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Let’s Talk About Hospice, with Hospice of Southern Maine

Tuesday, November 15 -- 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Hospice care is compassionate end-of-life care, provided by a team of experts and focusing on the patient and their family rather than a cure. As well as expert medical care, a hospice team provides care for the whole person — from their psycho-social needs to their spiritual ones.  Though it’s a simple concept, there are many myths and misunderstandings that surround it still.  Join Hospice of Southern Maine to learn about their award-winning hospice care and how it can help people facing a serious illness.

This program will take place in person at the library and will be streamed simultaneously on Zoom, for those wishing to attend virtually. If you plan on attending, please register for this program below so that we can send you a reminder on the day of the event, as well as an optional Zoom link to join us. All are welcome!

Please register by filling out the form below
and we’ll send you a reminder and a link to join us!

 
About Hospice of Southern Maine
 

At Hospice of Southern Maine, our mission is to provide compassion, care and comfort through end of life for patients with life-limiting illnesses, and support for their families. Our comprehensive options for supportive care include services at The Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, the comfort of your home, or long-term care and assisted living facilities.

Surveys have consistently shown that people’s greatest fear concerning death and dying is experiencing pain and suffering. At Hospice of Southern Maine, we are committed to offering care that is provided by a team of highly trained compassionate experts who have their patients’ comfort as their highest priority.

The Hospice of Southern Maine initially grew from two hospice initiatives to build an inpatient facility: Hope Garden of York County and Horizon House of Cumberland County. These two organizations merged in 2003 to create Hospice of Southern Maine, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization. In further support of this initiative to coordinate and expand hospice services, three home health agencies—Community Health Services in Portland, Southern Maine Health & Homecare Services in Kennebunk, and Visiting Nurse Services in Saco—joined our efforts. These three agencies allowed their home hospice programs to be integrated into one program under the auspices of Hospice of Southern Maine. Maine Medical Center, Southern Maine Medical Center and Maine Center for Cancer Medicine have also been vital collaborators in the development of Hospice of Southern Maine, the first free-standing comprehensive Medicare certified hospice program in Maine entirely devoted to the single mission of providing needed end-of-life care.

Kim Crabill, Community Liaison 
 
As a Community Liaison, Kim provides education on the many benefits of hospice care to our community. She has worked with the team at HSM for over a year, and recently had a heartwarming experience with one of her own family members benefitting from the warm and compassionate care provided by HSM.
 
 
 
Marjorie Dugan Schoonover RN BSN CHPN, Clinical Nurse Manager
 
Marjorie has twenty years of experience in Hospice and Palliative care and worked in critical care and epidemiology prior to that. Her work settings have included inpatient, nursing home and home care. Marjorie is passionate about end-of-life care and recognizes that each person has a unique set of life experiences and needs at end of life. Because of this, she feels that it is important for us as health care providers to be thoughtful and attentive to individual wishes for end-of-life care.

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Date:
Tuesday, November 15
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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