The Palliative and Supportive Care program at Mid Coast Hospital
offers a range of services to relieve pain and suffering for
individuals with a serious illness. If you have a family member
who is critically or terminally ill, this program can help you
identify resources that will be helpful as he or she nears the
end of life. For more information, click on the link below.
Mid Coast's Palliative
and Supportive Care Program
In the Mid Coast–Parkview Health community, Palliative and Hospice Care is provided in the home through our affiliate, CHANS Home Health Care. CHANS offers both Palliative and Hospice Care to persons who are very ill or in the last stages of life. Highly skilled, caring and dedicated team of professionals and volunteers who will work with you to develop a comprehensive, individualized care plan, including medications, medical equipment and personal care and companionship to help the person at end of life remain comfortably at home.
Hospice Volunteers, a service branch of CHANS Hospice, provides a wide variety of individual and community services. Available to both Palliative and Hospice Care patients, trained Hospice Volunteers provide companionship, respite and support to families and the person who is at end of life. Hospice Volunteers also act as peer facilitators hosting a wide variety of free pre-bereavement, and grief and bereavement support groups in the community.
Community members are welcome to visit the Alyce Redman Resource Center housed at 45 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, ME to browse through and borrow from the large collection of books, videos, and other texts related to end-of-life issues. For more information about volunteer services or the resource center, go here: www.hospicevolunteers.org
Palliative Care may begin for the person with a serious illness at a much earlier stage than hospice service; often while doctors and the patient are aggressively treating a disease. The care provided by the Palliative Care program focuses on pain and symptom management while supporting quality and dignity of life.
Hospice Care is provided to individuals who are generally within the last six months of life and who want to focus on the quality of their life and not on seeking further curative treatments. Quality of life, dignity and patient choice are very much the center of Hospice Care.
CHANS Home Health Care Hospice and Palliative Care services are generally covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and other health insurance. To learn more about CHANS’ Hospice and Palliative Care Programs, go here: www.chanshomehealth.com