Our professional team provides the care you need to make the transition from hospital to home where friends and family can support your recovery and ease the uncertainty of illness. See the menu of services listed below.
MaineHealth Care at Home offers a wide range of home health services and programs for adults. Whether the patients is recovering from illness or injury, or has a long-term condition, MaineHealth Care at home provides skilled medical care in the comfort of home. We enable adult patients to stay independent and right where they want to be: at home.
Home Health Nursing: Comfort and independence go a long way in the road to recovery. The home health nurses at MaineHealth Care at Home are highly trained, registered nurses who know how to provide the right care, right where patients want to be most: at home.
IV Therapy at Home: Intravenous therapy at home is a way to receive IV 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 assessment and home assessment is done before starting home IV therapy.
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 through counseling.
Counseling and Emotional Support at Home: We help patients at home who are dealing with an advanced illness or long-term medical condition, and this includes all aspects of the condition. We recognize that 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: At MaineHealth Care at Home, we provide the highest level of medical services for hard-to-heal wounds as well as ostomy care, 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 quality of life for patients and their families. Often their help allows older adults who need assistance to stay independent in their homes.For patients receiving services from MaineHealth Care at Home, your nurse or therapist will arrange and oversee needed services.
As part of the mission of MaineHealth Care at Home, community health nurses offer low-cost flu prevention, health screening clinics, diabetes education and other wellness services at locations throughout the community. Community health nurses can provide both education and preventative care to improve community health. See clinic schedules here.
Hospice helps patients and families find comfort, dignity, and peace throughout 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 healthcare facility, in Knox, Waldo, and Lincoln counties.
We 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.
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.
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.
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 healthcare 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.
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.
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.
Our coverage area for home health services
Our dedicated team of nurses, rehabilitative therapists, speech language pathologists, social workers, nutritional counselors, and home health aides serve patients of all ages in towns throughout Southern and MidCoast Maine. Our coverage area includes:
- York County
- Cumberland County
- Southern Oxford County
- Knox County
- Waldo County
- Lincoln County
- Sagadahoc County
Partnering with healthcare providers to facilitate services
MaineHealth Care at Home provides education and in-services to professional healthcare providers on the extensive range of home health services. Upon request, we can arrange in-services to professional staff on topics to include:
- Home health and hospice benefits and services
- Eligibility and reimbursement programs
- Specific topics, including cardiac care, wound care, telehealth, diabetes, HomeSafe, Lifeline, Diabetes, rehabilitation programs, post-operative joint replacement programs, asthma and wellness programs.