Hospice Savannah continues to support and care for patients and their caregivers during the covid pandemic with a focus on avoiding high-risk ER visits and hospital admissions.

Hospice Savannah is committed to maintaining our exemplary level of care for patients and families during the Coronavirus pandemic. We are attentively and constantly monitoring CDC guidelines to ensure team members utilize correct precautions in order to continue providing safe and outstanding care.

MANAGING PAIN and SYMPTOMS 

Hospice Savannah’s personalized care includes monitoring pain and symptoms to help keep patients comfortable while at the same time avoiding ER visits and hospital admissions.

 

RECOGNIZING PATIENT and FAMILY’S DESIRE to STAY at HOME

Hospice Savannah nurses are on call 24/7 to address patient concerns, comfort and safety while also helping prevent high-risk ER visits and hospital readmissions.
Medications, pain, and symptoms can be managed under Hospice Savannah in the comfort of a patient’s home, and when warranted, our Hospice In-Patient Unit on Eisenhower Drive.

 
FOCUSED and PERSONALIZED CAREGIVER SUPPORT
The Edel Caregiver Institute supports you, the caregiver, as you support your loved one. No matter the diagnosis or stage of the diagnosis, we are here to offer help with finding resources and provide emotional support throughout your caregiving journey.
 

Hospice Savannah, Inc. and the Steward Center for Palliative Care remain open and dedicated to serving you. In homes, nursing homes, or assisted living facilities. Our team members wear PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) when caring for patients, and ask that contact with family members be extremely limited.
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Hospice In-Patient Unit: One entrance remains open for team members and one entrance remains open for visitors. Both team members and visitors are checked for fever and asked screening questions before being admitted. Visitors who are sick and/or do not pass the CDC screening at the door will not be permitted to enter the building under any circumstances.
We currently permit only two visitors in each room at a time between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. Visitors must be screened and must wear a mask.  (Under extenuating circumstances, such as imminent end of life, or the need for extra support, temporary visitation may be granted at the discretion of the Hospice Savannah leadership team). We have temporarily closed public areas such as our meditation room and living room, and extra disinfecting and cleaning protocols are in place. Click here to watch a video of these measures.

We believe this protection is essential for our patients, team members, and the communities we serve, and encourage visitors to connect to loved ones through virtual means such as Zoom, Skype, or FaceTime.
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Edel Caregiver Institute is returning to virtual support groups for both the Caregiver Support Group and the Dementia Caregiver Support Group. We are also offering a Dementia Caregiver Support Group on-site at the Demere Center for Living. Click here for dates and updated information on our caregiver calendar.  To receive updates via our caregiver newsletter, CLICK HERE.  As always, please do not hesitate to reach out for individual consultations or should you have any questions or concerns by calling Jill Costello at (912) 629-1331 / JCostello@HospiceSavannah.org
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Full Circle Grief & Loss have switched all groups and individual sessions to a virtual format for the foreseeable future. The October memorial service will remain as an in-person in the hope that it can be, but that may change as well. For more information or to schedule a virtual appointment, call our bereavement counselors at (912) 303-9442.
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The Hospice Savannah Thrift Shoppe is open. Social distancing and excellent hygiene measures are in place. We ask shoppers not to bring in their own bags and to schedule donation drop-offs ahead of time by calling the Shoppe at (912) 629-1122.
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The Hospice Savannah Volunteer Program is operating on a limited basis. Please call (912) 629-1048 for more information. Volunteers assigned to homecare patients are asked to check in with their patients via phone and to document that contact.
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Hospice Savannah Foundation has resumed in-person fundraising events with COVID-19 safety protocols in place. Foundation staff continues to work diligently to ensure timely acknowledgements of your generous donations. Reach us by calling VP Jamey Espina at (912) 629-1095.