Dear Community Members,
Two thousand and sixteen was a year of celebration at Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, as the community helped us celebrate 50 years of service at many events.
Ever since the agency opened its doors in 1966, the financial support and generosity of individuals and the community has been a cornerstone in AHCH’s ability to meet its mission.
Unlike for-profit competitors from away, AHCH cares for all patients who qualify to receive services regardless of their ability to pay. While independent, non-profit home care and hospice agencies like ours are quite rare, we believe that if we continue to provide exemplary care, the community will support us through charitable giving.
This Community Benefit Report is one important way we say thank you to our donors and share what their contributions have accomplished. The stories we’ve included are a tribute to our 400 talented staff members, donors and so many others who we consider to be a part of the AHCH family.
In 2016, more than $1.3 million in free care helped nearly 450 patients across the 131 communities we serve. In some cases, your financial contributions have led directly to life-altering care. In others, they have allowed families to focus on what matters most when a loved one is dying by eliminating a heavy financial burden.
Clearly, we could not have done this without your generosity.
I thank you for your support of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, and I look forward to many more years of providing the very best care and support to our patients and their family members.
Ken Albert, RN, Esq.
President & CEO