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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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10 Benefits of Hospice Care

Friday, June 21, 2019

There are many benefits of hospice care, not only to the patient but also to caregivers and loved ones. The overarching goal of hospice care is to enhance the quality of life for people with a life-limiting illness. At Gilchrist, we provide care that allows people to live their final days to the fullest, in … Read More

Hospice aides

National Nursing Assistants Week: Spotlight on Hospice Aides

Friday, June 14, 2019

“What can I do for you today?” Gilchrist hospice aides approach every Gilchrist patient, every time, with those words. We are committed to providing each patient with the care that we would want for our own loved ones. Like every Gilchrist team member, the goal of a hospice aide is to provide people the support … Read More

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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

2019 Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day Celebration

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