The Gilchrist Blog - The Latest News, Programs & Community Work

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Grief in a Time of Change

Friday, December 7, 2018

Lately it seems that we, as a society, are struggling to grieve. Although we have been dealing with aging, illness and loss for generations, grieving in 2018 presents unique challenges. So much in the world seems to be changing in such fundamental ways that a loss can feel engulfed by a more global grief. Several … Read More

Supporting Elderly Patients and Their Families

Friday, November 30, 2018

Through Gilchrist’s Elder Medical Care program, social workers and resource coordinators provide ongoing emotional support and resource coordination at no cost to patients and families facing a serious illness. This support helps families who may be overwhelmed and want assistance in coping, care coordination and planning for the future. The social worker and resource coordinator … Read More

Thanks to you

Friday, November 23, 2018

Thanks to you, each day, more than 900 adults and children in our community receive compassionate hospice care and support from Gilchrist. As a hospice nurse, I see patients and families at their most vulnerable. I recently cared for Mark, a 67-year-old carpenter and grandfather of 7. Mark was healthy, energetic and full of life … Read More

Honoring Veterans Living in Residential Care Communities

Friday, November 16, 2018

One hundred years ago, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, World War I ended with the establishment of the Armistice Agreement. November 11 became a day dedicated to the cause of world peace, and reflection on the lives lost during the Great War. Over the years, Armistice Day evolved … Read More

Deborah Jones, Gilchrist Grief Counseling Manager

November is National Family Caregivers Month

Friday, November 9, 2018

Every November, Gilchrist and other organizations across the country recognize and honor family caregivers who are caring for their loved ones with a serious illness. Challenges for Caregivers Many caregivers are faced with caring for loved ones 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The challenges are numerous: not only are individuals caring for … Read More