National Volunteer Week: Recognizing Gilchrist Volunteers

Every day, I work with volunteers who selflessly give of themselves to support families when they are at their most vulnerable. Many of Gilchrist’s volunteers have had a personal experience with Elder Medical Care or Hospice Care and have turned their pain into purpose—it’s an honor to work with each and every one of them. … More National Volunteer Week: Recognizing Gilchrist Volunteers

Does Comfort Care Mean Giving Up Treatment?

You may have read in the news that former First Lady Barbara Bush decided to forego medical treatment in favor of ‘comfort care.’ But some of the headlines are misleading. With comfort care—which includes hospice and palliative care—patients continue to receive medical treatment, but the goal of the treatment shifts from curing the disease to … More Does Comfort Care Mean Giving Up Treatment?

Spring Jazz Brunch: A Delightful Way to Spend a Sunday Morning

Enjoy a delicious brunch and relaxing jazz music against the backdrop of breathtaking views—all while supporting Gilchrist Center Baltimore. What a great way to spend a Sunday morning! I hope you will join us at Gilchrist’s Spring Jazz Brunch on Sunday, April 8, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime … More Spring Jazz Brunch: A Delightful Way to Spend a Sunday Morning

Caring for an Elderly Parent? How a Geriatric Consultation Can Help

As people age, finding coordinated medical care can be difficult. It’s not uncommon for an elderly adult to be prescribed multiple medications and treatments by different specialists. But who is looking at the big picture? Gilchrist geriatrician Anna Monias, MD, answers questions about how a geriatric consultation can help older adults with serious illness improve … More Caring for an Elderly Parent? How a Geriatric Consultation Can Help

Operation Gratitude: Bringing Healing to Veterans

Gilchrist recognizes that veterans have unique needs at the end of life. Our We Honor Veterans initiatives are designed to meet these needs and to thank veterans for their sacrifice and service. Our most recent veteran initiative—Operation Gratitude—focuses on engaging and educating younger generations about the sacrifices veterans have made in service of their country. … More Operation Gratitude: Bringing Healing to Veterans

What It Means to Be a Gilchrist Social Worker

Each March during National Social Work Month, I get to consider: What does it mean to be a social work counselor at Gilchrist hospice? I know we are trained to understand the psychological and social factors which underlie people’s thoughts, feeling and behaviors. But maybe the best way to understand our role is to hear … More What It Means to Be a Gilchrist Social Worker

In Times of Tragedy or Loss, Gilchrist Offers Counseling and Support

It seems our nation is faced with more acts of violence and death than ever before. With every tragedy, we find ourselves dealing with emotions of grief and loss in ways we never expected. Grief has become ever present in our day-to-day world. Whether a loss is sudden or expected, Gilchrist Counseling & Support offers … More In Times of Tragedy or Loss, Gilchrist Offers Counseling and Support