"Comfort and Care for our Community"
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Support Caroline Hospice!
For near 30 years Caroline Hospice Foundation has kept pace with
the changing field of hospice care by adapting our mission to
meet the needs of our community. In the fall of 2014 we updated
our mission once again.
We are now focused on one essential task - providing the financial
support needed so that exceptional hospice care and grief support
is available to the residents of Caroline County.
Another change we are proud to announce is that we now
Compass Regional Hospice (formerly Hospice of Queen Anne's),
an independent, non-profit hospice provider recognized as a
leader in both hospice care and grief therapies for nearly three
This collaboration with Compass Regional Hospice adds services
that are now available in Caroline County through the Hope &
Healing Center. Skilled counselors provide grief support not
only to hospice families but also to people of all ages who have
experienced a significant loss. The Hope & Healing Center
programs include individual and group counseling, support groups,
and workshops for adults, teens and children.
Like all non-profit hospice providers, Compass Regional Hospice
depends on donations from the community to close the gap between
the actual cost of providing care patient care and payments
received from Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance.
That's where the Caroline Hospice Foundation thru your generous
donations pay for hospice services in the community and the
expenses pertaining to the home.
The funds we raise make it possible for the Compass Regional
Hospice physicians, nurses, hospice aides, social workers,
chaplain and volunteers to be available throughout Caroline
County in private homes, nursing homes, and assisted living
facilities. The residents of Caroline County continue to be
welcome in the Compass Regional Hospice Center in Centreville for
residential hospice and general inpatient care.
The Caroline Hospice Foundation's fundraising efforts are also
focused on re-opening the three-bedroom residential Hospice Home
that we own in Denton. Our goal is to open the Hospice Home
sometime in 2015 for patient care that will be provided by
Compass Regional Hospice.
Follow the progress we are making on Facebook.
As the time for re-opening of our Hospice Home approaches, we
ask you to make a gift that will be used to ensure that the
people of Caroline County receive quality hospice care and grief
services whenever they are needed. As always your gift will
remain in Caroline County to serve the residents within our
Thank you once again for opening your hearts.
Betty Ballas, President
Dave Whaley, Treasurer
Richard Harfeld, Member
Walter Palmer, Member
Elaine Nichols, Member
Margie Calvello, Advisory Committee
Laura Harris, Vice President
Sandy Keating, Secretary
Al Turner, Member
Joe Harkowa, Member
Randy Moore, Member
Brandy Cathcart, Human Resources
Heidi Plutschak, Hospice Services Manager
Caroline Hospice Foundation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit
organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the
extent allowed by law.
A copy of the current financial statement of Caroline Hospice
Foundation is available by writing to (613 S. 5th Ave Denton,
MD 21629) or by calling (410-479-3500). Documents and
information submitted under the Maryland Solicitations Act are
also available, for the cost of postage and copies, from the
Maryland Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis MD 21401,
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