Hospice care center to break ground in Scarborough

Hospice location on 390 Rt. 1 in Scarborough. It's an eight acre lot that will host the nearly 15,000 sqaure foot space.

SCARBOROUGH (WGME)—A Maine hospice group is looking to break ground on route one with a new care center.

Hospice of Southern Maine is planning to open it at 390 Route One.

CEO Daryl Cady says the building will be nearly 15 thousand square feet and will help employees get to almost two hundred patients daily.

"We will be building this center so we can support our clinical staff, doctors, nurses, the hospice aids, social workers, and chaplains while they go out to do the important work for all the patients who need our care,” said Cady.

She says the hospice it is in the early stages of its capital campaign—hoping to fundraise four million dollars for the project.

They purchased the eight acres of land on Route One for the location.

"We felt that this location was perfect. This has very easy access off route one,” said Cady.

The space will also feature and education center inside for working with patients.

“Eighty percent of Americans would prefer to die peacefully in their homes. We want to bring as much comfort as we can to our patients and their families.”

The plan is to break ground in May and then the space is scheduled to be completed by 2020.

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