Founded in 1980, Coastal Hospice provides traditional hospice services, counseling and grief support, and community resources to the residents of Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore. Through all avenues of our work, we strive to fulfill the life goals of each individual we meet.
When you or your loved one is not yet ready for traditional hospice care but is facing a life-limiting condition, consider one of our pre-hospice care options. These programs provide treatment and support, not only to patients, but also to those who love and care for them.
It can be hard to admit, but the truth is everyone could use a shoulder to lean on during difficult times. Our goal is to provide emotionally safe ways for our patients and families to feel supported.
Home & Facility Hospice Care
Coastal Hospice helps our patients find comfort, dignity and peace at the end of life. The future may be uncertain, but the end of life can be deeply meaningful and full of love. At Coastal Hospice, our home and residential hospice options put you at the center of care.
A Care Team Built Around You.
When you choose Coastal Hospice, your unique situation, your wants and your needs direct how we care for you.
Your Hospice Team
Doctors at Coastal Hospice consult with your doctor to develop the best care plan for you. If you need the hospice doctors, they come to you.
Nurses look after your care and medications and teach caregivers how to provide comfort.
Hospice Aides help you with bathing and dressing.
Medical Social Workers help you and your family find ways to cope with the effects of your illness, guide you in advance-care planning and connect you with the resources you need.
On-call nurses are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to come to your home.
Spiritual Counselors provide you and your family with guidance according to your faith.
Volunteers who have the necessary education provide you and your family with friendship, comfort and support.
Physical and Occupational Therapists help you maintain strength and safety and find new ways to engage in daily life.
Team Members deliver medications, medical equipment, oxygen and supplies directly to your home.
Bereavement Counselors help you navigate the grieving process.
How Will I Know When It’s Time?
Have you or the person you’re concerned about visited the emergency room or hospital more than once in the past 6 months?
Have you made more than one late-night or weekend call to the doctor?
Are you too ill to keep doctors’ appointments?
Have you stopped improving with medical treatments?
Are you suffering from one or more complications? (for example, pneumonia, weight loss or skin ulcers)
Do you need help to bathe, dress or eat?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, the time is now. Reach out to our admissions team below to learn how Coastal Hospice can help.
Insurance and Financial
The services provided by Coastal Hospice are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance policies. If you don’t have medical insurance, Coastal Hospice offers a sliding scale based on financial need.
As a nonprofit organization, Coastal Hospice receives donations from the community that help cover the cost of caring for patients who lack financial resources. No one is ever turned away, regardless of their ability to pay.
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