GUIDELINES FOR ELIGIBILITY

To Gilchrist Hospice Care:

Hospice care is appropriate for anyone diagnosed with a terminal illness whose life expectancy is measured in months rather than years and where the goals of care have changed from cure to comfort measures.

To Gilchrist Center or gilchrist center howard county
(inpatient facilities):

Admission is based on the patient’s clinical status and is primarily for patients who are experiencing symptoms related to their terminal diagnosis. Priority is given to patients under the care of a Gilchrist Hospice Care home care team who develop skilled care needs that cannot be optimally managed in the home setting.

end-stage Indicators

Gilchrist Hospice Care has created the special brochure, End-Stage Indicators for Non-Cancer Diagnosis, for your use in determining whether a patient is eligible for Hospice care.

First, consider these three questions:

1. Do you believe cure is no longer possible?
2. Would you be surprised if this patient is still living  within the next year?
3. Do you believe this patient and family would benefit from comfort-oriented care?

Please download a copy of our brochure, End Stage Disease Indicators, if you believe your patient may be appropriate for hospice.

If you would like to make a referral, fill out an online form or call 1.800.HOSPICE.

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