U.S. Rep. Steny H. Hoyer recently visited the Charles County Hospice House to meet the staff and tour the 10-bedroom facility off of Davis Road in Waldorf.
The house opened in May 2012.
“I know firsthand the real difference the hospice makes in the lives of individuals and their caregivers as they manage terminal illness,” said Hoyer (D-Md., 5th) in a news release.
Hoyer’s visit provided an opportunity for him to thank the staff for their service, as well as discuss the growing role hospices play in the community’s health care solution, the release states.
“Congressman Hoyer’s personal experience with hospice allowed for a great dialogue about the future of health care and how hospice can prepare for the growing need for its services today and beyond,” Hospice of Charles County’s CEO Nancy Bowling said in the release. “We were thrilled to share with Congressman Hoyer steps that we are taking now at hospice to serve our community with compassionate and skilled care, as well as the emotional and physical support that is so critical to our patients and their families.”
Hospice of Charles County, now serving more than 60 residents a day between the Hospice House and in-home care, continues to see its patient census grow.
Hospice of Charles County is a nonprofit, community-based organization that began in 1983.