End-of-life medical, emotional, and spiritual care in homes, extended care facilities and at Casey House. Pediatric program. Grief support and education free for the community.
Montgomery Hospice, Inc.
Montgomery Hospice is an independent, nonprofit hospice that has provided extraordinary end-of-life care to terminally-ill residents of Montgomery County since 1981. We are proud to be accredited by the Joint Commission. Our mission is to gentle the journey through serious illness and loss with skill and compassion. Montgomery Hospice provides professional medical, emotional, and spiritual care for children and adults in the last months, weeks, and days of life. We depend on community support for costs not covered by patient insurance and to provide grief support and education to the community without charge. Patients receive services without regard to insurance status or financial resources.
In the Hospice at Home program, our interdisciplinary team of doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, nursing assistants, spiritual counselors, social workers, bereavement counselors, and volunteers works with our patients and their families to provide high quality end-of-life care in their private residences, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities.
Our Montgomery Kids program offers compassionate care for children, infants through young adults, who have a life-limiting illness. Specialized care is provided by an interdisciplinary pediatric team that works with the children, their families, and their doctors. Montgomery Kids helps families care for their children in their homes, surrounded by the people they love.
Casey House, with 14 private rooms, is the only healthcare facility in Montgomery County designed exclusively for end-of-life care. It offers a comfortable, home-like atmosphere for acute care when a patient’s symptoms cannot be relieved at home. Once a patient's symptoms are addressed, he or she may resume Hospice at Home care.
Montgomery Hospice offers complementary therapies to integrate holistic services with medical palliative care. Music therapy, Comfort Touch® gentle touch therapy; massage; Reiki; aromatherapy; and pet visits help patients manage their pain and symptoms and reduce their anxiety and isolation.
Our professional counselors provide grief support without charge to family members of adult hospice patients for thirteen months after the loss of their loved one and for two years to Montgomery Kids families. This bereavement care helps families cope with grief and adjust to their changed lives. We also offer support groups and workshops without charge to anyone in our county who has experienced the loss of a loved one, friend or colleague.
Each year, Montgomery Hospice provides compassionate end-of-life care to more than 2,200 Montgomery County residents and their families. More than 9,000 people receive helpful information by mail or phone after their loss, or participate in our grief support groups, workshops, and presentations to high school health classes. In addition, the Montgomery Hospice Center for Learning reaches several thousand county residents and healthcare professionals through end-of-life care presentations, health fairs, and other community education events.