Nurse practitioner Denise Tailby, ANP, has joined Senior Services Physician Dr. Richard Kahn at Quarry Hill and the Knox Center for Long Term Care in Rockland.

Tailby brings years of experience caring for older adults to her new role. Most recently an independent clinician focused primarily on patients in subacute and long-term care, she served older adults at JML Care Center in Falmouth, Mass., and at nursing homes in Falmouth, Bourne and Wareham, Mass.

She received her MSN from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, in 2001 and a post-master’s nurse practitioner certificate from the same institution in 2003. She is board-certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

The Senior Services practice — the first of its kind in Maine at its founding in 2009 — is dedicated to serving the primary-care needs of nursing-care residents at Quarry Hill and the Knox Center. Over the years, many of Quarry Hill’s assisted living and independent living residents have chosen to become patients of the practice as well.

Quarry Hill executive director Mary Sargent said the service will continue to build on its strengths. “Being able to receive primary care onsite is obviously a convenience for our residents,” Sargent said. “But we’ve seen other benefits as well, including enhanced quality of care, swifter response to emergent medical concerns, fewer hospitalizations and reduced health care costs.”