2016 Report to the Community
(please click here to read our 2016 Report to the Community)
MaineHealth Care at Home, Quarry Hill, Penobscot Bay YMCA, Pen Bay Community Health and Wellness and Waldo County Community Health are co-sponsoring an Advance Care Planning for People with Dementia program.
MaineHealth Care at Home, Quarry Hill, Penobscot Bay YMCA, Pen Bay Community Health and Wellness and Waldo County Community Health will offer “Dementia: Practical Guidance for Advance Care Planning,” a comprehensive learning experience for adults involved in caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, and for those in the early stages of dementia themselves, on Thursday, November 3, from 9 a.m. to noon at Camden National Corporation’s Hanley Center, Fox Ridge Office Park, on Route 1 in Rockport.
Sussman House Needs Support Volunteers
Sussman House, located on the Pen Bay Medical Center campus in Rockport, opened its doors to hospice patients and their families in December 2014. Since that time, Sussman House support volunteers have played an integral role in the success of the House. While not having direct patient interaction, Sussman House support volunteers do the many things that make the Sussman House feel like a home. Volunteers welcome families and visitors, bake, cook, garden, answer the phone, assist with light office work, and help with special events. The ways that support volunteers can make a difference are diverse and can be tailored to an individual’s interests and availability. All volunteers attend an orientation (between 5-6 hours) and scheduling is coordinated by MaineHealth Care at Home which manages and operates the Sussman House.
MaineHealth Care at Home Receives a $16,000 grant from United Mid-Coast Charities
United Mid-Coast Charities (UMCC) awarded $547,000 to 58 nonprofit organizations in Knox and Waldo Counties during a check presentation ceremony in Rockport.
UMCC Board member John Burgess presents Mia Millefoglie, VP Development & Marketing, MHCAH with the check.
HHVN Recieves Grant to Advance Pediatric Palliative Care from MeHAF
HomeHealth Visiting Nurses (HHVN) has been awarded a grant of $7,800 from the Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF) to advance palliative care for medically fragile infants and children. This funding will be used to secure Telehealth Technology and monitoring devices customized for this population. Although Telehealth is more prominent in caring for older patients with at-risk chronic diseases, the potential to adapt the technology for children and their families has enormous potential to make care more patient and family-centered.
HHVN Honors Champions from MedCu3 and Ladder3
HomeHealth Visiting Nurses presented Champion Awards to first responders from Portland MedCu3 and Ladder 3 at its October 2015 Annual Meeting.
At the award ceremony, Greg Burns, RN, Manager of Pediatric Services provided the following tribute, “There are events in our patient’s medical journeys when champions appear to support their care and comfort. We had this privilege when several champions from MedCu 3 and Ladder 3, Rosemont Station arrived to the home of our patient. Because of their generosity of time, oxygen supplies, and compassion, our six-year old patient was able to die peacefully, at home, surrounded by her family and friends.” The parents and young sister participated in the recognition that specifically honored the following individuals from Ladder 3, Rosemount Station; Lt. John Brennan, firefighters Ralph Munroe and Ron Giroux. From MedCu 3, paramedics from Meagan Letellier and Michael Mutchie were recognized; however, paramedic. Paramedic Stephen Coppi was unable to attend the ceremony.
HomeHealth Visiting Nurses Receives Second Grant to Extend Pediatric Social Work Services
The John T. Gorman Foundation awards a second year grant of $25,000 to extend highly specialized social work and navigator services to children and families coping with the challenges of cancer. Grant funds will also support the customization of modules for pediatric telehealth services utilizing Agency’s current Telehealth platform that includes internet connected tablets and blue-tooth monitoring devices.
United Way of York County Awards $12,500 to Support Parent and Child Health Services
HomeHealth Visiting Nurses received a one-year grant totaling $12,500 from United Way of York County. These funds will support services for medically fragile children coping with serious and sometimes life-limiting illnesses.
United Way of Greater Portland Awards $86,430 to Support Essential Home Health Care
HomeHealth Visiting Nurses received two significant one-year grants totaling $86,430 from United Way of Greater Portland. These funds will support charity care for both medically fragile children and adults who require home health services but lack insurance and/or financial resources to pay for care.
Cohen Grant Support Palliative Care for Seriously Ill Children
HomeHealth Visiting Nurses is the recipient of a $23,400 grant from the Sam L. Cohen Foundation to support the development of a home-based palliative care program for medically fragile children.
Lawrence E. Dwight Recieves HomeHealth Champion Award
HomeHealth Visiting Nurses honors Lawrence E. Dwight (pictured at right with Mia Millefoglie, VP Marketing & Development for HHVN) for his extraordinary commitment to advance the important legacy created by his family over 100 years ago.
Sewall Foundation Awards $30,000 to HHVN to Support our Compassionate Care Program
The Elmina B. Sewall Foundation has awarded a $30,000 grant to HomeHealth Visitings Nurses (HHVN) to support the Compassionate Care Program.
HHVN Awarded $43,050 Grant from The Davis Family Foundation for Telehealth Expansion
HomeHealth Visiting Nurse is the recipient of a $43,050 grant from the Davis Family Foundation to strengthen and expand its Chronic Care Telehealth Project.
HHVN Receives United Way of York County Grant
HomeHealth Visiting Nurses (HHVN) was recently awarded a one-year grant from United Way of York County totaling $6,000 to support charity care.
HHVN Awarded $10,000 Grant from Kennebunk Savings Bank Foundation's Huntington Common Charitable Fund for Seniors
To promote the health and well being of southern Maine residents, the Kennebunk Savings Bank
Foundation’s Huntington Common Charitable Fund for Seniors awards $10,000 to HomeHealth Visiting Nurses (HHVN) to advance its clinic services.
HHVN Names Donna DeBlois as the new President & CEO
The Boards of Trustees of MaineHealth and HomeHealth Visiting Nurses (HHVN) approved the appointment of Donna DeBlois, RN, BSW, MBA, MSB, as president and CEO of HomeHealth Visiting Nurses.
Saco and Biddeford Savings Institution Donates $2,500 to HHVN
To promote the health and well being of local Maine residents, Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution has donated $2,500 to HomeHealth Visiting Nurses.
Sanford Institution for Savings Donates $2,500 to HHVN
To promote the health and well being of southern Maine residents, SIS Bank has donated $2,500 to
HomeHealth Visiting Nurses.
John T. Gorman Foundation Awards $15,000 to HHVN
The John T. Gorman Foundation has awarded a $15,000 grant to HomeHealth Visiting Nurses (HHVN) to support the development of an “Integrated Chronic Care Model”, a patient-centered, evidence based model to improve quality of home health care to vulnerable elders at risk of hospitalization or facility placement.