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Northern Light Home Care & Hospice

In 2006 EMHS, began merging all of their homecare and hospice agencies under one umbrella completing a full merger statewide in 2019, when all became Northern Light Home Care & Hospice. Our roots in Maine date back to 1912, however.

Early homecare organizations were known as Visiting Nurse Services or Associations. The first visiting nurse organization in this country was started in 1886 in Philadelphia. The purpose was to keep people well and to provide care of the sick at home by a nurse trained in public health nursing. Clean milk programs, fly swatting campaigns, and even nose-blowing drills were instituted to spread the knowledge of hygiene. In many parts of the country these early ‘visiting nurses’ made their rounds by horse and buggy both to schools and homes.

Today we continue to make visits to those at home who are recovering from illness and surgery and have added Hospice and other programs to help those who prefer to spend their remaining days in the comfort of their own home. We continue with public health nursing by offering immunization clinics, adult health clinics, and education/awareness events for people of all ages. Throughout the homecare system our clinicians make in excess of 160,000 in-home visits each year caring for an average of 1,400 people on any given day. An additional 4,000 individuals are cared for in health and wellness clinics. We employ: Nurses; Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists; Home Health Aides; Medical Social Workers; Companions; and Geriatric Care Managers.

Each homecare site is Medicare Certified and state licensed. Funds raised for each site remain in their respective community, unless it is a statewide initiative.
Like many of the early organizations one person’s vision became a reality. Our office locations are no different.

225 Gorham Rd Ste 200
S Portland, ME 04106-2462
(800) 757-3326
(207) 400-8894
Northern Light Home Care & Hospice

Agency Type

  • Home Health
  • Hospice
  • Private Duty

Payment Types

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Private Pay
  • Commercial Insurance


  • AIDS
  • Case Management
  • Diabetics
  • Enterostomal Therapy
  • Geriatrics
  • Hospice
  • Maternal/Child
  • Pediatric
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health
  • Respite Care


  • Dietitian Service
  • Home Care Aide
  • Nursing (RN LPN)
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pastoral Care
  • Physical Therapy
  • Social Service
  • Speech-Language Pathology
  • Volunteer
  • State Licensed Agency
  • Medicare Certified Home Health Agency

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