Changing the approach to caring for older adults and those with serious illnesses
Midland Care provides innovative care solutions to support individuals with various health and aging challenges. Focusing on compassion and quality of life, they are changing the approach to care for older adults and those with serious illnesses. Founded more than 40 years ago, Midland Care provides an integrated community care delivery system to address older adults’ social, physical, and spiritual needs, improving their quality of life by keeping them at home and independent longer.
When faced with a life-limiting illness, the team at Midland Care offers counseling, support groups, and educational programs to help individuals and families cope with the challenges of serious illness and end-of-life care. Their hospice care team includes providers, nurses, home health aides, social workers, chaplains, and volunteers to help ensure each person’s comfort, dignity, and respect. Services provided include:
- PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly): A healthcare program that helps people at risk for needing a nursing home stay in their homes and communities.
- Hospice: Care for someone of any age dealing with a life-limiting illness when a cure is no longer an option, and the focus is on quality of life.
- Home health: A team of skilled professionals provides homebound participants with medical needs care focused on recovery and independence in the comfort of their home.
- Meals on Wheels: A nationally known meal delivery service to homebound community members.
- Palliative Care: A form of care that helps fill the gaps left in traditional medicine by offering a holistic treatment of symptoms for some of the most vulnerable people in the community.
- Grief and loss counseling: Midland Care’s Center for Hope and Healing offers 13 months of grief counseling after losing a loved one, even if the participant’s loss was not one through Midland Care services.
- 24 for Life: A diabetes prevention program that helps make lifestyle changes to prevent Type 2 Diabetes. This program is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program.
With the support of a grant from the Maximus Foundation, Midland Care was able to devote necessary care resources to vulnerable populations in their community. The cash award provided funding for the direct care staff who serve 352 patients, and the bereavement staff who support loved ones and offset the costs associated with patient care. Many of these individuals do not qualify for Medicare or Medicaid and are uninsured. Without the financial ability to cover the costs associated with their care, their grant helped Midland Care continue to deliver hospice services regardless of the person’s ability to pay.
Learn more about Midland Care’s commitment to compassion and quality of life in helping individuals and families facing difficult health challenges.
Giving back to the communities we serve
The Maximus Foundation is one of the ways Maximus employees are doing something greater together. Established by the Maximus Board of Directors in 2000, the Maximus Foundation is an independent, employee-led, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Employee donors pool their contributions together through the Foundation, increasing their community impact by supporting nonprofits that serve the same communities we do. Employee donors double their impact through Maximus’ dollar-for-dollar matching pledge and make their voices heard by nominating and voting for future grantee partners. Learn more at maximus.com/foundation.