"We are all just walking each other home." -Ram Dass

Frequently Asked Questions About Hospice Care

What is hospice care?

Hospice care is a philosophy of holistic care committed to serving the physical, social, and spiritual needs of patients in the final stages of their lives. It is initiated at the very end of life when death is expected within six months. The principal goals of hospice are to enhance the value of life by controlling pain and any other physical symptoms, maintaining a patient’s dignity, respecting their wishes, and providing emotional and spiritual support. Hospice care seeks to enable patients to live as fully and comfortably as possible surrounded by loved ones.

When is it time to choose hospice care?
Is hospice only for people with cancer?
Do I need a referral to hospice?
Who will provide care for our loved ones?
Will you come to my house?
Is hospice only for the last few days or weeks?
Can my family and friends visit?
What if I do not have insurance or Medicare/Medicaid?
Does hospice require a DNR?
Who is there to support my family?

Offering a Helping Hand


Choosing hospice care is an important and sometimes confusing decision to make. You are not alone—we can help you to make the best choices for your care or the care of your loved one. 


We are here to guide you through your journey. Please fill out the form with any unanswered questions or call us at:


(207) 764-9406

or download our brochure

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