Hospice Services

Hospice care is a special healthcare option for patients and families who are faced with a terminal illness. A multi-disciplinary team of physician, nurses, hospice aides, social workers, bereavement counselors, and volunteers works together to address the physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of each patient and family. The goal of hospice is to keep patients free of pain and to manage other symptoms so that they may enjoy their relationships with loved ones as they prepare for death. Typically, hospice care treats the person rather than the disease, focuses on quality of life rather than length, provides family-centered care, and involves the patient and the family in making decisions. Hospice care is often available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with visits as needed. Hospice care can be given in the patient’s home, hospital room, nursing home, or at a private hospice facility. Most hospice care in the United States is given in the home, with a family member or members serving as the main hands-on caregiver.

The Medicare hospice benefit is available for patients for whom life expectancy is believed to be six months or less. A physician will let people know whether they are likely to qualify for hospice care. MaineCare pays for this benefit.

(207) 990-0029

289 State Street, Bangor, ME, United States

Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

Services: Living with a chronic disease can be challenging, but patients who take an active role in their own care can make more informed choices and are less likely to be re-hospitalized down the road. The Chronic Care Management programs focus on involving patients in the health care process so they can achieve more independence and a better quality of life.  They use current medical evidence to develop clinical and patient education and plans for patient care. Amedisys offers other services as well, including home health nurses, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, medical social work, and hospice care.

(207) 973-8269

885 Union Street, Bangor, ME, United States

Services:  Bangor Area Visiting Nurses now extend into central Maine. Although home care services are paid for by public and private sources, or directly by patients and their families, tax-exempt donations help cover the cost of care provided to the uninsured or underinsured. A part of the Eastern Maine Home Care Family, and a member of EMHS, Bangor Area Visiting Nurses works to ensure the highest quality home care. Provides hospice care.

(207) 947-0366 or 1-800-924-0366

42 Cedar Street, Bangor, ME, United States

Services: CHCS has a special program to help seniors 60 and older who live within a 60-mile radius of Bangor: Elder Service Program.  Eligible patients are homebound, meaning that, due to illnesses or injuries, it takes a considerable, taxing effort to leave home; and that home absences are infrequent or of short duration.  CHCS provides home health, hospice, and mental health services, as well as skilled nursing, physical therapy, speech/language pathology, dietary counseling, and social work.

(207) 973-6550 or 1-866-591-8843

885 Union Street, Bangor, ME, United States

Services: A member of EMHS (Eastern Maine Health System), Eastern Maine HomeCare works to ensure that the highest quality home care is available to all who need it. Eastern Maine HomeCare can help when people leave the hospital to continue health services at home.  EMHC may even be able to prevent a hospital stay entirely. Eastern Maine HomeCare’s professional team includes nurses, therapists, home health aides and social workers. The nurses provide compassionate care for 24 hours a day/seven days a week. Eastern Maine HomeCare is Medicare-certified and accepts many other forms of health insurance. EMHC offers a wide range of high-quality care for people of all ages with acute, short-term needs that are brought on by illness, injury, or surgery. Eastern Maine HomeCare also has a telehealth service so that tests may be run in your home and information transmitted to your physician for analysis. Hospice services exist.