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
All too often, palliative care is compared to hospice care. While there are some aspects of palliative care and hospice care that are similar, they are very different. Which one is right for you? … More Could Palliative Care Be Right for You?
Gilchrist nurses Karen Bartosz and Renee Ennis were named “Top Nurses” in Baltimore magazine’s 2018 “Excellence in Nursing” issue. A panel of experienced nurse advisors sifted through hundreds of nominations to select the top 50 nurses in 21 specialties in the Baltimore Metro area. Karen and Renee were selected as winners in the Hospice/Home Health/Palliative … More Gilchrist Nurses Among Baltimore’s Best
You may have read in the news that former First Lady Barbara Bush decided to forego medical treatment in favor of ‘comfort care.’ But some of the headlines are misleading. With comfort care—which includes hospice and palliative care—patients continue to receive medical treatment, but the goal of the treatment shifts from curing the disease to … More Does Comfort Care Mean Giving Up Treatment?
“I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits.” Dr. Martin Luther King, 1964 Gilchrist’s partnership with Nkoaranga Hospital’s Palliative Care and Hospice Program in Tanzania continues to deepen in the … More Celebrating Successes in Tanzania
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
It’s just another day as a child life specialist. A child, trached and vented lies on his couch exclaiming over a book showing how blood flows through his body with the excitement of, well, a child. “I didn’t know that!” is the exclamation that begins his telling his own story of painful blood draws and ways … More Just another day as a child life specialist
Part of our celebration of National Hospice and Palliative Care Month is to ask patients and families what they think of the services they have received from Gilchrist Hospice Care. This blog is written by Barbara Carr — whose father is cared for by Gilchrist, as was her mother who recently passed away. When my parents began … More Small miracles on a daily basis, thanks to Gilchrist Hospice Care
Nine hundred patients, six staff members, forty-two volunteers, a catchment area spanning hundreds of miles, rough terrain, life expectancy of 48 years, the ravages of HIV in the community! These were some of the shocking things we learned from listening to our hospice partners from Tanzania in April. From April 14 through April 28, Gilchrist … More Persevering in the Face of Adversity – the Story of a Hospice in Tanzania
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