Counseling and Support FAQs
There are few things more stressful than dealing with a serious illness or coping with the death of a loved one. Below are answers to some Counseling and Support frequently asked questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
I have support from my friends and family. Why should I seek out grief support?
Even if just for a single one-on-one session, working with a counselor can help you sort out your emotions and figure out the course you may want to follow on your grief journey. And while you may ultimately not need regular one-on-one counseling, you may find our other grief offerings, including support groups and workshops, helpful.
My husband is on hospice, and I’m currently struggling with the idea of him dying. Is there anyone at Gilchrist who can help me now?
Yes. Our specially trained bereavement counselors can provide emotional support prior to a loved one’s death. After your loss, that same counselor will continue to offer you support, if needed.
How will I pay for Gilchrist grief services?
Time-limited one-on-one counseling for families served by Gilchrist Hospice Care is offered at no charge. For our community clients, it is offered on a sliding scale. In addition, while some of our one-day events include a nominal fee, all of our support groups and most of our seminars are offered at no charge.
We are new to Gilchrist. How can a volunteer help?
Volunteers are a crucial part of the Gilchrist team, providing an extra layer of support for our families. Whether by offering respite breaks for caregivers, providing companionship, running errands, or doing a multitude of other small tasks, our volunteers are dedicated to helping you and your family.
I’d like to volunteer with Gilchrist. How do I get started?
There are many ways you can make a difference and experience the rewards of volunteering with Gilchrist. Whether you prefer to work directly with those served by Gilchrist, assist with administrative work in the office or conduct outreach efforts in the community, we have a role for you. If you are interested in becoming a Gilchrist volunteer, please complete our volunteer application or call 1.888.823.8880 for more information.
New to Gilchrist?
Our care navigators can direct you to the Gilchrist services that are right for you.