What is the Aroostook House of Comfort?

 

The Aroostook House of Comfort is an in-patient hospice and respite care facility owned by the Aroostook Hospice Foundation and staffed by Northern Light Home Care & Hospice, the only local Medicare-certified hospice provider in the area. Together we offer individuals and their families compassionate care, comfort, dignity, and support on their journey through hospice.

OUR SERVICES

Helping You & Your Family


What is hospice?

 

Hospice is a holistic approach to health care for those with a life-limiting illness. The goal of hospice is to alleviate pain and control symptoms with an emphasis on quality of life.

 

 

What are levels of care?

 

The hospice care team, the patient, and the family come together to create a plan of care that includes medical and support services. The services provided at the Aroostook House of Comfort are general inpatient care and inpatient respite care.

 

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.

 

Heart ~ Compassion ~ Home

We help individuals and families with hospice care.

Our Story

 

Our journey started with a series of tiny miracles and continues everyday with the kindness of everyday people throughout our communities.

 

What is our mission?

 

The Aroostook House of Comfort, in partnership with the community, provides individuals and families compassionate care, comfort, and dignity on their journey through hospice.

 

What is a 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.

 

Meet Our Leadership Team

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

Richard Duncan

Aroostook Hospice Foundation,

Chairman

Mike MacPherson

Aroostook Hospice Foundation,

Vice Chairman

Gail Phair-Kirk

Northern Light Home Care & Hospice House Manager

George McLaughlin

Northern Light Home Care & Hospice Bereavement Coordinator & Chaplain

David Jones, MD

Northern Light Home Care & Hospice

Hospice Physician

Christine Turner

Northern Light Home Care & Hospice

Director of Hospice Care

Robin Haynes

Northern Light Home Care & Hospice Hospice Volunteer Coordinator

Abbey Clair

Aroostook Hospice Foundation, Executive Director

Support Aroostook House of Comfort

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

TESTIMONIALS

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

OUR GALLERY

Your House of Comfort


Our Sponsors

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