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About Hospice Caring
Hospice Caring holds a limited hospice care license in the State of Maryland and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Why Hospice Caring is a Different Kind of Hospice
Since 1989, Hospice Caring, Inc. has been the only non-medical, volunteer hospice in Montgomery County. Trained and dedicated volunteers provide practical and emotional support to terminally ill adults and children and their families, and to anyone grieving the death of a loved one. All services are provided at no charge.
As a non-medical hospice, Hospice Caring does not require that the patient have a six-month or less prognosis. Curative treatments may still be pursued, and a physician's referral is not necessary. Hospice Caring’s carefully screened and trained caregivers visit homes, hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities -- wherever they are needed to work directly with patients, families and friends to navigate end-of-life challenges and choices.
Later, bereavement volunteers check in with the family and provide information about support groups, counselors, and community resources. For children, Hospice Caring volunteers facilitate one-of-a-kind Good Grief Clubs in the county’s schools for children of all ages, as well as an annual Camp Erin Montgomery County weekend for children ages 6 to 17. For adults, Hospice Caring volunteers facilitate a variety of peer support groups for those who have experienced similar types of losses.
Hospice Caring provides caring, compassionate, practical and high-quality, non-medical support services, without charge, to Montgomery County adults and children facing a life-threatening illness or grieving the death of a loved one.
Hospice Caring, Inc. envisions a community that accepts death as a part of life; where the processes of dying and grieving are embraced without stigma; where everyone has access to support services without charge; and where no patient dies alone and no one grieves without support.
• Presence, caring, and compassion
• Quality services that honor personal choices
• Culturally competent support, accessible to all
• Programs that make a positive difference
• Our volunteers and partners whose support is crucial
• Being an integral part of our community
• Responsible management of resources