Maine’s Population Is Aging
By 2030, 28 percent of Maine’s population will be 65 or older resulting in an increased demand for healthcare.
Home is Where the Care Is
“St. Joseph Homecare and Hospice has been steadily growing as a result of a strong preference among patients for homebased care, as well as our drive to deliver cost-effective, quality care to our patients,” said Sandy Nesin, Esq. Executive Director, St. Joseph Community Health and Hospice. “The overall costs for homecare services are significantly lower than other post-acute care settings.”
Homecare and Hospice – Whole Person Care
A patient’s care team may include a medical director, nurse, physical therapist, social worker, chaplain, volunteer, or others and is dedicated to proactively managing all presenting needs. This comprehensive team ensures the execution of St. Joe’s mission to care for the whole person whether they’re recovering from a routine surgery or facing a life-threatening illness or injury. Here’s how they do so:
We strive to provide our patients with:
- Improved Recovery Times
- Highly Individualized Care Plan
- Education and Engagement with Caregivers
- Comprehensive Long-Term Planning
One homecare patient shared: “My caregivers wore a smile on their faces and were never in a hurry with me. They were truly compassionate and genuinely cared about me. What a great crew I had to get me back on my feet.”
We extend our patients complete respect for their wishes by:
- Having an on-call team available 24-hours a day
- Ensuring each patient’s dignity is maintained
- Offering spiritual support to family and loved ones
- Delivering care regardless of financial means
A hospice patient’s daughter shared: “Your professionalism was invaluable to us all. No one wants to go through this, but we were so glad to have gone through it with all of you. She deserved the best and absolutely got it.”
The Power of Positive Referrals
“The majority of our patients are referred to us. We work collaboratively with clinicians, primarily from hospitals and practices, who are well-versed in our care services,” said Amy Shawley, Operations Manager, St. Joseph Homecare and Hospice. “We also have an exemplary reputation in the community given the compassionate, holistic care we’ve consistently delivered to patients and their families over the years.”
If you’re in need of support and reside in the Bangor area, call us at St. Joseph Homecare and Hospice – 207.907.1810.
This article: St. Joseph HomeCare and Hospice Meets Growing Demand for Home-based Care originally appeared in the March/April 2019 edition of Harvest – The Magazine of the Catholic Diocese of Portland.