Hospice of Southern Maine has received an $150,000 donation from Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution and P&C Insurance to support their Home Hospice Care capital campaign, which will be raising funds to build a new 15,000-square-foot hospice center in Scarborough.
“The new Scarborough hospice center will give aging and terminally-ill Mainers additional home-based healthcare options,” said Josh Fearon, president of P&C Insurance. “We believe in the importance of Hospice of Southern Maine’s mission and necessity to expand their extraordinary care to Mainers who seek compassion and comfort through end of life.”
Today, the nonprofit HSM cares for more than 1,600 patients annually, at the patient’s home, current care facility, and Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, an 18-bed inpatient facility in Scarborough. HSM admits patients with a variety of diagnoses, including Alzheimer’s; heart, lung, and kidney diseases; stroke; Lou Gehrig’s disease; and cancer.
With more Mainers aging and taking charge of their end-of-life care, southern Maine faces a growing demand for hospice care, especially at home. The new center will serve as the central hub for clinical teams currently visiting about 200 patients daily in the community, most of whom reside at home. Construction for the Hospice Center will begin in May, coinciding with the public kickoff of the Home Hospice Care Campaign.
“We are incredibly grateful to Saco & Biddeford Savings and P&C Insurance for their early, generous support of the Campaign. They have supported our growth for many years. We are just amazed at their commitment to high quality hospice care, and to helping Mainers when they need it most,” said Daryl Cady, CEO at Hospice of Southern Maine.
For information about Hospice of Southern Maine or to donate, visit www.hospiceofsouthernmaine.org.
About Saco & Biddeford Savings
Founded in 1827, Saco & Biddeford Savings is Maine’s Oldest Bank with locations in Saco, Biddeford, Old Orchard Beach, Portland, Scarborough, South Portland and Westbrook. A leader in community banking, SBSI has contributed more than $3.8 million to area organizations over the last 10 years and continues to support the needs of the communities it serves. For more information, visit www.sbsavings.bank or on Twitter at @SBSavings and #InItTogether. Member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.
About P&C Insurance
Founded in 1928, P&C Insurance provides personal, business, financial insurance programs and advice, as well as providing employee benefits throughout Northern New England. The firm maintains the highest standard of service and is proud of its long-standing client relationships built on mutual responsibility and trust. Locally owned, with access to the finest national and regional insurance carriers and providers, P&C ensures customers have competitive products and pricing to fit clients’ budgets. For more information and locations visit www.insurancepc.com.
About Hospice of Southern Maine
Hospice of Southern Maine is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide compassion, care, and comfort through end of life. Formed through a collaborative effort among York and Cumberland County leaders and health care providers, Hospice of Southern Maine (HSM) organized in 2001 and began providing direct patient services in 2004. Today, HSM cares for more than 1,600 patients annually, at the patient’s home, current care facility, and Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, an 18-bed inpatient facility in Scarborough. HSM admits patients with a variety of diagnoses, including Alzheimer’s; heart, lung, and kidney diseases; stroke; Lou Gehrig’s disease; and cancer. Care is patient-centered with family support, and provided by a comprehensive interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, social workers, aides, chaplains, grief counselors, and volunteers. In addition to direct patient care, HSM provides grief support at no charge to anyone in the community, and a wide range of community education about end of life. Hospice of Southern Maine is a non-profit 501(c)3, Medicare certified state licensed agency, and the largest provider of hospice services in Southern Maine. To learn more, visit www.hospiceofsouthernmaine.org.