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Words from A Beautiful & Wise Soul: “Life is Worth Living”

by Tristessa Osborne After a Sunday spent with two of my favorite people from Navarre, Florida, I am humbled by my take away from our day. Not only did the most beautiful aging soul keep the spirit, she had the medical staff laughing so hard they struggled to hook up her monitors. She was in […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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A Few Things You Never Forget

Public speaking: Many are horribly afraid of it, some (say, for certain politicians) are drawn to it, others are best in their comfort zone when talking amongst a small group of people. Either way, it’s a great feeling to connect to the audience your speaking to in a powerful way. . Working with Veterans has […]

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