When patients need pain control or other symptom management, an inpatient hospice facility can provide services that allow patients to receive quality comfort care during the end-of-life stages. Designed to be short term, patients will achieve comfort and return home or have a supported end of life experience.
Hospice trained clinicians are available 24-hours a day, seven days a week to work with physicians, care coordinators and discharge planners to:
- Gather information on patients and family members
- Evaluate for admission
- Coordinate paperwork, orders, and transfer
Hospice Care Services for Aroostook County
The Aroostook House of Comfort in Presque Isle provides the facility or “house” for patients to receive hospice care services. The medical care is administered by a local Medicare-certified hospice care agency team, which includes a medical director, nurses, social workers, healthcare aides, spiritual care coordinator, bereavement support counselor, and trained volunteers, as well as a primary care physician or specialist. Together they care for terminally ill patients whose acute symptoms can no longer be managed through hospice at home and for those who do not wish to spend their final days in a hospital or a nursing home.
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