Our Mission

100% of funds raised stay in Caroline County

The foundation raises funds to help pay for end-of-life care for residents of Caroline County, MD. We also own the Caroline Hospice Home and pay all maintenance and utility costs for the home.

We believe that all people deserve to be cared for with compassion and dignity at the end of life’s journey. You can help us fulfill our mission by making a donation to Caroline Hospice Foundation. Your financial support provides the gift of care and support to patients and their families during one of life’s most difficult moments.

Hospice Medical Care

Compass_LogoCompass Regional Hospice is the medical care provider for all hospice patients in Caroline County. This includes patients being cared for in their own homes, as well as those receiving in-patient care at the Caroline Hospice Home. Caroline Hospice Foundation is very proud of our partnership with this exceptional care provider. Funds raised by Caroline Hospice Foundation go toward the cost of medical care provided by Compass. Please visit the Compass website to learn more about the services they provide.

Our Impact


patients receiving care

Number of patients receiving hospice care in Caroline County in a typical month. There is no limit on the number of patients served.


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Cost contributed by Caroline Hospice Foundation toward patient care in Caroline County.


spent last year

Amount Caroline Hospice Foundation spent on hospice care for Caroline County patients in 2016.


projected for this year

Amount Caroline Hospice Foundation is projected to spend on hospice care in 2017.

Caroline Hospice Foundation helps cover the cost of hospice care for patients in Caroline County. We pay $30 per patient, per day to the county’s approved provider for medical hospice care, Compass Regional Hospice.

As a foundation, we do not provide medical care ourselves, but we play a critical role in ensuring access to care. Without your financial support, our Caroline County friends and family would not have access to the exceptional care that provides comfort and dignity in the final stage of life’s journey.


increase in care costs

Caroline Hospice Foundation is providing care to more patients than ever, resulting in a nearly three-fold increase in patient care costs.


inpatient beds

Number of beds available for 24/7 inpatient care at the Caroline Hospice Home.


Caroline Hospice Home reopened

Month Caroline Hospice Home was reopened after extensive renovations. Its rooms have remained full since reopening.



Caroline Hospice Foundation has been serving Caroline County since 1983.

Our Team


Heidi Pluschak
Executive Director

Board of Directors

Laura Harris, President
Dave Whaley, Treasurer
Betty Ballas
Marge Hardee Calvello
Walter Palmer
Al Turner
Mikie Phillips

Supporters & Donors

Our team would not be complete without dedicated supporters like you. Please visit our Donors & Sponsors page to see who else is on our team.

Compass Regional Hospice

Compass Regional Hospice is the approved hospice care provider for Caroline County. We are grateful to have such exceptional doctors, nurses, and support staff serving our county.

Our History


Caroline Hospice Foundation was established by the Caroline County Health Department to raise funds to ensure access to hospice care for all Caroline County residents


Caroline Hospice Foundation was incorporated

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Shore Home Care & Hospice took over the Certificate of Need for Caroline County, replacing the Health Department as the medical care provider for hospice patients in the county

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Caroline Hospice Foundation acquired the Caroline Hospice Home to provide inpatient hospice care

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The Caroline Hospice Home was opened and began serving patients

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The Caroline Hospice Home was closed due to lack of funds. Hospice care continued to be provided to Caroline County residents in their own homes.

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Compass Regional Hospice took over the Certificate of Need for Caroline County and began caring for patients with financial support from Caroline Hospice Foundation

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The Caroline Hospice Home was reopened after extensive renovations were made possible through the fundraising efforts of Caroline Hospice Foundation and incredible community support