COVID-19 Updates and Community Resources
On May 11, 2023, the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency ended. Our COVID-19 Response Team is currently reviewing recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Maryland Department of Health.
The safety of our patients, families, staff, volunteers, and visitors remains a priority. Thank you for your patience as we work to provide the necessary updates on this site. For questions in the interim, please email [email protected] or call 301-921-4400.
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. We would like to provide you with organization updates and resources to support you and your loved ones during these moments of stress and anxiety.
The following guidance of many professionals brings – 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.
Our Hospice Care During COVID-19
We continue to serve our patients through in-person visits. Below are some frequently asked questions about our hospice care during the pandemic:
Safety Protocols & Visit Guidelines
A comprehensive overview of our screening process and visiting guidelines for Hospice at Home patients in light of concerns regarding COVID-19:
A comprehensive overview of our visiting guidelines and safety precautions for Casey House in light of concerns regarding COVID-19:
The following notice includes our strict protection protocol for clinical and administrative staff, updates from our Center for Learning, as well as tips to protect against illness:
Keeping Track of COVID-19 Cases Where You Live
Many state and local health department websites maintain updates on case counts and statistics in their communities. Additionally, there is a tracker through Johns Hopkins University. Here are three related to the communities we serve:
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.
Advance Care Planning
Resources to assist you with advance care planning, especially now during COVID-19.
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.