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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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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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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 Five W’s of Hospice Care

Neville Sarkari, MD Corporate Medical Director, Covenant Hospice   WHO: As a benefit provided by Medicare and most other insurances, hospice is available to individuals who have a life-limiting illness in the opinion of a physician and a hospice medical director. Cancer is not the only diagnosis that qualifies an individual for hospice care. Many […]

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Thank You For Watching Over Me

Being able to share the mission of Covenant Hospice with a wider audience is one of the best parts of my job. I have discussed in previous blog posts how lucky I am to be the recipient of letters from patients and families that we provide care for. We share them often with our staff and […]

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The Interdisciplinary Group: A Team Approach

The most recognized “team” in healthcare is probably the doctor and the nurse. We have all seen them working together to diagnose, treat, and cure. They each have their own specific job and for hundreds of years this team has worked very well to provide patient care. For the best in end-of-life care, this team […]

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Daddy’s home

Father. Such a formal word, isn’t it? I’m a dad, but my young kids have never called me father. When I come home at the end of the day, it’s “daddy’s home.” To my kids, I’ve been gone forever and they are so happy to see me. I don’t know what it is when we […]

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White Christmas

The chances of Northwest Florida having a “white” Christmas is pretty slim. A few years ago, we had what I would call a “Florida white Christmas”–it hailed on Christmas Day. It was “white” precipitation. Nonetheless, my young kids bought it! Chances are we did not have snow and a reason to snuggle up by the […]

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