November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, and we at Gilchrist—along with hospice and palliative care programs across the country—want to help people understand all that hospice and palliative care offer. When a cure is no longer possible, hospice provides medical care and emotional, social and spiritual support to help people live life … More Choosing how you want to live…and die
Music therapy is the most recent addition to the overall care provided by Gilchrist Hospice. And because this service is new to this particular hospice community, I have had the opportunity to really define what music therapy means in end of life care and how it can be used. In its simplest explanation, music therapy … More Part 1: Music therapy in end of life care
Being a part of the Gilchrist Kids team, has given me the privilege of working with some of the strongest families. I am always amazed at the strength that I witness in families with a child who has a life-limiting or life-threatening disease. I started to wonder what fuels this strength. I realized that … More Strength
When every moment becomes more precious, Gilchrist Hospice Care helps people with life-limiting illnesses make the most of each day, on their own terms, in familiar surroundings. Gilchrist Hospice Care provides: Specialized physical, emotional and spiritual end-of-life care with an emphasis on comfort and pain/symptom management. An interdisciplinary team of specially trained professionals and volunteers … More How can hospice help?
Gilchrist Hospice Care serves the Central Maryland community–Baltimore City and Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, and Howard Counties. Hospice care can be provided in a variety of settings: at home, in a nursing or group home, in an assisted or independent living facility, in a retirement or long-term care facility, at Gilchrist Center in Towson or Gilchrist Center … More Where is hospice care provided?
Hospice care is appropriate for anyone diagnosed with a terminal illness whose life expectancy is measured in months rather than years and where the primary goal has shifted to comfort-oriented care. Hospice care is provided to individuals diagnosed with: • cancer • end-stage heart and lung disease • kidney disease • ALS and other neurological … More When is Hospice Care Appropriate?