Archive | November, 2012

Share Your Strengths Supporting the Mission of Covenant Hospice

submitted by Keelea LeJeune, Volunteer Services Manager, EscaRosa Team After dancing for the event in 2010, Donna Clark came on board to be the chair of one of our top fundraisers, Life’s a Dance, with 2012 being her second year as chair. She has helped us take this event to the next level – adding a […]

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Perspectives from a Very Special Hospice Aide Serving Covenant Hospice Patients in Dothan, Alabama

Very recently, I was invited to spend time with Sonya Snow, a Hospice Aide serving Covenant Hospice patients and families in Dothan, Alabama. I first learned about Sonya from Wendy Scurlock, Director of Branch Operations in Dothan, who told me how Sonya always goes above and beyond serving her patients, either by singing to them […]

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Thanksgiving: A Time for Communicating About the things that Matter

Neville Sarkari MD, FACP Corporate Medical Director, Covenant Hospice One of our favorite things we ever heard Steve Jobs say is… ‘If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.’ We love it for three reasons: 1) It reminds all of us that living with intention is one of […]

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Feast Week

I heard a radio announcer use a disturbing term this morning–”feast week.” We have a national holiday this Thursday…something that harkens to the earliest days of our nation. It was recognized in order for Americans to pause and give thanks for all God has done for them. Yet, this radio announcer’s remarks only echo what […]

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A Story of “Life Saving”

I recently received this letter from a family member of one of our patients. I wanted to share it with everyone on our blog because I think it’s such a beautiful story, written from a family member’s perspective, that really encompasses the essence of hospice care. “The title of this letter may seem like an […]

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Coping with the Holidays for Caregivers

Written and Compiled by Rachel Harding, MSW, Alzheimer’s Family Services PRN Social Worker Holidays are bittersweet for many Alzheimer’s disease caregivers. The happy memories of the past contrast with the difficulties of the present, and extra demands on time and energy can seem overwhelming. Finding a balance between rest and activity can help. Here are some […]

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A Watchful Eye

Submitted by Shona Hall, Community Educator, Brewton Branch Earlier this year in the Spring, I had the privilege of attending a fundraising event hosted by the Panama City Covenant Hospice Team. Even though this was not the first time that I had attended this fundraiser known as the Mask Gala, it was the first time […]

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The Gift of Veteran Volunteers

Early last summer, two gentlemen had a special conversation about an important last wish. “All I want to do is go to the Naval Aviation Museum. Then I’ll never have to leave my home again,” Randy Barbour told Jim Kirby. Randy is an Army Veteran and Covenant Hospice patient and Jim is a Navy Veteran […]

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Congrats Megan!

Congratulations to Megan Crawford, Administrative Unit Coordinator from Pensacola who has been selected as the Employee of the Month for November! Megan has always gone “above and beyond” her duties, but over the last month and a half has risen even higher without persuasion or directive. She eagerly jumped into a monumental task which took […]

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Start Care Now: Who Can Make a Referral to Hospice?

Life is good and most of us want a bit more of it.  The wish for a longer life is coming true for many as the aging population is living longer because they are living better with an increased emphasis on wellness. With disease there is always hope. Hope that the cancer can be cured, hope that the […]

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