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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.

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Papaya Medicine: Tales from Gilchrist’s Partner Hospice in Tanzania

Friday, June 7, 2019

Last month, Gilchrist had the honor of hosting three colleagues from our partner hospice — Nkoaranga Lutheran Hospital’s Palliative Care Program in Arusha, Tanzania—for an educational exchange. Our Tanzanian friends braved over 24 hours of travel time to visit us, and we kept them very busy! They shadowed our staff so they could learn how … Read More

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Senior Home Care Services

Friday, May 31, 2019

Senior Home Care Services The challenges of caring for a loved one with serious illness can be overwhelming. One of the concerns often voiced by families served by Gilchrist is that they need help with caregiving. Gilchrist is able to fill this need through our preferred provider of home care services, Avila*. Avila’s personalized home … Read More

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Gilchrist Celebrates Veterans in Our Community

Friday, May 24, 2019

May is Military Appreciation Month, and with Memorial Day right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to thank and honor all the men and women who have served our country. Many of Gilchrist’s patients have served in the military, and Gilchrist is dedicated to meeting their unique needs at the end of life. Gilchrist … Read More

World Diversity Day

Gilchrist Celebrates World Diversity Day

Friday, May 17, 2019

World Diversity Day is May 21, and Gilchrist is planning an organization-wide celebration. All year long, Gilchrist embraces diversity, inclusion and equity in all that we do. When effectively understood and integrated into our care, diversity enhances the experience of patients and their families. That’s why, years ago, Gilchrist formed an employee-led Diversity Council to … Read More

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Laid to Rest in the Jewish Tradition

Friday, May 10, 2019

For Syuzanna Alexander and Iolana Klotsman, family is everything. The two sisters and their mother had been inseparable since they emigrated from Ukraine to the U.S. in 1979. Syuzanna describes their relationship as “beautiful and special,” and says their mother, Alexandra, was “embedded in our lives in every way.” The three even lived together as … Read More