Visiting Our Inpatient Unit

We remain committed to having family members be with their loved ones at end of life. Our current policy is to permit two visitors per patient room at one time. Visitors to Hospice House must answer CDC screening questions, have their temperature taken and wear a face mask. Full details on our operations during COVID-19 are available at this link and on the opening page of our website.
Please click here to make a donation towards supplies of Personal Protective Equipment for our team members and visitors.
Watch This Before Your Next 
Medical Appointment!
CEO Dr. Kathleen Benton recently recorded a 20-minute talk for residents of the Marshes of Skidaway Island. Her message is relevant to ALL of us as we develop better communication with physicians and clinicians when we go to our medical appointments.
Hospice Savannah: Good Communications with Physicians and Clinicians

Summer Nights Parties During A Pandemic
Each year we ask supporters to consider hosting a dinner, luncheon, picnic or cocktail party to support the Healing Arts of Music and Massage therapy - two vital programs solely funded through generous community donations. Watch as massage therapist Jordyn explains how she helps our patients:
Massage Therapy at Hospice Savannah

COVID-19 may dampen some party plans this summer, but we are here to help you brainstorm ideas on socially-distant gatherings or virtual fundraisers! Reach our Foundation at 912.629.1055 . More information on Summer Nights can be found at this link. We need YOUR help to sustain these important programs!
Savannah VOICE Festival Sing-By
As mentioned above, music is a vital healing art..What a treat to have Jessica Fishenfeld and Scott Joiner come by Hospice House to sing from a social distance! We are so appreciative of our partnership with the  Savannah VOICE Festival.  

Meet Edel Caregiver Institute's Jill Costello

I have been with Hospice Savannah for six years, my first year as a volunteer with Volunteer Services and then volunteering to assist in getting our Edel Caregiver Institute  (ECI) operational. From volunteer to now Program Coordinator for ECI, I have been very fortunate to work with remarkable and supportive colleagues.
Why you are passionate about helping caregivers?
Family caregivers are so unique in not only their personal situation and the surrounding dynamics, but in how they approach a job that can be thankless. They personally take on the responsibility of another's well-being, often at the expense of their own mental and physical health and social interests, and are often constantly judged by others. Yet, they do what they feel they are supposed to be doing. I find it humbling and a privilege to be invited in and trusted by these families at such a crucial time.
What we would be surprised to know about you?
When I was in college, I went to Hollywood, CA to stay with a family friend and would go to work with her at Paramount Studios where she co-starred on "Cheers". On the day they were to tape, she asked if I wanted to be an extra in that evening's episode, "Backseat Becky, Up Front" and sent me to wardrobe - I wore one of Frasier's sweaters for the taping. Hanging out and working with the cast and crew was awesome as I was already a fan of the show and the history of Paramount Studios.

If YOU need a listening ear, a support group, or practical help with caring for your loved one, reach Jill at 912.629.1331. More information here, or simply text Edel Caregiver to 22828 to sign up for emails on current offerings.
Honor Your Grief

Full Circle Grief and Loss manager Betsy Kammerud recently shared a simple grief tool with the Savannah Morning News' Beacon publication. Read it here.
 
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