Archive | June, 2011

It’s time to talk…

The “hospice” conversation.  It’s a conversation that doctors and patients alike often fear.  According to a recent study, most physicians often postpone the conversation, and the reluctancy to have end-of-life talks is well-documented.  Talking about options for end-of-life care in the earlier stages of a life-limiting illness affords the patient and family the opportunity to […]

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6 Hospice Myths

Hospice is often misunderstood. Sometimes it’s even misunderstood by experts. It is obvious that if even the medical community does not fully understand some facts about hospice, then the public certainly might not know the facts. Several points come to mind. Perhaps we could call these “hospice myths.” You know, a myth is some mythical […]

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We Honor Veterans

Covenant Hospice has reached Partner Level 1 Status with the We Honor Veterans campaign!  We Honor Veterans is a campaign developed by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization with the Department of Veterans Affairs.  The campaign recognizes organizations that demonstrate a commitment to improving care for Veterans.  Covenant Hospice reached Level -1 Status by creating […]

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Life’s A Dance – tomorrow!

Our 3rd Annual Life’s A Dance benefit is tomorrow at the Pensacola Saenger Theatre!  Pensacola’s Fred Astaire Dance Studio owners Victor Luna and Dawn Westberry present a star-studded evening of dance featuring local celebrities and cast members of ABC’s hit series Dancing with the Stars including: Maksim “Maks” Chmerkovskiy Tony Dovolani Valentin Chmerkovskiy Dariya “Dasha” Chesnokova and Lacy […]

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Edna – 103 (and 8 months)

This morning I had the privilege of visiting with Edna Boone, who is a patient at the Covenant Hospice Inpatient Care Center at West Florida Hospital. At the age of 103, this special lady shared with me her secrets to a long life, which included never picking up the habit of smoking, even though she […]

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I could never do that

When people think about volunteering for hospice, their first thought may be, “I could never do that”, or “I would be too depressed.” Talk to a Covenant Hospice volunteer and he or she will tell you a very different story. Covenant volunteers come from many different backgrounds, ranging from retired persons, to working professionals, active […]

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