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586 Cynwood Drive
Easton, MD 21601
Established in 1981
The Hospice Team – We make house calls!
Talbot Hospice offers hope, compassionate support and services to all members of our community facing end-of-life issues. We provide patient and family care, community education and advocacy while respecting both curative and palliative treatment choices. Talbot Hospice is a model for community based hospice care at the end of life. Since 1981 we have cared for patients and their families with dignity and respect. We Celebrate Life Every Day.
What is Hospice Care?
Hospice is a concept of care designed to provide comfort and support to patients and their families when a life-limiting illness no longer responds to cure-oriented treatments. Hospice is not a place, it is a comprehensive approach which focuses on the quality of life rather than its length, so that patients may live as fully and comfortably as possible despite the disease.
Hospice is NOT giving up… it is another option, a way to take control of your care when a disease or condition is no longer curable. It is focused on the entire family and includes them in making decisions about the patient’s care plan. Hospice care treats the person rather than the disease, working to manage symptoms so that a person’s last days or months may be spent with dignity and quality, surrounded by their loved ones. Patients under hospice care often live longer and can take advantage of the full range of services making this chapter of life more meaningful.
What might a patient and his/her family expect to receive in hospice services?
- Care and support for the entire family, and regular visits to the patient wherever they may call home including skilled nursing or assisted living facilities or Hospice House
- Hospice covers all services and equipment related to the terminal illness and all medications related to the hospice diagnosis and intended to control or alleviate pain and symptoms.
- Access to a dedicated clinical team with specialized knowledge of medical care and End of Life Care
- Care that addresses all symptoms of a disease, with a special emphasis on controlling a patient’s pain and discomfort
- Expert clinical care by Hospice Physicians and Nurse Practitioners
- Specialized nursing services with RN Case Management; Access to services 24/7
- Home-health aides that help patients with their personal care
- Psychosocial, emotional, social and non-denominational spiritual support and counseling by Social Workers and Chaplains as desired by patient and family.
- Companionship and assistance from trained volunteers and end-of-life Doulas to support the family and the patient
- Hospice care can provide support, resources, and information to a patient’s family and loved ones during this difficult time — particularly to a family member providing caregiving to the patient
- A variety of bereavement and counseling services to families before and up to 13 months after the death of a loved one
Hospice services are fully covered under Medicare, Medicaid and many private insurance plans for eligible patients. Services are provided regardless of financial status, and no one is ever turned away due to inability to pay.