From emergency care to home care we’re there for youDick Whittaker, 79, was playing pickleball at a gym not far from his home in Orland when he fell and hit his head, resulting in brain bleeding and swelling, and requiring an ambulance ride to the Emergency Department at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center. He would spend 11 days in the ICU, followed by two weeks in Neurology, and two weeks in Rehab to regain his speech, manual dexterity, and balance. When he was well enough, Dick was transferred to Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital, where he could received inpatient physical therapy close to home. One week later, he was discharged home and receive outpatient physical therapy provided by Northern Light Home Care and Hospice.
This is a prime example of how our integrated healthcare system uses the full resources of our entire system to provide seamless high-quality care for the people we serve.
“The care was wonderful every step of the way. I always felt I was in good hands from the moment I woke up in the hospital through my in-home physical therapy appointments. I’m about 90 percent better than where I was and hope to make a full recovery.” –Dick Whittaker, Patient