FAQ

When is the right time to ask about hospice care?

Although end-of-life care may be difficult to discuss, family members should share their wishes before it becomes a concern. Having these discussions well in advance helps patients and their loved ones make educated decisions regarding care. If you think that you or a family member may be appropriate for hospice care, please contact us. Our staff can provide you with the necessary information to determine if hospice care is right for you. To speak with a Calvert Hospice team member, call 410-535-0892 or email information@calverthospice.org.

How are patients referred to Calvert Hospice?

The referral process can be initiated by health care professionals, family members, friends, clergy, or patients themselves. Calvert Hospice nurses are available 24 hours a day at 410-535-0892. Our Intake Nurse is available for Live Chat through the website by Clicking on the Live Chat button on our Homepage.

Is hospice care just for cancer patients?

Hospice care provides support to patients in the end-stages of many diseases and conditions, including:

  • Alzheimer’s/Dementia
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Disease
  • Liver Disease
  • Kidney Disease
  • Stroke
  • Cancer
  • And many more…

What kind of care do you provide once a patient is admitted to hospice?

Once a patient is admitted, we provide expert medical care, pain and symptom management, and emotional and spiritual support. Calvert Hospice’s team works together to provide comprehensive and responsive care that benefits both patients and families. We personalize care for each patient, focusing on caring, compassion, dignity, and the patient’s quality of life. While Calvert Hospice does not provide 24-hour care, our staff provides education and resources to caregivers so that patients can stay at home with family.

Where are hospice services provided?

Calvert Hospice provides care for patients wherever they reside – private homes, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, or hospitals. If a patient lives alone or needs more care than is available at home, we have the Burnett Calvert Hospice House, our 6-bed residential home that provides care for residents around the clock.

How can Calvert Hospice help family members?

Calvert Hospice cares for both patients and families. In addition to providing excellent care and support for patients, we also make sure that caregivers and family members receive the emotional and spiritual support they need.

How are hospice services paid for?

Qualified Medicare recipients are entitled to hospice care. Most private insurances mirror this standard as well. Everything related to the primary illness is covered.

Items include:

  • Medications
  • Medical equipment
  • All interdisciplinary team support

Does Calvert Hospice provide bereavement services?

We offer a variety of bereavement services to our hospice families and to the community at large. We offer programs for adults, teens, and children grieving the death of a loved one.

Programs Include:

  • Drop-in support groups
  • Specialty workshops and programs (Holiday grief, pet loss)
  • Bridges and Camp Phoenix programs for youth

For more information, contact our Bereavement Coordinator at 410-535-0892 or bereavement@calverthospice.org.

How long has Calvert Hospice served our community?

We have been promoting quality of life, respect and dignity for the individual, and a recognition of the significance of loss since 1984.

How can the community help?

Financial community support allows Calvert Hospice to carry out our mission. Your gifts enable us to take care of all patients regardless of their ability to pay. In addition to financial contributions, there are many other ways that you can make a difference:

  • Volunteer
  • Visit our Shoppe for Hospice
  • Attend our fundraising events
  • Host your own event for Hospice

To make a tax-deductible donation, you can call our office at 410-535-0892. Click here to make an online donation. To mail a gift, please fill out our Donation Form and mail it to: Calvert Hospice, PO Box 838, Prince Frederick, MD 20678.