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MaineHealth Care at Home Awarded Funding for Lifeline Medical Alert System devices

January 11, 2022

Contact: Roy Garland, Marketing & Development Coordinator
MaineHealth Care at Home
207-391-6513 | Rgarland1@mhcah.org

SACO, Maine – MaineHealth Care at Home  (MHCAH) is pleased to share that the Davis Family Foundation and The Bingham Program have elected to fund an innovative program supporting the free-of-charge integration of Lifeline Medical Alert Systems into the care plan of patients enrolled in the visiting hospice program.

Operating in Knox, Waldo and Lincoln Counties, MHCAH operates a robust hospice program consisting of in-home services as well as inpatient hospice services at the Sussman House in Rockport. Through this new program, the cost barrier associated with emergency medical alert devices will be avoided and all interested/enrolled hospice patients will receive a device and connection to the hospice team at all times. In turn, the project intends to limit the unnecessary/unwanted utilization of emergency services, strengthen the connection between the patient and the hospice team, and provide a sense of security and comfort for the patient and their family/caretaker(s).

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About MaineHealth Care at Home
MaineHealth Care at Home offers comprehensive home health care services across Cumberland, York, Lincoln, Waldo, Knox, and Oxford counties, with hospice services offered in the MidCoast region. A 501(c)(3) organization and member of MaineHealth, MaineHealth Care at Home puts into practice the MaineHealth values of patient-centered care, respect, integrity, excellence, ownership, and innovation in Helping people to be as independent as possible, at home and in the community.

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