In 1973, a small, dedicated group of community leaders came together with a singular goal: to ensure that older adults who needed some level of health care could stay in their home instead of being placed in a nursing home..
Interest quickly grew. Representatives of the County Delegation and Commissioners, the New Hampshire Division of Welfare, local hospitals, visiting nurse associations, housing authorities, and religious groups strongly envisioned and incorporated The Homemakers.
On March 22, 1974, Homemakers Health Services was incorporated as a nonprofit homemaker/home health aide service. An initial staff of ten who each worked 20 hours per week christened the company by meeting its mission - to prevent or postpone unnecessary or premature hospitalization or institutionalization.
In 1998, Homemakers Health Services received a major boost when Virginia Spaulding Champlin donated her home (built in 1941) and her 153 acre property on Rochester Hill Road in Rochester. This amazing gift enabled the agency to have a permanent home and expand its programs, serving even more people in need across the area.
Over the past two decades, the Homemakers Health Services has continued to expand to meet the needs of older adults in Carroll, Rockingham and Strafford Counties and parts of Southern Maine. As a major local employer, the agency now employs a caring staff of more than 100 which includes nursing and therapy professionals as well as other health care specialists, all of whom come to work each day with a singular goal of providing the highest level of care and services to our patients.
The Homemakers is perhaps best known for its Adult Day Care program, the only one in Strafford County. The model is a “Day Out” model; our residents enjoy the companionship in the Champlin Estate and love the bus trips to local theaters, restaurants, shopping stores and more.