A Yoga Relay Fundraiser!

One of the most healing things we can offer exhausted caregivers at the Edel Caregiver Institute is an hour of deep breathing and relaxation, coupled with some basic stretching yoga poses. Caregivers are notoriously bad about taking time for themselves, but when they do, they can be deeply restored. The yoga community has been very…

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Happy Fourth!

Hospice Savannah recognizes our patients who are veterans with a Pinning Ceremony conducted by a fellow member from their branch of the armed services. The patient pictured was a recipient of both a Bronze Star and Purple Heart for his service and bravery in Normandy during WWII. It is our hope and goal that our…

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Proud to have earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval

Not all hospices are the same! With over a dozen hospices in our community, we encourage families to do their research and choose the best! The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. it conducted an on-site evaluation of Hospice Savannah in April. We are proud to have…

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For my Dad on Fathers’ Day

“I have two pictures of who my dad is. It is a classic before and after kind of thing. My dad was my champion, my bedtime story reader, a compass with which to direct my life, and the person whose opinion I often sought first. I never thought of him as Superman because I always…

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Who Cares for the Family Caregiver?

We appreciate Gabreille Ware’s  GPB broadcast on the issues facing family caregivers. Take a listen! As she points out, our Edel Caregiver Institute is the only institute in the state that provides hands-on training to caregivers. Additionally, we provide a full array of supportive classes – including a wonderfully relaxing restorative yoga taught by volunteer…

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Our annual report to the community

Tomorrow is our 2016 Annual Meeting when we thank Board members who have served in the past and welcome new officers and members. Each attendee will receive a copy of our 2015 Annual Report to the Community.  While other hospices have a mission of making profits to satisfy the demands of shareholders, not-for-profit  Hospice Savannah…

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Empathy Eases Death’s Pain

So often we are at a loss for words when someone dies. How do we express our sadness while extending comfort to the bereaved? In this beautiful NPR piece, Ann Finkbeiner speaks of the almost magical healing she experienced from caring friends, family and neighbors following the death of her 80 year-old husband. She writes, “Empathy…

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Repeat after me: Hospice means more care, not less

Despite our reputation for superior end-of-life care, it often feels like a frustrating and sometimes futile job trying to market our services. It makes me want to have advance directives conversations as a mandatory high school class,  or to make the reading of certain articles about hospice  a requirement before we can access healthcare of…

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Dear community supporters, Thank you for your kindness in helping our friends, neighbors, and loved ones through challenging and difficult moments. Last year, because of your financial support, 1,224 patients received the best clinical, psychosocial and spiritual support at their end-of-life. Because of you, their caregivers received both practical help and compassion. Because of you,…

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Quality Matters

I am very proud that we have 33 employees certified in Hospice and Palliative Care. Such expertise really demonstrates our organization’s commitment to clinical excellence and quality in the provision of care to our patients and families facing life-liming illnesses. Additionally we are the only hospice in the Coastal Empire to be awarded the Gold Seal…

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