Routine hospice care is provided in the patient’s choice of residence by a designated caregiver and/or family members with the support of the hospice team. Most hospice patients are managed under this level of care.

Choice of residence:

  • at home
  • nursing or group home
  • assisted or independent living community
  • retirement or long-term care facility

In a facility setting, hospice and facility staff work together to develop a care plan that will meet the changing needs of both patient and family.

INPATIENT CARE at Gilchrist Center towson, Gilchrist center howard county or Gilchrist center Baltimore - joseph richey house

Inpatient care may be provided to help manage complex pain and other symptoms.

This patient will require:

  • Skilled observation and monitoring which may lead to changes in the plan of care
  • A complex treatment schedule
  • Pain management and symptom control
  • Frequent parenteral injections
  • Intensive education


Continuous care is provided when patient’s needs are similar to those requiring inpatient care, but the patient/family chooses to remain in the home setting. Skilled care is provided for a minimum of eight hours per day in the home setting.


Respite care is short-term care provided in a variety of selected area nursing facilities when a caregiver needs a rest from the demands of home care or needs to leave the home for an extended period of time. Under most payers, respite care can be provided for up to five days at a time.

caregivers, families and physicians

Make A Referral


of thanks and support for the specialized care and services we provide

Calendar & Events

See all of Gilchrist Services upcoming events, bereavement workshops and volunteer training schedules.

Event Highlights 

Taste of Howard County
Summer Concert
We Remember Them
Grief Services Registration
Become a Volunteer


View all of our open positions.

Create and customize your online experience with Gilchrist Hospice Care and receive the latest eNews and Updates

FAQs about hospice

Your questions about hospice care answered.

Follow Us

Facebook Icon New Twitter Bird Icon YouTube Icon New WordPress Icon LinkedIn

© 2014 Gilchrist Hospice Care.  All rights reserved.  Please read our Disclaimer and Privacy Policy     Call 24 Hours/7 Days a Week: 443 849 8200 or email us