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Hospice and End of Life Care Resources

Whether you are looking for a specific form or survey, or you are interested in reading reports or articles specific to hospice, you can choose from any of the listed categories.

  • Forms such as the Maine Health Care Advance Directive Form
  • Surveys such as the 2019 Maine State Hospice Report
  • Articles such as Judith Lief's "Attentive Care: Working with the Dying Patient"

If you are seeking a topic you can not find in this resource section, drop us an email and we will try to help.

A State-Wide Resource Guide of End of Life Care Support Services

A directory of medical and non-medical resources throughout Maine


Hospice Concern Forms

Maine Health Advanced Directive Form

Maine POLST (Physicians Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) Printing Release Form (Physician Resource)


Hospice and End of Life Care Surveys/Reports

2019 Maine State Hospice Report by Hospice Analytics

Maine Rural Health Profiles - Sagadahock County

Maine Rural Health Profiles - Piscataquis County

Hospice Deficiencies Pose Risks to Medicare Beneficiaries - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General


Hospice and End of Life Care Articles

"Attentive Care: Working with the Dying Patient" by Judith Lief

Journal of Palliative Medicine Special Artile: "Advocacy and Activism: Missing Pieces in the Quest to Improve End-of-Life Care"

American Bar Association Tool Kit for Health Care Advance Planning

Best Practices for Staff Bereavement Care

"Dying Behind Bars: How Can We Better Support People in Prison at the End of Life?" Hospice UK

"Managing End-of-Life Anxiety with Hospice Patients" Net Health

"The Effects of the Profit Motive on the Hospice Movement: Will quality of care be compromised?" - AJN Reports

"What Are the Pros and Cons of Hospice Nursing?"

Podcast Available: End of Life University offers "Touching Two Worlds: Finding Hope After Loss". Speaker Sherry Walling, PhD, talks about ways that grief touches both sorrow and joy.  

Advance Care Planning

Advance Health Care Planning Resources

Advance Directives vs. POLST Forms

Advance Care Planning for Medicare Beneficiaries

Medicare Hospice Benefits - Maine Department of Health and Human Services


Other Resources

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 Give a gift of a final goodbye.

Our Mission

To give the gift of a final goodbye by providing flights for loved ones to be together during times of palliative or critical illness.

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Christian-Based Grief Support Group

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P.O. Box 2239, Augusta, ME 04338

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