Choosing the right care when a loved one is seriously ill can be difficult and fraught with emotion. We know families very often feel overwhelmed and uncertain. But after experiencing Gilchrist’s compassionate care, they say they are grateful for the support we provided during their most difficult time. You will find some of the testimonials from families we have cared for below.
Our Families Say:
“Gilchrist helped [my loved one] regain her strength and independence, “graduate” from hospice, and deeply enjoy her home, her friends, her family, and her life for another six years. What a gift that was.”
– Jessica R., Columbia, Md.
“I had no idea how much more there is to hospice than end-of-life care…Now I have a wonderful team to support me. I can honestly say that Gilchrist has given me back my life.”
– Deanna S., Caregiver, Woodbine, Md.
“From the exceptional care given to my parents through the Elder Medical Care program to the wonderful care they recevied while in the home hospice program, my parents were treated with dignity, respect and the utmost compassion…Our experience with Gilchrist was exceptional.”
– Joy G., Parkville, MD
“Our family still cannot find the adequate words to describe how blessed we were…we have been so impressed with the degree of care and concern that was demonstrated by every single employee at Gilchrist. As I have said before, I know where angels work, and it’s at Gilchrist.”
– Dorothy B., Smithsburg, MD
“My family truly believes that the staff at Gilchrist are ‘angels on earth.’ We thank you for all you have done in taking care of our dad and taking care of us.”
– Thomaseena and Alex C., Laurel, MD
“Gilchrist Howard County was chosen to provide comfort care to my mom as her journey with life was coming to an end. I never imagined the support I’d receive from the nurses, aides, and music therapist. I learned so much about how to care for my mom in the two weeks she was with Gilchrist. In critical times, the nurses were there for me. The music therapist recorded a CD of the songs she sung for her during her visits with my mom for her memorial service.”
Helen S., Columbia
“When I see outstanding care, I feel it should never go unnoticed. I had the pleasure of meeting a nurse practitioner today who goes above and beyond…She was very comforting and provided not only empathy but sympathy. Gilchrist is lucky to have someone like her.”
– Samantha C., Baltimore
“From the moment of [my husband’s] admission to his death, the staff’s professionalism, tender touch, compassion, listening ear and genuine care for his well-being were heartwarming and appreciated…As you close out his file, please smile and know that Gilchrist’s staff did a superb job of caring for him.”
– Judith S., Glen Arm
“We are so thankful that our mom had Gilchrist care over the past 15 months…We were unaware that we could continue with your care when we moved her to a residential facility. We were comforted to have your continued support to manage and coordinate her care, to communicate with us, and in the end, to help carry out her wishes.” – Family of Bernice P., Catonsville, MD
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