Luminis Health Gilchrist Lifecare Institute Elder Care Program
Our program is for individuals with serious illness who need coordinated care and guidance. Older individuals living with serious illnesses often find themselves in an unending cycle of health crises that lead from home to the hospital to rehabilitation and back home again. Our team of physicians, nurse practitioners and social workers are experts in providing coordinated geriatric and comfort care, and guidance to improve quality of life. We care for individuals and families throughout Anne Arundel County, Maryland. We help ensure that those who often “fall through the cracks” of the health care system—those who have difficulty traveling to office appointments and for whom treatment is becoming less effective—receive the care and attention they need when and where they need it.
Why Choose Luminis Health Gilchrist Lifecare Institute?
Luminis Health Gilchrist Lifecare Institute’s team of experts in primary care provides comprehensive health assessments, health care management and coordination of care, with 24/7 phone access to the medical team.
In addition to medical care, we provide emotional, social and volunteer support, which can include check-in phone calls, one-on-one companionship, respite breaks for caregivers, and veteran salutes to service. All volunteers are thoroughly screened and go through extensive training. We can help you anticipate the concerns likely to arise as your illness progresses and offer guidance on advance care planning and navigating the health care system. We are here to offer you the resources and support you and your family need to maintain the best quality of life.
Elder Medical Care Services
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.
You may benefit from Home Care services if you have a chronic or serious illness, have difficulty leaving home and increasingly need help with activities of daily living. Home Care brings primary care clinicians to your home or residence, providing medical care focused on symptom and medication management. In addition, social workers provide guidance on advance care planning and navigating the health care system, as well as emotional support and education on living with a serious illness. Trained volunteers are available to offer respite for caregivers and companionship. Our team will also help connect you with community resources to meet your needs.
Our Residential Community Care service can complement the services already provided at select independent or assisted living, long-term care or skilled nursing facilities. Our team of medical directors, attending physicians and nurse practitioners will provide medical care and coordinate with your current medical team, adjusting your plan of care as your needs change. We can also help you navigate the often complex health care system, ensuring that care is coordinated and that your medical history, health care needs and wishes for care are known and well communicated. Our medical teams are in residential care centers, providing medical oversight, serving as medical directors and primary care providers, and coordinating palliative care services for residents.
Paying for Care
Medicare, Medicaid and most insurers offer coverage for Elder Medical Care and Palliative Care. Case management and volunteer care is provided at no cost to you. Those services are fully funded through community donations and support.