Hospice FAQs Salisbury MD

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

Coastal Hospice, Inc.
(410) 742-8732
2604 Old Ocean City Road
Salisbury, MD
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Nursing homes, Hospice

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Deer's Head Hospice
(410) 543-4000
PO Box 2018
Salisbury, MD
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Nursing homes, Hospice

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Coastal Hospice, Inc.
(410) 742-8732
2604 Old Ocean City Road
Salisbury, MD
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Hospice Care

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Hospice of the Chesapeake
(410) 987-2003
445 Defense Hwy
Annapolis, MD

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Coastal Hospice, Inc.
(410) 742-8732
2604 Old Ocean City Road
Salisbury, MD
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Nursing homes, Hospice

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Coastal Hospice
(410) 742-8732
2604 Old Ocean City Rd
Salisbury, MD

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Deer's Head Hospice
(410) 543-4000
PO Box 2018
Salisbury, MD
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Hospice Care

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Brighton Gardens of Friendship Heights
(301) 656-1900
5555 Friendship Blvd
Chevy Chase, MD
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Assisted Living Facility, Hospice Care, Alz/Dementia Support

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Dorchester Hospice Foundation
(410) 228-5854
3 Cedar Street
Cambridge, MD
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Hospice Care

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Lutheran Home Care and Hospice
(410) 751-2429
187 East Main Street
Westminster, MD
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Hospice Care

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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