A year-end message

Hospice Savannah used to have a tag line for its advertising that read “Adding Life to Days”. Even though we don’t use that tagline much anymore, we certainly still believe it! It is a difficult time of year to make end-of-life decisions, but sometimes  situations are thrust upon us and we need help…Even during the…

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Add a splash of color to your life and support Hospice Savannah!

We are so thankful when grateful family members hold benefits on our behalf! Local painter Ann Lutz  has received Hospice Savannah’s support for seven family members (read her story here). In gratitude for our services she is donating 100% of proceeds from the sale of her colorful work hung in the W Salon. Newly relocated…

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Music and Memory

Many of you have seen the moving U Tube clip of Henry, an elderly non-communicative nursing home patient “coming alive” as he hears music from his favorite artist Cab Calloway playing though headphones.  The clip, which went viral with more than 11 millions views, is taken from the 2012 documentary Alive Inside: A Story of…

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A message from our Hospice House volunteer coordinator

Not every one has the time to go through our extensive volunteer training and volunteer on a regular basis, but hosting a snack drive is an easy and meaningful way for community volunteer groups, Sunday school classes, school groups, etc. to help Hospice Savannah! Our Hospice House volunteers stock a Hospice House Family Kitchen. It’s…

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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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