How to get Help
If your life or someone else's life is in immediate danger dial 911
Maine Crisis Hotline: 1 (888) 568-1112
Maine's warm-line for non-crisis calls: 1 (866) 771-9276
Other state resources in Maine: 211
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988
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.
If you are seeking a topic you can not find in this resource section, drop us an email and we will try to help.
Hospice Concern Forms
Maine Health Advanced Directive Form
Maine POLST (Physicians Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) Printing Release Form (Physician Resource)
Advance Care Plan & Guide for Native Americans
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
"Hospice Care Needs Saving" - Ira Byock
"What is the Difference Between Palliative Care and Hospice Care?" - CaringInfo
"President Carter is on hospice care, but what is it? Our medical analyst explains" - CNN Health
"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"
"Helping Indigenous Elderly Plan for Future" Jena Pierce
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
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
During serious illness, CaringInfo is here to help you make informed decisions about care and services before a crisis.
Resource: What is the Difference between Palliative Care and Hospice Care?
5 Therapeutic Communication Strategies for the Mentally Ill Client
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