To Fully Give of Oneself
article by Betty Morales, BBH Volunteer Coordinator I remember the first time I met Miriette Dorval. It was during a team meeting held to discuss the care for patients on the southside of Leon County. Miriette and her family had just moved to Monticello from Ft. Lauderdale where she had also served as a hospice […]
Most people don’t sit and ponder…
…the “what if’s” of facing their own mortality. As the surviving spouse left widowed 5 months ago, I speak from experience. We were one of the fortunate couples who had pre-planned and pre-paid our final expenses but never really thought about what would happen if one of us became unable to care for ourselves or […]
Congratulations to our 2019-2020 AmeriCorps Member Volunteer Graduates!
Yesterday we celebrated these amazing individuals for their service to Big Bend Hospice. AmeriCorps Volunteers provide virtual and in-person respite to caregivers. To safely thank these wonderful Volunteers for their service, we held individual and drive-up thank you ceremonies. Would you like to make a difference in our community? Big Bend Hospice is recruiting new […]
Transitions Program Helps Families Facing Serious Illness
In 2017, Big Bend Hospice started Transitions, a pre-Hospice program for those with a terminal illness who either did not qualify for hospice or were still seeking curative treatment. The original premise was to help clients by connecting them to local resources and offering volunteer assistance to caregivers. With the onset of COVID-19, this approach […]