Celebrating 35 years of care with a new fundraising campaign


By: Jean Fleming, Executive Director This year, we celebrate 35 years of expert, compassionate end-of-life care to patients and families. This summer, we’re debuting a new fundraising campaign called Open Your Heart to Hospice. Rather…

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Burnett Hospice House

You Can Make a Difference for the Burnett Calvert Hospice House


The Burnett Calvert Hospice House has always been about compassion, long before it was even built. Almost twenty years ago, Calvert Hospice and supporters throughout the county recognized the need for a home where people with life-limiting…

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Grief Services and Support Groups

Hospice Use Provides Financial Benefits to Medicare and to Patients


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…

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Board of Directors

The Ideal Medical Specialty


By: Amanda Peterson Consider for a moment what the ideal medical specialty might look like in practice. Doctors who visit you at home? Nurses on call 24/7 to answer questions or visit in the case…

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2016 in Review


2016 has been a busy year for Calvert Hospice! We appreciate each and every person who has supported us by entrusting loved ones to our care, reaching out to us with questions, attending our events…

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A New Family Tradition


Tomorrow marks the beginning of what we hope will become a family tradition for many of you in Calvert County. We are so pleased to be able to offer our first annual Festival of Wreaths…

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We Honor Veterans

Honoring our Veterans


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Five Ways Hospice Can Help


The vast majority of Americans say what they want at the end of life is to die in their own homes, as comfortable and pain-free as possible. The hospice philosophy is about making sure that…

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Treating Hospice Patients with Dignity

Learn What Hospice Care Really Means to Patients and their Families


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…

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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…

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