The Homer & Martha Gudelsky Family Foundation continues to support the campaign to build Coastal Hospice at the Ocean with a $50,000 donation made in December.
This is the Gudelsky Foundation’s third gift to the campaign. The foundation, which has a long history of philanthropic activity in Maryland and the nation, has now donated $350,000 to the non-profit project.
The projected cost to build Coastal Hospice at the Ocean is $5 million, and with the Gudelsky gift, the total raised towards the project to date is nearly $3.75 million.
Coastal Hospice at the Ocean will be a hospice residence and outreach center to be built in Worcester County. It will address a growing and unmet need on the Lower Shore: a residence for hospice patients who are not able to stay in their homes during their final days.
When built, Coastal Hospice at the Ocean will provide a home-like atmosphere where an estimated 100 patients will receive care each year. It will also serve as headquarters for the hospice team that cares for 40 to 60 patients in their own homes each day in Worcester and Somerset counties. In addition, Coastal Hospice at the Ocean will offer a palliative care clinic (to treat the physical, emotional and spiritual pain that comes with serious illness) and facilities for grief support and community education.
Founded in 1980, Coastal Hospice is a nonprofit health care 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. The organization serves Wicomico, Worcester, Dorchester and Somerset counties.