Grief Retreats: Why Focusing On Our Grief Can Be Healing

Gilchrist now offers day-long grief retreats for individuals seeking to recharge themselves and learn new ways to relate to their grief. A grief retreat may seem counterintuitive at first: why would someone want to spend a day focusing on what is most troubling and painful? Wouldn’t it be better to stay busy and distracted, keeping … More Grief Retreats: Why Focusing On Our Grief Can Be Healing

Elder Medical Care Helps Seniors Remain in Their Homes

When you hear the name Gilchrist, you might immediately think of hospice. But one of the most helpful services Gilchrist offers is pre-hospice medical care for seniors with serious illness. Gilchrist Elder Medical Care is a much-needed service for those who have difficulty traveling to doctors’ appointments and for whom treatment is becoming less effective. … More Elder Medical Care Helps Seniors Remain in Their Homes

Care Navigators: Listening to Your Needs and Connecting You to Services

Through Gilchrist’s Care Counseling service, anyone in the community can reach a trained care navigator to receive support, guidance and help in understanding their options for care—either for themselves or a loved one with serious illness. Since its inception in October 2017, the care navigation center has received over 10,000 calls. For every caller, our … More Care Navigators: Listening to Your Needs and Connecting You to Services

Why ‘Hospice Aide’ Was the Perfect Job for Me

In honor of National Nursing Assistants Week, we want to recognize our nursing staff and hospice aides for their hard work and dedication. Below is a reflection on life as a hospice aide. Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away! As a kid, … More Why ‘Hospice Aide’ Was the Perfect Job for Me

Creating a Safe Environment for Patients on Hospice

Safety is a priority at Gilchrist. Because patients of Gilchrist tend to be either elderly or at the end of life, they are at higher risk for falls or medication errors, such as missing a dose or taking the wrong medication. Our goal is to help decrease these risks and create the safest environment possible … More Creating a Safe Environment for Patients on Hospice

Why Gilchrist is a Great Place to Work – Compassion for Families Locally and in Tanzania

In April, Gilchrist was certified as a ‘Great Place to Work,’ and I agree. I’ve worked for Gilchrist for 19 years, and one of the many reasons I am proud to work here is that we care about those in need of hospice not only in this country, but also half a world away in … More Why Gilchrist is a Great Place to Work – Compassion for Families Locally and in Tanzania

The importance of Gilchrist volunteers, and why we need them more than ever

Living with a serious illness can be an isolating experience. For some of the people we serve, their only regular visitors are their Gilchrist team. Every team member serves an important role, but the value of our volunteers cannot be overstated. Through companionship and social interaction, they help ease the loneliness that many of our … More The importance of Gilchrist volunteers, and why we need them more than ever

Gilchrist Celebrates Exceptional Nurses During National Nurses Week

Each year, National Nurses Week, May 6-12, honors all those who serve as living legacies of Florence Nightingale’s groundbreaking work to transform nursing into the evidence-based, data-informed, compassion-infused profession we know today. Here at Gilchrist, we will celebrate our nurses at the third annual GBMC Art of Nursing Awards Celebration on Friday, May 11. Those … More Gilchrist Celebrates Exceptional Nurses During National Nurses Week