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Our values

MaineHealth Care at Home reflects and supports the values of the MaineHealth network of care.

The following is our list of values:

  • Patient-Centered
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Excellence
  • Ownership
  • Innovation

Home Health Services

Our professional team can help you make the transition from hospital to home, support your recovery and ease the uncertainty of illness. Learn more below or view our complete list of services.

Home Health Adult Program

Whether your are recovering from illness or injury, or have a long-term condition, MaineHealth Care at home provides skilled adult care in the comfort of home. Services include:

Home Health Nursing: Comfort and independence go a long way in the road to recovery. Our home health nurses are highly trained, registered nurses who provide expert care, right where patients want to be, at home.

IV Therapy at Home: Intravenous therapy at home is a way to receive treatment your doctor has prescribed, without having to go to a hospital or clinic. Home intravenous therapy is a safe and effective alternative to in-patient care. A thorough patient and home assessment will be completed before home IV therapy services begin.

Diabetes Education and Support: We help patients facing diabetes manage the disease through care, education and support. Our registered dietitians can assist the patient in understanding the challenges of diabetes and how to make healthy choices that help manage this condition. 

Counseling and Emotional Support at Home: Coming home from the hospital or learning to live with a long-term illness is more than just a physical adjustment. You or a loved one may feel anxious, upset and sad. Our medical social workers help patients with the feelings and emotions that may occur because of illness, injury or major life changes.

Wound and Ostomy Care: We provide expert care at home for hard-to-heal wounds and ostomies - including colostomy, ileostomy, fistulas and leaking tube/drain sites.

Home Health Aides: Home health aides assist patients with activities of daily living that most of us take for granted. Their presence has a positive impact on the patient's and family's quality of life. Often, our help allows older adults to live independently in their homes. For MaineHealth Care at Home patients, a nurse or therapist will arrange and oversee home health aid services.

Hospice Services

Hospice services help patients and families find comfort, dignity and peace during the end-of-life journey. Hospice services are available anywhere the patient considers home, whether it is a patient's house, assisted living center, or health care facility. Services are available in Knox, Waldo and Lincoln counties.

We also offer hospice care through the Sussman House, a 7-bed facility in Rockport that is owned by Pen Bay Medical Center and operated by MaineHealth Care at Home. Eligible hospice patients can receive short-term care in this beautiful, home-like setting with accommodations for family and friends.

Lifeline Emergency Response System

Philips’ new mobile personal response system, GoSafe, connects you to help both in the home and on the go. Easy to use, the GoSafe pendant provides two-way voice communication to alert multiple contacts when you need help.

Palliative Care At Home

At MaineHealth Care at Home, palliative care is specialized interdisciplinary care for people with serious illness or injury. The focus is on managing the symptoms of illness, relieving pain and helping with the emotional stress of serious illness. The aim is to improve quality of life.

You do not need to have a terminal diagnosis to receive palliative care. Palliative care at home is for patients with advanced or life-threatening illness or injury. Palliative care can be received by patients at any time, at any stage of illness, and can be part of a plan that includes active treatment. Palliative care is for both adults and children. 

Pediatric Home Health

One of our highest priorities is helping infants have a healthy start in life. Specially trained pediatric nurses and therapists care for women who face high-risk pregnancies, newborns who have critical health care needs, and parents who need guidance and support. Our pediatric team cares for newborn infants and children up to the age of 18 who have special needs, are recovering from surgery, or are facing the challenges of a serious illness.

Rehabilitative Services at Home

Rehabilitation therapy at home includes experienced physical and occupational therapists and speech language pathologists who help patients regain strength after surgery, improve mobility and function, and maximize independence to live safely in the comfort of home. Patients also may get help in making changes to their home to lower the risk of falls.

Common diagnoses that require home rehabilitation include amputation, developmental delays, brain injury, joint replacement, cardiac surgery, congestive heart failure and stroke.

Telehealth Services at Home

At MaineHealth Care at Home, we believe that integrating telehealth technology with expert clinical care will improve health and independence for our patients. Telehealth helps patients manage their health and stay connected to their providers through wireless devices including tablets and video platforms. With telehealth, patients can monitor their health and video-chat with their providers. They also can send their vital signs to their provider and receive alerts with readings are abnormal.

Call Us Toll Free at 1-800-660-4867

Physicians and health care providers may refer patients via fax: 1-207-775-5521

Health care provider education services

MaineHealth Care at Home provides education to health care providers about available home health services. Upon request, we can arrange in-service presentations on topics such as:

  • Home health and hospice benefits and services
  • Eligibility and reimbursement programs
  • Heart care, wound care, telehealth, diabetes, rehabilitation, post-operative care, asthma and more