Funds will support the building of the Macky and Pam Stansell House of Coastal Hospice at the Ocean
SALISBURY– Coastal Hospice was awarded $500,000 through a capital bond bill approved by the Maryland General Assembly in April.
The bill, introduced by Sen. James Mathias, provides funds to support the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, renovation, reconstruction, site improvement and capital equipping of the Stansell House. This bill was also supported by Del. Mary Beth Carozza, who is a member of the Appropriations Committee.
The Stansell House will be a hospice home and outreach center for patients in the region who lack adequate support. The residence will provide the dignity of hospice care with the comforts of home. Twelve patient rooms will provide safety and privacy, yet accommodate family members who wish to stay overnight. Outreach programs will include volunteer training, grief counseling and support groups open to the community.
“The state funding provided to support this project is a very important piece to the puzzle of making the vision for this hospice home a reality,” said Coastal Hospice President Alane Capen. “This hospice home will fill an important gap in service for end-of-life medical care. We will provide care for those who do not have adequate resources in their home, but who do not need the more intensive medical setting of our Coastal Hospice at the Lake located in the Deer’s Head Hospital Center in Salisbury.”
Coastal Hospice continues to fundraise to support the construction of the hospice residence, which will be the first of its kind for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland. The facility is expected to open in early 2019 in Ocean Pines.
Founded in 1980, Coastal Hospice is a nonprofit healthcare organization that cares for individuals facing life-limiting conditions but who want to remain as active and engaged as possible. Coastal Hospice cares for patients in their home, nursing home, assisted living facility or at Coastal Hospice at the Lake.