Advanced Cardiac Care

Gilchrist offers specialized care aimed at reaching those living with end-stage heart disease.

AHA Certified Cardiac Care

Gilchrist is one of the first palliative and hospice care agencies nationally to become certified by the American Heart Association, the world’s leading non-profit organization focused on heart and brain health for all.

This certification allows patients and families to have confidence that their end-of-life heart failure care is well coordinated and follows the American Heart Association’s rigorous science-based guidelines.

This certification also means that we are dedicated to continually reviewing our outcomes, making adjustments to our care, and reporting our findings back to the AHA to help improve outcomes for heart failure patients nationwide. We are honored to receive this recognition and remain committed to delivering exceptional care to our patients and their families.

What this means for you

Heart disease is a chronic illness that often leads to unmanaged symptoms and multiple hospitalizations.  Although heart disease is responsible for one in every four deaths, many patients with end-stage heart failure don’t receive hospice or palliative care that could enhance their quality of life.

When the disease can no longer be cured or controlled, Gilchrist’s expert team can provide the support patients need to remain at home by helping them to better manage and cope with distressing symptoms.  Patients receive frequent visits and calls by nurses, and constant attention is given to factors like weight gain and blood pressure. Family and patient education, access to health care experts 24 hours a day and discussions about advance directives and end-of-life wishes, are also important components of our care.

You will not go through this alone.

To learn more, call us today at 888.823.8880 or download the patient guide.

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Gilchrist is More Than Hospice

We’re your support system at every stage of serious illness. We offer quality medical care, counseling, and support, so people can live life to the fullest on their own terms.