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The Leaders in Home Health and Hospice Care.

Home Health Foundation is comprised of three not-for-profit affiliate agencies: Home Health VNA, Merrimack Valley Hospice and HomeCare, Inc. Together, they form a comprehensive continuum of the highest quality home health and hospice care for infants, children, adults, and elders, in both home and community settings. Our highly skilled home care and hospice professionals are renowned for their expertise in a wide range of cutting-edge clinical and supportive services. We serve more than 100 cities and towns of the Merrimack Valley, Northeastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire.

Latest News:

Rachel Russo named to the New Hampshire Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Board of Directors

Lawrence, MA – Rachel Russo, RN, BSN, Palliative Care Manager for Merrimack Valley Hospice, has been named to the Board Read more…

Merrimack Valley Hospice names Prashant Shankar, MD, Associate Medical Director

Lawrence, MA – Prashant Shankar, MD has been named Associate Medical Director for Merrimack Valley Hospice, one of the largest Read more…

Upcoming Events:

East Coast Camaro Club All Vehicle Show

The East Coast Camaro Club presents its 36th Annual All Vehicle Show on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Greater Lawrence Technical High School. This event is  Read more…

Home Care Connections - the Blog of Home Health Foundation:

Preventing Dehydration in the Elderly

With temperatures on the rise during the month of August, it’s important to remember the risk of dehydration, especially among the elderly.  As people age, several changes in the body can make dehydration more likely to occur and harder to notice until it’s too late.  In fact, dehydration in the elderly is more common than in younger people because the ability to conserve water and to detect thirst reduces as we age.   In addition, some common medications taken by the elderly reduce fluids in the body.  Those medications, combined with heat related fluid loss, can further increase the risk of dehydration.

No matter the reason, it’s important Read more…