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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Tree of Light memorial gathering is this Sunday

On the first Sunday of December, the counselors of Hospice Savannah’s Full Circle Grief and Loss Center host a Tree of Light memorial gathering to remember and honor those who have passed on before us. As bereavement professionals, they know how hard it can be for someone to face the upcoming holiday season when they…

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Yoga, Party and Auction this Friday!

Join Kate Doran, owner of Savannah Power Yoga at this Friday’s yoga relay and party on the outdoor patio of our Edel Caregiver Institute, 6000 Business Center Drive. We are excited to have Visiting Angels and Service Brewing Co. as sponsors. There will be a terrific silent auction,  appetizers and adult beverages following the relay…

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Feeling patriotic every day

Ophelia Rodriguez, annual giving specialist for the Hospice Savannah Foundation, and resident of Pooler, volunteers her time to serve as the co-chair of the hospice’s “We Honor Veterans” program. Ophelia, who served dual military in the Active US Army and the US Air Force Reserves, explains,“ ‘We Honor Veterans’ is a national program through the National…

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Remembering our fathers

As Fathers Day approaches, our thoughts turn to our dads – whether they be alive or dead, and whether they evoke happy memories or troubling ones. “My father, Henry O’Hara Logan, was a very tall, rather intimidating man who was the headmaster of the local elementary school in our hometown on the north coast of…

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