Hospice is a very special kind of care and support service for anyone dealing with a life-limiting illness. We have learned that the earlier hospice care begins, the more meaningful and beneficial the support is for patients and their caregivers. Services can start as soon as a patient is given information that a disease has reached the point when care is no longer aimed at a cure; comfort becomes the goal.
Mary Washington Hospice is about helping people live comfortably with dignity, allowing the patient and family to have more meaningful days.
In addition to end of life care, our hospice program offers:
Specialized nursing care (more information coming soon)
Works closely with all area nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
Nursing services available on call 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.
We are a not-for-profit hospice that accepts qualifying patients regardless of their ability to pay.
How our services work Hospice care begins with just a phone call. Anyone is able to call to inquire about services. The patient’s physician will make the final determination with regard to the patient’s eligibility and will write a formal order for services to begin. Once the family has requested our services, we strive to begin the admission process within 24 hours of notification.
David's wife, Sarah, was a patient with Mary Washington Hospice for 4 months prior to her death.
David expresses his appreciation for what Mary Washington Hospice did for his family and he.
He's also very grateful for the grief support groups.
Basic hospice facts
Patient’s physician continues to direct patient care.
The hospice nurse serves as a liaison with the patient's physician.
The hospice team helps the patient and loved ones focus on living in a way that is consistent with the patient's own faith, values, and goals.
We focus on specialty pain and symptom management, along with disease process education.
Nurses and home health aides (many are nationally certified in hospice and palliative care)
Professional medical social workers, spiritual counselors and grief counselors who have palliative and hospice expertise
Mary Washington Hospice travels throughout Planning District 16
Colonial Beach/Oak Grove
Portions of Essex, Fauquier, Prince William and Westmoreland
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For more Information To find out more about the hospice philosophy or our services, call us at 540.741.3580 or toll-free at 800.257.1667.
In an emergency We are available to assist you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 540.741.1667 and select option 2.
Patient and Department Information: 540.741.1100 or 540.741.9000 | 24-hour Nurse Line: 540.741.1000 | General Inquiries: 540.741.1404
Mary Washington Healthcare, 2300 Fall Hill Avenue, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
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