Types of Care
Depending on the circumstances, different levels of hospice care are available.
Community members often want to share their talents or time with individuals and family/friends support system. Companion volunteers receive education that allows them the skills to provide a variety of services. In addition to companion volunteers, some donate their skills such as massage therapy, hairstyling, music therapy to offer comfort and peace.
Chaplains assist in providing spiritual care to the individual and their family/friends support system. HWC is a not a denominational organization; however, we do recognize the spiritual needs that some may have regarding the end of life’s journey.
The Hospice Nurses coordinate the individualized care plan and provides specialized hospice care (comfort) to the individual. He/she makes visits based upon the individual needs and at any time a nurse is available to assist with an emergent need 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 301-791-6360.
Certified Nursing Assistants help with personal care and light housekeeping services. Since they often have more frequent visits, their continual dialog with the team is vital.
When someone becomes seriously ill, it can be difficult to know what type of care is best…or where to turn for help. The dedicated professionals at HWC can help. They achieve excellence by anticipating and providing responsive medical, emotional and spiritual support to anyone in Washington County.
We have been serving the needs of our community since 1980. The earlier you inquire, the more we can help! Anyone can refer to hospice. Once we have met with the individual and/or medical power of attorney, should that be necessary, our staff can make contact with the individual’s primary care physician to obtain an order for services.
To learn more about hospice services through HWC or to make a referral or request care, please call us anytime at 301-791-6360.