MaineHealth Care at Home Received Grant Funding for Emergent Nursing Needs

April 15, 2020

Contact: Matthew Driscoll

207-391-6462 / DRISCM4@mainehealth.org

Through a generous $25,000 award from the John T. Gorman Foundation, MaineHealth Care at Home (MHCAH) will expand telehealth services to address the needs of a broader, at-risk population to include those with COVID-19.  Funds will be used to offset the personnel costs associated with nursing services that include virtual consultation, assessment, education, and patient monitoring seven days a week.

 

In response to the increased demand for health care services, MHCAH implemented PatientCare Connect, a new telehealth service that offers nurse consultation, education, and virtual visits, at no charge, through the patient’s own wireless device.  The advancement of telehealth, along with comprehensive skilled home health services and monitoring for patients, both COVID+ and COVID-, will help to meet patient needs and increase access to care during and after this pandemic.

 

If you wish to contribute to this emergent cause, please visit: https://mainehealth.org/healthy-communities/coronavirus/donate-funds . Your donation can be dedicated to MHCAH or another MaineHealth organization. To support specific MHCAH programs, please visit https://mainehealth.org/mainehealth-care-at-home/ways-to-give/online-donation.

 

To learn more, please contact us at 800-660-4867.

 

The John T. Gorman Direct Services Program aims to provide quality supports and services to address the immediate and basic needs of underserved Maine residents including: food, shelter, physical and mental health, and transportation.