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Palliative Care at Home

MaineHealth Care At Home provides pediatric palliative care at home and adult palliative care at home.

MaineHealth Care At Home has for people with an advanced or life-limiting illness who are continuing to receive active treatment for their disease.

We come to you to provide palliative care, so you stay in the comfort of your own surroundings. We offer palliative care in your own home, in an assisted living or at a long-term care facility.

What is palliative care?

Palliative care is specialized interdisciplinary care for people with serious illness or injury. The focus is on improving symptoms, taking away pain and helping with the emotional stress of illness or injury. The aim is to improve quality of life.

Who can receive palliative care?

You do not need to have a terminal diagnosis to receive palliative care. Palliative care is for patients with advanced or life-threatening illness or injury. Palliative care can be received by patients at any time, at any stage of illness.

Palliative care provides:

  • Specially trained nurses, social workers, home health aides and rehabilitation therapists.
  • Excellent pain and symptom management.
  • Assistance with medical, emotional, social and spiritual concerns.
  • Education regarding treatment options and goals.
  • Coordination of care with your doctor and other healthcare providers.
  • Consultation with a physician certified in palliative care.

Our palliative care staff stays with you. We can help patients deal with the issues surrounding advance directives, end-of-life care, and transitioning to hospice as needed.

Pediatric Palliative Care

Pediatric palliative care is giving care, comfort, and the highest quality of life to medically-fragile children and their families. We offer home-based palliative care for children with services that focus on:

  • Reducing the severity of disease symptoms,
  • Promoting effective pain management,
  • Matching treatment plans with patient/family goals,
  • Striving for the best possible quality of life.

Our experienced staff of pediatric nurses, rehabilitation therapists, and social workers collaborates with physician to specialize in caring for children in the comfort of their home.

For More Information:

To contact our Liaison at Maine Medical Center, call 207-662-6391. For program questions, read our Pediatric Palliative Care brochure, read a family testimonial, or contact MaineHealth Care At Home at 1-800-660-4867.

15 Industrial Park Road | Saco, Maine 04072 | 207-284-4566