A five-acre piece of property located between Presque Isle and Caribou has been generously donated to the Aroostook Hospice Foundation, Inc. The goal of the planned 8,600 square-foot, six-bed, state-of-the-art hospice and palliative care facility will be to improve quality of life at the end of life by providing care and comfort to patients and their families.
The foundation has engaged the services of Mark G. Carter, Architect, of North Peak Architecture to design the project. In addition, the foundation will engage the hospice design services of Hospice Design Consultancy www.hospicedesign.com.
Patients will be provided with:
A private homelike patient suite with handicap accessible kitchenettes and bathrooms.
Access to private, outdoor garden spaces designed in such a way that the patient can be easily moved to a common area.
Furnishings in each room which will contribute to the warm, homelike environment.
A chapel for private reflection and comfortable meeting rooms for patients, families, counselors and clergy.
A bathing/spa room with a whirlpool bath, hair and massage services to enhance the patient’s well-being.
Families and friends will be provided with:
Access from each room to a living room and kitchen area, providing families a comfortable place to relax, contributing to the overall homelike environment.
Sleeping accommodations within the loved one’s suite.
A common room with a fireplace and library.
A dining area with kitchen.
A children’s play room.
A private family meeting room.
Landscaped gardens and trails.
The design of the facility allows for future expansion and the Foundation is prepared to add additional patient suites when the demand increases beyond the existing capacity.