Our Journey


Pine Tree Hospice staff and volunteers provide non-medical care, support, and education, with respect and dignity, to people journeying through progressive life-limiting illnesses, caregiving, and bereavement, thereby enhancing and honoring the quality of life.


Pine Tree Hospice envisions a community in which members openly discuss caregiving, end-of-life, and bereavement issues and actively provide compassionate care to one another through these precious life journeys.


  • Respect and Dignity
  • Comfort and Peace of Mind
  • Learning and Education
  • Empathy and Compassion
  • Open and Honest Communication
  • Quality and Safety of Care

What is Hospice

  • Hospice care is a unique philosophy and team approach to care provided to people during the final phase of life.
  • Hospice is not a place. It is a family-centered effort that provides support and care for the whole family during the process of dying and bereavement.
  • Hospice emphasizes enhancing the quality of life and preserving a sense of dignity while providing palliative comfort care.
  • Trained volunteers are key team members who work with healthcare professionals to provide support.
  • Hospice supports the individual in making his or her own decisions about end-of-life care.
  • Pine Tree Hospice is proud to be one of less than 70 volunteer hospice programs in the United States.

Pine Tree Hospice’s Mission

Pine Tree Hospice provides free non-medical support, education, and resources to those with life-limiting conditions, caregivers, and grieving individuals through a trained volunteer network. Here is a break down of what that means:

Pine Tree Hospice serves some of the most rural and isolated areas of Maine including all of Piscataquis County and parts of Penobscot and Somerset Counties.