At Gilchrist Hospice Care, we recognize that as the end of life approaches, patients in skilled nursing, assisted living facilities and group homes and their families often need extra care and guidance to help them address the complex needs that often accompany a life-limiting diagnosis.

We are committed to meeting those needs, no matter where our patients reside. We will not replace the care the patient already receives in his or her residential care facility or the doctors and nurses you have come to trust. Rather, those same medical professionals will become a vital part of the Gilchrist team. The Gilchrist medical staff will remain in contact with everyone involved in the care and decision-making will be a collaborative process that involves the input of patient, family and medical personnel from both the facility and from Gilchrist.

Gilchrist Hospice Care’s goal is to enhance the services the patient and family already receive, and to provide comprehensive support.

Our team of professionals will:  

  • Provide additional hands-on care through at least weekly nursing visits and personal care from hospice aides,
  • Manage medications, pain and other symptoms,
  • Assess the patient’s physical condition,
  • Educate the whole family about what to expect,
  • Assist patients and family members through social work and chaplain visits as they work through the intense emotions and probing spiritual questions that often accompany a life-limiting diagnosis,
  • Provide volunteer companionship, if requested.

In short, Gilchrist Facility-Based Care will provide specialized care designed to address the distinct needs and concerns that arise as the end of life approaches.

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