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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.

Hospice Child Life Specialist

What It’s Like to Be a Hospice Child Life Specialist

Friday, September 6, 2019

As a hospice child life specialist, I work with seriously ill children, their siblings or any other young people impacted by a child’s illness and impending death. I am one of two child life specialists at Gilchrist Kids. An experience I had as a child helped shape my career as a child life specialist. When … Read More

National Dog Day - Pet Support Volunteer - Therapy Dog

Celebrating National Dog Day the Gilchrist Way

Friday, August 23, 2019

National Dog Day is Monday, August 26, 2019, and according to nationaldogday.com, it “honors family dogs and dogs that work selflessly to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort.” What better way for Gilchrist to celebrate National Dog Day than to highlight one of our pet support volunteers or therapy dogs and their owner? … Read More

Jewish Hospice Experience

The Fourteenth Week: My Family’s Experience With Gilchrist’s Jewish Hospice

Friday, August 16, 2019

We have a principle in Judaism that God sends the “cure” before the “disease.” While my husband’s devastating diagnosis of glioblastoma—fatal brain cancer—had no cure, it turns out that Gilchrist’s Jewish Hospice did provide a type of beautiful cure for my family. Shocking Diagnosis In November 2016, my life came to a screeching halt when, … Read More

Nurse helpline: 24/7 support for caregivers

Gilchrist Nurse Helpline: 24/7 Support for Caregivers

Friday, August 9, 2019

If your loved one receives care from Gilchrist, our Nurse Helpline provides support for caregivers — even in the middle of the night and weekends. When you call the Nurse Helpline, a trusting voice on the end of the line will guide you through a problem, answer your questions and find a nurse team member … Read More

Palliative Care myths vs. facts

Palliative Care Myths and Facts

Friday, August 2, 2019

The term “palliative care” is often misunderstood. Unfortunately, these misconceptions can keep people from realizing all the benefits it can offer. People may assume it means giving up treatment or that it is only for someone who is dying. In fact, Palliative Care is compatible with treatment and is meant to help people keep living … Read More