Hawthorne House

(866) 826-8384

6 Old County Rd, FREEPORT, ME


  • Assisted Living
  • Nursing Home

Payment Options

  • Medicare Yes
  • Medicaid Yes
  • Veteran's Benefits No
  • Long Term Care Insurance No
  • Subsidy Available No
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User Reviews

07/08/2014  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Very poorly managed. Lie to family of patients. Staff is definitely undereducated! Avoid if possible.

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    08/29/2013  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    Not sure anyone pays this any mind, but this place is yet another nursing home that proves you had better be on guard and watching out for your loved one, especially if they can not fend for themselves! Waits until patient is so sick to attempt to do anything? Where is the "Quality of Life"?
    Home seems very short staffed, which is even scarier!
    Phone calls to check on family usually generate a very bothered staff member or no answer at all!

    07/11/2013  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    There does not seem to be much interaction with patients in rooms. Not sure if they are understaffed or just do not take the time to interact more! You will not see too much of staff anyway, which is a cause for concern.

    11/21/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    Hawthorne House is an average sized, for profit, nursing home with 81 beds based in Freeport, ME. At last check, the facility had 77 residents indicating that it is 95% occupied which is about average within the state of Maine. The provider accepts both medicare and medicaid programs, and provides resident counseling services.
    This nursing home and assisted living facility, is not located in a hospital or a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). As of November 2012, the medicare rating for Hawthorne House, was 4 stars, which is a better rating than 74% of nursing homes in Maine. Important to note that this facility has recently improved and has gone from 2 stars to 4 stars.
    We have compared the detailed Medicare data for Hawthorne House with other senior care providers in Maine. When compare to the state averages for staffing, the number of registered nurse (RN) hours per resident per day is about average; Certified nursing assistant (CNA) hours per resident per day is about average; The number of licensed practical (LPN) or vocational nurse hours per resident per day is about average. The most recent health inspection was on 06/15/2012.
    To view the full report for this facility, and to understand more about its Medicare rating, go to here

    01/16/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    I have been visiting my grandfather every day at this facility for nearly a year now and I am appauled by some of the things I have seen. The medical staff is uneducated, and incompetant. The doctor on staff is mostly just on a death watch - he doesn't read the charts or take action when a resident is clearly ailing (for example, my grandfather got sicker and sicker over the course of a few days until they couldn't wake him anymore and finally sent him to the hospital). The kitchen chooses to ignore dietary restrictions of the residents (they have no diabetic diet, and more than once I have seen patients who only eat liquids sitting forlornly in front of a plate full of real food). The nursing/aid staff has a few helpful or friendly exceptions, but mostly they ignore visitors and ignore medical protocol. Do not send your loved ones here.

    Response: Totally agree with you.....One Dr in the whole facility! It is appalling to see how things really have not changed over the years! Short staffed, patients always left with food trays sitting in front of them and can not feed themselves. The front area of this home is just that.... A Front....check out the other wings! Very sad! If they didn't have dementia you'll end up looking and acting like you did. I think inspections need to happen more often and let's make them "unannounced" because truly the ones who really see what's going on in there are the patients and family that visit often.

    12/25/2011  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    FYI0-Staff generally does not answer telephone on a timely basis. Especially, Holidays like Christman when I have been trying between 10:15 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. on about a 5 minute basis. Only one line is ringing without answer. To call via a second phone receives a busy signal. Similiar situation on other holidays!

    12/05/2011  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    It is a very clean place, but I dont feel my family member got the help thye deserve and need. Quality of care is okay, but they seem very under staffed.

    05/05/2011  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    great place and care for your parents/grandparents

    Response: This must be a coworker writing this.....

    04/26/2011  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    over satisfied with the facility and staff

    Description of Hawthorne House in FREEPORT, ME

    Number of Beds : 81

    Hawthorne House, located in Freeport, Maine provides the following services: Assisted Living and Nursing Home. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicare and Medicaid. Hawthorne House has received 4 stars from Medicare and an average user review rating of 3 stars. Hawthorne House has a very good hospital, Parkview Adventist Medical Center, located nearby, which scored a 84 out of 100 in its most recent Medicare review. The Hawthorne House's nearest hospital is 10 miles away. A more detailed description of the types of care for Hawthorne House can be found here.

    Hawthorne House is a nursing home. It provides medical nursing service for seniors with serious illnesses or disabilities twenty-four hours a day, delivered by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nurse aids.

    Nursing care facilities cater to several types of patients: some patients require short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; others require long-term nursing and medical supervision. In addition, some nursing homes offer specialized care programs for Alzheimer's or other illnesses, or short-term respite care for frail or disabled persons when a family member requires a rest from providing care in the home. Please note that you can help compare nursing homes by looking at the Medicare ratings of a given facility (Medicare has a 5-star rating system for comparing nursing homes). There are various ways for paying for care in a nursing home. Make sure you know your loved one's Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, and understand how you can use tools like long term care insurance to pay for nursing home care.

    Also, Hawthorne House is an assisted living facility. Assisted living facilities are an apartment-style habitat designed to focus on providing assistance with daily living activities. They provide a higher level of service for the elderly which can include preparing meals, housekeeping, medication assistance, laundry, and also do regular check-in's on the residents. Basically, they are designed to bridge the gap between independent living and nursing home facilities. When thinking about how to pay for care, assisted living facilities are generally less expensive than nursing homes, if assisted living is a viable option for your loved one.

    Source: SNAPforSeniors, Inc.

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