Tending to the Spiritual Needs of Patients With Dementia

Dedera Baker writes about her experience as a Gilchrist chaplain in honor of Pastoral Care Week, which celebrates the practice of spiritual care through professional chaplaincy and pastoral counseling. What I have learned most about being a hospice chaplain is that, at the end of life, what divides us seems to disappear. In the face … More Tending to the Spiritual Needs of Patients With Dementia

Part 2: Music therapy: I’m here and I’m listening

A patient with early-onset Dementia had been referred for music therapy.  This patient was a wife and grandmother.  As the patient began a steady decline including memory loss, the inability to interact, significant weight loss, and loss of ability to care for self, her family was no longer able to care for her and the … More Part 2: Music therapy: I’m here and I’m listening

Where is hospice care provided?

Gilchrist Hospice Care serves the Central Maryland community–Baltimore City and Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, and Howard Counties. Hospice care can be provided in a variety of settings: at home, in a nursing or group home, in an assisted or independent living facility, in a retirement or long-term care facility, at Gilchrist Center in Towson or Gilchrist Center … More Where is hospice care provided?