Hospice Care

Hospice of Southern Maine

Our Mission: Compassion, care, and comfort through end of life.

Our Philosophy: We neither hasten nor prolong the natural dying process but seek to provide
excellent care for patients with a life-limiting illness and support for their families.

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What, exactly, is hospice care?

Hospice care is focused on providing comfort when there is no cure for an illness. A team of specially trained doctors, nurses, social workers, chaplains, hospice aides and volunteers provide palliative care for patients and their families – care that emphasizes physical and emotional comfort rather than aggressive treatment.

Hospice care is about helping you to live as fully as possible and making the most of the time that you have left. It’s about ensuring that you live without pain and have dignity and respect for your values and choices. We also provide support for your loved ones as they accompany you on this final journey.

When is it time to consider hospice care?

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If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness that has a six-month or less prognosis, it may be time to consider hospice. Hospice care can be provided as long as necessary when someone’s condition remains life-limiting. It can be provided wherever it feels comfortable for you…in your home, an assisted living facility, nursing home, or at our Gosnell Memorial Hospice House as your illness progresses. The earlier you get hospice involved, the sooner pain and other physical symptoms can be brought under control. You will also have our entire team on your side to enhance the quality of your remaining days and support to you and your family.

When each moment counts, count on Hospice of Southern Maine.

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Remember, just because a cure isn’t possible, doesn’t mean there’s nothing more to be done. Hospice of Southern Maine can help you to learn more about how we can provide support to you and your family. Our services are based on your healthcare needs, not your ability to pay or whether you have insurance. The sooner you call Hospice of Southern Maine, the sooner we can help you make the important choices about how you want to live out your life, the kind of care you do and do not want, and the setting in which you want to receive this care.

Hospice of Southern Maine is a non-profit organization providing care in York and Cumberland counties. We provide care both in home and in our in-patient hospice facility. Also, if you feel that someone close to you may benefit from hospice care, please feel free to call us for more information.


Contact Information:

Martha Blackburn, RN
Hospice of Southern Maine

180 US Route 1, Scarborough, ME 04074
Office: 207-289-3640
info@hospiceofsouthernmaine.org
www.hospiceofsouthernmaine.org