Healthy Peninsula receives $75K grant

BLUE HILL — Healthy Peninsula has received a $75,000 grant from the Maine Health Access Foundation as one of four Rural Health Transformation Grants.

The funds are designed to support programs that promote access to a broad variety of non-traditional health services, including social service supports.

Healthy Peninsula’s grant will support the Age-Friendly Coastal Communities Community Paramedicine Project, providing in-home care to Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital patients in the towns on the Blue Hill Peninsula and Deer Isle.

Specifically, the Community Paramedicine Project will provide coordinated medical and social service supports to improve access to timely, coordinated care for isolated, underserved older and/or disabled patients of Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital’s primary care clinics who live on the Blue Hill Peninsula, in Deer Isle or in Stonington.

The in-home care will be provided by trained emergency medical technicians and paramedics, as prescribed by the patients’ primary care providers, and will include services such as medication reconciliation, wound care, blood pressure checks, falls risk assessment, etc.

For more information, contact Anne Schroth at 374-3257, or [email protected].

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