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:

  • Cancer
  • End-stage heart and lung disease
  • Kidney disease
  • ALS and other neurological diseases
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • AIDS
  • 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.