Archive | September, 2012

Why does Covenant Hospice Hold Fundraisers?

Submitted by Covenant Hospice Philanthropy Department Covenant holds fundraisers because the idea of a partnership between healthcare providers and voluntary efforts is built into the structure of the Hospice Medicare Benefit, which serves as the model for most hospice funding in this country. Many of the first hospices were entirely staffed by volunteers, with the philosophy […]

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Keep Your Loved One Safe from Wandering with Project Lifesaver

Submitted by June Pouliot, Client Services Coordinator with Alzheimer’s Family Services Greetings! It was an eventful first week on my new job as Client Services Coordinator with Alzheimer’s Family Services. I am incredibly grateful to our staff and volunteers for their help and guidance, and I am excited about my new role. Having been a […]

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The Role of the Hospice Physician

Neville Sarkari MD, FACP Corporate Medical Director, Covenant Hospice Patients and their families often have many questions when they are considering admission to a Hospice program. One question that often comes up is “Do I have to give up my physician?”  The answer is a definite NO! Covenant Hospice has many wonderful physicians who are […]

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Fear of Dying

Life is good.  It’s not just a logo on a t-shirt.  Life really is good.  Ask anyone and you will get all sorts of positive responses.  As a medical school professor once said “it is widely held and deeply rooted that living is better than dying.” On any day, even a bad day, you can […]

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The House That Built Me

Whenever I hear Miranda Lambert sing, “The House That Built Me” I can’t help but think about the house that built ME. It is a small-ish 3 bedroom home in southern Indiana that my grandparents have lived in since they were married. Growing up we were always there with my cousins celebrating holidays and birthdays. There […]

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The Roaring 20’s Are Back!

For two weeks now I’ve had a big grin spanning my face because of the great success of our most recent Pensacola Branch fundraiser. On Friday, August 24th, the hard work of a few staff and lots of volunteers culminated in one of the best events I’ve ever had the opportunity to attend. While racking my brain this […]

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Keep Calm and Carry On

Recently I received a gift of note cards and on the front was the crown of England and the title “Keep Calm and Carry On.”  I absolutely loved the gift and that message, which I felt carried me through trials that occur in life.  We always hear when you are practicing emergency drills whether in […]

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September Employee of the Month

Jane Bryan, Sr. Hospice Aide Niceville, is the Employee of the Month for September! Jane is always receiving high praise from the families of her patients. She is known to be friendly, always smiling, helpful and patient. No one ever has an unkind word to say about Jane – she is warm and loving to […]

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