Help At Home Donates to Local Nursing Facility
White River Jct., V.T. -
Help at Home, a service of Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Vermont and New Hampshire, announced that it has made a donation of lamps, art work and clock to Springfield Rivers Nursing and Rehabilitation, a skilled nursing facility offering post-hospital, short-term rehabilitation as well as long-term and respite care. The donation was to make their respite room more comfortable and feel more like home for people during their last phase of life. A respite room offers caregivers, who need a break from providing care, a way to get continuous care for family members who are sick or disabled.
The facility wanted patients to enter the room and feel like they were in a room in their own home. “When you come into a nursing home it can feel clinical, Help at Homes’ generous donation will give the patient the comforts of home,” said Michelle Michael-Tolley, Director of Nursing, Springfield Rivers. “This donation is huge, our own budget doesn’t allow the flexibility to come up with those unique furnishings, and we wouldn’t have been able to do it otherwise.”
Help at Home provides support for clients that call Springfield Rivers home. Working in cooperation with facility staff, the personal care specialists help patients live as independently as possible. Through the collaboration with Springfield Rivers, Help at Home learned of their need for these items. “We work with our community partners and assisted living facilities to help patients live as independently as possible, so strengthening our community partnership with Springfield Rivers is important,” said John Mitchell-Beam, Manager, Help at Home. “Being able to help provide comfort to people in the most challenging time of their lives is an honor.”
ABOUT Help at Home and VNH – Help at Home, a service of Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire (VNH), is a private duty care service that recognizes that health and overall well-being are not medical, and many people have need for care and assistance with daily living activities beyond what a physician can prescribe. VNH is a non‐profit organization that has provided home health and hospice care services in Vermont and New Hampshire since 1907. The agency is dedicated to delivering outstanding home and community-based health and hospice services that enrich the lives of the people they serve. VNH makes home visits to people of all ages and all stages of life – regardless of ability to pay – and also provides communities with education and wellness programs.
Currently, VNH serves more than 140 towns in Vermont and New Hampshire and covers 4,000 square miles. VNH caregivers provide services for more than 6,000 people each year and makes more than 150,000 home visits to people of all ages and at all stages of life. Visit [www.vnhcare.org]www.vnhcare.org for more information.
About Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health: DARTMOUTH-HITCHCOCK HEALTH (D-HH), New Hampshire’s only academic health system and the state’s largest private employer, serves a population of 1.9 million across northern New England. D-HH provides access to more than 2,000 providers in almost every area of medicine, delivering care at its flagship hospital, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, NH. DHMC was named again in 2020 as the #1 hospital in New Hampshire by U.S. News & World Report, and recognized for high performance in 9 clinical specialties and procedures. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health includes the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, one of only 51 NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation; Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, the state’s only children’s hospital; member hospitals in Lebanon, Keene, and New London, NH, and Windsor, VT, and Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire; and 24 Dartmouth-Hitchcock clinics that provide ambulatory services across New Hampshire and Vermont. The D-HH system trains nearly 400 residents and fellows annually, and performs world-class research, in partnership with the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the White River Junction VA Medical Center in White River Junction, VT.