National Volunteer Week

This is National Volunteer Week – a week when we pause to acknowledge and thank the countless men, women and teenagers who have volunteered for Hospice Savannah over the past 36 years. We were founded by pioneering volunteers who saw the need for hospice care in our community, and as we have expanded coverage into…

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New core values video

Please watch our new three-minute video as our employees share our values of Excellence, Accountability, Compassion, Teamwork and Stewardship. Our values provide the foundation for everything we do and I am extremely proud to be a part of an organization that embraces and carries out these core principles daily. Hospice Savannah is the only hospice…

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March is National Social Work Month

As a Masters Social Worker, I am honored to thank and acknowledge the wonderful Social Workers we have at Hospice Savannah during National Social Work month. Hospice Savannah’s Social Workers are trained professionals who specialize in helping patients and their families work through the many changes that occur as their loved one’s health declines. Our…

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Thinking About Our Mortality

As Dr Atul Gawande’s “Being Mortal” remains at the number one position on the New York Times bestseller list, more and more of us are pondering medical decisions  and how we want to experience our end-of-life. Having end-of-life discussions is a good thing and we are here to help with your advance planning conversations; please…

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The Washington Post’s What is hospice care, and when might I need it?

I was so delighted by the interest and conversations generated by Dr. Thomas Smith, Director of Palliative Care at Johns Hopkins, our guest speaker during our 7th annual lecture.  His message to both physicians and individuals diagnosed with a life-limiting illness is to have the conversation about end-of-life plans long before end-of-life circumstances occur! With…

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Death over Dinner?

There are a number of U Tube videos and TED Talks regarding the “Death over Dinner” phenomenon which tries to normalize advance care planning; those important discussions we need to have with our loved ones about our wishes should we be in a car accident, and become unable to speak for ourselves, or be diagnosed…

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Yes – there IS such a thing as a free lunch!

I hope you will join me for our 7th Annual Lecture Series featuring Dr. Thomas J. Smith, Director of Palliative Medicine at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. As part of our mission to provide the community with the best resources on end-of-life and palliative care issues, we will be hosting a community lecture with a complimentary luncheon on…

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De-bunking Myths about Hospice and Palliative Care

I originally wrote this blog in December four years ago. People still have many of the same misconceptions! Please won’t you share this message with your friends and family members so more people in our community can access the help and compassion they so desperately  need?   Let me know if you can think of more…

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Giving Thanks!

This week I am especially grateful for our wonderful community donors and supporters… …The Skidaway Island Baptist Church fitness group, taught by Hospice Savannah volunteer and trainer Patti Iott (kneeling), generously donated $2,145 towards our Demere Center for Living recently. …Supporter Beth Kinstler, of Avalon Antiques,  will hold a vintage linen and jewelry sale (with mimosas!)…

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