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Dog Visits to Benefit Southern Maine Hospice Patients

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESCARBOROUGH, Maine (June 21, 2016) – In response to studies showing that cuddling or petting a dog can achieve health benefits, Gosnell Memorial Hospice House is launching a dog visitation program for its patients and their families.  Petprograms can help achieve positive health benefits…
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National Expert Draws Record Attendance at Hospice Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECenter to Advance Palliative Care Director Dr. Diane Meier addresses hundreds of physicians and caregivers at Hospice of Southern Maine’s annual Thresholds ConferencePORTLAND, Maine (May 6, 2016) – Internationally renowned hospice and palliative care expert Dr. Diane Meier addressed…
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Hundreds Gather in Deering Oaks to Celebrate, Honor Deceased Loved Ones with Luminaria

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PORTLAND, Maine (Sept. 25, 2015) – Families and friends of those who have died in hospice care this year gathered in Deering Oaks this evening to honor their loved ones’ memory in a celebration of light and song that illuminated the Portland park. Hospice of Southern Maine hosts…
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New Medicare rule promotes end-of-life talks between doctors and patients. Physicians will be allowed to bill Medicare for discussing terminal diagnoses, hospice care and other issues, to give patients better control over their last months.

Physicians will be allowed to bill Medicare for discussing terminal diagnoses, hospice care and other issues, to give patients better control over their last months. To learn more click on the link below. http://www.pressherald.com/2015/11/28/medicare-to-pay-doctors-for-end-of-life-talks-under-new-rule/
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The University of New England offers an unusually immersive care experience with patients facing death and dying.

   Hospice project gives student rare insight into the end of life by Kelley Bouchard of the Portland Press Herald.Check out the link below for more information.  http://www.pressherald.com/2015/03/01/hospice-project-gives-students-rare-insight-into-the-end-of-life/
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Hospice of Southern Maine held it's Annual Meeting on December 12, 2014

For immediate release: December 12, 2014 - (FALMOUTH, Maine) — Hospice of Southern Maine celebrated a year of service at its Annual Meeting of the Members of the Corporation on December 12, 2014 at the Portland Country Club in Falmouth.  The event was well attended, with special guests including Bethany…
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Article by Alex Steed for the Bangor Daily News Blog "Interview: Carol Schoneberg-Robinson, End of Life Educator at Hospice of Southern Maine"

Carol Schoneberg-Robinson is an End of Life Educator and Bereavement Services Manager at Hospice of Southern Maine. She has been in the business of talking with people about death for 23 years. This interview is more uplifting than it is scary. In Schoneberg-Robinson’s words, “I like to tell people that…
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Hospice of Southern Maine and the Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter Collaborate for Day of Celebration and Remembrance

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s and Twilight in the Park bookend day of awareness for end-of-life care and support.Hundreds will gather in Deering Oaks Park on Saturday, September 27 at 6:30 p.m. for Hospice of Southern Maine’s annual Twilight in the Park, a celebration of life during which luminaria will be lit in…
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Transition to New Physician Model

Hospice of Southern Maine is pleased to announce a new collaborative model for the delivery of physician services. On July 1st , we will begin working with Maine Medical Center’s Palliative care team and New England Cancer Specialists (formerly known as Maine Center for Cancer Medicine) to provide medical services for…
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Maine Community Foundation Provides Support for “Living with Grief” Workshops

The Maine Community Foundation is providing support to Hospice of Southern Maine for four “Living with Grief” Workshops for individuals who have lost a loved one. These sessions, which will follow the Amherst Writers and Artists (AWA) format and involve creative writing and exploration of feelings, will be…
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