For decades now, the staff and volunteers at Talbot Hospice have repeatedly stressed that their organization is so much more than supporting people at the end of their life. While Talbot Hospice is indeed proud of the thousands of families, it has helped during these difficult moments since it started operating in 1981. But since that time, it has developed dozens of programs, from grief support to pulmonary care to significantly broaden the scope and range of its services.
One of those is called Pathways.
Pathways is a no charge, volunteer program of supportive services for people diagnosed with life-limiting illnesses. Patients who choose Pathways services are welcome to seek any kind of treatment: life-extending, palliative or curative. The program is open to people with long-term chronic conditions such as Congestive Heart Failure, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Cancer and Alzheimer’s who are approaching the late stages of their illnesses.
Anyone can make a referral to the Pathways Program for someone they know who is coping with a life-limiting illness. The process begins with a call to the Director of Pathways at 410-822-6681, who will then contact the patient and the caregiver.
The Spy recently sat down with Megan Murray, the Pathways coordinator at Talbot Hospice, to learn more about the program and its impact.
This video is approximately three minutes in length. For more information about Talbot Hospice and their Pathways program please go here .