Patient Services

Progressive Care Unit

sit-1-med The Progressive Care Facility at Houlton Regional Hospital, a 26 bed unit, offers skilled nursing, rehabilitation therapy, help with activities of daily living and around-the-clock medical supervision in a home-like environment.Every resident and their family are offered the opportunity to have direct input into their plan of care.  This care plan is continually reviewed and updated to address the resident’s current status, and includes nursing, rehabilitation therapies, social services, nutrition and activity programs, which allow patients to maintain and exercise their autonomy and individuality. 


By recognizing a resident’s basic right to exercise a degree of control over their every day living situation, the quality care Houlton Regional Hospital provides is accomplished by staff that is trained to care for the individual needs of each resident. We provide care according to each resident’s particular functioning level.

The Nursing Department is composed of Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Certified Nursing Assistants.   

A Licensed Registered Dietitian and Dietary Manager plan and provide menus to provide optimum nutrition to meet the daily nutritional requirements of each resident.  Specialized diet plans are provided as appropriate.

The Social Services Department facilitates admissions, identifies the psychosocial needs of the residents, assists in helping residents achieve their highest potential and facilitates discharge planning.  Social Services staff works with all departments to develop a care plan to assist residents in achieving their goals, which often include returning to their home or lesser level of care following rehabilitation.   

The Activity Department provides activities such as social gatherings, music, outings, crafts and computer usage (e-mail and internet usage).  Through comprehensive, innovative programs, our aim is to assist individuals in achieving self-sufficiency and personal satisfaction.   

Rehabilitation services are available to residents from registered physical, occupational and speech therapists. The short-term goal is to improve the resident’s functional ability and to encourage the resident to be independent in activities of daily living. The long-term goal is to have the residents reach their highest possible functional level. Individuals are evaluated with problems related to ambulation, range of motion, upper and lower extremity coordination and balance, endurance/tolerance, activities of daily living, and swallowing or language difficulties. Residents receive rehabilitation, communication, and cognition services according to their individual needs and as ordered by their physician.


We strive to provide a clean, beautiful and home-like atmosphere for our residents.  We provide laundry services for the facility as well as personal laundry services for all residents.