Tag Archives: coping

Helping Children though the Holidays

by Erik Persson – Sr. PIC-TFK Social Worker Covenant Hospice is committed to serving patients, families, and also children by offering specialized support. Our “Coping with the Holidays for Children” group activities offer time to reflect and remember loved ones who have died. The groups are held throughout the Covenant Hospice service areas and always […]

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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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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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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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Beginning the Conversation

As baby boomers, those born between 1945 and 1964, start to enter retirement, they have begun to realize that their parents are sharing the blessing of a longer lifespan. It’s a fact that more and more of us as adults, and some of us retired, will be caring for our elderly parents.    Most of […]

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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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What Makes You Happy?

While spending this beautiful past Memorial Day weekend at home, not feeling well myself, I was thinking, what makes me happy?  My children, husband, family, church and then I looked out my window and saw the stray dog I had picked up a couple of weeks ago.  I know you are wondering…What?  Here is this […]

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To Remember and Celebrate

Although I am new to the Communications Department at Covenant Hospice, it has been a wonderful journey for me. There are so many days I find myself inspired by the touching stories we are very fortunate to receive and share. Although I have health care experience, I have found that hospice provides a very unique […]

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Dear Family,

Dear Family, I will always remember the first day that I met you all. It was in August sometime ago, my husband had been admitted to the nursing facility. I was one reckless nerve. I was filled with grief, anger, guilt, and denial. I was completely lost to this world; couldn’t sleep, couldn’t read, couldn’t eat, […]

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