5 signs you may need grief support

5 Signs You May Need Grief Support

“Grief and love are sisters, woven together from the beginning. Their kinship reminds us that there is no love that does not contain loss and no loss that is not a reminder of the love we carry for what we once held close.” – Francis Weller (The Wild Edge of Sorrow: Rituals of Renewal and the Sacred Work of Grief)

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what to ask your hospice provider during covid 19

What To Ask Your Hospice Provider During COVID-19

One of the things that makes hospice so special is the ability to customize the level of services to a client’s needs and wants. The current pandemic has challenged all of us in the hospice and palliative care realm as we work to balance CDC and other health guidelines with our clients’ differing levels of need for human contact with care providers.

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Grieving From Six Feet Away

The following contribution is from Hospice of the Golden Isles’ Bereavement Coordinator, Whitney Bounds, LMSW

COVID-19. Social isolation. Grocery stores full of mask-donning Americans staying 6 feet apart from one other. No social gatherings, including funerals, memorial services, and celebration of life parties. Anxiety, mixed feelings and emotions. Panic.

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National Healthcare Decisions Day on April 16, 2020

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“National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) is a nationwide initiative that encourages adults of all ages to plan ahead of a health crisis. When we make health decisions ahead of time and put those wishes in writing, we bring peace of mind to our families. We enable givers to advocate for us when we are unable to do so for ourselves. We are more likely to avoid the difficult situations that are so common when we become seriously ill and our loved ones are left to guess what we would have wanted.”

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Hospice of the Golden Isles is Celebrating 40 Years!

Hospice of the Golden Isles is honored to have served Southeast Coastal Georgia since 1980!

In 2020, we are celebrating 40 years of providing expert and compassionate hospice care across five counties (Glynn, McIntosh, Camden, Brantley, and Charlton) in your home or our Hospice House.  Hospice care is provided wherever you call home. We care for our patients in private residences, in Independent Living, Assisted Living and Nursing Facilities, and in our Residential Facility or Hospice House.

Stay tuned for anniversary activities and celebratory events throughout the year! 

Hurricane Dorian

We are thankful Hurricane Dorian passed us by with little effect on our beloved Golden Isles as other communities did not fare as well.  With three hurricanes and one tropical storm hitting our coast in as many years, we are grateful for the reprieve.

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Another Successful RE Thomas Memorial Benefit!

The Thomas Family proves their dedication to Hospice of the Golden Isles each year by honoring the memory of their beloved patriarch, Mr. R.E. Thomas.  This year was no exception at the 14th annual memorial benefit.  Joyce and Johnny Thomas enlist their extended family and friends to pull off their profitable shindig at the Brunswick Shrine Club each year.  With prime rib and fried shrimp catered by Mudcat Charlie’s, fun, fellowship and live entertainment, they can’t go wrong. This special family has raised over $250,000 for HGI over the years and have established themselves as our family too!  THANKS Y’ALL!!

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14th Annual R.E. Thomas Memorial Benefit

Join Johnny and Joyce Thomas and their extended family and friends for the annual R.E. Thomas Benefit for HGI. Enjoy a delicious prime rib and shrimp dinner catered by Mudcat Charlie’s, live entertainment from local talent and most of all the palpable fellowship buzzing through the Shrine Club. See you there on Saturday, August 24, 2019! Tickets are $60/person • Doors open at 6:30pm • Dinner at 7pm • BYOB

HGI Welcomes New Bereavement Coordinator

We are excited to announce that Whitney Bounds, MSW recently joined Hospice of the Golden Isles as Bereavement Coordinator. Whitney brings more than six years of experience in trauma, crisis, and grief counseling to the organization. She also worked with at-risk children and families in Glynn and Camden counties in a non-profit setting as well as with survivors of domestic violence. Previously she worked with geriatric hospice patients as part of a Medicaid Diversion program in Florida for four years. Whitney has a bachelor’s degree in health services administration from the University of Central Florida and a master’s degree in Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas and is a member of the Phi Alpha honors society. She specializes in grief and bereavement therapy, and counseling Hispanic children and families. Her passion is serving Hospice patients and their families while providing culturally competent services to those in need.
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