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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

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

Compassionate Caregivers

Honoring Compassionate Caregivers at Gilchrist

Friday, February 22, 2019

Gilchrist is well known for compassionate caregivers. Each year, exceptional Gilchrist and GBMC staff and volunteers are honored with the Nancy J. Petrarca Compassionate Caregiver Award. This year, 31 Gilchrist staff and volunteers were nominated for the award, and Gilchrist Kids volunteer Tara Archer was named a top five finalist out of a pool of … Read More

End-of-Life Doula

End-of-Life Doulas: Companions for the Dying

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Most people are familiar with the concept of birthing doulas—someone who provides guidance and support to pregnant women—but have you ever heard of an end-of-life doula? What is an end-of-life doula? Just as a birthing doula accompanies the mother and child through the beginning of life, an end-of-life doula is there to support the dying … Read More

Thank You Veterans

Honoring Veterans Living in Residential Care Communities

Friday, November 16, 2018

One hundred years ago, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, World War I ended with the establishment of the Armistice Agreement. November 11 became a day dedicated to the cause of world peace, and reflection on the lives lost during the Great War. Over the years, Armistice Day evolved … Read More

Volunteer

7 Qualities That Make Gilchrist Volunteers Special

Friday, August 10, 2018

Gilchrist volunteers come from all walks of life, have different spiritual beliefs and experiences, and range in age from 18 to 92. Many of them have lost loved ones who were cared for by Gilchrist. Some are students who will eventually provide care to individuals nearing the end of their life. Others are drawn to … Read More

Volunteer

The importance of Gilchrist volunteers, and why we need them more than ever

Friday, May 25, 2018

Living with a serious illness can be an isolating experience. For some of the people we serve, their only regular visitors are their Gilchrist team. Every team member serves an important role, but the value of our volunteers cannot be overstated. Through companionship and social interaction, they help ease the loneliness that many of our … Read More

Volunteer Team

National Volunteer Week: Recognizing Gilchrist Volunteers

Friday, April 20, 2018

Every day, I work with volunteers who selflessly give of themselves to support families when they are at their most vulnerable. Many of Gilchrist’s volunteers have had a personal experience with Elder Medical Care or Hospice Care and have turned their pain into purpose—it’s an honor to work with each and every one of them. … Read More