As we all know, our worlds have changed dramatically during these past few months as we’ve learned to live with the challenges presented by the COVID-19 health crisis. Some things have changed at Calvert Hospice since our first message went out to our community, while others have remained the same. The safety of Calvert Hospice patients, families, staff, and volunteers remains our highest priority, and we are carefully following local, state, and federal recommendations to ensure that safety. Our main office remains closed, but we are available by phone, so please don’t hesitate to call with any questions, concerns, or needs. Our main office number is 410-535-0892.
- Hospice staff are continuing to provide care to our patients at home, in facilities, and at the Hospice House.
- Burnett Calvert Hospice House visitation remains limited but will be updated as we enter the recovery phases of this health crisis. Please still call the main Calvert Hospice phone number before attempting any visits to patients at this time.
- We have started to offer virtual bereavement groups using the Zoom online platform. Please visit the website for more information and to register.
- The Shoppe for Hospice will be re-opening in the near future! Please check social media and our website regularly for the date.
- Our Butterfly Release and Camp Phoenix have been postponed. Please continue to check our website and social media for updates.
- Our 7th Annual Culinary Event was cancelled, but we are still hoping to be able to offer at least two other signature events later this summer and in early fall. Please check our social media and website regularly for updates.
A note from the Executive Director: Although much has changed in our world, there is little I can say that has changed about Calvert Hospice since my message to the community from two months ago. Our entire staff has continued to work non-stop regardless of the challenges posed by COVID-19. We have continued to demonstrate our commitment to excellence both clinically and administratively. We have learned how to work remotely but still stay connected to one another. We have learned even more deeply the needs of our patients and families and keep striving every day to meet those needs by whatever means available given the restrictions of the current pandemic. We do realize conditions are changing and we have developed a Calvert Hospice COVID-19 Recovery Plan modeled on the Governor’s Recovery Plan for the state. We are looking to move cautiously and safely through three stages of recovery, while realizing our future most likely will not be like our past. We are excited about creating a new normal that will serve to strengthen our agency and our ability to provide the exceptional service to which we are always committed.
We continue to be incredibly grateful to our community for all we have received during this crisis. We have been the recipients of well-wishes for our safety, as well as of generous financial donations and much needed donations of PPE (personal protective equipment). All of this support keeps us going every day – you all DO make a difference to us, from making us smile because you care about us and our work, to enabling us to care for patients who need financial assistance. Please know that just as you are always there for us, we will always be there for you, whenever you need us most. Please stay safe and well.
Please check this page regularly for updates. We will continue to follow guidance from CDC and the State of Maryland in the following weeks. Thank you for helping us keep our patients and their families safe during this time. You can learn more about the current status of the Coronavirus by visiting the CDC website by clicking here. For updates on the local situation in Calvert County, click here.