Hospice FAQs Frederick MD

Learn more about hospice care from these ferquently asked questions. This information appears courtesy of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO).

Hospice of Frederick County
(301) 698-3030
516 Trail Ave
Frederick, MD

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Hospice of Frederick County A div. of Fred. Mem. Hospital
(301) 694-6444
PO Box 1799
Frederick, MD
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Nursing homes, Hospice

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Hospice of Northern Virginia
(703) 777-7866
209 Gibson Street NW
Leesburg, VA
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Hospice Care

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Capital Hospice
(703) 777-7866
209 Gibson St NW Ste 202
Leesburg, VA

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Frederick Memorial Hosp Hm Hlt Hospice
(301) 698-3415
400 W 7th Street
Frederick, MD
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Hospices

Hospice of Frederick County A div. of Fred. Mem. Hospital
(301) 694-6444
PO Box 1799
Frederick, MD
Services
Hospice Care

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Hospice of Northern Virginia
(703) 777-7866
209 Gibson Street NW
Leesburg, VA
Services
Nursing homes, Hospice

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Capital Hospice
(703) 777-7866
209 Gibson Street, NW
Leesburg, VA
Services
Nursing homes, Hospice

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Capital Hospice
(703) 777-7866
209 Gibson Street, NW
Leesburg, VA
Services
Hospice Care

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Right At Home
(301) 696-1122
1890 N Market St
Frederick, MD

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Hospice FAQs

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Editor’s Note: This information appears courtesy of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO). It has been adapted for GilbertGuide.com.

When should a decision about entering a hospice program be made—and who should make it?

At any time during a life-limiting illness, it’s appropriate to discuss all of a patient’s care options, including hospice. By law the decision belongs to the patient. Understandably, most people are uncomfortable with the idea of stopping an all-out effort to “beat” their disease. Hospice staff members are highly sensitive to these concerns and are always available to discuss them with the patient, family and physician.

Should I wait for our physician to raise the possibility of hospice or should I raise it first?

The patient and family should feel free to discuss hospice care at any time with their physician, other health care professionals, clergy or friends.

What if our physician doesn’t know about hospice?

Most physicians know about hospice. If your physician wants more information, it is available from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, medical societies, state hospice organizations, local hospices, or the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Helpline at 1-800-658-8898. In addition, physicians and all others can obtain information on hospice from the American Cancer Society, the American Association of Retired Persons, and the Social Security Adm...Click here to read more from Gilbert Guide