Hospice accepts donation from Emmanuel Episcopal Church of Chestertown

| January 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Emmanuel Episcopal Church of Chestertown chose Compass Regional Hospice as one of the beneficiaries of their annual Holiday Bazaar held in November. After the worship service on December 10, attendees gathered in fellowship hall where a check for $5,500 was presented to Compass Regional Hospice.

 

“On behalf of Compass Regional Hospice staff, our patients and their families I would like to thank you for thinking about Compass Regional Hospice and The Hope & Healing Center this holiday season,” says Heather Guerieri, executive director, after accepting the check. “This donation will help cover the unfunded expenses associated with the hospice care and grief support services we provide.”

 

Guerieri also announced the plans of a residential hospice center in Kent County. “We are excited to be able to expand the services we have already been providing in Kent County since becoming the sole provider of hospice services in 2014.”

 

Adding, “Now, in addition to providing hospice care in private residences, nursing home and assisted living facilities the four-bed residential hospice center will allow us to bring a more convenient level of ‘care on your terms’ to the residents of Kent County.”

 

Compass Regional Hospice is the sole provider of hospice care in Queen Anne’s, Kent and Caroline counties. As Compass has grown into its role as a regional hospice provider and having considered the current and future needs of the communities serviced, it became apparent that more convenient access to hospice care was needed in Kent County that included residential hospice beds, much like the Hospice Center in Centreville and the Caroline Hospice Home in Denton.

 

As a non-profit organization, Compass relies on financial support from the community to cover the expenses associated with hospice care that is not reimbursed by Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance. This includes room and board at our residential hospice centers, grief support services offered through The Hope & Healing Center and other patient care services such as the Bridges program.

 

Every gift ensures that Compass Regional Hospice continues to provide “Care on your terms” to members of our community who are living with a life-limiting illness or grieving the loss of a loved one. For more information on how you can provide financial support for Compass Regional Hospice, contact Kenda Leager, development officer, kleager@compassregionalhospice.org, 443-262-4106 or visit www.compassregionalhospice.org to make a donation online.

 

 

Presenting a donation to Compass Regional Hospice are Emmanuel Episcopal Church members Rev. Dr. Darcy Williams (left;) Holiday Bazaar co-chairs, Linda Robbins

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