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03.21.2018
Does Hospice Care Benefit Alzheimer's Dementia Patients?

Alzheimer’s dementia is the 5th leading cause of death in the United States among Americans 65 years and older. About 70% of Americans with dementia die in a nursing home or long-term care facility. In many cases, hospice can improve the end of ...

03.21.2018
Furry Friends Bring Comfort

Studies have shown that pets can have a naturally therapeutic affect on humans. Pets can help lower blood pressure, decrease muscle tension, and reduce stress. Hospice of Frederick County agrees that animals bring comfort and joy to our patients. ...

03.21.2018
Grief Support Group Comforts Father

Although Paul Tooley had some experience dealing with death and loss when his father died of prostate cancer, nothing prepared him for the shock and pain of one of life’s most poignant losses—the death of a child. Paul found solace at ...

03.21.2018
Medical Matters: Hospice Care in the Nursing Home

When a patient has a life expectancy of six months or less, hospice care in the nursing home is covered by Medicare Part A. However, there are several hurdles to accessing this care. Taking a look at several examples will help to illustrate these ...

03.21.2018
Meet Eileen

Ask anyone who knows Hospice patient Eileen Bayles, and their face instantly breaks into a smile. They use adjectives such as “amazing,” “wonderful,” and “inspiring” when talking about the longtime Frederick County ...

03.21.2018
Through a Daughter's Eyes

Dear Hospice of Frederick County, I was a broken record in the weeks preceding Mom’s admittance to Hospice. I knew if I could just hold on, Hospice would be there to make her comfortable and help me deal emotionally with her impending death, as ...

03.21.2018
Life Comes Full Circle

Sheila Corbett was a volunteer during the early days of Hospice of Frederick County, when a very small number of people made a big difference to the larger community. So, when Corbett and her family sought out Hospice 30 years later, when Sheila ...

03.21.2018
Making the Right Decision

Joe Ferguson could be a little contrary at times. “I’m a stubborn person,” he admitted. “When I make up my mind, it usually doesn’t change.” But after saying “no” to Hospice of Frederick County not ...

03.21.2018
Veteran Volunteer Fills Unique Role

There is a certain bond that veterans have with one another that is not affected by time, age differences or branch of service. Veteran volunteers have a special knack for understanding the unique needs and challenges of their fellow veterans, and ...

03.21.2018
A Life in Review

For 102 years, veteran George Hull has called Frederick home. “I never expected to live this long,” says the WWII veteran, who, after more than a century of hard work, true love, and a hero’s courage, is spending his final days at ...

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