Granite Bay Care, Inc. (GBC) is a member of the Granite Bay Creations family of programs. We are a multi-state human service agency providing intensive clinical, nursing, residential, and community-based support services to adults with cognitive, intellectual, mental health, and physical disabilities. We have more than 60 locations throughout Maine and New Hampshire.
Granite Bay Care (CARE) was founded upon the belief that an individual’s quality of life can be measured in no small part by his or hers experience of relationships. Securing and maintaining paid employment, participating in activities of daily living, and enjoying local opportunities for recreation, all individuals are encouraged to become active members of the communities within which they reside. While careful not to promise permanence, CARE has developed innovative models specifically designed to cultivate meaningful connections between supported individuals and caregivers often not possible in more traditional support models.
GBC’s focus on relationships and the unique challenges that each supported person faces has resulted in the development of a variety of innovative service models, allowing individuals to enter into and move through CARE along a continuum of care.
For individuals accustomed to a chaotic and hostile world, this can prove to be a formidable task. However, with patient understanding and consistent application of support strategies, the “CARE wrap-around” team (consisting of operational, nursing, and clinical consultants working interdepartmentally with person-centered teams) has a demonstrated track record of success in creating a climate of mutual acceptance and appreciation between individuals and CARE-givers. In the majority of cases, the quality of this bond has had a profound therapeutic impact on consumers, providing a means to achieve first emotional/behavioral stability/regulation, then normality/ routine, and finally community investment/integration.