Skilled Nursing Facilities

Sippican Healthcare Center

Individualized healthcare and family values
Opening the doorways to functional and fulfilling lifestyles

We are dedicated to providing high-quality long-term nursing and subacute care.

It is our goal to open the doorways to a functional and fulfilling lifestyle for each and every one of our residents.

Sippican Healthcare Center is a special place where virtually every healthcare need and desire is met, including quality; comprehensive medical, nursing and rehabilitation care, beautiful facilities, air conditioning, and friendly staff of experts who exhibit the utmost respect and dignity. The atmosphere at Sippican is warm and family-like. Sippican is a place that is easy to call “home.”

The facility is situated on lovely grounds in Marion, Massachusetts in a setting that has been described by residents as “pleasant and comfortable.” Sippican offers elegant dining, social rooms, and finely decorated living accommodations. In addition, nursing and therapeutic services are second to none. Programs are comprehensive, offering residents the most modern, innovative therapies available.

Our Staff

Our professionals work 24-hours a day to provide the highest quality care. The staff represents a wide range of specialties, including physicians, nurses, therapists, social workers, and nutritionists. Together they create a restorative program suited to individual needs and then work to maximize the potential of their patients each day of their stay.

Residents may choose to have their personal physician provide their care. However, if that is not possible, for whatever reason, our facility staff will assist in selecting a physician that meets the approval of the resident and their families.

A resident’s physician, in conjunction with our interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, will develop an individual program of restorative care for each resident. It is our goal to provide all of our residents with an active and fulfilling lifestyle.

We have built our reputation on our quality nursing, medical and therapeutic team. The care and services they provide not only meet but surpass state and federal guidelines.

Admission Criteria
• Age 22 or older
• Persons with a significant change in functional status resulting from a medical problem or problems.
• Persons who are medically stable and able to participate in rehabilitation activity.

We accept admission from all healthcare facilities
• Emergency Rooms
• Physicians Office
• Acute Care Hospitals
• Home

Available Services
• IV Therapy (central lines)
• Wound Management
• Respiratory Therapy
• Physical Therapy
• Occupational Therapy
• Speech Language Therapy
• Medication Monitoring
• Patient Teaching
• Discharge Planning
• Nutrition Counseling
• Podiatry Services
• Dental Services
• Optometry Services
Rehabilitation Program
The rehabilitation program is led by a physician who specializes in rehabilitation and physical medicine. The physician has an interdisciplinary group of highly trained and motivated specialists to round out the team – physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech/language pathologists, cognitive therapists, rehabilitation nurses, social workers, therapeutic recreational specialists and nutritionists.

All rehabilitation programs are individually tailored to ensure success. We strive for healthy outcomes. That means using every possible form of effective therapy to accelerate and maximize every resident’s rehabilitation potential.

Rehabilitation programs range from intensive one-on-one therapy sessions to group sessions. This includes a variety of support groups which allow residents the opportunity to learn more about their condition, share experiences with others, discuss concerns and build lasting friendships.

Intravenous and Central Line Program
For some patients, intravenous antibiotic therapy is the most effective treatment for fighting infection. For those patients whose physicians have prescribed intravenous antibiotics as part of their healthcare program, an IV and Central Line program is offered which allows them to continue their therapy in the comfort of our facility.
Activities
Residents are always busy, if they choose to be. A representative from the activities department greets each resident at the time of admission to discuss personal interests and hobbies. While at the facility, patients can be involved in their favorite pastimes, and meet others with similar interests.

Arts and crafts, physical fitness programs and discussion groups are all coordinated through the activities department. There are many social events, such as ice cream socials and cookouts. Outings away from the facility are also scheduled.

In addition to our activities room, Sippican also has a music room, a library and an entertainment room.

How to Make a Referral

Referrals can be made by contacting Sippican Healthcare Center directly. Please refer to the list below for insurances accepted. If you want to confirm insurance information on Sippican Healthcare Center, please call the facility directly at (508) 748-3830.

Medicare and Insurances Accepted
We accept most Medicare, Medicaid, workers compensation and insurance plans, including a wide range of major HMO’s and PPO’s, including, but not limited to:

• Medicare
• Workers Compensation
• AETNA/US Healthcare
• Anthem BC
• Blue Cross/Blue Shield of MA
• Healthsource MA/NH
• Fallon Community Health Plan
• Focus Healthcare
• Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
• Holland Compcare
• Tufts Associated Health Plan
• Unicare (GIC Indemnity)
• United Payors/United Providers

Religious Services & Support Groups
We recognize that the spiritual needs of our residents are very important. Religious services are held on-site and clergy of different faiths visit regularly.

