Gilchrist is a nationally recognized, nonprofit leader in serious illness and end-of-life care. We provide counseling, support and care to people at every stage of serious illness, so they may live life to the fullest. Furthermore, we are deeply committed to giving people the clear information and loving support they need to make informed choices … More People Choose Gilchrist for the Range of Services
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These people have an appreciation, sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and deep, loving concern. Beautiful people do not … More Believing the unbelievable – healing as we face our grief
I was driving to Sinai Hospital for a family meeting and as I pulled into their parking lot I began to feel something was not right with my car. I was praying that the pavement was uneven and it was not what I feared it was, but I soon discovered that I did, in fact, … More Unexpected Gifts
Holidays and special days can be very difficult when you are grieving. During the holidays as you gather as a family to celebrate the season, the absence of a loved one is deeply felt. Well intentioned friends may encourage you to get out of the house and be among other people, yet you may not … More Coping With the Holidays When You Are Grieving
When every moment becomes more precious, Gilchrist Hospice Care helps people with life-limiting illnesses make the most of each day, on their own terms, in familiar surroundings. Gilchrist Hospice Care provides: Specialized physical, emotional and spiritual end-of-life care with an emphasis on comfort and pain/symptom management. An interdisciplinary team of specially trained professionals and volunteers … More How can hospice help?
Grieving the death of a loved one can be a difficult, complex journey. It is a unique process for every individual, with no easy, prescribed path or timetable to follow. How we feel, what the loss means to us, and the way we choose to cope with our grief – openly or privately, with humor … More Coping with Life After the Death of a Loved One