Granite Hill Estates affords residents the dual pleasures of a quiet country setting just minutes from the hustle and bustle of Maine’s capitol city, Augusta. The campus itself, comprising 135 of the Kennebec Valley’s most beautiful wooded acres, is as vast as it is intimate – as peaceful as it is vibrant. Nestled beneath a canopy of trees are gardens, walking trails, and the spacious cottages that are home to many of Granite Hill Estates’ apartment and cottage residents. At its heart is the Maine Lodge, an expansive building featuring an equally expansive array of residential and common areas, as well as a truly impressive menu of amenities and services. Here, you’ll find: • one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and two-bedroom-with-den apartments • attractive game, billiard, and meeting rooms • comfortable lounge areas • indoor pool and hot tub • our fitness center – which offers individualized fitness and wellness programs with our on-site fitness coordinator • cozy library • convenient hair salon • an elegant restaurant dining room • several smaller private dining areas for family gatherings • laundry and housekeeping services A helping hand at just the right moment makes all the difference — and at Martha Ballard Assisted Living, helping hands are in abundance. From case management, wellness programs, and 24/7 emergency response services to assistance with the activities of daily life, our comprehensive support system enables residents to enjoy the benefits of living on their own as well as the support they might need. Martha Ballard Assisted Living offers uniquely comfortable residential spaces, a diversity of social, cultural, recreational, and fitness opportunities, and a wide array of amenities and services, including: • one- and two-bedroom apartments, with well-equipped ADA-accessible kitchenettes, slip-resistant kitchen and bathroom floors, wall-to-wall carpet in all living and bedroom areas, and auto-sensor lighting in all bathrooms • three meals daily, with restaurant dining, as well as our Country Kitchen Café • laundry and housekeeping services • individualized service plans that include 24/7 assistance with personal needs, such as medications • access to MaineGeneral Health services • the convenience of pharmacy delivery • comfortable common areas and an outdoor garden • temporary stays for those transitioning from hospital to home Live safely at Martha Ballard Reflections Neighborhood. Should memory loss become an issue, there is Reflections — the new memory loss neighborhood within Martha Ballard Assisted Living. Reflections not only features design elements included to provide a more purposeful and rewarding environment, it features a host of specific enhancements, including a life-enriching activities program, discovery areas and lounges, a solarium, an enclosed garden, and a highly effective wander-prevention personal alert system, as well as staff expertly trained to provide superb care with compassion and respect. To learn more about the many benefits of Granite Hill Estates, Martha Ballard Assisted Living at Granite Hill Estates – and Reflections, please call us at 207.626.7786 or toll-free at 888.321.1119; visit our Web site at www.granitehillestates.com; or write to us at 60 Balsam Drive, Hallowell, Maine 04347. We look forward to assisting you.
All genders welcome
Age 62 and over
No licensed nursing care provided
No licensed physician care provided
Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
Sitting, standing, walking, and getting in and out of bed
Residents may contract with an outside agency to bring in services
Behavioral Support Offered for Residents Who...
Need prompting for their personal care
Diabetes Management Care
Self-administered insulin injection
Staff-administered insulin injection
Health Condition Care
Breathing support requiring oxygen
Emphysema or other lung diseases
Heart disease or heart failure
Incontinence and bladder management
There is a dedicated area for Alzheimer's and Dementia residents
Stages of Alzheimer's Progression Accepted
Stage 1: no impairment
Stage 2: very mild decline
Stage 3: mild decline
Stage 4: moderate decline
Stage 5: moderate, mid-stage
Services for Alzheimer's or Dementia Residents
Family members able to join at mealtime
Family members able to participate in care plan
Specially trained staff
Safe wandering areas
Environment that is easy to navigate
Daily planned recreational and social activities
Activities tailored to residents' abilities
Short Term and Temporary Stay Options
Pet Types Allowed
No smoking is allowed on the premises
Residents may bring their own furniture
New staff subject to criminal background check
Transportation and Parking Options
Transportation provided by facility
Cable hook up
Climate control or thermostat
Private courtyard or patio
Private telephone line
Pet deposit required
Damage or security deposit required
Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Provided
ME Assisted Living Program
Issued by Maine Department of Health and Human Services
ME Continuing Care Retirement Community
Issued by Maine Bureau of Insurance
Hospitals can reduce the risk of infection after surgery by making sure they provide
care that’s known to get the best results for most patients. Here are some examples:
- Giving the recommended antibiotics at the right time before surgery
- Stopping the antibiotics within the right timeframe after surgery
- Maintaining the patient’s temperature and blood glucose (sugar) at normal levels
- Removing catheters that are used to drain the bladder in a timely manner after surgery.
