Inpatient Hospice Care

Hospice patients are brought to a BridgingLife inpatient unit (Dove House, Northwest Hospital or Sinai Hospital) for symptom and pain management that cannot be controlled at home or in another care setting. The inpatient unit allows 24/7 care and monitoring of the medication changes to ensure symptoms are being managed appropriately.

Stays in the inpatient unit are typically short term, and once symptoms have been managed, the patient can return to his or her own residence. View our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more.

Dove House
292 Stoner Ave., Westminster, MD 21157
Dove House is a stand-alone inpatient facility located on Carroll Hospital’s campus. This homelike setting offers 14 private rooms in a newly renovated building, where patient and family comfort and care are top priority. Free visitor parking is located outside of the facility.

Northwest Hospital
5401 Old Court Road, Randallstown, MD 21133
BridgingLife’s inpatient unit on the third floor of Northwest Hospital is located in a comfortable space that includes 14 private rooms. A lounge provides space for family and friends to take a breath, grab a coffee and converse. Free visitor parking is located across the street from the hospital.

Sinai Hospital
2401 W. Belvedere Ave., Baltimore, MD 21215
With seven private rooms, the inpatient unit at Sinai Hospital provides patients and their families with the highest level of hospice services, including the medical and emotional support so crucial for end-of-life care. Parking vouchers are available for the visitor parking lot outside the front of the hospital. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can families stay with the patient?
Yes, the patient’s family is encouraged to stay with their loved one. Each patient room has sleeping accommodations for family members, and all of the units have a dining area and lounge. Patient rooms also include private bathrooms.

Will our doctor still be involved with our family member’s care?
Yes. Your physician can be as involved as much as they choose. If requested, we will keep your doctor informed of your family member’s status and any changes that may occur. Our hospice physicians and certified nurse practitioners will also make rounds daily on all patients.

Who pays for inpatient services?
Hospice coverage is widely available and covered by all insurance plans, including Medicare, Medicaid and the VA. BridgingLife is a nonprofit organization that provides hospice care services to all individuals in need, regardless of insurance coverage or financial situation. No one is refused or denied hospice care, and every patient receives the same level of high quality service.