Living at Edgewood
As a skilled nursing home in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, our mission at The Edgewood Centre is to provide exceptional service and improve quality of life, one relationship at a time.
We work hard to meet the full spectrum of unique needs (physical, emotional, social, and spiritual) of each person in our care.
Mission in Action: Our Goals
As a New Hampshire skilled nursing care facility, our ultimate objective is to assist each individual in attaining and maintaining the level of well-being and quality of life they are seeking.
In our long-term care, respite, and dementia programs, our goal is to promote the highest level of health and independence for each individual at a reasonable cost and with the utmost respect and dignity.
In our end of life care program we are dedicated to increasing comfort, decreasing pain, and preserving the dignity of our residents during illness. In conjunction with hospice specialists, we provide the resident and family with resources, empathy, and spiritual support.
Dedication to Resident-Driven Care
Our dedication to the empowerment of our residents is evident in virtually every aspect of our facility and services.
Our bright and cheerful common areas are continually being updated, based on resident and staff feedback. Numerous outdoor spaces provide opportunities to garden, watch children on the playground, sit in the shade, walk the paths or view the comings and goings at the wildlife pond.
We pride ourselves on our exceptionally friendly atmosphere and the strong relationships we cultivate and nurture by staffing with consistent caregivers in each community.
Edgewood’s practice of consistent assignments, although rare in the nursing home and skilled rehabilitation industries, ensures that residents and caregivers build relationships based on shared knowledge, mutual respect and earned trust.
Family members repeatedly express appreciation knowing a consistent LNA works with their relative. The benefits of the close relationship that develops are significant for all involved.
It is for these reasons that Edgewood has won the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services Quality of Life Award, which recognizes quality of life initiatives and improvements at nursing homes across the state. The award focuses on industry leaders in the areas of resident empowerment, resident care and choice, home environment and community involvement.
Edgewood is proud to be New Hampshire’s only three-time winner of this prestigious award.
Giving More, For All the Right Reasons
Our promise that, no matter what, we always go the extra mile is part of what makes up the Edgewood difference. Take the example of Frank Crider, for instance.
Frank had been a practicing doctor for half a century when a debilitating stroke left him in a wheelchair and dependent on supplemental care. Despite severe physical limitations, Frank’s mind remained sharp. Prompted by an Edgewood staff person’s question, “What would you do if you could do anything?” Frank responded that he would like to attend the 55th reunion of his alma mater, the National College of Chiropractice in Chicago. He wanted to see former colleagues and hear first-hand what was new in the profession he loved so much.
Edgewood teamed up with the Ageless Dreamer Foundation to make Frank’s dream a reality but soon hit a roadblock.
The airlines refused Ageless Dreamer’s request to fly Frank to Chicago, but Frank’s social worker wasn’t about to let anything come between Frank and his dream. She continued making calls until she convinced Southwest Airlines to fly Frank there and ensure his comfort while on board. Two Licensed Nursing Assistants from Edgewood flew to Chicago with Frank and provided his care while there.
Frank was at his reunion in a suit and tie with a new set of business cards in hand. At the conference, he was fascinated to learn of new research and techniques in his profession.
In Chicago, Frank was not a stroke victim or a nursing home resident or an old man. He was Dr. Crider; amongst his peers, learning new things, reconnecting with old friends.
Frank’s story is just one of many in the Edgewood archives. We’re proud to be a place where life is for living…every glorious moment of it.