Exciting news! Carroll Hospice is now able to provide hospice and bereavement services to residents in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Department of Health granted Carroll Hospice license to serve patients in the entire state earlier this year, and Carroll Hospice will initially focus on serving those in Adams and York counties.
“We are very pleased to be able to offer our services to residents in Pennsylvania. We are eager to provide the same level of high quality, end-of-life care that we are well known for here in Carroll County, Maryland,” says Regina Bodnar, executive director of Carroll Hospice.
Affiliated with Carroll Hospital, Carroll Hospice is a non-profit organization dedicated to delivering high quality care to people with life-limiting, progressive illnesses and to those who love them through the end of life. With staff available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the organization provides hospice care to residents in their homes, nursing homes or assisted living facilities. After-hours telephone support and in-person visits are also available to handle anticipated and unplanned changes in a patient’s condition.
Nationally acclaimed and accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP), and a 2019 Hospice Honors recipient by HEALTHCAREfirst four years running, Carroll Hospice’s program also offers counseling, spiritual and bereavement support for family and friends.
According to Bodnar, one reason Carroll Hospice sought to expand care to those in Pennsylvania was to address the needs of Carroll Hospital associates who live in the state. She said they often wanted to have their loved ones receive the exceptional care offered at Carroll Hospice but were unable to because of where they resided.
“In addition, when transitioning a Pennsylvania resident from Dove House, our eight-bed inpatient hospice, we now will be able to continue to provide services to that patient in their home of choice,” Bodnar added.
Carroll Hospice has a 30-year history of providing end-of-life care in Maryland’s Carroll, Baltimore and Frederick counties. It is Medicare certified, a member of the Hospice and Palliative Care Network of Maryland and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.
For more information, please visit CarrollHospice.org or call 410-871-8000.