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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

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

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

National Hospice & Palliative Care Month

What Hospice Care Means to Patients and Their Families

Friday, November 1, 2019

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month — a time to celebrate the care that helps patients and family caregivers find comfort, respect and support when they’re needed most. This year’s theme is “Hospice: A Program that Works,” and Gilchrist is joining the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and others across the … Read More

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Gilchrist’s Own Homegrown Therapy Dog

Friday, October 25, 2019

Meet Cherish, a 14-week-old Labrador Retriever who has become the most popular new team member at Gilchrist! Cherish (named by the Gilchrist staff) will be raised in the organization to ultimately greet patients and visitors at Gilchrist Center Towson as our very own therapy dog! What is a Therapy Dog? Therapy dogs are dogs trained … Read More

Spiritual Care Week, Spiritual and Pastoral Care Week

Rooted in Faith – Gilchrist’s Thriving Spiritual Care Practice

Friday, October 18, 2019

In honor of Spiritual Care Week, we offer this perspective from a Gilchrist hospice chaplain. I left a patient’s room laughing the other day. She and I laughed throughout the visit. She was smart, with a natural aptitude for using words and ideas in a quick and inventive way. Not only did we spar with … Read More