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National Hospice & Palliative Care Month

What Hospice Care Means to Patients and Their Families

Friday, November 1, 2019

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month — a time to celebrate the care that helps patients and family caregivers find comfort, respect and support when they’re needed most. This year’s theme is “Hospice: A Program that Works,” and Gilchrist is joining the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and others across the … Read More

Nurse helpline: 24/7 support for caregivers

Gilchrist Nurse Helpline: 24/7 Support for Caregivers

Friday, August 9, 2019

If your loved one receives care from Gilchrist, our Nurse Helpline provides support for caregivers — even in the middle of the night and weekends. When you call the Nurse Helpline, a trusting voice on the end of the line will guide you through a problem, answer your questions and find a nurse team member … Read More

Palliative Care myths vs. facts

Palliative Care Myths and Facts

Friday, August 2, 2019

The term “palliative care” is often misunderstood. Unfortunately, these misconceptions can keep people from realizing all the benefits it can offer. People may assume it means giving up treatment or that it is only for someone who is dying. In fact, Palliative Care is compatible with treatment and is meant to help people keep living … Read More

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Comparing Quality Between Rehabilitation Skilled Nursing Facilities

Friday, July 26, 2019

The Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) Sub-Acute Unit, staffed by Gilchrist, is a 27-bed unit licensed as a skilled nursing facility. The unit serves patients who need short-term rehabilitation following a hospitalization. Rehabilitation is geared toward assisting patients in meeting their goals of returning to their prior level of function and independence, so they may … Read More

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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

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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

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

W. Anthony Riley, MD - Gilchrist Chief Medical Officer - Serious Illness

Talking with Your Doctor if You Have a Serious Illness

Friday, April 12, 2019

If you have a serious illness, making decisions about your medical care can be quite tricky. Treatments that may be safe and effective for healthier patients may have different benefits, risks, and even burdens for you. Take a few minutes at each of your medical visits to strengthen your understanding of your condition and the … Read More

Elder Medical Care Coordinators - community resources

Finding Community Resources for Seniors

Friday, March 22, 2019

Caregivers often tell us they feel overwhelmed with trying to locate resources to help their seriously ill family member. There are many community resources available, but they are offered through disparate agencies, each with their own application process. It’s a complex system to navigate, made worse by the stress of caring for a loved one. … Read More

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Gilchrist Ambassadors: Educating the Community About End-of-Life Issues

Friday, February 15, 2019

Gilchrist Ambassadors are able to speak about end-of-life, elder care and other issues that are important to people with serious illness. The U.S. medical system is designed to prolong life. But for many people, quality of life matters more than longevity. Research tells us that most people with serious illness want: Easily understood information to … Read More