Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County

~ Volunteer Service Since 1980 ~

14 McKenzie Avenue, Ellsworth, ME 04605
207-667-2531  | [email protected]

Hospice Myth or Fact “Quiz”

Take our Quiz* Hospice – Myths or Facts

Hospice is for when there is no hope and nothing else can be done. Myth or Fact?

Myth

While hospice serves individuals who have chosen no further curative treatment, the collection of hospice services offer much hope in the way of symptom control, comfort and support for the patient, family and caregivers. Hospice neither hastens death nor artificially seeks to prolong life, but provides many types of support for as comfortable and natural end-of-life process as possible

Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County offers grief support as well as hospice patient care support. Myth or Fact?

Fact.

Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County offers grief support groups and individual grief support free of charge to anyone in the community who has experienced a loss, whether or not their loved one was served as a hospice patient.

A patient and family can only be served with hospice by either Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County or one of the medical hospice agencies serving our area.

Myth.

Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County serves in partnership with all medical hospice agencies serving our county. Families may decide to have volunteer support independent of or in concert with medical hospice.

Hospice is a place. Myth of Fact?

Myth.

Hospice can be provided in a special location such as a “hospice house”, but it can also be provided in hospitals, nursing homes, and in our region is primarily  provided in private homes where the patient feels most comfortable.

Our local volunteer hospice program has three “mission” services: Patient & Caregiver Support, Grief Support, Community Education.

Fact.

Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County offers well trained volunteer support services to those experiencing life limiting illness and their families, as well as grief support for those who have lost a loved one, all free of charge; and community education programs on related topics.