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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

Hospice aides

National Nursing Assistants Week: Spotlight on Hospice Aides

Friday, June 14, 2019

“What can I do for you today?” Gilchrist hospice aides approach every Gilchrist patient, every time, with those words. We are committed to providing each patient with the care that we would want for our own loved ones. Like every Gilchrist team member, the goal of a hospice aide is to provide people the support … Read More

partner hospice in Tanania

Papaya Medicine: Tales from Gilchrist’s Partner Hospice in Tanzania

Friday, June 7, 2019

Last month, Gilchrist had the honor of hosting three colleagues from our partner hospice — Nkoaranga Lutheran Hospital’s Palliative Care Program in Arusha, Tanzania—for an educational exchange. Our Tanzanian friends braved over 24 hours of travel time to visit us, and we kept them very busy! They shadowed our staff so they could learn how … Read More

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Senior Home Care Services

Friday, May 31, 2019

Senior Home Care Services The challenges of caring for a loved one with serious illness can be overwhelming. One of the concerns often voiced by families served by Gilchrist is that they need help with caregiving. Gilchrist is able to fill this need through our preferred provider of home care services, Avila*. Avila’s personalized home … Read More

2019 Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day Celebration

Gilchrist Celebrates Veterans in Our Community

Friday, May 24, 2019

May is Military Appreciation Month, and with Memorial Day right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to thank and honor all the men and women who have served our country. Many of Gilchrist’s patients have served in the military, and Gilchrist is dedicated to meeting their unique needs at the end of life. Gilchrist … Read More

World Diversity Day

Gilchrist Celebrates World Diversity Day

Friday, May 17, 2019

World Diversity Day is May 21, and Gilchrist is planning an organization-wide celebration. All year long, Gilchrist embraces diversity, inclusion and equity in all that we do. When effectively understood and integrated into our care, diversity enhances the experience of patients and their families. That’s why, years ago, Gilchrist formed an employee-led Diversity Council to … Read More

Jewish hospice

Laid to Rest in the Jewish Tradition

Friday, May 10, 2019

For Syuzanna Alexander and Iolana Klotsman, family is everything. The two sisters and their mother had been inseparable since they emigrated from Ukraine to the U.S. in 1979. Syuzanna describes their relationship as “beautiful and special,” and says their mother, Alexandra, was “embedded in our lives in every way.” The three even lived together as … Read More

Gail Blackburn, Gilchrist's Associate Clinical Director of Home Care/Facility Based Care

Sometimes, nurses play cards…

Friday, May 3, 2019

Every so often a perfectly timed event opens new possibilities. That’s how I felt about recent statements made by Washington State Senator Maureen Walsh. As you’ve probably heard, Senator Walsh said that nurses “probably play cards for a considerable amount of the day” during a Senate floor debate about mandatory meal and rest breaks. As … Read More

The Daily Record Health Care Hero Award

Gilchrist Receives 2019 Health Care Hero Award

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Gilchrist was awarded the 2019 Health Care Hero Award for “Advancements and Innovation in Health Care” by The Daily Record. The award honors organizations and individuals who have made an impact on the quality of health care within our state. The winners were selected by The Daily Record and business and health care leaders. Gilchrist … Read More