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Elder Medical Care

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People With Serious Illness Need a Continuum of Care

The needs of older adults with serious illness are too often overlooked by the health care system. For many, comprehensive care for serious illness occurs only in the last weeks and months of life as they enter hospice care. Until that point, the frail and elderly tend to stop going to medical offices for care …

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Community Supports Gilchrist’s Care Teams During the Pandemic

With your support, together our story goes on. 1,008. That is the number of patients that Gilchrist is caring for throughout our community at this time. Across Baltimore, Howard, Harford, Carroll, and Anne Arundel counties, as well as Baltimore City, our care teams of hospice aides, doctors, nurses, social workers, chaplains and music therapists visited, …

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Happy New Year from Gilchrist!

A message from Gilchrist’s president, Catherine Hamel: I hope you had wonderful holidays filled with joy and laughter, family and friends. It’s hard to believe it is already 2020. Another year, another decade, a continued opportunity to serve and support others. As we prepare for the year ahead and reflect on the defining moments of …

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Elder Medical Care: Support & Resources for the Seriously Ill

Through Gilchrist’s Elder Medical Care program, social workers and resource coordinators provide ongoing emotional support and resources at no cost to patients and families facing a serious illness. Our support is intended to help families who need guidance and assistance in coping, care coordination and planning for the future. Many of the Elder Medical Care …

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How Can Integrative and Palliative Medicine Help People with Serious Illness?

Each day, the physicians and nurse practitioners on our Integrative and Palliative Medicine team live and breathe Gilchrist’s philosophy of supporting patients and families through serious illness. As a nurse practitioner on the team, I evaluate patients and help manage symptoms such as pain and anxiety that often accompany advanced illnesses, with the goal of …

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