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Hospice Can Help a Heavy Heart

Sometimes things happen in life where there are no words to describe the sadness of something that has happened. Tragic events occur that leave us confused, hopeless, and looking to others for support. Most certainly this is the case after the recent events in Newtown, Connecticut where we all remain stunned, saddened, and have heavy […]

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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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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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Got Regrets?

Have you ever been laying in bed at night, sitting in your office, driving down the road and have something that you said or did come back to your memory? I have worked with many patients in the past that after receiving the news of their diagnosis, they begin to think about the past more […]

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Camp Monarch

Submitted by Julie Hurlbert, LCSW Family Support Specialist Having the opportunity to be a part of Camp Monarch at Covenant Hospice has been a great pleasure.  I have met so many wonderful children who are an inspiration.  I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I was preparing for camp.  I have been involved in […]

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Clergy Appreciation Month

Besides cooler weather in the Panhandle and the approach of the holiday season, October marks an important reminder for Covenant Hospice employees and other community members. Clergy Appreciation Day is always celebrated on the second Sunday in October (Oct. 14, 2012 this year), and October is celebrated as Clergy Appreciation Month. According to the Occupational […]

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Over 1.5 million people benefit from hospice care

Did you know? According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, in 2010, 1,029,000 United States residents died in hospice care in our country, 292,759 remained in hospice care into 2011, and 259,000 were discharged after receiving symptom control and comfort care from expert hospice and palliative care providers in 2010. While I received my […]

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A life well planned!

Submitted by Amy Stamey, Community Educator, Pensacola Branch I am a proud American, a proud American by choice.  I, like my fellow immigrants, journeyed to this land, bringing the history, culture and identity from another country; embracing the Land of the Free and calling it home. On September 14th 2012 I swore in as an […]

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11th Hour Angels

The word covenant means “promise.”  For those of us who live and breathe the mission every day, the staff and volunteers of Covenant Hospice, it’s something we never forget.  Every time we say “Covenant Hospice,” we’re remembering that we’ve made a solemn promise to our patients and families and to our community.  We’ve promised to […]

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Covenant Hospice Diversity Engagement Committee: On The Move to Extend Hospice Care

At Covenant Hospice, our vision is for excellence in compassionate care for all people, to broaden and fulfill life’s journey. Over the last few months, a Diversity Engagement Committee (DEC) has been formed at Covenant Hospice to explore opportunities that increase service provision to diverse groups of individuals who need hospice care. This could very […]

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