AROOSTOOK ‘House of Comfort’
The Aroostook Hospice Foundation, Inc. is an organization of passionate volunteers dedicated to bringing a free-standing hospice house to Aroostook County in the next four to five years. The name of the home is the AROOSTOOK ‘House of Comfort’. This name was chosen as the facility will serve all of Aroostook County.
Plans to construct Aroostook County’s first free-standing hospice house are moving forward. The 6-bed facility will provide quality, compassionate, palliative and end-of-life care for patients and their families. The AROOSTOOK ‘House of Comfort’ will provide support and care for the terminally ill patient, their family, and friends in a home-like environment. The goal is to ensure the patient has quality time in an atmosphere of peace, comfort, hope, compassion and tranquility.
A team approach of hospice professionals consisting of physicians, nurses, home-health aides, social workers, chaplains, bereavement staff and volunteers will work with the patient and their family to customize and follow a plan that reflects the patient’s needs and wishes.