Do I need hospice? Where is hospice provided? | Gilchrist

Is Hospice Care Right for You?

Do I Need Hospice?

Gilchrist Hospice Care is appropriate for any Central Maryland resident diagnosed with a life-limiting illness whose life expectancy is measured in months rather than years, and whose primary goal has shifted to comfort-oriented care. Hospice care may be provided to children as well as adults.

Hospice care may be provided to anyone with a life-limiting diagnosis. We care for those cancer, end-stage heart and lung disease, kidney disease, ALS and other neurological diseases, Alzheimer’s disease, AIDS and other life-limiting illnesses.

To find out if hospice care or one of Gilchrist’s other services 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 hospice care can complement the services you already receive at your assisted living, long-term care, or skilled nursing facility.

Center Care – Our three inpatient centers offer hospice 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 & Hospice – 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.