SACO — The Elmina B. Sewall Foundation awards an unrestricted grant of $90,000 to MaineHealth Care at Home, (MHCAH) a leading agency offering home health and hospice care to children and adults throughout Southern and MidCoast Maine. This grant, with payments over the next three years, will support MHCAH’s mission to provide essential health services to the most vulnerable patients throughout the region, who lack insurance and resources to pay for care. In caring for this at-risk population, MHCAH expended $250,000 in charity care and $900,000 in care not reimbursed by government programs this past year. “In times of declining reimbursement,” adds Donna DeBlois, President & CEO, “We are honored and grateful to have this level of support and trust from the Sewall Foundation.”
MaineHealth Care at Home provides home-based skilled nursing, palliative care, rehabilitative therapies, telehealth, and a full range of population and wellness services. In addition, the agency offers hospice services in the MidCoast region with short-term hospice care and respite services at the Sussman House, a hospice facility located on the Pen Bay campus, Rockport, Maine.
The Elmina B. Sewall Foundation, established by Mrs. Elmina Brewster Sewall of Kennebunk in 1982, supports work in Maine to improve the well-being of people, animals, and the environment while fostering relationships that strive for social equity and community resilience. The Foundation seeks to inspire the generosity of others and empower those who share its vision to work together for healthy, vibrant communities. For more information on the Sewall Foundation, visit www.sewallfoundation.org or call (207) 865-3810.
MaineHealth Care at Home is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, fully-licensed organization that improved the health and quality to approximately 26,000 children and adults this past year. Its organizational mission is to help people be as healthy and independent as possible at home and in the community. MaineHealth Care at Home is a member of MaineHealth, not-for-profit system of leading high-quality healthcare providers. For more information on MaineHealth Care at Home, call 1-800-660-4867 or visit www.mainehealthcareathome.org.