Help For Loved Ones Outside Our Coverage Area

Hospice Savannah Joins 70 Not-for-Profit Hospice & Serious Illness Care Providers To Launch A Toll-Free 24/7 Hotline by Terri Collins, VP, Business Development & Strategy When faced with a serious illness or need for end-of-life care that they wish to receive at home, many people prefer a not-for-profit hospice and palliative care provider with deep…

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How an Advance Directive is a Gift of Knowing: Mary’s Story

 Mary’s Story & Why You Should Complete Your Advance Directive Today The following is adapted from a talk given by Hospice Savannah’s President & CEO Dr. Kathleen Benton at a senior living community called The Marshes of Skidaway in Savannah. This article will illustrate how an advance directive is a gift of knowing. A Healthcare…

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Dr. Sandy Gordon-Kolb appointed Chief Medical Director

October 29, 2019 – Hospice Savannah’s Board members and Senior Leadership Team announce that Dr. Sandy Gordon-Kolb will assume the role of Hospice Savannah’s Chief Medical Director.  In partnership with community physicians, she will help the rapidly evolving and expanding hospice support patients earlier in the course of their serious illness and through the end…

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Yoga Relay & Silent Auction for Caregivers

Kate Doran, owner of Savannah Power Yoga and SPRY Mind & Body is coordinating the fourth annual  Yoga Relay and silent auction benefiting the Edel Caregiver Institute, a program of not-for-profit Hospice Savannah, Inc. The Yoga Relay is on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at Service Brewing Company, 574 Indian Street, Savannah. Music…

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Helping you understand Morphine and Oxycodone use

There are many myths associated with morphine and oxycodone use. Both are referred to as “opioids.” They are the two most commonly used opioids in hospice and palliative care. What is morphine? Morphine is a pain reliever that acts directly on the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). It is used to relieve moderate…

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Virtual Realty Offered To Our Patients!

We were delighted to have Sunday’s  front page Savannah Morning News story about our volunteer Teri Yarbrow, Professor of virtual realty at SCAD, and her exciting work with our patients.. Here is the link, or read the full story below. Our thanks to writer Betty Derby for capturing the concepts so well. Chris Shields just…

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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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