Posts in March, 2018

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A Family's Railroad Ties Bring Comfort 03.21.2018
A Family's Railroad Ties Bring Comfort

While a lot of people find a train’s whistle to be a mournful sound, Timmy Bentz of Graceham, MD says hearing one always makes him smile. That’s because a train whistle reminds Timmy of his Dad, Charles W. Bentz, who was cared for by ...

Celebrating National Volunteer Week 03.21.2018
Celebrating National Volunteer Week

Forty years ago, President Richard Nixon declared the first National Volunteer Week to recognize Americans who give of their time and talents to benefit others. This was the same year, 1974, that the Connecticut Hospice – one of the first ...

Helping Hands 03.21.2018
Helping Hands

Grief support takes various forms at Hospice of Frederick County, but it is all available free of charge to anyone in the community who is grieving—regardless of how or when the death occurred. After Linda Williams’s husband died suddenly ...

The Next Best Place to Home 03.21.2018
The Next Best Place to Home

Joanne Mackenize, pictured with staff member Pat Nash, shares this about her time at the Kline Hospice House. “Staff makes you feel special and it’s beyond what I could have imagined. It is the best place to be for 24 hour care. You feel ...

A Dream Come True 03.21.2018
A Dream Come True

Hospice patient Wade Carter wanted to do one thing before he died. Somehow, some way, he wanted to thank his family for all they’ve meant to him through the years and their many kindnesses to him. A newcomer to Frederick County, Wade was used ...

Making Memories 03.21.2018
Making Memories

After 60 years of marriage, Gloria and Ted Godbee continued their tradition of ringing in the New Year with a quiet romantic dinner. Kline House staff provided the firelight and romantic spot. Their son-in-law made a perfectly cooked seafood dinner, ...

Why I Believe in Hospice 03.21.2018
Why I Believe in Hospice

My mother experienced Hospice of Frederick County care at the end of her 91 year life. She moved to Frederick and was diagnosed immediately with stage 4 cancer. She had been healthy all her life and was prepared to fight it. Hospice and especially ...

Lessons I Have Learned 03.21.2018
Lessons I Have Learned

It was an easy decision to give of my time and become a volunteer at hospice. Once the training was completed, the learning really began. Going from a volunteer to a full-time employee was the start of a life lesson. Working at hospice is a ...

Reflections from Hospice Staff 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. ...

Learning the Value of Love, Patience and Strength 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 ...

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