Posts in March, 2018

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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 ...

Wishes Do Come True 03.21.2018
Wishes Do Come True

Carol Leith hadn’t been to the beach in years, mainly due to her failing health. What she wanted most of all was to spend some time, oceanside, with her two girlfriends and cousin to laugh, eat seafood and forget about her worries. Thanks to ...

Birthdays: A Time to Celebrate! 03.21.2018
Birthdays: A Time to Celebrate!

Celebrating a birthday helps us to remember that life is a gift, no matter where you are in your journey. We consider ourselves blessed to share in many sweet moments and joyful celebrations with our patients and families living at the Kline Hospice ...

Does Hospice Care Benefit Alzheimer's Dementia Patients? 03.21.2018
Does Hospice Care Benefit Alzheimer's Dementia Patients?

Alzheimer’s dementia is the 5th leading cause of death in the United States among Americans 65 years and older. About 70% of Americans with dementia die in a nursing home or long-term care facility. In many cases, hospice can improve the end of ...

Furry Friends Bring Comfort 03.21.2018
Furry Friends Bring Comfort

Studies have shown that pets can have a naturally therapeutic effect on humans. Pets can help lower blood pressure, decrease muscle tension, and reduce stress. Hospice of Frederick County agrees that animals bring comfort and joy to our patients. ...

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