Northwest Hospital is one of only a handful of Maryland hospitals to have a fully dedicated hospice unit located within the hospital.
In partnership with Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care, a nationally recognized provider of hospice care, Northwest Hospital’s hospice unit offers a comprehensive program of care to patients and families facing a terminal illness.
Hospice emphasizes palliative care. A specialized team of health care providers comforts those who are at the end of life. Both the patient and family members are included in the care plan and emotional, spiritual and practical support is given, based on the patient’s wishes and the family’s needs.
The hospice unit staff provides a caring environment where patients can go to receive help with their symptoms. It is a place where loved ones may spend hours or days in the patient’s room, providing the warmth and comfort that family and friends can offer. They are welcome to share the room 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The hospice unit at Northwest Hospital includes 14 beds, located in all private rooms, with the ability to accommodate family members or close friends overnight, should they wish to stay around the clock with the patient.
Designed with a home-like atmosphere, the patient rooms are adjacent to a shared family room, kitchen and eating area for family members and friends.
Staff on the unit include hospice physicians, a social worker, a chaplain, nurses, aides, clerical staff and volunteers who help patients to meet any challenge they may encounter with their particular diagnosis.
For more information about the hospice unit at Northwest Hospital, please call 410-521-2200.