Relaxation for Those Caring for a Loved One

If you care for a loved one with dementia, a serious illness or a disability, we know how overwhelming that can be! Our Edel Caregiver Institute is here to help with free Deep Relaxation Classes. Please pre-register at 912.629.1331. Watch below and join us on Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m.   Restorative Yoga and Deep…

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Vatican Appointee: 11th Annual Lecture Series

Our 11th Annual Lecture Series, presented by St. Joseph’s/Candler Foundations featured Monsignor Renzo Pegoraro, physician, author, bioethicist and Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy for Life at The Vatican. He was joined by ethicist Dr. Kathleen Deloach Benton, our newly appointed President and CEO.  Guests at the three events listened intently as they  addressed  “The Art…

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Hospice Savannah Oyster Roast on Isle of Hope on February 17

Come enjoy locally harvested oysters, chili, beer, beverages, desserts, silent auction, and live music by the Midtown Pickers on Sunday, February 17 from 2 to 6:00 p.m. at the beautiful Isle of Hope Marina, 50 W. Bluff Drive. All proceeds support our life enriching programs and services. Beloved Isle of Hope resident Sammy Moore died…

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Hospice Savannah Welcomes New President/CEO

Hospice Savannah, Inc.’s Board of Directors welcomes Kathleen D. Benton, Dr.PH, MA as the legacy hospice’s next President and CEO. Dr. Benton is currently Director of Clinical Ethics and Palliative Care at St. Joseph’s/Candler and will assume her position on January 22, 2019. Her appointment is the result of a national search conducted by a…

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Honoring Coach Walt Weed

As part of our “We Honor Veterans” program, we recently thanked patient Walt Weed for his service to our country. Mr. Weed, who had a long career in Navy intelligence speaking five languages fluently and working as a peace consultant during the Vietnam War, is photographed with his beloved Georgia Coastal Aquatic Team. Read more about Coach…

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De-Bunking Hospice Myths

There are so many myths about hospice care! A short Google search brings up many, such as “Hospice means you have given up and lost control;” or “Hospice care will hasten your death”  One of my favorite articles refuting these and other myths was published a few years ago in Forbes and can be read here. …

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Three female doctors who combine compassion and expertise

Hospice Savannah is fortunate to have three incredible full time doctors at the helm! They work closely with your, or  your loved one’s, personal physician to ensure all medical needs are expertly and promptly addressed. From left to right they are Dr. Cynthia Carter, Dr. Julia Johnson and Dr. Laura Farless. Julia Johnson, MD, MPH,…

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Does Medicare cover Hospice Care?

A guest blog by Danielle Kunkle Danielle Kunkle  is a co-founder of Boomer Benefits, a licensed Medicare insurance agency that helps baby boomers navigate their entry in Medicare in 47 states. More information can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions pages on our site, or simply call us at 912.355.2289.   “America’s national health insurance…

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Looking back …and looking forward

This month I celebrate two decades of working for Hospice Savannah. What an honor and a privilege to work for such an ethical and meaningful organization. Every day I am in awe of the work accomplished by our hands-on caregivers – the certified nursing assistants who bathe and dress our patients, the registered nurses, caring…

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