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Capital Caring Health

Founded in 1977, Capital Caring is one of the first and largest nonprofit hospice and palliative care organizations in the United States and provides care to more than 1,200 patients daily. Our service area spans the DC Metro region from Montgomery and Prince George’s County, MD and Washington, DC to Northern Virginia. Capital Caring’s mission is to provide patients and their families with the highest quality advanced illness care. Through our client-centered, coordinated care, patients and families impacted by advanced illness receive the care and wrap-around services they need and deserve regardless of a families’ ability to pay. 

Capital Caring’s Current Programs 

Hospice Care: Capital Caring’s team of doctors and nurses are nationally and internationally respected leaders in the field of hospice and palliative care. Our coordinated care and services include medical, emotional, spiritual, and practical support and are designed to meet our patient’s disease and symptom management needs. We work closely with patients and family members to determine the best place for patients to receive our services - whether care and support is needed at home, an inpatient facility, the hospital or a nursing home. Last year we served over 8,200 patients in hospice care.  

Pediatric Hospice Care: Capital Caring specializes in the care and treatment of children, including infants, through our palliative and hospice care. A partner of Children’s National Medical Center’s PANDA program, our family-centered, interdisciplinary team offers medical, spiritual, and emotional support during a critical time in the lives of these children. In 2021, our team served almost 90 children through our Pediatric Hospice program.   

Palliative Care: Capital Caring physicians provide pain and symptom management for chronic, seriously ill patients who are not yet eligible for hospice care or who do not want hospice care. Our physicians make house calls, consult at hospitals and clinics, and often coordinate with the patient's own primary care doctor. In 2021, Capital Caring physicians made 13,001 palliative care visits. Currently, over 3,500 patients receive care and services through our palliative care program. 

Community Grief Counseling: At Capital Caring, we provide one-on-one counseling sessions, support groups and special grief education programs at no charge to help our Capital Caring hospice families and to assist members of the larger community struggling with loss. Last year, Capital Caring counselors served over 6,000 clients, including over 390 children.   

Inpatient Care: Capital Caring operates three in-patient care sites across the DC Metro Area: the 15-bed Halquist Memorial Inpatient Center, located in Arlington, VA and currently closed for renovation; the 21-bed Adler Center, located in Loudoun County, VA; a 10-bed center at Sibley Memorial Hospital. Each site provides 24-hour care and medical support for hospice patients whose pain and other symptoms require management not possible at home.