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Spring 2015
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CHANS Maternal & Child Health Services

CHANS Home Health & Hospice is a full service home healthcare agency providing nursing, rehabilitation, palliative, hospice, and private duty care services, as well as an array of community-based wellness clinics and support services in the Midcoast area.

As part of the services provided to the community, there is a small team of CHANS clinicians dedicated to care for mothers and babies with home health care needs.

Led by Avanel Payne, RN, BSN, CPN, the Maternal and Child Health Care team sees premature babies, many are twins or drug affected babies with developmental delays, and children needing treatment for illnesses or genetic conditions. The team—rounded out by Physical Therapist Peggy Packett, NDT, and Occupational Therapist Ruth Stevenson—help teach the parents about child growth and development, encouraging age appropriate interactions between parent and child.

The team works directly with parents on exercises, positioning, feeding techniques, and other therapeutic treatments. For children with cancer, the team provides IV therapy and treatments, draws blood, and helps the family cope with the illness. For children born affected by drugs, the team can assist parents with comforting the child through soothing techniques, coping skills, and ways to address muscle tension and other physical effects.

The CHANS Maternal and Child clinicians work closely with the child’s pediatrician and other community support systems like the Untied Way’s Best Start Initiative and the Maine Family Networks.

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60 Baribeau Drive
Brunswick, Maine 04011

(207) 729-6782
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60 Baribeau Drive
Brunswick, Maine 04011

(207) 729-6782
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