Long-Term Care

Our long-term care and living options are designed to provide care that is resident driven. We work with families and medical professionals to create a personalized plan of care that honors the individual needs and preferences of each resident while maximizing each person’s level of independence to enable them to continue doing what they love.

When long-term care is needed

Clinically, it may be time to consider long-term care when the person requires assistance with activities of daily living.

Some of those activities of daily living may include:

Other factors that may indicate you may want to consider long-term care are:

Why Edgewood for long-term care?

Skilled nursing facilities, like the Edgewood Centre can admit you from home or from the hospital. If coming from the hospital you could qualify for admission under Medicare guidelines for rehabilitation. Likewise, if you go home from the hospital after a qualifying stay at the hospital and you cannot manage, you could be eligible to be admitted to the facility for rehabilitation.

In both instances, if it has been determined by the licensed nursing and rehab staff that you qualify for long term care, you can remain in skilled nursing and transition from rehab to long term care. If coming from home your primary care physician will sign the necessary paperwork for admission to a skilled nursing facility.

Our team of skilled nursing and rehab professionals provide a wide range of services that run the gamut from functional mobility to medically complex care needs.

Long-term care services

Assistance with Activities of Daily Living

Medical Providers On-Site Three Days per Week

24-hour Skilled Nursing and Interdisciplinary Care

Respiratory Care

Ventilator Management by Respiratory Care Practitioner In-House Staff versus Contracted Services

On-Site Specialists in Podiatry, Optometry, Dermatology, Dentistry, Audiology and Hospice


Cardiac, Orthopedic and Neurological Rehab

Outpatient Rehab

Coordination of Treatment with Primary Care Physicians

Medication Administration and Management

Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy In-House Staff versus Contracted Services

Wellness Programs such as Reiki and Spa Days filled with Paraffin Dips, Hand Massages and Chi

Nutrition and Diabetic Management, IV Therapy

Ostomy, Urostomy and Urology Systems

Education, Exercise and Relaxation Training

Hair Salon and Spa Services

Coordination of Transportation to Medical Appointments

“When Mom had a stroke, we as her children had a most difficult decision to make: to have our mother reside in a nursing facility for the rest of her life. In the beginning, I cried every time that I left her. As time went on, we all realized the wonderful loving care she was receiving at Edgewood. The staff went above and beyond to make sure that Mom was safe, comfortable and happy.”

– Karen DiRubio, resident family member

Resident-directed care

As a Baldrige Silver Award recipient and a five-star facility we have demonstrated our commitment to resident-directed care. The emphasis of the nursing department at the Edgewood Centre is focused on the whole person.

Beginning on the day of admission, the resident and family are welcomed by a group of professionals who begin to develop a personalized plan of care to honor the individual needs and preferences. Would your loved one prefer a shower, to soak in a whirlpool bath or have a breakfast of blueberry pancakes in bed? Care is resident-centered and special requests are our specialty at Edgewood.

Staff Stories | Careers at Edgewood Centre, Portsmouth, NH
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Take a tour

The best way to make an educated decision about the right facility for your needs is to stop by or call to talk with our admissions staff and discuss finances so that you get a clear understanding of coverage and costs. Tour the facility and grounds so you get a feel for the environment and interact with the staff so you can get a sense of their warmth and professionalism.

The Edgewood Centre Difference

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