Quick Reference Guide to SMHC Services

Palliative Care - Palliative Care

  • Department Service:

  • Palliative Care

  • Department Main Phone Number:

  • (207) 294-8791

  • Service Days & Hours of Operation:

  • Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

  • Description of Service:

  • Palliative Care is medical care for people with serious life-limiting illness. It is appropriate at any stage along a disease process and it provides an added layer of support in partnership with the patient's healthcare team. The goal of Palliative Care is to the improve quality of life for both the patient and the family based on individual values, beliefs, and preferences. Services may include:

    • Assists with complex pain and symptom management
    • Assists with complex medical decisions (Code status, goals of care)
    • Advance Care planning (advance directives and POLST's)
    • Emotional, social, and spiritual support
    • Bereavement resources

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 Scheduling an Appointment/Procedure:

  • Scheduling Telephone Number:

  • (207) 282-3349

  • Additional Information:

  • POLST Facilitator
    Heather DiYenno, LCSW
    294-8791
    hmdiyenno@smhc.org

    • Please contact if you have a patient who needs assistance with completing a POLST form