Put Your Plans In Writing

You may have heard from friends or loved ones, “I don’t want to be hooked up to any of that stuff,” “Do whatever it takes to keep me alive,” or “When it’s my time, it’s my time; I don’t want to linger.”    We’ve all heard comments like these, or perhaps said or thought some…

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Hospice and Palliative Care Resources in Maryland

  Hospice care empowers an individual to live their last season of life to the fullest, and on their own terms surrounded by those they love. Avila Home Care supports hospice care patients through our partnership with Gilchrist– in fact, about 1/3 of Avila’s clients are receiving hospice care. Avila also sponsors the vital advocacy…

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A Match Made in Heaven- Avila Client Mary Bell Howser and Caregiver Lyn Mattheu

As Avila Home Care celebrates 5 years of our Caregivers serving Avila’s Clients, we are delighted to share the story of a special match made 5 years ago and going strong… Avila Client Mary Bell Howser was born on October 8, 1933, and grew up on a bucolic 66-acre farm near Pikesville, Maryland. Her father…

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Easing the End of Life Journey

Providing end-of-life care for a loved one can be a very emotional time. Care may be necessary for weeks, days, or months leading up to a person’s death. The goal of any care is to make a person’s passing as peaceful as possible by managing pain, recognizing mental and spiritual needs, and honoring the wishes…

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