Developing an Integrated Palliative Care System in Montgomery County​


August 2017


Hospice Caring, Inc., is proud to have been awarded a grant from the Healthcare Initiative Foundation to support our work in partnership with Montgomery County Area Agency on Aging and other stakeholders in the end-of-life services community.  The grant will enable the Montgomery County Coalition for Care at the End of Life to create a community vision for palliative care for those facing serious advanced illness and a plan for its implementation, including at end of life. The mission of the coalition is to help residents of Montgomery County understand end-of-life options and available resources, and learn how to communicate their choices to family and health care providers before a crisis or serious illness occurs. 
 
“We look forward to working alongside thought leaders in the field to help guide the development of a comprehensive, integrated palliative care system in Montgomery County,” said Allison Stearns, MS, MPH, LCPC, Executive Director of Hospice Caring. “If we can create a centralized, comprehensive directory and roadmap for both patients and providers, seriously ill patients and their families can more readily access services and support when they need it the most.” 


Jackie Ogg, MSW, a long-time professional in the field of social services and community engagement, and treasured member of the Hospice Caring community, is serving as the project manager and Coalition facilitator for this expanded effort. 
 
For more information on the Montgomery County Coalition for Care at the End of Life or to become involved with this initiative, please contact Tina Purser Langley, Senior Health and Wellness Coordinator, Area Agency on Aging, Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, at 240-773-8290 or
Tina.PurserLangley@montgomerycountymd.gov.

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