Our unique program provides trainers qualified to teach the State of Maine 50 hour Personal Support Specialist ("PSS") program to approved individuals who wish to obtain their PSS Certificate. In return, our PSS Students are asked to volunteer 160 hours of community service time to our clients.
Each PSS volunteer is screened through:
The State Bureau of Identification
The Certified Nurses Aide Registry
The Child Protective Unit at DHHS
Personal References and/or Work History
Some of the skill you can expect from our PSS volunteers include (based on client's need):
Meal Prepration / Eating Assistance
Escort to Medical Appointments
Respite Services for Family Members
Basic Pet Care (i.e. walking, feeding)
Medical Equipment Loan Program
Some individuals require the use of durable medical equipment. If you have this need, and cannot afford the expense of new euipment, please give us a call. We may be able to assist you. IHR offers a variety of good used medical euipment to those who cannot otherwise afford the cost of new equipment. Since all of our equipment is donated by other individuals and entities, we are able to offer it on an "as is" basis.
Perhaps you have medical equipment that is no longer needed and would like to donate to IHR. Please contact us at (207)991-0748 or email us at IHResources@aol.com. We are willing to come to you if you do not have to means to transport the equipment to our office.
IHR has developed a listing of alternate resources which we maintain on a regular basis. This listing refers individuals to other programs within the State of Maine where they may find additional assistance to meet their general home care needs.