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

Thank you for reading The Gilchrist Blog. The goal of our blog is to provide you with comprehensive and inspiring information about issues that are important to our continuum of care, as well as the latest news about Gilchrist, our work in the community, events and programs and ways you can help.

Read our latest blogs below or check out our archives to read more. You can also visit our website to learn even more about Gilchrist and how we can help you or your loved one.

Grief Counseling Intern

What I learned as a Grief Counseling Intern at Gilchrist

Friday, April 19, 2019

As a second-year Master of Social Work (MSW) student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, I knew Gilchrist’s Counseling & Support department would be a perfect match for me as a Grief Counseling Intern. In fact, as one of the leading hospice organizations in Maryland, Gilchrist was my first choice. I decided to choose Gilchrist’s … Read More

W. Anthony Riley, MD - Gilchrist Chief Medical Officer - Serious Illness

Talking with Your Doctor if You Have a Serious Illness

Friday, April 12, 2019

If you have a serious illness, making decisions about your medical care can be quite tricky. Treatments that may be safe and effective for healthier patients may have different benefits, risks, and even burdens for you. Take a few minutes at each of your medical visits to strengthen your understanding of your condition and the … Read More

Volunteer Week

Celebrating Gilchrist’s Amazing Volunteers

Friday, April 5, 2019

Gilchrist joins nonprofit organizations across the country to celebrate their volunteers during National Volunteer Week — April 7 to 13. This year’s theme is Celebrate Service. We’d like to shine a light on our volunteers and thank them for all that they do every day for Gilchrist and our patients. Gilchrist is honored to work … Read More

Jazz Brunch

Gilchrist Jazz Brunch: A Special Event for a Special Place

Friday, March 29, 2019

Each year, Gilchrist holds a memorable Spring Jazz Brunch to benefit Gilchrist Center Baltimore. As the city’s only inpatient hospice, Gilchrist Center Baltimore is a remarkable place that serves hundreds of people in Baltimore every year, regardless of their ability to pay. Care for Baltimore’s Most Vulnerable Originally established as the Joseph Richey House in … Read More

Elder Medical Care Coordinators - community resources

Finding Community Resources for Seniors

Friday, March 22, 2019

Caregivers often tell us they feel overwhelmed with trying to locate resources to help their seriously ill family member. There are many community resources available, but they are offered through disparate agencies, each with their own application process. It’s a complex system to navigate, made worse by the stress of caring for a loved one. … Read More