"Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For indeed, that's all who ever have."
Thank you for your continued support!
In 2021, we grieved the passing of Donna DeBlois, President of MaineHealth Care at Home, who was a passionate and zealous advocate for home health and hospice care. And now, I am honored to serve as the Interim President for MaineHealth Care at Home as we give tribute to a tremendous milestone—125 years of caring for our community.
Then and now, dedicated caregivers have brought compassionate care to newborn infants, individuals recovering from illness and surgery, and those facing the end-of-life journey. As shown in these photographs, we have served our patients in times of war and peace, periods of prosperity and depression. Throughout history, we have kept our promise to care for patients where they want to be—safe in the comfort of home and community.
Today, we remain on the front line with the COVID-19 pandemic. Our clinicians inspire hope and safeguard patients' physical, mental, and emotional health each and every day. In doing this work, patient care is our priority.
From the early hiring of three nurses in 1896, we have grown to a team of 350 who helped more than 10,000 patients gain health, independence, and strength this past year. In delivering these services, we traveled 1.9 million miles and offered more than $1.3 million in charity and uncompensated care to vulnerable patients in need of care. This reach was made possible by the generosity of our donors.
To our donors, we thank you and hope you will renew your gift. To our new friends, please consider a contribution to this urgent appeal. Our healthcare system is experiencing new hardships as some nursing facilities have closed due to low reimbursement and staffing shortages; other facilities are forced into temporary closures due to Covid-19 outbreaks. Our hospitals are operating at maximum or over capacity as the options to discharge patients into nursing facilities become more limited. The need for home health care has never been more urgent. Your contribution will help us expand and strengthen services so that more patients can be cared for in the comfort and safety of home.
Thank you for placing your trust in MaineHealth Care at Home.
Randee R. Reynolds
MaineHealth Care at Home