Choosing how you want to live…and die

  November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, and we at Gilchrist—along with hospice and palliative care programs across the country—want to help people understand all that hospice and palliative care offer. When a cure is no longer possible, hospice provides medical care and emotional, social and spiritual support to help people live life … More Choosing how you want to live…and die

People Choose Gilchrist for the Range of Services

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

What Hospice Quality Means at Gilchrist

Healthcare quality professionals at Gilchrist proudly join the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) and those around the country in celebrating Healthcare Quality Week, October 21-27. At Gilchrist, we don’t just focus on quality one week a year—we take steps all year long to improve quality. Quality at Gilchrist means that each person and family … More What Hospice Quality Means at Gilchrist

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

Join Us at Gilchrist’s Taste of Howard County

As the general manager of Turf Valley Resort, a family-owned business in Howard County, it has always been important to me and my family to be good corporate citizens. As such we try to support the many good causes, organizations and events here in the county—many of which are held at Turf Valley Resort. Gilchrist’s … More Join Us at Gilchrist’s Taste of Howard County

Run With Us to Support Gilchrist Center Baltimore

For over 30 years, Gilchrist Center Baltimore has provided compassionate, end-of-life care to residents of Baltimore City. Many of our patients have been medically or socially underserved, homeless or without an able caregiver. Regardless of their circumstances, people can come to Gilchrist Center Baltimore and receive excellent care in a home-like environment. Gilchrist offers care … More Run With Us to Support Gilchrist Center Baltimore

Giving Children Control in Their Care Choices

Families facing a terminal prognosis for their child are faced with an impossible choice: to continue treatments—grasping at any hope for a cure even when those treatments cause their own pain and devastation, or give up hope for a cure and focus on comfort care and pain management. Nothing can take away the agony of … More Giving Children Control in Their Care Choices

Did You Know that a Gilchrist Nurse is Available to Families 24/7?

Family members and patients can call Gilchrist’s Nurse Helpline any time, day or night, 365 days a year. A triage nurse is always available to answer the call and get them the help they need either over the phone or by getting in touch with their hospice team. During the day, the triage nurse can … More Did You Know that a Gilchrist Nurse is Available to Families 24/7?