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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

Delia Chiaramonte, MD, Gilchrist Integrative Medicine Program Manager

Integrative Medicine: Helping Cancer Patients Cope

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

What is Integrative Medicine? Integrative Medicine is a specialty that focuses on the care of the whole person, not just the disease. It uses a wide variety of treatments, including medication, dietary supplements, acupuncture, massage, relaxation exercises and more. Integrative practitioners make use of the connection between the mind and the body, and they can … Read More

Cathy Hamel, Gilchrist President

Happy New Year from Gilchrist!

Friday, January 4, 2019

I hope your new year is off to a wonderful start. For many of us, January is a time to reflect on the previous year and make resolutions for the coming one. Gilchrist is no different. Here are just a few highlights of how Gilchrist has changed over the past year to more fully meet … Read More

Laurie Welden

Supporting Elderly Patients and Their Families

Friday, November 30, 2018

Through Gilchrist’s Elder Medical Care program, social workers and resource coordinators provide ongoing emotional support and resource coordination at no cost to patients and families facing a serious illness. This support helps families who may be overwhelmed and want assistance in coping, care coordination and planning for the future. The social worker and resource coordinator … Read More

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People Choose Gilchrist for the Range of Services

Friday, October 26, 2018

Gilchrist is a nationally recognized, nonprofit leader in serious illness and end-of-life care. We provide counseling, support and care to people at every stage of serious illness, so they may live life to the fullest. Furthermore, we are deeply committed to giving people the clear information and loving support they need to make informed choices … Read More

Marlene Pierce

Premier Health Care Delivered to Your Door

Friday, October 5, 2018

A Patient in Need It was a hot summer day when Gilchrist nurse practitioner Jessica Trizna arrived at the home of her patient, who was being seen for an initial visit. His lung disease was making it difficult for him to get to his doctor’s office, so she brought health care to him. Within moments … Read More

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When Seniors Need House Calls

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

The Gilchrist Elder Medical Care at Home program was created to meet the needs of seriously ill seniors who are no longer able to make trips to the doctor. With Elder Medical Care, these individuals—who often lack caregiver support and have challenges with activities of daily living—can receive the care they need in the comfort … Read More

Tracie Schwoyer-Morgan, Gilchrist Palliative Care Manager

Could Palliative Care Be Right for You?

Friday, July 20, 2018

What are your goals and priorities? Do you have fears or worries for the future? What is your understanding of where you are in your illness? What outcomes are unacceptable to you? What would a good day look like? What is worth fighting for? These are questions that you may be asked, should you engage … Read More