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.

Cathy Hamel, Gilchrist President

Happy New Year from Gilchrist!

Friday, January 4, 2019

I hope your new year is off to a wonderful start. For many of us, January is a time to reflect on the previous year and make resolutions for the coming one. Gilchrist is no different. Here are just a few highlights of how Gilchrist has changed over the past year to more fully meet … Read More

7 Things I Never Knew About Hospice

Friday, December 28, 2018

A firsthand account from a family caregiver My 91-year-old mother, Evelyn, moved in with my husband and me after Dad died in 2010. Five years ago, she was diagnosed with dementia. After a recent fall that resulted in a broken leg, her health further declined and the doctor suggested hospice. I can honestly say that … Read More

Grief in a Time of Change

Friday, December 7, 2018

Lately it seems that we, as a society, are struggling to grieve. Although we have been dealing with aging, illness and loss for generations, grieving in 2018 presents unique challenges. So much in the world seems to be changing in such fundamental ways that a loss can feel engulfed by a more global grief. Several … Read More

Supporting Elderly Patients and Their Families

Friday, November 30, 2018

Through Gilchrist’s Elder Medical Care program, social workers and resource coordinators provide ongoing emotional support and resource coordination at no cost to patients and families facing a serious illness. This support helps families who may be overwhelmed and want assistance in coping, care coordination and planning for the future. The social worker and resource coordinator … Read More

Thanks to you

Friday, November 23, 2018

Thanks to you, each day, more than 900 adults and children in our community receive compassionate hospice care and support from Gilchrist. As a hospice nurse, I see patients and families at their most vulnerable. I recently cared for Mark, a 67-year-old carpenter and grandfather of 7. Mark was healthy, energetic and full of life … Read More