Posts in 2022

The Gifts Hospice Gave to my Family Aug 19, 2022
The Gifts Hospice Gave to my Family

Like many people, prior to my parents’ experience with hospice, I knew very little about it. I wondered if hospice meant “giving up.” I realize now that it is the exact opposite: it is taking back—taking back control of how—and where—we want to end ...

Paving the Way to Give a Patient What He Wanted Most Jun 2, 2022
Paving the Way to Give a Patient What He Wanted Most

Larry Stambaugh made it clear to his family and friends that he wanted to spend his last days in the home he built with his own hands on a mountaintop in Emmitsburg 40 years ago. When Frederick Health Hospice began serving Larry, wintery conditions ...

Garnet Lynch: A Teacher in Life and Death Jun 2, 2022
Garnet Lynch: A Teacher in Life and Death

As a life-long educator, Garnet Lynch spent her career teaching children in Frederick County Public Schools for more than 30 years. So it should come as no surprise that her passing provides a lesson to others on how hospice cares for the sick—and ...

Creating a Safe Space to Heal Feb 18, 2022
Creating a Safe Space to Heal

The month of June 2020 was a blur for Lauren Nolke. Not only was this working mother of two doing her best to manage the “new normal” thrust upon her by the escalating COVID-19 pandemic, she had just learned that her beloved father, Robert Brenneman, ...

Inspiring Stories

Patricia Clock Was a Force of Nature

Patricia Clock Was a Force of Nature

Nov 15, 2023
Despite the physical and cognitive challenges she faced ...
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Preparing a new generation of caregivers

Preparing a new generation of caregivers

Nov 15, 2023
One of the best ways to reverse stigma is to educate ...
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