Merrimack Valley Hospice began A Compassionate Journey
In 2009, Merrimack Valley Hospice began A Compassionate Journey the campaign to build High Pointe House, the hospice and palliative care residence of Merrimack Valley Hospice, to help patients traveling the path to life’s end, do so with respect, dignity and comfort.
Built with the generous support of individuals, foundations and businesses from across the region, High Pointe House is a licensed, acute care hospice residence that provides a home-like alternative to hospitalization for patients in need of specialized end-of life care. With 21 patient suites available, we are able to offer acute inpatient care for a growing number of patients who can no longer be cared for at home and do not want to spend their final days in an institutional setting.
High Pointe House is available to all through the generosity of many
Ongoing charitable donations are critical to sustaining High Pointe House. While insurance and private payments cover some of the services and costs of care, they do not cover all. Philanthropic gifts help support care for patients who might otherwise not be able to experience the exceptional care provided. We are committed to providing this special place when home is no longer an option or the best place for care.
The next phase of A Compassionate Journey – The Campaign for Subsidized Care, will help ensure that those in need have access to the care and support offered at High Pointe House – a setting like no other in the region.
Please consider supporting Merrimack Valley Hospice as we continue A Compassionate Journey – the Campaign for Subsidized Care. With your help we will ensure that dignified and compassionate end-of-life care is available to all.
The Impact of Subsidized Care – Closing the Gap
In some cities and towns in our service area, a disproportionate number of hospice eligible patients are low income, unemployed or lack health insurance. Even patients from more affluent communities, who have middle or upper incomes, often become unemployed and exhaust all of their finances during the active treatment phase of an extended illness – before they choose hospice care. For these patients, High Pointe House is there to provide the specialized medical care they need.
Naming opportunities at High Pointe House are available to recognize the support of the Campaign for Subsidized Care. For information about giving levels that qualify for naming, please contact Lauren Brousseau at 978-552-4927 or LBrousseau@homehealthfoundation.org.