What is the Aroostook House of Comfort?

The Aroostook House of Comfort is an in-patient hospice and respite care facility staffed by an experienced local Medicare-certified hospice care agency. Together we care for terminally ill patients whose acute symptoms can no longer be managed through hospice at home and for those who do not wish to spend their final days in a hospital or a nursing home.


Helping You & Your Family

What is hospice?


Hospice is a holistic approach to health care for those with a life-limiting illness. The goal of hospice is to alleviate pain and control symptoms with an emphasis on quality of life.


What are levels of care?


The hospice care team, the patient, and the family come together to create a plan of care that includes medical and support services. The services provided at the Aroostook House of Comfort are...


Who provides care?


The Aroostook House of Comfort provides the facility or “house” for patients to receive hospice care services. The medical care is administered by a local Medicare-certified hospice care agency team.


Heart ~ Compassion ~ Home

We help individuals and families with end-of-life care.

Our Story


Our journey started with a series of tiny miracles and continues everyday with the kindness of everyday people throughout our communities.

What is our mission?


The Aroostook House of Comfort is committed to helping individuals and families on their journey through hospice and end-of-life care.


What is a circle of care?


The hospice care team surrounds the patient and family with a “circle of care” made up of several professionals focused on providing spiritual, social, emotional and medical support.

Meet the Hospice Care Team

The people who offer a hand to hold and a heart to understand.

Richard Duncan

Aroostook House of Comfort


Mike MacPherson

Aroostook House of Comfort

Vice Chairman

Gail Phair-Kirk

Northern Light Home Care & Hospice House Manager

George McLaughlin

Northern Light Home Care & Hospice Bereavement Coordinator & Chaplain

David Jones, MD

Northern Light Home Care & Hospice

Hospice Physician

Christine Turner

Northern Light Home Care & Hospice

Director of Hospice Care

Robin Haynes

Northern Light Home Care & Hospice Hospice Volunteer Coordinator

Janet Durgin

Aroostook House of Comfort


Support Aroostook House of Comfort

Your gift helps provide hospice care to the people of Aroostook County.


What People Say About Us

I have seen the compassionate care patient receive here. There is nothing but praise and gratitude from families that we now have this home atmosphere to treat all levels of patient suffering. The relief and stress are gone; families can relax and be there to support their loved one.


Nancy T. O'Neill, MD, FAAFP

The nurses, doctor, and volunteers treated us with the way you would want to be treated and our loved one was treated with gentle care and loving attention.  The facility was so well planned, giving families room to spend with a loved one, and spaces for a few minutes of quiet time. We are so thankful for the experience.

Judy Kenney, family of Virginia Packard


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Our Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors for their generous gift and support.