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Letting Go
What should medicine do when it can't save your life?
By Atul Gawande

The New Yorker
August 2, 2010



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Our Values
Since 1888, The Washington Home has upheld our founding values while growing to meet our mission of providing provide quality healthcare and end-of-life services with compassion and innovation for those we serve. This growth has enabled The Washington Home to provide a continuum of care with unparalleled experience.

Our doctors, nurses, nursing assistants, therapists, social workers, activity staff, and administrators are certified in their areas of specialty and are recognized in their professions for the high quality of care, service, and expertise that they bring to the organization. While we take pride in the long-term care services that we have provided to the community for more than a century, we are equally proud of our excellent rehabilitation services, our care of those with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, and our hospice care for our long-term care residents. This continuum of care is very important to residents and their families.

Our Home
Beyond our medical expertise, we pay important attention to the fact that The Washington Home is a long-term home for our residents and a temporary home for our rehabilitation patients. Our staff is friendly, warm, and caring. The furnishings inside and the beautiful wooded grounds reflect our attention to detail that is important to our residents and their families. Set on several acres, our landscaping offers residents the pleasure of fragrant flowers, fountains, and comfortable benches, chairs and tables.

Volunteers of all ages are invaluable to The Washington Home: school students bring music and laughter to our halls and adults fill needs as varied as helping at meal times to bringing their dogs to visit residents. Our volunteers contribute more than 40,000 hours of service each year. Their extra efforts touch our residents in many ways and their service is vital to daily life here.

Our Organization
The Washington Home, located in Northwest Washington, D.C., is part of The Washington Home and Community Hospices which provides long-term residential, rehabilitation, Alzheimer's, and hospice cared to residents of the metropolitan area.

The Hospice of Washington, one of the nation's first in patient hospice units, was founded in 1978 and expanded in 2001 with the acquisition of the hospice program assets of MedStar Health Visiting Nurse Association, Inc.

Community Hospices, comprised of Community Hospice of Washington and Community Hospice of Maryland, offers end-of-life services in patient's homes, in hospitals, in assisted living facilities and in other nursing homes and long-term care facilities. For more information about our hospice services, visit www.communityhospices.org.

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