an interdisciplinary program of care that provides relief from symptoms as well as emotional, social, and spiritual support to people at the end of their lives.
CHANS Hospice Care Program is
Medicare-certified to provide the full range of hospice care services including nurses and other medically trained professionals including but not limited to Nurses, Home Care Aides, Social Workers, Physical and Occupational Therapists, Chaplains and Volunteers.
Volunteer services include a resource center, support and bereavement groups and trained volunteers to provide companionship, respite, transportation and support. Half of what they do deals with grief as well as dying.
• Direct Care Hospice Volunteer Services (private home visits, nursing home visits, companionship, respite for caregivers, transportation, shopping and errands, and other help.) For more information call 729-6782
• Grief Support Services (adult grief support meetings, grieving parents support meeting, structured grief support program call (207) 721-1357
• Grieving Children's Program (Grief support for children, teens, and families call (207) 721-1257
• Anticipatory Grief Services (Living Loss, Living Hope Program, interview required. Call (207) 721-1357
Source: http://www.hospicevolunteers.org/ and Hospice pamphlets.