This has been a year like no other. With all that we have been through, the most important thing we want you to know is that we are incredibly grateful for you and the support we have received from our community. The pandemic has had a significant impact on our agency. Just like you, we’ve risen to meet the challenges that now shape our lives. This health crisis has only strengthened our commitment to serve and to honor the support and trust you have placed in us over the years.
Calvert Hospice has never stopped focusing on what is most important—providing the expert care to our seriously-ill patients and compassionate support to their families that only we can provide. We have been serving our neighbors in Calvert County for over 36 years, and we are not about to slow down now.
Our clinical staff continues to don layers of personal protective equipment (PPE) and travel to see their patients wherever they call home, be it their private residence, the home of a loved one, an assisted living center or nursing facility. Our staff is playing a vital role in keeping families connected with their loved ones as COVID, more often than not, has kept them separated. With the use of an iPad, patients can view their family’s faces rather than just hear their voices on the phone. Relatives rely on our staff to keep them informed about how their loved one is doing, helping them cope with their inability to be there in person.
It has been a trying time for us in regards to raising the funds the we depend upon so heavily to support our teams as they bring comfort, dignity, and compassionate care at the end of life. Because of COVID, we had to cancel most of our fundraising events and have lost much of the funding we rely on each year.
We need your support during these exceptional times.
Please consider making a heartfelt donation today. Your gift is essential in helping us face the current challenges as well as those that lie ahead as the number of COVID cases continues to surge.
Our most critical concern is the much-needed funds to cover excessive expenses of patient care, such as costly medications and equipment, expenses for patients who have inadequate or no insurance, as well as the services we provide that are not reimbursed by medical insurance, such as bereavement services that are available to the community and in our schools.
It has been a time of hard choices we wouldn’t have imagined possible a year ago. A few months ago our Board of Directors made the incredibly difficult decision to suspend operations at our Burnett Calvert Hospice House. With the onset of COVID it became increasingly more difficult to find qualified candidates able to meet the specialized requirements of a residential facility. Rest assured that our agency takes great pride in this beautiful facility, which was built by our caring neighbors more than ten years ago, and we are committed to creating a future for the House so that it remains in service to our community.
You know that we care deeply about our community and our responsibility to serve and will continue to do what it takes to be here when you need us. Please know that your contributions are deeply valued and we take the trust you place in our organization to heart every day. Please know that our commitment to honor the extraordinary support we have been given by our community, in so many ways, for so many years, remains unchanged.
We ask you to continue believing in us and the essential work that we do. Please accept our best wishes for you and your loved ones, with hopes for a safe, happy and healthy holiday season.