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What Hospice Care Provides:

  • Bereavement Services
  • Home Care Aide Services
  • Hospital Services
  • Medication, Equipment & Supplies
  • Mental Health Nursing Services
  • Nursing Services
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • On-Call Services
  • Pastoral Care
  • Social Work Services
  • Therapy Services
  • Volunteer Services
  • Bereavement Services: Bereavement Services are a component of Hospice services, provided by the CHANS Home Health & Hospice Hospice social work staff, with the aim of supporting the family and care givers in their bereavement and grief.

  • Home Care Aide Services: Certified home care aides assist as often as daily with personal care and light housekeeping.

  • Hospital Services: Hospice Care has contracts with the two local hospitals (Mid Coast and Parkview) to provide inpatient services when necessary. Inpatient stays are short-term with the goal of getting the client back home as soon as possible.

  • Medication, Equipment and Supplies: Hospice Care arranges and pays for equipment, medication, and supplies related to the terminal illness.

  • Mental Health Nursing Services: Mental health nursing services personnel are available to consult with the patient and family, hospice team, and physician about the mental health needs of the patient should signs of depression or anxiety require specialized attention.

  • Nursing Services: Under the direction of the primary physician, registered nurses coordinate all services and visit the home to do physical assessment, teaching, management of symptoms, and pain control. They are available on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Nutrition Counseling: Our staff recognizes that offering flavorful and/or comforting food is symbol of care and concern for the patient and family.

  • On Call Services: CHANS Home Health & Hospice office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, 7 days/week. A full range of after hours services is available to CHANS patients by calling CHANS Home Health & Hospice/Hospice at (207) 720-6782, ext. 0.

  • Pastoral Care: Local clergy are contacted to provide spiritual support and pastoral counseling at the request of the patient or family. Our own resident chaplain is available to provide supportive services to augment visits and care provided by the patient’s own clergy.

  • Social Work Services: A licensed social worker is available to counsel the patient and family regarding emotional and psychological issues, or to assist with financial or legal issues.

  • Therapy Services: Physical Therapists, occupational therapists, and speech and language pathologists are provided when needed. There is also a registered dietitian available for consultation.

  • Volunteer Services: Through a contract with Hospice Volunteers of Mid Coast Maine, volunteers are provided for in-home companionship and respite. In addition, various bereavement support groups are staffed by trained and caring volunteers.

All of these services are available to the patient and family, but not all are needed or utilized by everyone.

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