Coastal Hospice & Palliative Care
Coastal Hospice and Palliative Care is a non-profit health care organization founded in 1980. Its special mission as a hospice is to serve the needs of the terminally ill in their own homes throughout the four lower shore counties. In addition to its hospice program, Coastal Hospice also operates a small home health agency. Both programs send visiting professional nurses, counselors, home health aides and volunteers to patients. Working with the patient’s own physician as a team, these health care workers strive to help patients live fully and as pain-free as possible. Charitable contributions support the volunteer program and help to offset costs of professional services for those who need help but cannot pay either privately or by insurance. Coastal Hospice is a registered charity and a United Way Agency, certified by Medicare and the state of Maryland, and accredited by the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.