Overview of Services
MaineGeneral Hospice's highly trained professionals and volunteers work with you, your doctor and your family to ensure you receive the care you need.
We identify and support your goals of care, which may include physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs.
We provide care on a regular schedule, based on your needs and preferences.
Medical Care & Care Management
Our medical director is certified in hospice and palliative care, and can consult with your primary care provider and our team to provide exceptional pain and symptom management.
Your primary nurse — an expert in pain and symptom management — manages your care.
The nurse also will help teach your family to better care for you. We have a nurse on-call 24 hours a day for questions or visits as needed.
Our local pharmacist
works closely with the Hospice team to ensure safe and effective medication use.
Medications related to your plan of care, as determined by your doctor and nurse, are covered by your Medicare, MaineCare and other certified hospice benefit.
Social Work Support
Your Hospice social worker
will support you and your family in coping with feelings of grief, and help with decision making and end-of-life planning, such as with an advance directive
The social worker also will connect you with additional community resources.
They may help with light housekeeping, fixing meals, running errands, providing transportation or just visiting you while your loved one is away.
The Hospice aide provides personal care as needed — determined by you and your primary nurse — such as bathing, meal preparation and light housekeeping.
The Hospice chaplain
is a non-denominational spiritual advisor who offers spiritual support if desired.
Our spiritual care volunteers also may provide support. If you wish, the chaplain can connect you with your preferred faith community.
Physical, occupational and speech therapists help you maintain strength, mobility and communication as needed to enhance your well-being and quality of life.
We offer other therapies for added comfort and support:
- Massage Therapy: Gentle massage to help decrease anxiety and enhance relaxation, physical comfort and well-being
- Expressive Arts (art or music): These bring comfort, peace and relaxation, and can help to review life experiences.
Brief inpatient stays may help to control symptoms that are hard to manage at home.
Up to five days of respite care in a contracted facility are available to the patient for times when the family is away or needs a break.
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