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The Gilchrist Blog

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.

Importance of Naming a Healthcare Provider

The Importance of Naming a Health Care Decision Maker

Friday, September 7, 2018

Wouldn’t you assume that your next of kin—your spouse, your adult children or your closest relative—could make health care decisions for you in the event you could no longer make your own?  Most of the time, you would be right. But in my experience as a hospice physician, decision-making at the end of life is … Read More

Gilchrist Elder Medical Care

When Seniors Need House Calls

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

The Gilchrist Elder Medical Care at Home program was created to meet the needs of seriously ill seniors who are no longer able to make trips to the doctor. With Elder Medical Care, these individuals—who often lack caregiver support and have challenges with activities of daily living—can receive the care they need in the comfort … Read More

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Run With Us to Support Gilchrist Center Baltimore

Friday, August 24, 2018

For over 30 years, Gilchrist Center Baltimore has provided compassionate, end-of-life care to residents of Baltimore City. Many of our patients have been medically or socially underserved, homeless or without an able caregiver. Regardless of their circumstances, people can come to Gilchrist Center Baltimore and receive excellent care in a home-like environment. Gilchrist offers care … Read More

Gilchrist Child Life Specialist

Giving Children Control in Their Care Choices

Friday, August 17, 2018

Families facing a terminal prognosis for their child are faced with an impossible choice: to continue treatments—grasping at any hope for a cure even when those treatments cause their own pain and devastation, or give up hope for a cure and focus on comfort care and pain management. Nothing can take away the agony of … Read More

Volunteer

7 Qualities That Make Gilchrist Volunteers Special

Friday, August 10, 2018

Gilchrist volunteers come from all walks of life, have different spiritual beliefs and experiences, and range in age from 18 to 92. Many of them have lost loved ones who were cared for by Gilchrist. Some are students who will eventually provide care to individuals nearing the end of their life. Others are drawn to … Read More