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The Life-changing Work of Social Workers

Friday, March 6, 2020

March is Social Work Month—the perfect time to highlight the critical role social workers play at Gilchrist for seriously ill patients and their families. What Do Social Workers Do? Social workers visit with patients and families to counsel them through emotional challenges. They draw on their knowledge and training to empower families, engender hope and … Read More

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Gilchrist Kids: When A Child Has a Life-limiting Illness

Friday, February 28, 2020

When a child has a serious illness with no cure, it can become all-consuming for the parents and siblings of the sick child. There are myriad issues to address beyond the child’s illness. Parents grieve for the life they once dreamed for their child. They suffer from enormous stress, exhaustion from caregiving, and feelings of … Read More

Veterans Celebration

Gilchrist Holds Third Annual Veterans Celebration

Friday, February 21, 2020

UPDATE: Gilchrist is committed to ensuring the safety and health of those in our community. In light of recent concerns about the coronavirus, we have decided to cancel this year’s Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day Celebration. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. Join us next year on March 21, 2021. The event … Read More

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Vet-to-Vet Cafes Bring Veterans Together at Assisted Living Facilities

Friday, January 31, 2020

Eight veterans gathered in the dining room of Oakcrest assisted living facility on a recent morning to reminisce and share stories about their military experiences. Known as ‘Vet-to-Vet Cafés,’ these gatherings are part of Gilchrist’s We Honor Veterans program, which addresses the growing need for veteran-centered care, especially as veterans age. Gilchrist volunteer Mike Lachance, … Read More

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Gilchrist Grief Support Groups, Workshops and Events

Friday, January 24, 2020

Gilchrist offers extensive counseling and support services to those grieving a loss. In addition to one-on-one counseling sessions, we offer grief support groups, workshops and remembrance events. Below is an overview of our offerings. All programs are held in one of our office locations (unless otherwise noted): Hunt Valley, Howard County, Towson and GBMC. Registration … Read More

All You Need is Love...And Music Therapy

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

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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