Is Hospice Care Right for You?
Gilchrist is appropriate for any Central Maryland resident diagnosed with a life-limiting illness and whose life expectancy is measured in months rather than years. In addition, the primary goal of care shifts to comfort-oriented care. Hospice care may be provided to children as well as adults.
Where Is Hospice Care Provided?
Home Care – We work with you to ensure your loved one is able to remain at home.
Residential Community Care – Our services can complement the care you already receive at your assisted living, long-term care, or skilled nursing facility.
Center Care – Our three inpatient centers offer end-of-life care for individuals with pain and symptoms that cannot be managed at home or in a residential community, or those unable to remain in their homes.
Gilchrist Kids – Gilchrist Kids provides end-of-life care for infants, children and young adults, as well as perinatal support for parents-to-be who have learned that their unborn child may have an incurable illness.
Palliative Care (Advanced Care Management) – Our team of experts can help with the uncertainties often accompanied by serious illness.
Do I Need Hospice?
These services are appropriate when a patient’s life expectancy is six months or less if the illness follows its usual path. We care for those with:
- End-stage heart and lung disease
- Kidney disease
- ALS and other neurological diseases
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Other life-limiting illnesses
To find out which Gilchrist service is right for you or a loved one, take the quiz below.
Are You Ready for Hospice?
Take the quiz to find out which is the right program for you or a loved one.