Hospice Use Provides Financial Benefits to Medicare and to Patients

Grief Services and Support Groups

By: Amanda Peterson Did you know that hospice utilization saves Medicare approximately $2,300 per patient who uses the service? (Taylor et al. 1474). You might think that savings is from the lack of care patients receive, but you would be wrong. Hospice patients receive regular, personalized care once they start receiving services; however, the nature Read more »

Learn What Hospice Care Really Means to Patients and their Families

Treating Hospice Patients with Dignity

What makes a good death? This is a question that many people prefer not to think about in their day-to-day lives. However, for patients facing an uncertain future, it is an extremely relevant reality. The answer can vary from person to person, depending on individual personalities, interests and desires. However, for most people, a good Read more »

Talking to Children About Death: What do I do?

Death is a difficult topic for many people to talk about, and talking to children about death is terrifying at best. As adults, we try to soften the blow and talk around the subject in order to protect them, but instead cause confusion and anxiety. What’s Your Grief is a website whose mission is “to promote Read more »

Calvert Hospice’s We Honor Veterans Program: A Way to Thank Those Who Have Served

We Honor Veterans

We are very proud to be a Level 3 partner with We Honor Veterans, a collaboration between the VA Administration and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO). Calvert Hospice has been a member since 2012, and we are constantly working to improve the services we provide to our veteran patients. We believe it Read more »

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