Hospice House Prepares COVID-19 Wing
In recent days we have all read or watched stories about patients dying alone in hospitals and nursing homes without loved ones present. This is the antithesis of hospice care! Once our shipment of protective gowns arrives this week, we can permit one loved one at bedside in Hospice House. Watch this WSAV spot as our staff and CEO explain more.
Demand For Grief & Caregiving Counseling Increases
Imagine not being able to attend a loved one's memorial service... Or i magine being confined at home, day-in and day-out, with sole responsibility for a parent with dementia, a child with severe autism or a spouse with a chronic health condition. This FOX28 News story explains more.

During this pandemic, the bereaved and caregivers need more emotional, practical and psychological support than ever. Full Circle Grief & Loss is offering virtual and by-phone counseling to any adult or child in the community who struggles with grief and  our Edel Caregiver Institute is supporting caregivers. Additionally, m usic therapy sessions, meditations and a memorial ritual are available on our Hospice Savannah YouTube channel.
Remembering Dr. Les Wilkes
Retired orthopedic surgeon Les Wilkes joined Hospice Savannah as a Family and Veteran Photographer volunteer a decade ago. Since then, hundreds of families were comforted by his images of their loved ones, and our annual reports and advertisements had a limitless source of wonderful images to choose from!  Les died under our care on April 4. Our heartfelt condolences to his wife Ge-Juan and his family. Read the Savannah Morning News story here.
 
Thanking Our Heroic Staff
We are indebted to Mr. & Mrs. William E. Coyne whose generous donation has made possible a home cooked meal for our heroic staff. Starting this week, front-line employees may pick up a tasty casserole from Sandfly's  What's for Dinner?  and will also receive a handwritten thank you note from one of our caring volunteers. If you would like to donate in honor of our staff or volunteers, please read about our Grateful Family program here.
Additionally, a local memory care facility, Sunabella at Savannah, has asked one of our chaplains to lead a Prayer at the Pole next Thursday at 3:00 p.m. to pray for all health care workers and for their residents. You are welcome to attend (at a safe social distance of course).
Best Of Savannah Voting
Full disclosure! This  Savannah Magazine  nomination form takes about ten minutes to complete because there are 178 questions (!), but please be sure to vote in the following categories: #124 Best fundraiser (Hospice Savannah's Tree of Light), #125 Best company to work for, and #128 Best group to volunteer for. Thank you.  Here is the link.
 

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