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

The Circle of Care Award

The Circle of Care Award recognizes a staff member who is dedicated to helping individuals and families on their journey through hospice and end-of-life care.


"After being a stay-at-home mom for 17 years, I decided it was time to do something different. I wanted something special that made me feel happy. I found hospice to be the most rewarding experience I had ever encountered. I have worked for AHOC for 2 1/2 years. The ability to help a mom, dad, sister, or brother take a step back from being the caregiver and just be a family member is very fulfilling.


Hospice is not a job. It is a true passion. It is an honor to be with someone as they near the end of life. To know that I help them be comfortable is a blessing. The care I provide for the patients and their families during the most emotionally challenging time is the biggest reward a person could ever ask for.


At the Aroostook House of Comfort, we want you to walk through the doors and call it home. The small staff allows us to have a great connection. The staff is loving and caring with one goal in mind; supporting patients and their loved ones as they near the end of life. In the experience of celebrating the patient’s life, we listen to stories of who they are and grow to accept them as family. To support them and put a smile on their face is amazing to me." 


- Stephanie Coffin, HHA, Northern Light Home Care & Hospice