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All You Need Is Love…and Music Therapy

Friday, January 17, 2020

The 2nd annual fundraising event for Gilchrist’s Music Therapy program will be held on February 8, 2020. Read on to learn how music therapy makes a difference in the lives of patients and families. “All You Need Is Love” is a song made famous by The Beatles in 1967. Some may consider the message of … Read More

benefits of hospice differences between nonprofit and for-profit hospices

The Difference Between Nonprofit and For-profit Hospices

Friday, January 10, 2020

When it comes to choosing a hospice, there are important factors to consider. One is whether the organization is for-profit or nonprofit. Gilchrist is proud to be a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, committed to caring for anyone in need, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. For-profit vs. Non-profit: What’s the Difference? For-profit companies … Read More

Happy New Year

Happy New Year from Gilchrist!

Friday, January 3, 2020

A message from Gilchrist’s president, Catherine Hamel: I hope you had wonderful holidays filled with joy and laughter, family and friends. It’s hard to believe it is already 2020. Another year, another decade, a continued opportunity to serve and support others. As we prepare for the year ahead and reflect on the defining moments of … Read More

How to Cope With Grief During the Holidays

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

If I asked you how many seasons are in a year, you would probably say, “Oh that’s easy—there are four: winter, spring, summer, and fall.” Hmm…only four seasons? I beg to differ, especially around this time of year, known as the “holiday season.” It is often referred to as “the most wonderful time of the … Read More

Year-end donations matter

Your Year-End Donations Matter

Friday, December 13, 2019

Year-end donations matter because insurance does not cover the full cost of patient care. And because Gilchrist accepts every patient, regardless of ability to pay – charitable contributions are invaluable to our ongoing efforts. In fiscal year 2019, we are proud to have provided over $8,000,000 in uncompensated care to members of our community suffering … Read More

Elder Medical Care support and resources

Elder Medical Care: Support and Resources for the Seriously Ill

Friday, December 6, 2019

Through Gilchrist’s Elder Medical Care program, social workers and resource coordinators provide ongoing emotional support and resources at no cost to patients and families facing a serious illness. Our support is intended to help families who need guidance and assistance in coping, care coordination and planning for the future. Many of the Elder Medical Care … Read More

integrative and palliative medicine

How Can Integrative and Palliative Medicine Help People With Serious Illness?

Friday, November 29, 2019

Each day, the physicians and nurse practitioners on our Integrative and Palliative Medicine team live and breathe Gilchrist’s philosophy of supporting patients and families through serious illness. As a nurse practitioner on the team, I evaluate patients and help manage symptoms such as pain and anxiety that often accompany advanced illnesses, with the goal of … Read More

National Family Caregiving Month

Gilchrist Celebrates National Family Caregivers Month

Friday, November 15, 2019

November is National Family Caregivers Month—a time to recognize and honor family caregivers at Gilchrist and across the country. There are over 40 million unpaid, informal caregivers providing support to older adults in the United States, and a quarter of adults ages 45 to 64 are caring for an aging adult. The rewards of caregiving … Read More

Thank You Veterans

Veterans Day – We Must Never Forget

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Gilchrist hosts celebrations honoring veterans at residential care facilities across the region. Veterans Day can be traced back to World War I. The Armistice went into effect at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. That is the origin of Veterans Day, which is celebrated on November 11. Veterans … Read More