Foundations and Donors Support Expansion of Connected Care Clinics

October 22, 2018

MaineHealth Care at Home received a total of $44,300 in grants from the Huntington Commons Foundation, Davis Family Foundation, and a private donor to expand Connected Care Clinics, an innovative nurse-driven and telehealth supported initiative.  These grant will specifically support clinics in Chebeague Island, Long Island, and Avesta’s Park Street Housing in Kennebunk, Maine.  Connected Care Clinics combine on-site nursing services with telehealth technology that provide clients access to clinical assessment, vital sign monitoring devices, educational programs, and virtual health consultations from specially trained nurses stationed at MaineHealth Care at Home.

 Connected Care Clinics are in partnership with community leaders of the Islands and replicates programs already in place with Avesta Housing and the Caleb Group in Portland, Windham, and Gorham. The model is built upon the principals of population health with a focus on engaging residents and family in health decisions; promoting health literacy and education; teaching self-management and monitoring of risk facts; and increasing connections to community programs and other health services. “MaineHealth Care at Home is recognized as early adopter of home telehealth,” adds Donna DeBlois, President and CEO, “and we are delighted to expand this model to the community.”  

For more information, contact Mia Millefoglie, Vice President, Development & Marketing at 1-800-660-4867 or mmillefoglie@mhcah.org.