Nurses
- IV Therapy
- Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)
- Bariatric specialties
- Colostomy care
- Dementia care
- Personal care
- Pet therapy
- Podiatry care
- Wound care
- Hospice care
- Pain management
- Case management
- Dietary and nutrition needs management
- Discharge planning
- Individual treatment plans
- Medication management
- Coordinated transportation
- Cultural, educational, religious and social activities
- Recreation activities
- Private and Semi-Private Rooms
- Beauty Salon / Barber Services
- Cable Television
- Café with always available menu options
- Comfortable common and lounge areas to gather with friends and family
- Dining Room
- In-room dining options
- Restaurant-Style Dining
- 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
- Pharmaceutical delivery service
- Wireless Internet
- Smoke free environment
Laurie Yntema, MDMedical Director
Dr Yntema earned her medical degree at the University of Vermont. She completed her residency in Internal medicine at maine Medical Center in Portland ME and then proceeded to a 17-year stint as a primary care doctor at Ellsworth Internal Medicine. During those years she worked a couple days each month in the local nursing facilities attending her own patients and patients of her colleagues as well as a week a month at Maine Coast Hospital. After 15 years, she became Medical Director at two local facilities due to other local physicians retirement or lack of interest. From the start, she found particular satisfaction in the provision of care to these populations. it laid the groundwork for her decision to transition to full time work at Community Care and Geriatrics of PCHC. Though she still misses the continuity of care afforded by her early years in medical practice, Dr Yntema truly enjoys her current job. She lives in East Blue Hill with her husband, twin sons who are almost 18, two dogs, three cats, and innumerable bird feeders.
Colleen FowlerAdmissions Coordinator
Colleen came to Orono Commons in 1987 as a CNA. She has held many positions at the Center over the years as in Payroll/Scheduler and Heath Information Management. She has a lot of knowledge about the Center and Long Term Care and is committed to assisting our aging population.
My name is Lisa Scully, Administrator of Orono Commons. I am licensed as an MLA and a LSW. I joined the Genesis team in March of 2021. I completed my AIT program at Harbor Hill and Windward Gardens. Prior to working with Genesis and our amazing residents and staff, I worked as the Administrator of a residential and day treatment program for at-risk youth. I have combined education and work experience in mental health,substance abuse,crisis management, trauma, de-escalation and grief.
My passion has always been to help others through leadership. I believe in guiding others to provide exceptional quality of care and providing the opportunity for employees to reach their full potential. I have found working with our deserving geriatric population and families the most rewarding experience of my career and a true honor.
Erin Grindle, PTDirector of Rehabilitation
Erin Grindle has been the director of rehabilitation at Orono Commons since August of 2021.
However she has been at Orono since she graduated from Husson University’s Doctor of
Physical Therapy program in 2019. In her time at OC she has come to love rehabilitating
individuals with dementia and those post stroke. When not at work Erin spends most of her free
time with her son Jackson and enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking in Acadia.
Megan BoucherDirector of Nursing
Meghan Boucher has been the Director of Nursing at Orono Commons since April 2023 and came to our facility in 2022. While her time here has been short, her passion for long term care stems from years of work in healthcare. Meghan Graduated from Beal University in 2020 with her degree in Nursing and from there worked in an acute care setting on a cardiac unit. She also brings years of other healthcare experience, including long term care in her hometown of Presque Isle. Meghan strives to provide the highest level of care and to help show people accountability and positivity.
When not at work, Meghan spends her time with her children, reading, and going on adventures. She also enjoys all things Harry Potter, Marvel, and Taylor Swift.
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