About Compass

Since 1985, Compass has been allowing patients to spend their final months the way they choose, guiding loved ones after a life-limiting diagnosis, and showing individuals healthy ways to manage their grief. Today, the organization is a regional provider of hospice care, supportive care, and grief services in Caroline, Kent, and Queen Anne’s counties.
Whether serving their patients in private residences, skilled nursing facilities, or Compass’ residential centers in Centreville and Chestertown, staff and volunteers are guided by their mission to ensure that individuals facing end of life can live out their days in a full and meaningful way.

Compass provides a collection of grief support programs and services for the families of patients, as well as members of the community, who are grieving the death of a loved one. These services have a common focus— rekindling hope and facilitating healing. This includes support groups, one-on-one counseling, in-school support, and more. All grief support services are free of charge and funded by donations from our supporters.

Compass is a fully licensed, independent, community-based nonprofit organization certified by Medicare and the state of Maryland, and accredited by the Joint Commission. It is affiliated with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the Hospice & Palliative Care Network of Maryland.

Our Mission

Compass’ mission is to offer comprehensive, professional and compassionate care and support to patients, caregivers and families who have found themselves facing a life-limiting diagnosis or loss.

Our Vision

To positively transform the way our communities experience serious illness 
and end of life.

Our Values

Compass promotes dignity and quality of life through respect, compassion, trust and commitment.


for the value, dignity and privacy of all who are served by the organization, and for the staff and volunteers who serve our communities.


guides our interdisciplinary care team as they assist, guide, and relieve suffering for patients, caregivers, and families.


is built by fostering relationships based upon open and honest communication, and responsible 


to the highest standards of care and to continuous improvement and growth.

Join Our Team

Come grow with Compass, a leader in hospice care, supportive care, 
and grief services .

Hospice Care

We offer one-of-a-kind comprehensive and compassionate care for individuals in the advanced stages of an illness and support for the loved ones who care for them.
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