Kelly and Ashley with Case Manager Holly
Each year, gifts to the annual fund at Caledonia Home Health Care & Hospice help us to provide home health and hospice services to residents throughout Caledonia and Southern Essex Counties.
One of the programs that donations help to make possible is our Long Term Care Program—providing choice, dignity, control, and independence to clients and their caregivers.
“I can do what I like and what I want. I couldn’t do that in a nursing home.”
– Ashley, Long Term Care client
At the age of 21, Ashley had a stroke and spent months in the hospital and at a rehabilitation center. She was told the next step would be a nursing home, due to the amount of care she needed. Instead, Ashley and her parents were determined to bring her home.
“In a nursing home, she would not have the same connection, relationships, or family around her. I can’t imagine what that would have done to her, especially during the pandemic. Ashley is most comfortable at home. Family is everything.”
-Kelly, Parent of Long Term Care client
Ashley’s mom, Kelly, worked with Holly Blair, a Case Manager with Caledonia Home Health Care & Hospice to learn about the Long Term Care Program. Through that program, Kelly receives funding to help her care for Ashley full-time as a family caregiver.
Holly continues to work with Ashley and Kelly to answer their questions, advocate for their needs, navigate resources, and access support.
“Ashley is an excellent advocate for herself,” said Holly. “Each year, some of her funding goes towards the purchase of assistive devices. These devices help Ashley work toward her goals of remaining at home and having more independence.”
-Holly, Case Manager
Ashley and her mom are so thankful for the help they receive, and hope by hearing their story, people learn that the Long Term Care Program is not just for older adults.
Every situation is unique and not all families can provide the same level of care as Kelly. Our Case Managers help individuals identify personal goals and connect them with the right resources at the right time. We guide them through every step of their journey.
“We help our clients stay in their home. It’s where they feel safest and the most comfortable—allowing them to live longer and happier lives.”
-Holly, Case Manager
We consider it a privilege, to serve everyone who needs us in Caledonia and Southern Essex Counties. From prenatal care to long term care, to supporting the bereavement needs of families, we are here for our community.
Nationwide, home health and hospice agencies are challenged with workforce shortages and funding and regulatory changes. Support from community members, like you, helps provide the resources needed for critical programs not fully covered by state and federal funding.
Please consider making a gift this year to Caledonia Home Health Care & Hospice.
No matter the size, your donation will make a difference for our clients, and help build healthy families and thriving communities.
Please use the enclosed envelope to make your gift today. Or, give online.
Thank you in advance for your support. Your donation will give the gifts of choice, dignity, control and independence.
Treny Burgess, PT
Director, Caledonia Home Health Care & Hospice
For questions regarding donations please contact:
Brynn M. Evans
Director of Development, Marketing & Communications
165 Sherman Drive
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
(802) 748-9405 x1509
As a division of Northern Counties Health Care, Inc., Caledonia Home Health Care and Hospice is a 501(c) 3 organization and donations are tax-deductible.