A Patient-Centered Approach to Better Health

At Kennebunk Center for Health and Rehabilitation, we pride ourselves on delivering quality care with committed, compassionate staff to ensure our guests are on the path to a better, brighter, stronger version of themselves. As an exceptional healthcare center, we have built up an array of services and amenities to make sure we exceed expectations. 

During your stay, however brief, we’re confident you’ll feel at home here. Our caring staff are available at any time and are specially trained to provide ongoing support and guidance on a one-on-one basis.

We do more than care. We are here to provide a nurturing environment in which every individual can thrive.

Our center is outfitted with the latest equipment and clinical capabilities to make sure you receive the most effective treatment from specialists, tailored to help you achieve your health goals.

Our Short-Term Care Services

While working through physical or post-operative challenges, guests enjoy customized therapy in comfortable and finely appointed accommodations. We handle all of the “paperwork” for our guests and their surgeons by working with Medicare and insurance carriers, so there’s one less thing to worry about. 

Additionally, Kennebunk Center for Health and Rehabilitation invests in the highest clinical oversight—pairing Nurse Practitioners (NPs) with technology—because we recognize that everyone benefits when our patients receive the best care.  

Physical, Speech, and Occupational Therapy

Physical therapy focuses on the identification of physical impairments and pain, allowing our guests to achieve their goals of independence. Physical therapies include:

  • Mobility retraining
  • Balance restoration
  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Physical conditioning
  • Neuromuscular retraining

Occupational therapy focuses on improving independence and guests’ ability to comfortably complete Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), which include feeding, dressing, and grooming, as well as daily tasks such as preparing meals and even caring for a pet.

Speech therapy focuses on communication, swallowing, and cognition, which is particularly important for those affected by strokes, respiratory illnesses, brain injuries, or dementias.

Heart Failure and Cardiac Recovery

We tailor our Heart Failure services through an interdisciplinary approach to the needs of each patient, providing education and support around lifestyle changes. During a patient’s stay, we help them manage their medications and monitor their recovery by offering:

  • American Heart Association guidelines are followed for diagnosis and management of symptoms and treatment
  • On-site physicians, emergency equipment, and trained staff
  • Counseling for lifestyle changes and smoking cessation
  • Specialties may include:
    • Myocardial infarctions
    • Coronary artery bypasses
    • Congestive heart failure
    • Pacemaker placement
    • Valve replacements
    • Hypertension management
    • CABG
    • Pleurx Type Catheter

Pulmonary Disease Management

Pulmonary Disease Management helps patients recover through an interdisciplinary approach, including treatment, education, and ongoing monitoring of the individual’s progress. We may offer:

  • On-site respiratory therapists
  • Tracheotomy and tracheostomy care programs
  • Specialties may include:
    • COPD
    • CPAP / BIPAP
    • Complex asthma
    • Complex bronchitis
    • Pneumonia
    • Long-haul COVID-19

Neurology and Stroke Rehabilitation

Neurology and stroke rehabilitation services help patients recover from their stroke event and use a range of therapy and treatments to improve their functional abilities. Clinicians and skilled nurses oversee each patient’s recovery alongside an interdisciplinary approach, including education and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). 

Specialties may include:

  • Post-stroke rehabilitation
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury or surgery
  • Paraplegia and quadriplegia
  • Parkinson’s and neurodegenerative disorders 
  • Epilepsy

Orthopedic Injuries and Post-Surgical Care

Our Orthopedic Injuries and Post-Surgical Care services help patients recover from injuries and operations through guided treatment and therapy from skilled clinicians and specialists.

Specialties may include:

  • Hip & knee replacements
  • Complex joint replacements
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Amputation recovery
  • Surgery-related wounds
  • Spinal surgery

Diabetes Management

Diabetes Management helps prevent further decline in patients diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). With early detection, it is possible to slow, stop, or even reverse CKD, depending on its cause.

Specialties may include:

  • Hemodialysis
  • Health coaching
  • Disease management and education
  • Dietary education
  • Routine medical management of associated comorbidities

Pain Management

In partnership with one of New England’s Top Physiatrists, Dr. Fred Fridman, Kennebunk offers specialized paint management services to meet the physical rehabilitation needs of individuals to manage pain, restore function and a return to a high quality of life, providing:

  • Physiatry rounds and evaluations
  • Medication management
  • Injections
  • Pain management
  • Joint manipulation
  • Maximum physical function

Wound Care

For patients with wounds, our preventative and advanced wound therapies are critical to their recovery and comfort. 

Specialties may include:

  • Wound care certified nurses
  • Rounding by vascular and wound physicians
  • Pressure injury prevention
  • Lower Extremity Neuropathic Disease (LEND) and Diabetic Foot Ulcers (DFUs) management
  • Patient education

Amputee Rehabilitation

Amputee Rehabilitation maximizes the functional abilities of individuals with limb loss to achieve their maximum potential to lead full, productive lives. We offer:

  • Pre-prosthetic training, including pain control, training, and wound healing
  • Prosthetic training, including gait and functional mobility training, and donning/doffing of prosthetics
  • Emotional support from psychologists, social workers, and patient and family support groups

IV Therapies

Intravenous therapy (IV) is a way to give fluids, medications, nutrition, or blood directly into the bloodstream through a vein. We offer:

  • IV Lasix
  • IV Solumedrol
  • Central lines

Advanced Capabilities and Programs

Our Advanced Capabilities and Programs are led by accredited providers to give patients access to enhanced clinical specialties. Select programs feature a series of measurable patient outcomes designed to exceed our standards of providing excellent care.

