What is Hospice Care and Where Can it be Provided? | Gilchrist

Hospice Care

What is Hospice Care?

Hospice care enhances the end of life by providing care that allows people to live their final days to the fullest, in peace and without pain, in the place that provides the most solace.

Founded in 1994, Gilchrist Hospice Care is the largest hospice in Maryland. We provide comprehensive, coordinated and compassionate care to people with life-limiting illnesses—such as cancer or end-stage heart, lung, kidney or neurological disease—as well as their families. Our team of hospice professionals and volunteers provides support that addresses all needs—medical, emotional, social and spiritual. We serve adults as well as children, focusing on helping people live life to the fullest.

Where is Hospice Care Provided?

Gilchrist Hospice Care serves the Central Maryland communities of Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Harford and Howard Counties. We bring our care to you—whether you live at home or in a residential care center—to ensure you receive the medical attention you need when and where you need it. We also provide hospice care in our Gilchrist inpatient centers.

What Should I Expect with Hospice Care?

Whether your family chooses home care or inpatient care, you can expect many benefits from hospice care. The Gilchrist team provides hands-on personal care, pain and symptom management, as well as medications, medical supplies, and equipment wherever your loved one is receiving hospice care. Your family will receive education about disease progression, caring for your loved one and the dying process, as well as help accessing benefits, navigating the health care system and decision making. Additional hospice programs that Gilchrist offers are Jewish Hospice, Music Therapy, and We Honor Veterans. Gilchrist is here to provide any and all support to all involved throughout the hospice journey, and ultimately offers extensive support for families prior to and following the passing of your loved one.

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