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Hospice

Affirming Life Through Compassionate Care

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, caregivers and loved ones.

Mary Washington Healthcare Hospice Services helps people live comfortably and with dignity. This allows the patient and family to have more meaningful days. We manage patients' pain and symptoms so they can more easily make decisions. We assist families in working through end-of-life logistics while grieving the illness and loss of a loved one.

Preparations for the future are made with the patient so their final days can be spent in peace with family and loved ones.

Thank you, Fredericksburg, for your vote of confidence again this year! Best of the burg winner Most Respected Hospice Care

Mary Washington Healthcare Hospice Services includes specific Medical Hospice Services:

  • Nursing services available on call 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.
  • Effective pain management, 98 percent of patients reaching acceptable pain levels within 48 hours of admission.
  • Dedicated teams of compassionate professionals trained in end-of-life care.
  • Complementary alternative therapy services such as art, massage and music therapies.
  • Coordinated transitions from hospital care to at-home care.
  • Hospice care for patients requiring temporary hospital stays at Mary Washington or Stafford Hospital.
  • Professional relationships with area nursing homes and assisted living facility staff.
  • Arrangements for hospice related medications, medical equipment and supplies.
  • Accreditation by The Joint Commission and Magnet designation.
  • Both Medicare and Medicaid certifications.

Your Hospice Services Care Team

The Mary Washington Healthcare Hospice Services team incorporates many clinical and non-clinical professionals that are dedicated to making you and your family’s hospice experience the best it can be.

Team members include:

  • Skilled Nurses: Our nurses see patients regularly, provide medications, monitor activity, and serve as liaison to physicians.
  • Hospice Medical Social Workers: Hospice Medical Social Workers provide personalized support to patients and their families by helping them manage mental, emotional, and social challenges of illness. This specialized help includes preparing patients, families, and caregivers with current and/or anticipated needs as well as logistics to assist with managing the patient’s available resources.
  • Certified Nursing Assistants: Our hospice aides provide patients assistance with activities of daily living.
  • Spiritual & Grief Counselors: We have professional counselors and/or clergy available as needed for patient and family support.
  • Massage and Expressive Therapists: Our music, art and massage therapists work with patients and families to help manage stress and anxiety.
  • Dietitians and Therapists: Our dietitians help to develop meal plans and feeding schedules for patients while our therapists help patients manage their condition.

Mary Washington Healthcare Hospice Services for patients and family members:

  • End-of-life planning
  • Emotional and spiritual support
  • Community resource information
  • A well-established volunteer program
  • Family grief and bereavement support groups and classes

Ongoing Bereavement Support includes:

We provide 13 months of comprehensive bereavement services following the death of your loved one, including:

  • Phone assistance
  • Short term counseling services
  • Bereavement Newsletter - quarterly
  • Information on coping with grief
  • Community resource referrals

We realize some people prefer to grieve privately and others find that having someone to talk with about the loss helps. Our bereavement team will maintain contact with your family in a respectful manner.

As part of Mary Washington Healthcare, the region’s largest healthcare provider, we accept qualifying patients regardless of their ability to pay.

Contact Information:

Mary Washington Healthcare Hospice Services
2300 Fall Hill Ave, Suite 401
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

540.741.3580 (​answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week)
hospice@mwhc.com
Office hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Free visitor parking is located in the front of the building.

Mary Washington Healthcare Hospice Services Provide Peace of Mind

Hospice is a very special kind of care and support for anyone dealing with a life-limiting illness. We have learned the earlier hospice care begins, the more meaningful and beneficial the support is for patients and their caregivers. Mary Washington Healthcare Hospice Services is dedicated to helping people live comfortably with dignity, allowing patients and families to have more meaningful days together.

Your generous support is greatly appreciated!

If you have any questions, please call the Mary Washington Hospital Foundation office at 540.741.1512.

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