COVID-19 Updates and Community Resources

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many unprecedented challenges to our lives. At Montgomery Hospice and Prince George’s Hospice, we remain steadfast in our commitment to provide the highest quality medical care to our patients—in their homes or at Casey House.

In response to the pandemic, we have put in place extensive measures to keep our patients, families and staff safe. This includes purchasing much needed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including masks, gowns, gloves, deep cleaning of our office and increasing our technology platforms for secure virtual communication.

During these challenging times, we often look for sources of strength and resilience to help us navigate the unknown of this pandemic. Montgomery Hospice and Prince George’s Hospice, would like to provide you with organization updates and resources to support you and your loved ones during these moments of stress and anxiety.

In the following pages, you will find guidance of many professionals that bring – at a time like this – practical and timely advice and words of comfort to our community. We also welcome your support during this challenging time. Community support helps to ease the financial burden of unanticipated, but necessary, costs due to the pandemic.

Organization Updates

Visiting Guidelines for Casey House (updated 10/07/2020)

Please visit this page for a comprehensive overview of our visiting guidelines and safety precautions for Casey House in light of concerns regarding COVID-19.

We Are Here For You (updated 4/2/2020)

We are an essential service, and we will continuously work to provide comfort and gentle the journey for our patients and their families, wherever they may need our services.

Partners in Prevention (updated 3/31/2020)

This notice includes our strict protection protocol for clinical and administrative staff, updates from our Piccard Office, Casey House, and Center for Learning, as well as tips to protect against illness.

How You Can Help

Contributions from the community enable us to not only purchase necessary PPE and upgraded technology platforms, but they also allow us to respond to the increased need for Grief Support during this time of heightened stress. Due to the impacts of the pandemic, individuals grieving need more support than usual, since many at this time have grief complicated by isolation resulting from limited social interactions with family and friends or access to traditional rituals of mourning.

If you would like to help us meet the needs of our patients, their loved ones and the community, we welcome you to make a gift today. Your contribution—regardless of amount—will help to ensure our ability to be there for those who are grieving, as well as defray the unanticipated expenses of our new safety measures.

Together, we will make a difference in the lives of our neighbors and friends during an especially challenging time.

Resources

Advance Care Planning

Resources to assist you with advance care planning, especially now during COVID-19.

Self Care

For community members, healthcare professionals, and caregivers. Tips on self-care for your lifestyle, resources from health organizations, and a video series from our Complementary Therapies department showing different ways to practice self-care at home.

As we work together to mitigate this pandemic through social distancing, Montgomery Hospice and Prince George’s Hospice wants to remind you that we are here for you. We are sharing words of comfort with our community. May their wisdom resonate with our hearts, and bring peace and joy to our collective journey. 

Visit our Faith and Comfort Corner

Comforting spiritual content, and an opportunity for community members to send us their thoughts