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Aging and Senior Care Resources
Free Medical Alert Systems For Veterans
Hospice Volunteers of Somerset County
The mission of Hospice Volunteers of Somerset County (HVSC) is to care for those with a life-limiting illness, provide support and solace to the grieving, and to educate the community.
Unlike medical hospice, a client does not have to have a prognosis of six months or less to live and can still be pursuing curative treatment.
Once a family has lost a loved one, HVSC provides bereavement services for 13 months. Those services include mailings, phone calls, support groups, and memorial events like Lights to Remember.
All our services are provided at no charge to residents of Somerset County.
Volunteers are the backbone of our organization. Volunteers take a 24-hour training program that also includes work outside the classroom and each volunteer must undergo a background check.
While most hospice clients receive services in his/her home, some clients are visited in nursing homes. Families identify the needs that they have such as transportation, meal preparation, respite for the caregiver, taking care of pets, etc. and volunteers donate their time and talents.
HVSC formed in 1989 and has grown in the intervening years. At a time when the safety net is weakening, we are proud to be able to help our friends and neighbors at a difficult time in their life.
HealthReach Community Health Centers
… where the wellbeing of our patients is our top concern. We work together with our patients by providing a “medical home” with a team of professionals using up-to-date knowledge and technology to provide the best possible care.
Together, more than 200 dedicated medical, dental, and behavioral health providers and support personnel work with 29,000 Maine residents annually – regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. Our 11 federally qualified health centers serve people in more than 80 cities and towns in Central and Western Maine.
HealthReach participates in the National Health Service Corps offering discounted services to those who qualify. For more information, go to: http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/downloads/sitepolicyposter.pdf
HealthReach is proud to be a part of the Maine Community Accountable Care Organization. For more information, visit http://www.mainecommunityaco.com/.
Medicare and Medicaid Guide for Low-Income Recipients
Contact your local Medicaid office to ask questions about program requirements and request a paper application. In many states, it’s also possible to apply for Medicaid coverage on HealthCare.gov. If you aren’t eligible for Medicaid, it may be possible to get a tax credit to help pay for a plan from the Health Insurance Marketplace. HealthCare.gov asks for the names, birth dates, and Social Security numbers of all household members, so it’s important to have this information on hand before beginning the application process. You should also have your pay stubs or W-2s on hand to help with questions related to household income.
Links to Other Agencies
Listed below are some phone numbers and website links to other agencies and organizations in the area and statewide.