Advanced Cardiac Capabilities

As an expansion of our heart failure and cardiac recovery services, our advanced cardiac capabilities may include:

  • On-site cardiologists
  • LVADs
  • Life vests
  • Inotropic medication administration
  • American Heart Association Certification

Advanced Pulmonary Capabilities

As an expansion of our pulmonary disease management services, our advanced pulmonary capabilities may include:

  • On-site pulmonologists 
  • Chest Percussion Vest Therapy
  • Trilogy 
  • Remodulin Pulmonary HTN Therapy

Advanced IV Therapies

As an expansion of our IV therapy services, we offer Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN), a method of feeding that bypasses the gastrointestinal tract. A special formula given through a vein provides most of the nutrients a person needs. This method is used when someone can’t or shouldn’t receive feeding or fluids by mouth.

Long-Term Care Services

Kennebunk provides care for individuals who require around-the-clock assistance due to illness, frailty, or other challenges, supported by over 30 years of experience National has as a recognized leader in long-term care. As part of our continuum of care, guests can expect a skilled interdisciplinary team to instill a sense of love for life at every stage during their stay.

All of National’s centers offer comprehensive long-term care services, including:

  • 24-hour skilled nursing care
  • Medication management
  • Access to in-house primary care and specialty physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners provide clinical oversight
  • Daily recreation programs
  • Spiritual programs
  • 3 meals a day, plus an always available menu
  • Nutritional needs management
  • Restorative care

Respite Care

An individual generally cared for at home or in a similar setting can be admitted to our center for a short-term stay to provide caregivers a chance to recover from the stresses of daily care, take a vacation, or address other personal needs. Services include:

  • 24-hour skilled nursing care as needed
  • Medication management
  • Recreation programs
  • Physical and/or occupational therapy
  • Nutritional needs management
  • Support groups for patients and family members, led by licensed social workers

Palliative Care

Palliative Care is a specialized form of health care used to support individuals facing progressive illness. Our Palliative Care Program provides symptom management while treating the whole person and allowing patients the choice of receiving the highest quality of care in their homes. This program is delivered by a dedicated team including hospice-trained nurses, physical therapists, home health aids, social workers, and volunteers. Services and outcomes include:

  • Improving the ability to continue participating in day-to-day activities
  • Achieving the best possible quality of life
  • Managing pain and symptom control
  • Offering a support system to help patients, families, and/or caregivers cope
  • Helping identify treatment options and care goals
  • Guiding the patient through the health care system
  • Assisting with advance care planning, financial issues related to illness and caregiving responsibilities, and insurance and financial paperwork

Hospice Care

Our Hospice Program addresses an individual’s physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs while attending to the equally important needs of their family and caregivers. Our team of hospice professionals and volunteers work cooperatively with the individual, their family, and primary care physician to create a customized care plan involving:

  • Registered nurses to address physical needs, such as pain and symptom control
  • Social workers to address psychosocial, emotional, and financial needs
  • Religious and spiritual counselors
  • Hospice aides assist with personal care and household tasks
  • Volunteers support the patient and family
  • Respite care is available to allow primary caregivers time to rest
  • Medical equipment and supplies are coordinated as necessary
  • Medications are provided and managed with insurance providers
  • Bereavement counselors to help family members and loved ones

Advanced Technology Amplifies Care

At Kennebunk Center for Health and Rehabilitation, we leverage advanced technologies to support clinical care and staff working directly with our guests. These tools ensure better outcomes through early detection of changes in health status and improve communication between health providers and those in our care.

Remote Patient Monitoring

Through our partner, Circadia Health, our residents enjoy access to the most innovative remote patient monitoring technology available. 

  • 24-7 monitoring of vitals, including respiratory rate and bed exits for potential fall risks
  • Real-time alerts communicate changes in health status to primary care providers and staff 
  • Integration with electronic health records
  • Automated clinical reporting keeps providers in-the-know

Innovative Rehabilitation Technology

Our facility offers a suite of advanced rehabilitation technologies through a partnership with Accelerated Care Plus Rehab (ACP). These were designed and developed to complement our evidence-based clinical programs to provide the most comprehensive treatments that aid in recovery. Services may include:

  • Ultrasound 
  • Electrical Muscle Stimulation (E-Stim)
  • Pulsed Shortwave Diathermy
  • OmniCycle Elite Motorized Rehabilitation System
  • Fail-Safe Dynamic Balance System
  • Dysphagia Solutions by ACP
  • Breathing Therapy Biofeedback System


We connect you with the people and resources you need to thrive. At the touch of a finger, you can continue to access our providers, including nurse practitioners, therapists, and more, through our telehealth services provided by Impact Health, no matter where you are.

  • On-site consultations with medical staff
  • Access skilled nurse practitioners
  • Reduce hospitalizations through increased insight into patient status