Residential Hospice Care
Most people prefer to live their final months wherever they call home. This may not be possible when a patient lives alone, family members who have been providing care are no longer able to do so or the patient experiences pain and symptoms that cannot be safely managed at home and need a more intense level of care.
Our hospice centers serve as comfortable, medically supportive alternatives for patients who need around-the-clock care. These home-like settings are each specifically designed for the comfort, privacy, and well-being of patients and their families. In most cases, symptoms can be managed appropriately in a shore period of time, allowing patients to return to wherever they call home.
The Hospice Center Team
Patients receive care twenty-four hours, seven days a week, by a team of experienced and caring hospice professionals who are specialized in symptom management and trained to support the patients physical, emotional and spiritual needs. The team may include:
- Medical directors and a nurse practitioner who monitor care plans and consult with a patient’s attending physicians
- Registered nurses and hospice aides skilled in providing medical and personal care
- Social workers, grief counselors and a chaplain who help families celebrate life and prepare to say farewell
- Trained volunteers who visit, read, play games and reminisce with patients and families
Our hospice centers are reserved for patients who qualify for a more intensive level of care. Admission is based on greatest need. Room and board fees are based on ability to pay. An admissions counselor is available to discuss options that match a patient’s financial resources. No one is ever turned away if they are unable to pay.
Guests, including family pets, are welcome to visit this home away from home between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Extended visiting hours and overnight stays can be arranged to accommodate patient and family needs.
The Hospice Center in Centreville
255 Comet Drive, Centreville, Maryland 21617
The six-bed Hospice Center in Centreville was built with generous support from community members, who donated time, materials, labor and money to bring residential hospice care to Queen Anne’s County. Since opening its doors in 2008 the Hospice Center has provided comfort and care to a countless number of patients. The facilities location makes it central to all residents residing in Queen Anne’s County.
General Inpatient Care
The Hospice Center in Centreville is the only free-standing facility on the Eastern Shore licensed to provide general inpatient care. This level of care is provided on a short-term basis for individuals who need around-the-clock nursing care for pain and symptom management that cannot be handled at home. The Compass Regional Hospice clinical team consults with one of our medical directors, our experienced hospice nurse practitioner, and a patient’s physician to decide when and for how long general inpatient care is most appropriate.
The Hospice Center in Chestertown
100 Brown Street, 3rd Floor, Chestertown, Maryland 21620
The four-bed Hospice Center in Chestertown was renovated by Compass Regional Hospice. The Hospice Center opened for patient care in 2018 bringing residential hospice care to Kent County. The facilities location makes it central to residents residing in Kent County.
Compass Regional Hospice is licensed by the State of Maryland to operate this facility, which is owned by the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Chestertown. All patient care is provided by the staff of Compass Regional Hospice.