WHO DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION SERVE?
Though Montgomery Hospice is a nonprofit hospice serving residents of Montgomery County, Maryland, our website contains helpful information for any family or caregiver facing advance care planning. The website also provides a lot of general hospice information, as well as clinical information and links to research for other professionals.
WHAT IS THEIR BIGGEST CHALLENGE?
When facing the decision about whether or not a loved one should enter hospice care, it can feel like you're giving up on hope and that there is nothing else that can be done. Hospice is the “something else” that can be done. Hospice care is specialized medical care that helps comfort patients nearing the end of their lives as well as helps their families find some peace. Although being in hospice means not using treatments to cure disease, hospice provides a team of caring professionals who work to understand and to help patients achieve their other goals and to work towards comfort, peace and reconciliation. Hospice allows people to live fully in the time that they have left.
HOW DO YOU HELP THEM?
- Montgomery Hospice is committed to providing education to the community, to professionals and to families.
- The Montgomery Hospice Center for Learning provides classes, conferences and written material about hospice, palliative care and other end-of-life subjects.
- Our website contains information for families on advance care planning, and about caring for the caregiver. The website also provides a lot of general hospice information, as well as clinical information and links to research for other professionals.
- Our bereavement department counselors provide workshops, support groups, articles and referrals.
- We provide written publications to the community, with articles about grief, hospice, and clinical end-of-life information.
WHERE CAN WE FIND OUT MORE?
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