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Elder Medical Care Helps Seniors Remain in Their Homes

Friday, July 6, 2018

Helps Seniors Remain in Their Homes When you hear the name Gilchrist, you might immediately think of hospice. But one of the most helpful services Gilchrist offers is pre-hospice medical care for seniors with serious illness that helps seniors remain in their homes. Gilchrist Elder Medical Care is a much-needed service for those who have … Read More

Gilchrist Palliative Care Manager Tracie Morgan is interviewed on Baltimore's FOX45 by reporter Sean Sullivan.

Does Comfort Care Mean Giving Up Treatment?

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

You may have read in the news that former First Lady Barbara Bush decided to forego medical treatment in favor of comfort care. But some of the headlines are misleading. With comfort care—which includes hospice and palliative care—patients continue to receive medical treatment, but the goal of the treatment shifts from curing the disease to … Read More

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

National Healthcare Decisions Day

Friday, April 13, 2018

Just when you thought you’d met your most important deadline for April 16, I’m here to tell you about another one:  National Healthcare Decisions Day, or NHDD.  NHDD is an annual initiative to encourage us all to consider, document, and communicate our wishes regarding our healthcare, that is, to do advance care planning and prepare … Read More

Geriatric Consultations

Caring for an Elderly Parent? How a Geriatric Consultation Can Help

Friday, March 23, 2018

As people age, finding coordinated medical care can be difficult. It’s not uncommon for an elderly adult to be prescribed multiple medications and treatments by different specialists. But who is looking at the big picture? Gilchrist geriatrician Anna Monias, MD, answers questions about how a geriatric consultation can help older adults with serious illness improve … Read More

Elder Medical Care helping seniors remain in their homes

Gilchrist’s Rehabilitation Unit Ranked Among the Top Maryland Nursing Homes

Monday, November 27, 2017

The Gilchrist Rehabilitation Unit was named a “Best Nursing Home” by U.S. News & World Report 2017-18, and one of 38 best nursing homes in Maryland. The Gilchrist Rehabilitation Unit is comprised of 27 beds and is regulated as a skilled nursing facility with a focus on short-term stays, averaging about two weeks. The Rehabilitation … Read More

Dr. Carrie Hempel

Gilchrist Medical Director Named Top Doc

Monday, November 20, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Carrie Hempel, Medical Director of Gilchrist Center Towson, who was named a 2017 Top Doctor in Baltimore magazine in the Hospice & Palliative Medicine category. The doctors were chosen by their peers based on where they send their own family for the best care. More than 13,000 physicians were surveyed. This is … Read More

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The New Gilchrist: More than Hospice

Thursday, October 12, 2017

More Than Hospice If you’re like most people, when you think of Gilchrist, you probably think of hospice care. But Gilchrist is so much more than hospice. We offer elder medical care, counseling and support at every stage of serious illness—even if the need for hospice is years away. Communicating All that Gilchrist Offers To … Read More