Luminis Health Gilchrist Lifecare Institute Hospice Care Program
Hospice 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.
Luminis Health Gilchrist Lifecare Institute Hospice Care provides 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. We care for individuals and families throughout Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Our team of hospice professionals and volunteers provides support that addresses all needs—medical, emotional, social and spiritual. We serve people of all ages, focusing on helping them live life to the fullest.
Why Choose Luminis Health Gilchrist Lifecare Institute?
Hospice is a unique philosophy of care centered around enhancing quality of life for people with a life-limiting illness, while also providing support to caregivers and loved ones. It can be provided in any setting, including a private home or residential care center. Luminis Health Gilchrist Lifecare Institute Hospice Care provides medical and nursing care, social work support, home health care, spiritual care and volunteer assistance.
Hospice Care Services
Luminis Health Gilchrist Lifecare Institute Hospice Care serves the Maryland communities of Anne Arundel County and points south. Our comprehensive hospice care teams and offices are physically located in the neighborhoods we serve. Ultimately, our presence within your community helps ensure we can better serve your needs.
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.
Does hospice mean giving up hope?
No, you are merely choosing to change the focus of care to your comfort and quality of life. Hospice is about living your last days, weeks and months to the fullest, taking the time to spend precious moments with loved ones.
Is hospice only for those with cancer?
No. Any individual with a life-limiting diagnosis can receive hospice care. We provide care to individuals with cancer, end-stage heart and lung disease, kidney disease, ALS and other neurological diseases, Alzheimer’s disease, AIDS and other life-limiting illnesses.
At Luminis Health Gilchrist Lifecare Institute, we work with families to ensure their loved ones are able to remain in their own homes throughout the course of their illness, and that their time spent there is comfortable and pain free.
As the end of life approaches, individuals in skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities and group homes, along with their families, often need extra care and guidance to help them address the complex needs that accompany a life-limiting diagnosis.
Our Residential Community Care hospice services work in tandem with care already provided by the residential care center. Decision making will be a collaborative process that involves the input of you and your loved ones, and medical personnel from both the residential center and Luminis Health Gilchrist Lifecare Institute. Our goal is to enhance the services your loved one already receives, and to provide comprehensive care and support.
Your loved one will receive care from a specially trained interdisciplinary team of professionals and volunteers who work together under the guidance of a hospice medical director. The hospice team seeks the active involvement of you and your loved one, as well as your personal physician, in making decisions regarding care and treatment. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to support your medical, emotional, social and spiritual needs.
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.