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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:

Linwood Cemetery and Crematory donates generous gift to Merrimack Valley Hospice

Haverhill, MA – Recently, representatives from the Board of Trustees of Linwood Cemetery and Crematory presented a generous gift to Read more…

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…

Upcoming Events:

Food, Wine, Beer Pairing & Silent Auction

Merrimack Valley Hospice’s signature event, the annual Food, Wine and Beer Pairing, brings together more than 300 guests each September who enjoy a festive theme 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…