Hospice is a holistic approach to health care for terminally ill patients and their families that addresses their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.

The goal of hospice is not to cure illness or hasten death, but to alleviate pain, control symptoms and provide spiritual, social and emotional support.

Hospice of Southern Maine primarily serves patients in their home or an extended care facility that has become their home. In addition, patients may be admitted to our Gosnell Memorial Hospice House (or another inpatient facility) when short-term care is needed for symptom management.