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

Who Provides Care?


The Aroostook House of Comfort provides the facility or “house” for patients to receive hospice care services. The medical care is administered by Northern Light Home Care & Hospice, the only local Medicare-certified hospice provider in the area. The team includes a hospice physician, nurses, social workers, healthcare aides, spiritual care coordinator, bereavement support counselor, and trained volunteers, as well as a primary care physician or specialist.

Your Circle of Care


The hospice care team surrounds the patient and family with a “circle of care” made up of several professionals focused on providing spiritual, social, emotional, and medical support.


This approach ensures the decision-making process includes the patient and family, allowing greater control over their care. The Northern Light Home Care & Hospice team is made up of the following people:

Hospice Physician

Consults with other physicians and leads the hospice team in the development of an individualized plan of care.

Hospice Care Aides
Attending Physician
Social Workers

Meet the Hospice Care Team

The people who offer a hand to hold and a heart to understand.

Richard Duncan

Aroostook House of Comfort Chairman

Mike MacPherson

Aroostook House of Comfort

Vice Chairman

Robin Haynes

Northern Light Home Care & Hospice

Hospice Volunteer Coordinator

Gail Phair-Kirk

Northern Light Home Care & Hospice House Manager

Christine Turner

Northern Light Home Care & Hospice

Director of Hospice Care

David Jones, MD

Northern Light Home Care & Hospice

Hospice Physician

George McLaughlin

Northern Light Home Care & Hospice Bereavement Coordinator & Chaplain


What People Say About Us

I have seen the compassionate care patient receive here. There is nothing but praise and gratitude from families that we now have this home atmosphere to treat all levels of patient suffering. The relief and stress are gone; families can relax and be there to support their loved one.

Nancy T. O’Neill, MD, FAAFP

The nurses, doctor, and volunteers treated us with the way you would want to be treated and our loved one was treated with gentle care and loving attention.  The facility was so well planned, giving families room to spend with a loved one, and spaces for a few minutes of quiet time. We are so thankful for the experience.

 Judy Kenney, family of Virginia Packard

Support Aroostook House of Comfort

Your gift helps provide hospice care to the people of Aroostook County.

Our Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors for their generous gift and support.