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End-of-Life Care

End-of-Life Services: Peace, Comfort and Dignity

The time at the end of life is different for each person. That’s why at Holy Cross Hospital we’ve developed end-of-life care options to help meet the individual needs of those at the final stages of life— and of their loved ones.

End-of-Life Services | Silver Spring, MD | Holy Cross HospitalOur goal is to help people who are dying have peace, comfort and dignity—and to help families and friends cope with the difficult experience of caring for a loved one, and with the grief that inevitably follows loss.

The full range of palliative and end-of-life care is available—everything from support for patients coping with a terminal illness to help for the loved ones caring for the terminally ill.

Our services include:

  • Providing home hospice services, in-hospital hospice care at Holy Cross Hospital, and in-patient hospice care at Sanctuary at Holy Cross, a full-service nursing and rehabilitation center 
  • Helping individuals understand and develop patient advance directives so that their families and caregivers know what patients’ intentions are for the provision, withholding or withdrawal of life-sustaining procedures
  • Helping caregivers through our Caregiver Resource Center that offers support groups and educational classes
  • Providing spiritual and emotional support, as well as practical advice, to family and friends dealing with the loss of a loved one through our Bereavement Support
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