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

She Sings to People to Make Them Feel Better

The last time I blogged about music therapy was shortly after the program at Gilchrist began in the fall of 2012. Rereading that reflection has inspired me to share some thoughts since starting the music therapy program six years ago. When I first arrived at Gilchrist, my practice was met with an array of reactions, … More She Sings to People to Make Them Feel Better

Finding the Good Days: Pediatric Cancer

A diagnosis of pediatric cancer is a devastating blow to children and their families. Fortunately, pediatric cancer treatment has come a long way in the last 20 years, and many childhood cancers have treatments, cures and the likelihood of a long, healthy life after treatment. Sadly, though, there are certain cancers for which a cure … More Finding the Good Days: Pediatric Cancer

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

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

2015 National Hospice & Palliative Care Month

During this National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, and every month of the year, Gilchrist remains focused on our present and our future. We remain focused on providing the finest care through the end of life – care that is individually tailored to the wants and needs of each patient and family. And we remain focused on exploring new ways to enhance and expand our care, to improve the lives of all those we are privileged to care for. … More 2015 National Hospice & Palliative Care Month

November is National Hospice & Palliative Care Month

We would like to recognize and thank all the dedicated staff and volunteers at Gilchrist Hospice Care for their commitment to providing the finest care through the end of life. We would also like to recognize and thank all of you, our dedicated and supportive community, for helping Gilchrist become who we are today. We have … More November is National Hospice & Palliative Care Month