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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Home Health Care

Mission: To provide high quality health care programs and related support services to the residents of Franklin County, Vermont, in a community setting. We are committed to excellence in service. We strive to meet the needs of our clients in a professional manner that promotes health , independence, comfort, dignity and quality of life.

Results: Thanks to our generous community members, we now receive support from each of the towns and city in our County through voter allocations and town budgets. Each year, hundreds of people recognize the value of our work by making annual gifts and gifts in memory and honor of a loved one. Our Blue Jean Ball raises over $44,000 each year. Our local United Way provides additional support. These efforts all go to help us close the $450,000 budget gap from charity and uncompensated care we provide each year to people so they can stay in their home rather than a nursing home or hospital

Target demographics: All ages, all incomes. Our clients range from newborn infants to frail elders who seek dignity and compassion at the end of their lives

Direct beneficiaries per year: 1,600 + County residents receive over 85,000 visits from one of our care providers each year.Over 1,000 residents receive their flu shots from us each year and over 450 people receive care at our foot clinics.

Geographic areas served: Franklin County, Vermont

Programs: Home Care, Hospice, Palliative Care, Personal care, Homemaker services, Skilled nursing, Physical, Occupational, Speech Therapy, Childbirth education, Maternal Child health, Private Duty care, Flu & Foot Clinics, Caregiver & Grief/Bereavement Support Groups

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Franklin County Home Health Agency has played an important role in both my personal and professional development. I first became aware of the concept of home health as a small child when my grandmother was a member of the local home health council. This group loaned equipment such as wheelchairs, hospital beds, canes etc. to local residents recovering or living with illness at home. My next encounter was as a teenager, when my grandfather had a stroke and needed total care. My grandmother made the decision to provide his care at home. With the help of home health, she was able to successfully care for him for seven years. The services of home health not only helped my grandmother care for him, but for those seven years, my grandfather had the best quality of life that he could have given his significant health issues. When he died his long time home health aide was with him and this gave my grandmother great comfort. Fast forward many years later, as an adult I have helped my family members and friends obtain home care and hospice services. As we have tried to navigate a very complex health system, home health as always supported us through every step of the process. Because of these experience , I developed a passion for home health and decided to make home health my career. I was drawn to the concept as a young child driving the loaner wheelchairs around my grandmother's house and this connection has had a lasting effect on me. So, when I had the opportunity to apply for a job with home health, I pursued it and obtained it. Although I am not a caregiver, in my role as the Manager of Human Resources, I have the opportunity to indirectly support our client's every day. By hiring the right staff, having the right policies in place and helping the managers lead our teams, I can make a difference in our client's lives, just as home health has made a difference in my life.

Board Member

Rating: 5

FCHHA came into my Dad's end of life care a number of years ago. I cannot tell you how helpful and caring these nurses were. First and foremost my Dad came first in comfort and in there care. Then they helped the family through this process with understanding and empathy. It is hard seeing a family member in this situation, but Franklin County Home Health sure made it easier with there caring nature and response to this situation.