Our Partnership With The Quilts of Valor Foundation
When Home Care & Hospice staff member Donna Brookings mentioned that she was the State Coordinator for the Quilts of Valor Foundation and wanted to honor hospice patients that were veterans with a “Quilt of Valor,” our team of clinicians got right behind her. A simple request from the patient's clinician makes a presentation of a handmade quilt possible.
“Our goal is to thank these folks for their service to our country and to let them know just how much we appreciate them. It is truly a lovely experience. We schedule the visit with the patient and always try to have a loved one present. We then read a dedication and cover them with their quilt, which has been embroidered with their name.” explains Donna.
We anticipate that the hospice team will offer this service statewide in the future. To date, Quilts of Valor has given six quilts to vets in Cumberland and Penobscot County that were Home Care and Hospice Patients.