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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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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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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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Congratulations to a “Special Angel”

Congratulations to Marian Boatwright, Hospice Aide from our Tallahassee branch, who was selected as the October Employee of the Month. Marian is often called a “special angel” by patients, their families and her coworkers. Her colleagues also tell us that Marian consistently goes way above expectations. She enjoys walking outside with her patients and relieving […]

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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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“Just one more day Lord, just one more day”

Submitted by Andre’ Hall, Community Educator, Pensacola Branch I sat watching my mother, counting her breaths, praying for one more day. That was in February 2002. She had been ill with cancer and the doctors could not do anymore. My mother was a proud African-American woman. In her earlier days she actually worked as a […]

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Teen Volunteers Make a Difference at Covenant Hospice!

The Covenant Hospice Volunteer Team recently received a short letter from a 15-year-old teen volunteer, explaining exactly why she chose to become a Covenant Volunteer:  “The reason I became a Covenant Volunteer is because of the things they do, the love they give, and the lives that they brighten.  Just the other day I was speaking […]

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Meet Covenant Hospice’s Newest Volunteers!

Here at Covenant Hospice, nothing is stagnant.  As we continue to grow and expand, serving more patients and families every day, our volunteer program must keep the pace.  We are constantly growing, constantly improving.  No two days are ever the same and someone is always coming up with new and inventive ideas and programs to organize and […]

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Friends, Fathers and Giants

June 2012 marks the third anniversary of my father’s unexpected death; June 26, 2009. While unprepared for his sudden death, I will always remain eternally thankful of the 15 close years I shared with my father. Although I was not raised with my father, in 1999, he and I formed a close bond that will […]

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