Lewiston, Maine 9.23.15 - Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice (AHCH) opened a new Drop-off site for staff in Manchester in July. This new location will enhance AHCH’s efficiency to provide high quality home care, home hospice care and supportive care services to our patients throughout the greater Augusta area. “This site provides staff a time effective base close to their patients that is safe, efficient, and insures that our staff is able to spend the necessary time with their patient by eliminating travel time back and forth to our Agency’s central location in Lewiston,” shares Julie Shackley, President and CEO.
Earlier this year, Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice’s Norway office moved into a new space in the The Golden Arch building and expanded their Bridgton office, based out of the Bridgton Hospital, to provide staff with a more efficient and effective work environment. “With the addition of the new location and recent office expansion, our Agency has positioned itself to ensure that we can continue to provide the best care possible for our patients and their families throughout our service area,” shares Brenda Czado, Director of Home Care services.
With 432 staff and 280 volunteers, AHCH provides care and support to residents in 122 municipalities, plantations and unorganized territories encompassing Androscoggin, Oxford, Franklin, northern Cumberland, and western Kennebec County as well as bordering communities in Sagadahoc and Somerset counties. Last year, Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice cared for 10,020 people. Of the patients served, 6,184 received skilled home care, 140 received Supportive Care services, 1,310 received hospice care and 2,100 were served by our Community Care Team. AHCH’s expansion into the Augusta community along with their other locations in Bridgton, Lewiston, Norway, Wilton, Hospice House in Auburn and a drop-off site in Rumford allows the agency to be close to the patients and families they serve.