Posts in 2018

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Delaplaine Foundation Grants Hospice of Frederick County funding for Music Therapy Program. 04.11.2018
Delaplaine Foundation Grants Hospice of Frederick County funding for Music Therapy Program.

Hospice of Frederick County now offers Music Therapy to our patients and families to enhance physical and emotional comfort through specialized, clinical interventions with a credentialed professional. Pain Management, respiratory comfort, procedural ...

Heartfields Assisted Living at Frederick Supports Hospice of Frederick County 04.10.2018
Heartfields Assisted Living at Frederick Supports Hospice of Frederick County

Recently, Heartfields Assisted Living at Frederick presented Hospice of Frederick County with a $5,000 pledge, to show their generous support to Hospice and membership in the Corporate Partners Program. This gift demonstrates their commitment to ...

Living in the Moment 03.21.2018
Living in the Moment

Most people would never guess that Adele Carey was 90 years old when this photo was taken. As a Hospice patient, Adele resided at Somerford Assisted Living and enjoyed living life to its fullest. Her good friend, Sandy Thompson, and family members ...

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 ...

The Last Ride 03.21.2018
The Last Ride

I was the Hospice Direct Service volunteer assigned to visit Barry Glass when he entered our program. My job was to provide companionship to both the patient and his wife, even if just for a little emotional support. I soon learned that instead of a ...

A Zest For Life 03.21.2018
A Zest For Life

From the first time John Noonan saw the Kline Hospice House, he was in love—with his room, with the staff and volunteers, with the view from the deck, with everything and everyone. “This place is like Heaven,” the 92-year-old said ...

A Life Fully Lived 03.21.2018
A Life Fully Lived

After many years in their own home, it became apparent that Ann Bohn and her husband both needed more assistance due to serious health issues. Ann entered the Kline House and Joe became a resident patient at the Martinsburg VA Medical Center in West ...

The Lucky Winner 03.21.2018
The Lucky Winner

Hospice patient Violet Young loved to play the slot machines in Charles Town, West Virginia and her daughters Jennifer and Robin planned to take her there for a day of fun. When Violet’s illness necessitated a change in plans, the daughters ...

The Snowglobe Of Grief 03.21.2018
The Snowglobe Of Grief

On Friday, June 10, 2011, at 12:30 a.m., my life changed in such a way that it would never, ever be the same again. My husband Steven died after an eight-year battle with cancer. Grief had already become a constant companion in 2009 when ...

Making Memories Every Day 03.21.2018
Making Memories Every Day

Whether it was in his grandparents’ pond, Gunner’s Lake in Montgomery County or the shallow surf around Assateague and Chincoteague Islands, 31-year-old Stephen Travels could never get enough fishing. “No matter what was going on in ...

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 ...

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 ...

A Holiday Memory 03.21.2018
A Holiday Memory

When I was a Direct Service Volunteer for Hospice of Frederick County, I had the pleasure of visiting one particular patient and his family on Christmas Day. There were a lot of tears and sadness for this family: The father could not take everyone to ...

It's the Little Things 03.21.2018
It's the Little Things

Capturing the joy in every day doesn’t always mean fulfilling a lifelong dream. Sometimes, extraordinary joy comes from the most ordinary things. We asked our volunteers and staff to share some examples: Hospice volunteer Angela was looking for ...

The Closest Place To Home 03.21.2018
The Closest Place To Home

Since Kline Hospice House opened its doors in 2002, the beautiful home and its caring staff have earned the gratitude and praise of many area families. “Kline House met every need we had.” Pepper Delauter’s father, Stanley Gaver, ...

A Family's Railroad Ties Bring Comfort 03.21.2018
A Family's Railroad Ties Bring Comfort

While a lot of people find a train’s whistle to be a mournful sound, Timmy Bentz of Graceham, MD says hearing one always makes him smile. That’s because a train whistle reminds Timmy of his Dad, Charles W. Bentz, who was cared for by ...

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 ...

The Next Best Place to Home 03.21.2018
The Next Best Place to Home

Joanne Mackenize, pictured with staff member Pat Nash, shares this about her time at the Kline Hospice House. “Staff makes you feel special and it’s beyond what I could have imagined. It is the best place to be for 24 hour care. You feel ...

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 ...

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Inspiring Stories

Living in the Moment

Living in the Moment

Mar 2018
Most people would never guess that Adele Carey was 90 ...
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The Need for Mourning

The Need for Mourning

Mar 2018
Mourning…is there an art to it or is it ...
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