Half of the 20 most commonly prescribed medications taken by older adults may raise the risk of falls, according to new research. Painkillers and antidepressants were most strongly tied to a greater likelihood of being injured in a fall, the study of 64,000 Swedes over age 65 found. Severe injuries were significantly more common with 11 out of the 20 medications studied.
Brentwood Center for Health and Rehabilitation welcomes you, and thanks you for choosing our center for your healthcare needs. An exceptional community healthcare resource for many years, we exceed expectations in meeting the needs of individuals who require short-term rehabilitative care following hospitalization, or are in need of long-term skilled nursing care. Our staff of concerned and dedicated professionals is committed to helping everyone through providing support and guidance on a one-to-one basis.
Whether you join us for a brief stay or call us your home, we want you to feel as comfortable as you would amongst family, while receiving care such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech therapy. Brentwood Center for Health and Rehabilitation also provides a myriad of medical services including pulmonary rehabilitation, heart failure services for CHF, cardiac recovery, amputee rehabilitation, stroke rehabilitation and wound care management to name a few.
Brentwood Center for Health and Rehabilitation prides itself on our customer service and maintains a common commitment to the highest level of quality care, a focus on customer service and providing a nurturing environment for both patients and families.
Our center was also awarded Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) Accreditation and was recognized as a top-performing organization in the United States by Providigm.
“I was at home one day and passed out, broke my leg and was admitted to the hospital. I needed an operation on my leg wasn’t able to go directly home afterwards because I couldn’t walk. In-patient short-term rehabilitation was then recommended. My daughter recommended I go to Brentwood Center because she knew the Director of Admissions, Kristen Laurendeau. I couldn’t walk the first day I got here. I had to learn to walk all over again. Now, writing this the day before I leave, I can walk on both legs with a walker! I have had wonderful care here. I can’t rave enough about the place. It is neat and clean. There aren’t any odors like one might think. Everybody has treated me so wonderfully. When I ring the call bell, the response time is even good! My favorite thing to eat is ice cream and it pleased me to no end that they delivered it every night without me having to ask for it. Nursing staff – Wonderful. Nobody snapped at me, no one was rude, got me everything I needed and went above and beyond. Therapy – Nice. It was hard work. Therapist Shawn and Robbie are nice Housekeeping /Grounds – Neat and clean. No odors. They always asked to clean before coming in. I love my room. I love the view out the window and looking at the pretty flowers Activities – I love reading. They invited me to everything but I haven’t gone. Social Service – My discharge plan was talked about throughout my stay and they were honest and kept me informed. I would recommend Brentwood to anybody needing rehab. I have already spoken to my family and if I ever have to go back into a center Brentwood is my first and only choice."
"I came to Brentwood because I was recovering from a circulation problem that required surgery. I have been a missionary in Africa and have worked on various projects in many countries for over 25 years. I could barely walk and my sister made arrangements for me to come home and be admitted to Bridgton hospital for care and then Brentwood Center for short-term rehabilitation. The Brentwood Center nursing staff provided attentive and responsive care to both my physical and emotional needs. Each need was viewed as important. The medical staff was also sensitive to the need of making me comfortable and managing my pain. Both Physical and Occupational Therapy team members did their best and succeeded at making hard work pleasant and possible. The center itself was very clean. They came in everyday and at a time that was most convenient for the resident. All staff were able to answer my questions. They were knowledgeable about my medications and wound care. It is a family atmosphere. It has a “homey” feel. The staff is warm, friendly, accepting, patient, and respectful. I would recommend Brentwood to anyone that is looking for a concentrated and directed rehab to complete their healing."
“I came to Brentwood Center after a stay with New England Rehabilitation Hospital following a stroke. I had heard about Brentwood Center from Tuttle Rd Church. Therapy was great! Shawn and Robbie did a good job and of course Amy did a great job as well. She educated me and my wife on swallowing techniques and barium swallows. Before coming to Brentwood Center, I couldn’t swallow more than 2 mouthfuls because there was a bubble in my throat and I stopped eating. I was 110 pounds. Now that I am being discharged tomorrow, I can swallow! And I weigh 121 pounds!” Two things that I will tell people in the community about Brentwood Center is that it is very comfortable and there are lots of activities.”
I was pushing my walker at home and got caught on something and lost my balance and fell backward. Luckily I had a pendant around my neck to push for help. When the ambulance arrived I was on the ground with the walker on top of me and I had hit my head and had lots of scratches. I was admitted to Maine Medical Center on 3/16 and came to Brentwood Center a few days later for short term rehab. My friend Esther had stayed with Brentwood in the past for short-term rehab as well and recommended them. The food has been excellent for me! They worked me pretty hard in rehab and it did the trick. I am now able to walk comfortably again. Robbie played games with me in occupational therapy; we played ball, he had me pick up things on the ground. Because of my tendency of falling backward, Shawn in PT purposely startles me in therapy and I have re-learned how to control my balance and ways to move my feet so I won’t go backward anymore. The nursing staff (nurses and CNAs) was wonderful. All the girls were good to me and fun. And the housekeeping – I’ve never seen such clean rooms in my life, the bedding was great too. If anything goes wrong, maintenance was quick with fixing it, like my blinds.” I actually didn’t want to leave; I have been very happy here. I enjoyed this stay. The staff are all great, they know what they are doing and were always happy to help whenever I needed it. I would definitely recommend for everyone to go to Brentwood for a short term rehab stay!
I was at home I felt general weakness and chest pain. I was admitted to MidCoast Hospital in Brunswick for 16 days and was told I would need short-term rehabilitation. My daughter did a little research and told me to come to Brentwood for my rehabilitation, as Brentwood really has a great reputation. The staff is wonderful! Shawn and Rob from therapy were fantastic. Amy the speech therapist got me to write this well, we have a system now – thanks to her! I can see my speech and handwriting are improving daily. I feel so good that I can write things that someone can understand. Nursing bedside staff have treated me very well. They have been a tremendous help to me. The activities team came in everyday and encouraged me to participate in activities. Three statements to describe this place: -A great place for rehab -Staff is top notch -This place is so unbelievably different than other facilities: because of their incredible staff.
I couldn't believe what was happening to me: I had fallen down from a ladder and broke my pelvis and two vertebrae. I was able to crawl into the house, but I could not get up so my husband called 9-1-1 and I was taken to the trauma center at Maine Medical Center. Following my hospitalization and subsequent surgery, I went to the New England Rehab Hospital for three weeks, followed by Brentwood Center for Health & Rehabilitation for another three weeks. Brentwood Center was so convenient (right in Yarmouth) for my husband to visit me every day, but more importantly, the staff is great: they are caring, helpful, and patient. All of them are wonderful, really. CNA Jen was especially helpful with my brace. The CNA Kathy never saw a TLSO brace before and did it wonderfully. It was impressive! The rehab staff was nice. They were helpful. Shawn and Robbie were great. They motivated me. The private room was nice too. I would recommend Brentwood to my friends and family. The staff is so nice to everybody I feel good! I am ready to go home!