June 29, 2011
On behalf of the Visiting Nurses of Aroostook I am pleased to provide a letter of support for the community effort to develop a hospice house of comfort serving AroostookCounty. As you know, the Visiting Nurses of Aroostook serves as the only Medicare Certified provider of hospice care in the county. We are committed to providing hospice care to patients and families in all of our communities. While many patients are able to receive end of life care and support at home with their family, we know there are some patients who need facility based support at end of life. A home like environment of care supporting patients and families at end of life would truly be an asset to our community.
We appreciate the opportunity to work with you on this project and look forward to pr~viding hospice services in the future House of Comfort.
Lisa Harvey-McPherson RN, BA, MPPM
President & CEO Eastern Maine HomeCare
EMHS Vice President Continuum of Care