Caring for more patients at home
Studies show that most Americans wish to die at home, as comfortable and pain free as possible. Hospice helps them do that. In fact, 92% of Hospice of Southern Maine’s patients receive care where they reside, whether that’s their home, assisted living facility, or nursing home. As Maine’s population ages and the demand for end-of-life care grows, more people are seeking our services than ever before. That’s why we’re building a new Home Hospice Center in Scarborough to train, support, and mobilize our growing home care team of nurses, aides, chaplains, social workers, grief counselors, volunteers, and support personnel.
Grief Support and End of Life Education
The new Home Hospice Center will have a Family Bereavement Suite, with four private meeting rooms for grief support. Grief support is available to anyone in the community, free of charge, regardless of whether a loved one died in our care. The large Community Room, Simulation Lab, and training rooms will be used for employee and community education.
Commitment to Sustainability
The Hospice Center will be powered with 100% geothermal and solar energy, making it a near net-zero energy building and resulting in a 98% decrease in CO2e emissions. Any excess solar power will be used to supplement electricity needs at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House.
Compassion, Care, and Comfort for All
With your help, our new Home Hospice Center will:
Serve More Patients & Families
The new Home Hospice Center is uniquely designed so that our home care clinicians can comfortably and efficiently plan visits, order medications & equipment, make confidential phone calls, and consult with the Medical Director and others on their care team supervisors, before heading out on the road to care for the nearly 200 patients we serve every day across 66 towns in southern Maine.
Who are Grieving
Helping families after a loss is an integral part of HSM's mission. The family bereavement suite at the Hospice Center will be a peaceful space dedicated for individual and group support sessions, family meetings and spiritual care.
With a large Community Room that will hold 90+ people, the Hospice Center will hold community education programs and meetings that continue the conversation about hospice and end-of-life. The Simulation Lab and Learning Suite will support employee training, helping to ensure a competent, confident workforce delivering the highest quality hospice care possible.