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Thank You Veterans

Veterans Day – We Must Never Forget

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Gilchrist hosts celebrations honoring veterans at residential care facilities across the region. Veterans Day can be traced back to World War I. The Armistice went into effect at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. That is the origin of Veterans Day, which is celebrated on November 11. Veterans … Read More

care navigators

Care Navigators: Helping You Find the Right Care for a Loved One with Serious Illness

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Need help with a loved one who is seriously ill? Worried about what the future will look like? Wondering what services can help and what the next steps are? Navigating care options for a serious illness can be stressful, overwhelming and confusing. Gilchrist’s care navigators are here to help. Our highly trained, knowledgeable care navigators … Read More

hospice care at home

Hospice Care at Home

Friday, June 28, 2019

Hospice provides care that allows people to live their final days to the fullest, in peace and without pain, in the place that provides the most solace. For many people, that means receiving hospice care at home – where they feel most comfortable and safe. Why Choose to Receive Hospice Care at Home? Hospice care … Read More

benefits of hospice

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

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

Gilchrist Grief Counseling Healing After a Loss

Grieving Together

Friday, April 26, 2019

Counseling Awareness Month April is Counseling Awareness Month —a time to celebrate my Gilchrist Grief Counseling colleagues and all those who help support others during significant struggles in their lives. During my nearly 12 years as a Gilchrist grief counselor, I have been privileged to be part of a compassionate team dedicated to helping bereaved … Read More

Grief Counseling Intern

What I learned as a Grief Counseling Intern at Gilchrist

Friday, April 19, 2019

As a second-year Master of Social Work (MSW) student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, I knew Gilchrist’s Counseling & Support department would be a perfect match for me as a Grief Counseling Intern. In fact, as one of the leading hospice organizations in Maryland, Gilchrist was my first choice. I decided to choose Gilchrist’s … Read More

Volunteer Week

Celebrating Gilchrist’s Amazing Volunteers

Friday, April 5, 2019

Gilchrist joins nonprofit organizations across the country to celebrate their volunteers during National Volunteer Week — April 7 to 13. This year’s theme is Celebrate Service. We’d like to shine a light on our volunteers and thank them for all that they do every day for Gilchrist and our patients. Gilchrist is honored to work … Read More

Beth Solomon, Gilchrist Child Life Specialist

The Power of a Smile

Friday, March 15, 2019

A smile can tell worlds about a person’s state of mind. Smiles communicate joy, hope and general well-being. In one sense, the job of a Gilchrist child life specialist is to elicit those smiles. A smile can convey not only happiness and comfort, but also a reprieve from sadness, distress or even pain. And since … Read More

Sara Boz

Gilchrist “Welcomes Home” Vietnam Veterans

Friday, March 8, 2019

Join Gilchrist on March 30, 2019, for our second annual Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day Celebration.  Gilchrist is committed to improving health care services to veterans at the end of life, as well as honoring all veterans in our community. Each year on March 30, we hold a Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day celebration to … Read More