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.
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.
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.
Care Choices – Gilchrist offers the option to continue curative treatments, for individuals who qualify, while receiving the support and safety net of hospice services.
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.
Are You Ready for Hospice?
Take the quiz to find out which is the right program for you or a loved one.