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Comprehensive End-of-Life Care: Goodwin Hospice

teal colored background with the following words "There is so much life to live, even if you're facing a life-limited illness - that is exactly what hospice is about.Goodwin Hospice provides comfort when you need it most. We are a not-for-profit, Medicare-certified service that provides end-of-life care to individuals 18 and older with terminal illnesses. We deliver hospice care in private homes, other senior living communities and healthcare facilities throughout the Northern Virginia area. Goodwin Living has been offering this specialized care since 1998.

Goodwin Hospice Medical Director, Dr. Margaret Gloria, spoke to local CBS-affiliate WUSA-9 during hospice month. Dr. Gloria explains the basics of this specialized care as well as the benefits it can offer to patients and their loved ones.



More about Goodwin Hospice

Rooted in the belief that every person has the right to die pain-free and with dignity, our approach to hospice integrates medical care with spiritual and other care services to meet your personal needs. We provide pain management and symptom control, personal care, social work services, counseling and spiritual support, and 24/7 on-call nursing support. Our additional services include friendly visitor volunteers, pet companionship, end-of-life doula, massage therapy and visits from Threshold Choir singers. We work as a team with patients and their families during every step of the process.

We put great emphasis on providing high quality, patient-centered care to our hospice patients and their loved ones. Goodwin Hospice received a 4-star rating from in their February 2024 quarterly Care Compare Care Quality Report. This rating is the highest in the hospice category in Northern Virginia.

Watch this video to hear the wife of a hospice patient share her personal story about receiving care from Goodwin Hospice.

Support Our Hospice Fund

Financial obstacles can prevent someone from seeking and receiving care when they need it most. Thanks to the Goodwin Living Foundation, we are able to remove those obstacles so that our hospice team can provide care and comfort to anyone who needs it. Support from the Goodwin Living Foundation makes it possible for us to say “Yes” when patients and families need care or services. You can join our community of generosity by making a gift today and help us to say “Yes” to individuals in the community regardless of their ability to pay, and we can ensure that we will be with them every step of the way.

Explore the Areas We Serve

Goodwin Hospice serves a range of zip codes across Northern Virginia. Click through the map below or enter your zip code to find out if Goodwin Hospice can serve you.

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Our Hospice Team

Our comprehensive team of skilled professionals have more than 50 years of experience. This includes:

  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Registered Nurses
  • Licensed Clinical Social Workers
  • Spiritual Counselors
  • Bereavement Counselors
  • Hospice Aides
  • Volunteers

We’re Here to Help

Goodwin Hospice is covered under Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance plans, and is Medicare-certified. We serve individuals ages 18 and older.

“I want you to know how much we appreciated the attention and compassionate hospice care that you provided during our mother’s final days. It has been truly inspiring to observe and work with such a dedicated and effective team in action.”
— Daughter of a Goodwin Hospice Patient

“Thank you so much for your care of [my spouse] during his last two months. It meant so much to me to have you with him and to explain to me what he was going through.”
— Spouse of a Goodwin Hospice Patient

Volunteer for Goodwin Hospice

Hospice volunteers provide critical support to patients at one of the most vulnerable times in their lives. As a volunteer for Goodwin Hospice, you can find many fulfilling ways to contribute your skills and talents in support of a hospice patient and their loved ones.

Most Goodwin Hospice volunteers provide companionship to hospice patients by listening to a patient’s life stories, playing music or simply sitting quietly with them. Visits take place in nursing or assisted living facilities and individual homes throughout Northern Virginia.

Goodwin Hospice offers many different opportunities and levels of commitment for volunteers, whatever your talent or time. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with Goodwin Hospice, please submit this online application.

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If you are seeking hospice care for yourself or a loved one in the Northern Virginia area, please don’t hesitate to call or email us. We’re here for you.

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