GILCHRIST HOSPICE INPATIENT CARE
Gilchrist Hospice Care has three inpatient centers, two designed to care for patients in crisis – those with pain and symptoms that cannot be managed at home or in a skilled care facility – and one offering residential care for patients with no safe place to live or no able caregiver. Included in the care teams at each facility are physicians, nurses, hospice aides, social workers, chaplains and volunteers.
Gilchrist Center Towson
Opening in 1996, Gilchrist Center Towson quickly became the icon of Gilchrist Hospice Care. The center has 34 individual patient rooms and provides acute care for patients, most often at their time of admission to hospice or in the days preceding death. Located on rolling hillsides on the Greater Baltimore Medical Center campus, Gilchrist Center Towson offers round-the-clock care to help manage uncontrollable pain or symptoms like nausea, vomiting and shortness of breath.
Gilchrist Center Howard County
Gilchrist Center Howard County opened it's doors in May of 2011, and like Gilchrist Center Towson, it offers acute, round-the-clock care for patients with tough to manage pain and other symptoms. Located in the Howard County Health Park in the heart of Columbia, Gilchrist Center Howard County has 10 individual patient rooms.
Both Gilchrist Center Towson and Gilchrist Center Howard County are designed with a home-like feel. The colors are warm and bright and all the trappings of medical care are hidden within the room décor. Each facility includes space for families to gather, and loved ones, including pets (with prior approval), may visit any time of the day or night.
Gilchrist Center Baltimore - Joseph Richey House
The newest addition to Gilchrist’s continuum of inpatient care but the most senior of our facilities is Gilchrist Center Baltimore – Joseph Richey House, which opened in 1987 and played an important early role in the care of terminally-ill patients with HIV/AIDS. The center’s 19 comfortable and cozy individual rooms offer residential care for patients with no safe place to live or able caregiver to assist them.