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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.

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.

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


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

Gilchrist staff and family - Jewish Hospice

Daughters Grateful for Mom’s Jewish Hospice Care from Gilchrist

Friday, August 3, 2018

Leah Szmidt was a Holocaust survivor who lost an eye in the bombings at the end of World War II. She loved to cook, loved to sing and loved her family. When Leah became seriously ill, she and her family turned to Gilchrist’s Jewish Hospice program, where they received care from a team of health … Read More

Nurse Helpline

Did You Know that a Gilchrist Nurse is Available to Families 24/7?

Friday, July 27, 2018

Family members and patients can call Gilchrist’s Nurse Helpline any time, day or night, 365 days a year. A triage nurse is always available to answer the call and get them the help they need either over the phone or by getting in touch with their hospice team. During the day, the triage nurse can … Read More

Tracie Schwoyer-Morgan, Gilchrist Palliative Care Manager

Could Palliative Care Be Right for You?

Friday, July 20, 2018

What are your goals and priorities? Do you have fears or worries for the future? What is your understanding of where you are in your illness? What outcomes are unacceptable to you? What would a good day look like? What is worth fighting for? These are questions that you may be asked, should you engage … Read More