Dr. Julie Schilnder, DO

Big Bend Hospice is delighted to welcome Dr. Julie Frabregas-Schindler

Submitted by Tanya Hollady, Big Bend Hospice Professional Relations Liaison Dr. Schindler graduated with honors from the College of Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moines University, in 1991.  She has more than thirty years of diverse medical experiences, including working in the pharmaceutical industry before attending medical school, and thereafter providing total care and general practice medicine […]

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 […]

Kristine Solberger

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 […]

Supporting Caregivers

Contributed by Fabiola Jean-Charles, Transitions & AmeriCorps Program Manager Caregivers have one of the hardest roles a person can fill, so Transitions, BBH’s pre-hospice program, recently showed their caregivers how much they are recognized, appreciated, and supported. According to the National Alliance for Caregiving, there are 53 million caregivers nationwide; 61% of whom are female and 39% […]

Volunteer in action

Volunteers Safely Continue to Serve

Contributed by Lisa Baggett, BBH Professional Relations Liaison Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful.” When my grandmother became a widow, she moved from Jacksonville to Signal Mountain to be near her daughter. The first thing my grandmother set out to do was find […]

Ms. Still

How do you celebrate life?

Contributed by Fabiola Jean-Charles “How do you celebrate life?” I asked Ms. Still, a caregiver of one of our Transitions clients. Ms. Still is 80, a cancer survivor, and has been caring for her spouse for over a decade. She has been married to her husband for 58 years and together they have three children, […]

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