Events

Health Events in Maine September 27 to October 1

Health Events in Maine September 27 to October 1

Is every night a bedtime battle with your child? Check out the Catching Health calendar to find out about an upcoming event at the MaineHealth Learning Resource Center with infant and child sleep consultant Jessica Begley. Discover other health events in Maine and/or submit your own event — visit the Catching Health with Diane Atwood blog.

Northern Maine is Awash in Color with Peak Fall Foliage

A beautiful tapestry of colors blankets northern Maine where forest rangers report that the fall foliage season will reach peak conditions this weekend.

“With below average day time temperatures and very chilly nights over the past several days, northern Maine has seen the progression of color rapidly spreading throughout the forest canopies and hillsides in zones 6 and 7. The time is right for the spectacular viewing of why we love Maine in the fall,” noted Gale Ross, Fall Foliage spokesperson.

Get out your camera and head north to chronicle the change in seasons and then share your photos or sign up for e-mail reports detailing where to see the best fall foliage at http://www.mainefoliage.com/ .

The Case for Staying Home Safely--Falls Prevention Awareness Day is September 23

10bestmedical.com Helps Caregivers Select the Best Home Medical Equipment

In the United States, falls are the leading cause of serious and/or fatal injuries among people age 65 and older, according to the National Council on Aging (NCOA).  Every 15 seconds, an older adult is seen in an emergency department for a fall-related injury.  The NCOA has named  September 23, 2014 Falls Prevention Awareness Day – a time to stop and think about the steps older Americans can take to minimize the risk of injury from falling.

Although most older adults prefer to remain in their own homes, homes are often fraught with dangerous hazards that can pose a significant risk.  The old saying, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” aptly describes how using home medical equipment can help seniors stay in their home -- safely.   

NEW WEBSITE SOLUTION FOR CAREGIVERS

Health Events in Maine Sept 20 to Sept 27

Health Events in Maine Sept 20 to Sept 27

Find out about health events in Maine or submit your own event to the Catching Health Calendar. Read more ...

Martin’s Point Receives High Rankings

Martin’s Point Receives High Rankings

Martin’s Point Receives High Rankings from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for Its Private and Medicare Plans

Martin’s Point Health Care announced today that their commercial military plans and Martin’s Point Generations HMO/POS (Medicare) plan are among the highest-ranked health plans in the nation, according to a report recently released by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

The Martin’s Point US Family Health Plan HMO (TRICARE Prime private HMO) offered in Maine was ranked No. 9 out of 507 commercial plans evaluated nationwide and received the highest-possible rating of 5 out of 5 for customer experience and treatment. The Martin’s Point US Family Health Plan HMO (TRICARE Prime commercial HMO) offered in MA, NH, NY, PA, and VT was ranked No. 45 out of 507. These rankings and ratings are according to “NCQA’s Private Health Insurance Plan Rankings for 2014-2015.”

VNA Home Health Hospice Nurses Achieve Certification in Heart Failure

VNA Home Health Hospice Nurses Achieve Certification in Heart Failure

 

VNA Home Health Hospice (VNA) is committed to improving the care of heart failure patients with a dedicated team of heart failure nurses, four of whom were recently certified by the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses (AAHFN).  This training, made possible by a grant from The Davis Family Foundation, credentialed each of them CHFN, certified heart failure nurse, validating knowledge, experience and clinical judgment in diagnosing, treating, and managing patients with heart failure.

Maine Reports Gradual Change in Leaf Color in the North

Great Country Fairs This Weekend!

There is a hint of color in northern Maine as The Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry reports low 10 – 30%  color change and very low leaf drop. 

“We are right on target for a glorious fall foliage season, said Gale Ross, Fall Foliage Coordinator for Maine. “With the low leaf drop we anticipate that the northern part of the state will soon be a tapestry of beautiful colors,” she added.