Why Montgomery Hospice?
Montgomery Hospice is an independent nonprofit organization that has been providing hospice care to people in Montgomery County, Maryland since 1981.
Montgomery Hospice is accredited by The Joint Commission. The Joint Commission inspects Montgomery Hospice for compliance with Medicare regulations, as well as their own rigorous standards, at least every three years.
Montgomery Hospice staff members are professionals and trained volunteers who work together as a team to meet the needs of our neighbors who are living with a terminal illness. The professionals include doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, spiritual counselors (chaplains), social workers, hospice aides and grief counselors.
Montgomery Hospice helps our seriously ill neighbors in Montgomery County who have decided (after talking with their doctors) to concentrate on living their lives as fully as possible rather than aggressively fighting a disease.
Most hospice patients receive care in their own homes. Montgomery Hospice professionals are available for questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and will visit patients at night or on weekends if necessary.
Casey House is Montgomery Hospice’s inpatient facility. Casey House is the only facility in Montgomery County dedicated to hospice patients. Hospice patients stay in private rooms. Family members are welcome 24 hours a day. Patients are cared for by a team of skilled professionals with end-of-life care expertise. Casey House is recommended when a patient’s pain and symptoms cannot be safely or appropriately managed at home.
Montgomery Hospice professionals provide grief (bereavement) support for families for 13 months after their loved one dies. This support includes mailings, phone calls, groups and workshops.