Hospitals can also reduce the risk of cardiac problems associated with surgery by:
- Making sure that certain prescription drugs are continued in the time before, during,
and just after the surgery. This includes drugs used to control heart rhythms and
- Giving drugs that prevent blood clots and using other methods such as special stockings
that increase circulation in the legs.
An acute myocardial infarction (AMI), also called a heart attack, happens when one
of the heart’s arteries becomes blocked and the supply of blood and oxygen to part
of the heart muscle is slowed or stopped. When the heart muscle doesn’t get the
oxygen and nutrients it needs, the affected heart tissue may die. These measures
show some of the standards of care provided, if appropriate, for most adults who
have had a heart attack.
Pneumonia is a serious lung infection that causes difficulty breathing, fever, cough
and fatigue. These measures show some of the recommended treatments for pneumonia.
Read more information about pneumonia care.
Heart Failure is a weakening of the heart's pumping power. With heart failure, your
body doesn't get enough oxygen and nutrients to meet its needs. These measures show
some of the process of care provided for most adults with heart failure. Read more
information about heart failure.
Asthma is a chronic lung condition that causes problems getting air in and out of
the lungs. Children with asthma may experience wheezing, coughing, chest tightness
and trouble breathing.
"30-Day Mortality" is when patients die within 30 days of their admission to a hospital.
The information that follows shows the death rates for each hospital compared to
the U.S. National Rate. The rates take into account how sick patients were before
they were admitted to the hospital.
"30-Day Readmission" is when patients who have had a recent hospital stay need to
go back into a hospital again within 30 days of their discharge. Below, the rates
of readmission for each hospital are compared to the U.S. National Rate. The rates
take into account how sick patients were before they were admitted to the hospital.
Read more information about hospital readmission measures.
These measures give you information about hospitals' use of medical imaging tests
for outpatients based on the following:
- Protecting patients’ safety, such as keeping patients’ exposure to radiation and
other risks as low as possible.
- Following up properly when screening tests such as mammograms show a possible problem.
- Avoiding the risk, stress, and cost of doing imaging tests that patients may not
The information shown here is limited to medical imaging facilities that are part
of a hospital or associated with a hospital. These facilities can be inside or near
the hospital, or in a different location. This information only includes medical
imaging done on outpatients. Medical imaging tests done for patients who have been
admitted to the hospital as inpatients aren’t included.
These measures are based on Medicare claims data.
HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) is a national
survey that asks patients about their experiences during a recent hospital stay.
Use the results shown here to compare hospitals based on ten important hospital
Hospital Acquired Conditions are serious conditions that patients may get during
an inpatient hospital stay. If hospitals follow proper procedures, patients are
less likely to get these conditions. Medicare doesn’t pay for any of these conditions,
and patients can’t be billed for them, if they got them while in the hospital. Medicare
will only pay for these conditions if patients already had them when they were admitted
to the hospital.
Serious Complications are based on how often adult patients had certain serious,
but potentially preventable complications related to medical or surgical inpatient
Deaths for Certain Conditions are based on how many patients with these conditions
died while they were in the hospital.