Four Essentials: What Hospice Taught Covid-19

What We’ve Learned, We Already Knew Submitted by Sharon Davidson, Big Bend Hospice Director of Volunteer & Community ServicesCo-Writers: Lisa Baggett, Community Engagement Coordinator & Ryan Thompson, MSW, Transition Counselor As the bell curve of the pandemic appears to be on the decline, many industry leaders and politicians have been asking, “What has Covid-19 taught […]

Transitions Program Honors Korean War Veteran

Submitted by Sharon Davidson, Big Bend Hospice Director of Volunteer & Community Services Transitions, a pre-hospice program, provides emotional support and non-medical assistance to individuals and families with a serious illness. Social Workers complete an assessment and assistance in connecting clients with community resources. Trained Volunteers provide telephone support with weekly calls, companionship, and respite […]

How Grief Programs Help People

Submitted by Katie Kliner, Big Bend Hospice Youth Bereavement Counselor It’s a Thursday afternoon and a group of strangers have gathered to talk about something personal, painful, and raw. I ask the group to share why they have decided to attend today. Nearly every response suggests a yearning to be understood; to be in the […]

Volunteer Spotlight – Jenny Haverland

Submitted by Katie Mandell, Community Engagement Manager In 2020, Volunteer Jenny Haverland reached her 20th year of service with Big Bend Hospice. “Hospice looked a little different back then”, she explained, “the Dozier Hospice House had been open a very short time when we started volunteering.” Her favorite people to see back then were transport […]

April Is National Volunteer Appreciation Month!

April Is National Volunteer Appreciation Month submitted by Katie Mandell, CVA, BBH Manager of Community Engagement Big Bend Hospice (BBH) recognizes and values our Volunteers. Every hour a Volunteer donates makes a significant impact on our patients and their loved ones, including those Volunteers serving in an administrative role. “Volunteers do not necessarily have the […]

Spring is in the Air

Submitted by Kelly S. Williams, BBH Volunteer Coordinator BBH volunteers have been doing everything they can to continue to help our patients throughout the pandemic. Some are even beginning to return to patients’ homes as more people are vaccinated. However, volunteers have not been able to return to those patients residing in the assisted living […]

The Hospice Team – Together We Are Better

Submitted by Sharon Davidson Recently, BBH staff partnered together to assist one of our hospice patients in Gadsden County. The patient had been living in a van in the Quincy Walmart parking lot for two months when he was referred for hospice services. The BBH Admissions team laid the groundwork for the patient to go […]

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Social Workers are “Essential”

Big Bend Hospice (BBH) is honoring and highlighting their social workers during March as part of National Social Workers Month. This year’s appropriate theme “Social Workers are Essential” expresses what hospice patients, families, and BBH staff have always known. Social Workers are part of the Interdisciplinary team that continued to care for hospice patients and […]

Team Work to Support Local Food Bank

The Impact it Could Have on COVID-19 Submitted by Sharon D. Davidson, CVA, BBH Senior Director of Community Engagement Big Bend Hospice teamed up with Pilot Club Tallahassee and the Florida Peanut Federation to provide 15 dozen cases of peanut butter to Franklin Promise’s food pantry. The pantry is located at the Community Service Center […]

Appreciating our Caregivers

Contributed by by Fabiola Jean-Charles, Transitions Program Manager and Ryan Thompson, Transitions Program Social Worker This month, Transitions recognized the caregivers of our clients for Caregiver Appreciation Day (February 19). With the help of an exceptional group of 20-plus Big Bend Hospice and AmeriCorps Volunteers, Transitions and other BBH staff and interns arranged for each […]

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