Recent Posts in Hospice Blog Category

Read Dianah Gibson's Story 11.19.2020
Read Dianah Gibson's Story

As news director at WFRE/WFMD, I had interviewed Frederick Health Hospice’s staff and volunteers, attended their fundraisers, and reported on their role in our community. I knew they did good work, but I didn’t truly understand the true ...

To Live Until He Died, Dad Chose Hospice 09.14.2020
To Live Until He Died, Dad Chose Hospice

Several years ago, my father, Richard Eugene "Dick" Stockman, found out that he had a rare cancer. In the early stages, we had high hopes that the treatments he received would stop or greatly delay its spread. Dad kept his usual positive ...

Father's Day 06.18.2020
Father's Day

If you have gone to a store, or watched television, or checked your email recently, you have probably been reminded that Father’s Day is this weekend. While for some people these have been helpful reminders to recognize the significant men in ...

Thankful for the Care 06.10.2020
Thankful for the Care

Bonnie and her late husband Dave were introduced to Kline Hospice House in 2012 when they visited a friend’s mother. Bonnie remembers how impressed she and Dave were with its peaceful, home-like setting, and the gentle, compassionate care the ...

Remembering Carl Miller 05.26.2020
Remembering Carl Miller

When Carl Miller passed away at the Kline Hospice House earlier this year, his family members lost a father, a brother, an uncle, a grandfather and a great grandfather, and Hospice lost a very dear friend. “I speak for the entire Frederick ...

Forty Years of Care, Comfort, and Hope 02.27.2020
Forty Years of Care, Comfort, and Hope

Since March of 1980, Hospice of Frederick County, now called Frederick Health Hospice, has been promoting quality of life by providing compassionate medical, emotional, spiritual and bereavement support to individuals and their loved ones facing a ...

Read Michelle Hunt's Story 11.06.2019
Read Michelle Hunt's Story

My son Corey was one in a million. From the time he was a little boy, he made the most of each day, brightening the lives of everyone around himwith his smile, warmth, and humor. He had a passion and a zest for life that was just extraordinary. Corey ...

Frederick Health Hospice- Special Message 10.04.2019
Frederick Health Hospice- Special Message

Dear Friends, Some of you may remember when Hospice of Frederick County affiliated with FMH Hospice Services in 1997. This created a single entity for the delivery of hospice services in Frederick County, making it easier for those in need to know ...

Peace at the End 05.17.2019
Peace at the End

Donald Greenway was proud of his career as an officer with Washington D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Force. A perfectionist who believed in “doing things right,” Donald was a member of the Force’s executive security detail, the ...

When A Loved One Dies: Helping Kids Cope With Grief and Loss 02.28.2019
When A Loved One Dies: Helping Kids Cope With Grief and Loss

Christie Berkie has been a Camp Jamie volunteer since 2013 – the year after her two oldest children attended as campers. “I saw the difference in them, and I wanted a chance to say thank you.” Another of our longtime volunteers, ...

Gali's Legacy- Ancient Wisdom Set to Music 11.20.2018
Gali's Legacy- Ancient Wisdom Set to Music

Gali Sanchez was a percussionist for Santana, Steve Winwood, and the Dave Matthews Band, amongst others. He rubbed elbows with some of the most famous musicians in modern music and is considered to be one of the best recorded conga players. But Gali ...

Read Khris Keepers Story 11.19.2018
Read Khris Keepers Story

When I found out that my mother was nearing the end of her life, I had no idea where to turn. What a relief to learn that Hospice of Frederick County would walk beside us until the last day of her life, providing peace, comfort, and more blessings ...

The Need for Mourning 03.21.2018
The Need for Mourning

Mourning…is there an art to it or is it something that happens automatically? And what is the difference between grief and mourning? Grief refers to the reactions and feelings we have from experiencing the death of a loved one. Mourning is the ...

Life at the Kline House 03.21.2018
Life at the Kline House

Every day at the Kline Hospice House is busy, filled with lots of activity, laughter, and memories in the making. We consider ourselves blessed to share many sweet moments with our patients and families. One gentleman told us he’d just have to ...

The Importance Of Being Present 03.21.2018
The Importance Of Being Present

Volunteering isn’t always about interaction or action. Sometimes, our patients are not very responsive, participative or communicative. They might be sleeping a lot or simply unconscious. Compassionate presence volunteers have one simple but ...

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 ...

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. ...

Medical Matters: Hospice Care in the Nursing Home 03.21.2018
Medical Matters: Hospice Care in the Nursing Home

When a patient has a life expectancy of six months or less, hospice care in the nursing home is covered by Medicare Part A. However, there are several hurdles to accessing this care. Taking a look at several examples will help to illustrate these ...

Inspiring Stories

Read Dianah Gibson's Story

Read Dianah Gibson's Story

Nov 2020
As news director at WFRE/WFMD, I had interviewed ...
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To Live Until He Died, Dad Chose Hospice

To Live Until He Died, Dad Chose Hospice

Sep 2020
Several years ago, my father, Richard Eugene ...
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