We are all just walking each other home. - Ram Dass

Meet Our Board: Nancy Putnam, FNP

"In support of the AHOC mission, the inpatient care at AHOC is exclusive and not available through any other inpatient facility. The AHOC is there for an exclusive and necessary service to those in hospice care when the patient's and/or family's needs are greater than what is available at home.  This claim is supported by family testimonials, as they are witness to their loved one's end-of-life care."

Hospice has been an important part of end-of-life care for patients in Nancy Putnam's work as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Houlton Family Practice since 1996. In-home hospice nursing care allows many patients to stay at home with their families through their last days.  Once the Aroostook House of Comfort became available, she advocated for its role for patients, families, and her colleagues. Nancy experienced the personal value of the hospice team in 2016 when her husband was dying of cancer. 


Nancy's dedication to the AHOC and in-home hospice care is unwavering. Joining the Aroostook Hospice Foundation Board of Directors in 2021, she set forth two ambitious goals: to elevate the role of the specialty home in the eyes of patients and the Houlton community, and to contribute her volunteer service to this invaluable community resource. Retirement from her nursing practice in April 2024 did not diminish Nancy's commitment to in-home hospice care and the AHOC. She continues to be a beacon of service, volunteering with the Houlton Community Garden project and advocating for clean water in Maine lakes. Her dedication to community service is truly commendable.



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