Support meetings are available for family members of residents. These group discussions and activities allow families to share thoughts and feelings and learn from others who have loved ones in similar situations. Families are invited to actively participate in goal-setting, conferences, teaching programs and counseling sessions. They will work with the same members of the care team throughout a resident’s stay.

Patient support groups are also held regularly. Here residents can learn more about their disability, discuss concerns, share experiences and more.

Patient Testimonials

The rehab team was good to work with

Sippican Healthcare Center Patient Testimonial I was only here a briefly but the nurses and doctors were attentive to my needs. I was always able to find someone to answer a question or work with my family. I was receiving rehab treatments and the rehab team was good...

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Sippican is the cleanest facility that we’ve ever been in

Sippican Healthcare Center Patient Testimonial Thank You! Karen and Sippican Team, From the time my mom was admitted to Sippican on Nov. 27th, to the time of her passing, she received superb care. It was comforting to me to know that in both Windsor and Mayfair units...

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News + Updates

Whittier Health Network’s Visitation Policy

UPDATED 9.25.2020   FOR NOTIFICATIONS OF COVID-19 CONDITIONS INSIDE A SPECIFIC WHITTIER FACILITY, PLEASE SELECT THAT FACILITY'S PAGE FROM THE NAVIGATIONAL MENU IN THE BLUE BAR AT THE TOP OF OUR WEBSITE AND AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.   Visitors are still allowed at...

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Whittier Health Network’s Response to COVID-19

UPDATED 9.25.2020   FOR NOTIFICATIONS OF COVID-19 CONDITIONS INSIDE A SPECIFIC WHITTIER FACILITY, PLEASE SELECT THAT FACILITY'S PAGE FROM THE NAVIGATIONAL MENU IN THE BLUE BAR AT THE TOP OF OUR WEBSITE AND AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.   Visitors are still allowed at...

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Sippican Healthcare Center

15 Mill Street
Marion, MA 02738
Phone: (508) 748-3830
Fax: (508) 748-3834
123-Bed Skilled Nursing Center
Joint Commission Accredited,
Medicare Certified
Directions

Directions to Sippican Healthcare Center

From New Bedford/Fall River Area: Route 195 East to Exit 20, Route 105 South, Marion/ Rochester. Approximately 1/4 of a mile bear right onto Mill Street. Continue along Mill Street to a second fork and bear right. Sippican is located on the right side of the street.

From the Boston Area: Route 128 South to Route 24 South (Fall River, New Bedford). Route 24 South, to 495 South, Exit 1 (Route 195) West to Wareham/Marion. Route 195 for 6 miles, take exit 20 to Route 105 South, Marion – Rochester. Approximately 1/4 of a mile bear right onto Mill Street. Continue along Mill Street to a second fork and bear right. Sippican is located on the right side of the street.

From Cape Cod: 495 North to 195 West. 195 West to Exit 20, Marion/ Rochester. At the first fork in the road bear right onto Mill Street. Continue on Mill Street to a second immediate fork and bear right. Sippican Healthcare Center is located on the right.

Directions

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We invite you to visit our Healthcare Centers personally. We think you will agree that they are genuinely very special places. Call us today at (508) 748-3830 to arrange your tour of a facility.

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NOTIFICATIONS OF COVID-19 CONDITIONS INSIDE SIPPICAN HEALTHCARE CENTER

Since May 8, 2020, Sippican Healthcare Center has had 13 confirmed cases of COVID-19. In addition, Sippican has had 0 clusters of three or more residents/staff with new onset of respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other.

Here is a more detailed update regarding the prevalence of COVID-19 in Sippican. On October 30, 2020:

  • 3 residents or staff have confirmed COVID-19. When a resident tests positive, we notify residents and their representative(s) of their condition and implement protocols for their care and treatment. We also follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), including return to work guidance, for staff who test positive.
  • 7 residents and staff have recovered from COVID-19.
  • 248 residents and staff have tested negative for COVID-19.
  • It has been 0 days since a new resident or staff member has tested positive.

Mitigating actions that Sippican Healthcare Center is taking to prevent/reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 include the following: altering or suspending normal operations of the facility pursuant to CMS/CDC/DPH guidelines, including limitation of visitors and social distancing and separation of residents; screening employees every shift; requiring employees to use PPE as indicated, including N95 and regular face masks, gowns, face shields, gloves, and droplet precautions equipment; increasing cleaning and sanitizing, including sanitizing with Clean Republic Hypochlorous Acid Disinfectant; providing new admissions with cloth masks and providing education to them on the use of the masks, hand hygiene and cough etiquette; distancing of residents; limiting residents’ movements outside their rooms; and separating COVID-19 positive residents from other residents.

Whittier Health Network performed COVID-19 testing for residents and employees at the Facility in May of 2020.

There is a nationwide shortage of PPE, however there is currently adequate PPE in this facility.