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Taste of Howard County casino night

Why I Support Gilchrist’s Taste of Howard County

Friday, September 13, 2019

It is my honor to support Gilchrist’s 2019 Taste of Howard County this year as event co-chair. As President and co-owner of the Harry H. Witzke’s Family Funeral Home in Ellicott City, I have been touched by hospice both personally and professionally. Working closely with Gilchrist to serve the community in such a special way … Read More

Hospice Child Life Specialist

What It’s Like to Be a Hospice Child Life Specialist

Friday, September 6, 2019

As a hospice child life specialist, I work with seriously ill children, their siblings or any other young people impacted by a child’s illness and impending death. I am one of two child life specialists at Gilchrist Kids. An experience I had as a child helped shape my career as a child life specialist. When … Read More

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