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

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

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

Looking ahead

There’s so much to do…and so little time.  Happy 2013!  It feels like yesterday that we were buying and storing bottled water, working with our IT colleagues and praying that our computer systems would be able to handle the changing of a century.  To think that 13 years have already passed is mind-boggling.  At Gilchrist … More Looking ahead