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National Dog Day - Pet Support Volunteer - Therapy Dog

Celebrating National Dog Day the Gilchrist Way

Friday, August 23, 2019

National Dog Day is Monday, August 26, 2019, and according to nationaldogday.com, it “honors family dogs and dogs that work selflessly to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort.” What better way for Gilchrist to celebrate National Dog Day than to highlight one of our pet support volunteers or therapy dogs and their owner? … Read More

Jewish Hospice Experience

The Fourteenth Week: My Family’s Experience With Gilchrist’s Jewish Hospice

Friday, August 16, 2019

We have a principle in Judaism that God sends the “cure” before the “disease.” While my husband’s devastating diagnosis of glioblastoma—fatal brain cancer—had no cure, it turns out that Gilchrist’s Jewish Hospice did provide a type of beautiful cure for my family. Shocking Diagnosis In November 2016, my life came to a screeching halt when, … 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

Gilchrist Elder Medical Care

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

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

Scentsy Buddies donated to Gilchrist Kids

Scentsy Buddies Donated to Gilchrist Kids Patients

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

  Samantha Burley has made a big impact on the lives of our Gilchrist Kids families in a very short time. She started working for Gilchrist as a part-time pediatric hospice nurse in April at Gilchrist Center Baltimore. It was there that she met Max and his family. On her way to earning her doctorate … Read More

Gilchrist Center Towson

What is Inpatient Hospice Care?

Friday, July 5, 2019

Hospice care can be provided in different settings depending on a patient’s or family’s needs and preferences. One option is to receive care at an inpatient hospice center. Gilchrist has three inpatient hospice centers: Gilchrist Center Towson, Gilchrist Center Baltimore and Gilchrist Center Howard County. When is Inpatient Hospice Care Used? The majority of patients … 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