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03.21.2018
Reflections from Hospice Staff

While in nursing school, I did a shift with hospice, and from that one 8 hour day I knew that was where I was meant to be, and have been there ever since. It can be a real conversation stopper when someone finds out that you work for hospice. ...

03.21.2018
Learning the Value of Love, Patience and Strength

All of us at hospice repeatedly learn the value of love, patience and strength. Our patients and their families teach us this every day. As a social worker, I enter patients’ lives at a very difficult time: when they have recently learned their ...

03.21.2018
Wishes Do Come True

Carol Leith hadn’t been to the beach in years, mainly due to her failing health. What she wanted most of all was to spend some time, oceanside, with her two girlfriends and cousin to laugh, eat seafood and forget about her worries. Thanks to ...

03.21.2018
Birthdays: A Time to Celebrate!

Celebrating a birthday helps us to remember that life is a gift, no matter where you are in your journey. We consider ourselves blessed to share in many sweet moments and joyful celebrations with our patients and families living at the Kline Hospice ...

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 ...

03.21.2018
Hospice, You're Never Alone

When you’re coping with the loss of a loved one or need help caring for a family member or friend who is dying, where do you turn? For Greg Feeser, there’s only one option—Hospice of Frederick County. Greg first turned to Hospice in ...

03.21.2018
Love and Happiness

A former professional chef and antique purveyor, Eloise Dorsey’s zest for life continued as a Kline House resident. Eloise devoted her life to loving and caring for her husband, Charles, of 57 years as well as her children, grandchildren, and ...

03.19.2018
Plamondon Companies Donates $25,000 to Frederick Memorial Hospital

Featured from left to right: Robin Rose, Vice President & Chief Development Officer, Frederick Memorial Hospital; Tom Kleinhanzl, President & CEO, Frederick Regional Health System; Peter Plamondon, Jr., Co-President, Plamondon Companies; Jim ...

03.15.2018
Kevson Services Group Donates $5,000 to Frederick Memorial Hospital

Featured from left to right: Robin Rose, Vice President & Chief Development Officer, Frederick Memorial Hospital; DeWitt Bauer, Sales & Marketing Executive, Kevson Services Group; Rick Davis, Operations Manager, Kevson Services Group; Frank ...

03.08.2018
Good Samaritan of the Year-Call for Nominations

Every year, Frederick Memorial Hospital honors a local individual as its Good Samaritan of the Year. Now in its 28 th year, this prestigious award recognizes deserving individuals not only for their generosity to FMH, but also for their selfless ...

03.08.2018
Over 50? Here's What You Need to Know About Colorectal Cancer

This year, the American Cancer Society estimates 97,220 new cases of colon cancer and 43,030 new cases of rectal cancer. Overall, the lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer is about 1 in 22 (4.49%) for men and 1 in 24 (4.15%) for women. ...

03.08.2018
Winning the Weight Loss Battle

Matt Burns is no stranger to diets. “I’ve battled weight my whole life,” he said. Over the course of his 51 years, he admits he has tried many diets. Matt was successfully with a few of those diets, but as he aged and his lifestyle ...

03.07.2018
Thank you, Teresa! - Patient Safety Hero Award Winner.

Congratulations to Teresa, a recipient of our Patient Safety Hero Award! Patient safety is a top priority at Frederick Memorial Hospital, and Teresa’s concern for patients and consistent efforts to assure patient safety, demonstrate a ...

03.07.2018
Have You Had the Conversation?

Hospice of Frederick County’s Executive Director Carlos Graveran (left) and Medical Director Dr. Mary McDonald (right) welcomed nationally recognized patient rights advocate Dr. Angelo Volandes to Frederick for a special presentation on ...

03.07.2018
Getting the Most Out of Your Doctor's Visit

Studies show that patients who spend as little as 10 minutes organizing their thoughts before their doctor’s appointments leave those appointments feeling more informed and more satisfied with their care. Another study reports that patients who ...

03.06.2018
Improving Community Health through Better Dental Care-Now That's Something to Smile About!

Michelle Ellison with Dr. Morgan Baker, DDS at the Monocacy Health Partners Dental Clinic When Michelle Ellison’s son and daughter were young, she was a single mom with a lot on her plate. She managed to get them what they needed, including ...