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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.

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Thank You Veterans

Veterans Day – We Must Never Forget

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Gilchrist hosts celebrations honoring veterans at residential care facilities across the region. Veterans Day can be traced back to World War I. The Armistice went into effect at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. That is the origin of Veterans Day, which is celebrated on November 11. Veterans … Read More

National Hospice & Palliative Care Month

What Hospice Care Means to Patients and Their Families

Friday, November 1, 2019

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month — a time to celebrate the care that helps patients and family caregivers find comfort, respect and support when they’re needed most. This year’s theme is “Hospice: A Program that Works,” and Gilchrist is joining the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and others across the … Read More

therapy dog Cherish in training

Gilchrist’s Own Homegrown Therapy Dog

Friday, October 25, 2019

Meet Cherish, a 14-week-old Labrador Retriever who has become the most popular new team member at Gilchrist! Cherish (named by the Gilchrist staff) will be raised in the organization to ultimately greet patients and visitors at Gilchrist Center Towson as our very own therapy dog! What is a Therapy Dog? Therapy dogs are dogs trained … Read More

Spiritual Care Week, Spiritual and Pastoral Care Week

Rooted in Faith – Gilchrist’s Thriving Spiritual Care Practice

Friday, October 18, 2019

In honor of Spiritual Care Week, we offer this perspective from a Gilchrist hospice chaplain. I left a patient’s room laughing the other day. She and I laughed throughout the visit. She was smart, with a natural aptitude for using words and ideas in a quick and inventive way. Not only did we spar with … Read More

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

Gilchrist Celebrates World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day October 12, 2019, is World Hospice and Palliative Care Day. On this day, Gilchrist will unite with organizations and individuals around the world to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care. Nearly 1.5 million Medicare beneficiaries use hospice each year, receiving care and support at the end of life. … Read More