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What It Means to Be a Gilchrist Social Worker

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Each March during National Social Work Month, I get to consider: What does it mean to be a social worker at Gilchrist hospice? I know we are trained to understand the psychological and social factors which underlie people’s thoughts, feeling and behaviors. But maybe the best way to understand our role is to hear from … Read More

Deborah Jones, Gilchrist Grief Counseling Manager

In Times of Tragedy or Loss, Gilchrist Offers Counseling and Support

Friday, February 23, 2018

It seems our nation is faced with more acts of violence and death than ever before. With every tragedy, we find ourselves dealing with emotions of grief and loss in ways we never expected. Grief has become ever present in our day-to-day world. Whether a loss is sudden or expected, Gilchrist offers counseling and support … Read More

Gilchrist Counselor Dawn Tippett with Robert Glascock, who attends the support group.

The Journey Continues: Grief in the Second Year

Friday, February 16, 2018

Grief in the Second Year In my 15 years as a bereavement counselor—and through my personal experience—I have found that in our society, people are not comfortable with grief. Those who have not experienced it may lack an understanding of what “normal” grieving looks like and just how long this process can take. Some will … Read More

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Gilchrist employees and volunteers recognized

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The 2017 Compassionate Caregivers program has experienced a record-setting number of nominations, including 20 Gilchrist employees and volunteers recognized for providing exceptional care to patients. In December, these colleagues were recognized at a special reception where all nominees, their nominators, and their managers where there to celebrate this exclusive group of individuals. The 2017 Compassionate … Read More

Elder Medical Care helping seniors remain in their homes

Gilchrist’s Rehabilitation Unit Ranked Among the Top Maryland Nursing Homes

Monday, November 27, 2017

The Gilchrist Rehabilitation Unit was named a “Best Nursing Home” by U.S. News & World Report 2017-18, and one of 38 best nursing homes in Maryland. The Gilchrist Rehabilitation Unit is comprised of 27 beds and is regulated as a skilled nursing facility with a focus on short-term stays, averaging about two weeks. The Rehabilitation … Read More