June 19, 2017
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Life’s A Dance Recap

PENSACOLA, FL, June 19, 2017 – The 9th Annual Life’s a Dance, presented by the Pensacola Fred Astaire Dance Studio and Beggs & Lane, was on Friday, June 16 at the Pensacola Saenger Theatre. It was a star-studded evening of dance featuring local celebrities and cast members from ABC’s hit television series Dancing with the Stars, including Tony Dovolani, Chelsie […]
June 16, 2017
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After Dementia Diagnosis: 12 Steps to Secure Your Future

When you or a loved one experience troublesome cognitive symptoms, an early, accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia will allow you time to make decisions regarding your own future and to make your wishes known. If you are newly diagnosed with dementia, take these steps to secure your future and to help your loved-ones care for you. Advance Directives […]
June 13, 2017
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Aaron West selected as VP Foundation for Covenant Care

June 9, 2017

Five Ways to Beat Depression while Recovering

Many patients at the end of treatment for serious illnesses or after a prolonged hospital stay find themselves in an unexpected period of transition. It’s the bewildering feeling of having to transition back to some semblance of normalcy with no discernable road map to guide the process. When discussing the physical aspects of recovery, clinicians don’t often prepare their patients […]
June 2, 2017
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Three Ways to Start the End-of-Life Discussion with Your Loved One

A national survey done by The Conversation Project concluded that 9 out of 10 Americans want to discuss end-of-life care with loved ones, yet only 3 out of 10 have actually had a conversation about it. Facing everyday life with all its struggles and trials is difficult enough, but facing the end of life seems overwhelming. For anyone faced with […]
June 1, 2017
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Covenant Care Innovates Memory Care with Planned Research Hub & Residential Center

Pensacola, FL– Covenant Care announced today an exciting new innovation in memory care with plans to open The Residence, a Memory Care Center at the Joyce Goldenberg Campus in Northeast Pensacola. Covenant has partnered with expert leaders in memory and dementia care to develop the best in programming, and to assist in the design of The Residence.  Every aspect of […]
May 27, 2017
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Six Ways to Thank our Elderly Veterans

U.S. veterans have sacrificed so much to serve our country and preserve the freedoms we all enjoy. The elderly men and women who have served in the armed forces often consider their military service as one of the greatest points of pride in their lifetime. Here are some ways to remember and show gratitude to our nation’s older heroes. Say […]
May 22, 2017
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Five Secrets of Healthy Caregivers

The U.S. is home to approximately 70 million Baby Boomers, now ages 53 to 74. They also have been called the “sandwich generation,” as nearly 70% of them face the challenges of caring for elderly parents – even as they juggle pressures of a job and supporting their own children. Even more impactful, many of those aging Baby Boomers find themselves as caregivers […]
May 15, 2017
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Seven Steps to Prevent Falls in Older Adults

This year, one in four older adults will fall and injure themselves. Falls are one of the main causes of injury and loss of independence in people ages 65 and older. Even falls without a major injury can cause an older adult to become fearful or depressed, making it difficult for them to stay active, which could lead to more […]
May 11, 2017
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Covenant Care Named a 2017 Hospice Honors Recipient

Pensacola, Fla., May 11, 2017 — Covenant Care has been named a 2017 Hospice Honors recipient by Deyta Analytics, a division of HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, outsourced billing and coding services, and advanced analytics. Hospice Honors is a prestigious program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the […]
May 10, 2017
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LIFE’S A DANCE EVENT RETURNS TO PENSACOLA FEATURING DANCING WITH THE STARS CAST

PENSACOLA, FL, May 3, 2017 – Back by popular demand, the 9th Annual Life’s a Dance presented by the Pensacola Fred Astaire Dance Studio is slated for 7:00 p.m. Friday, June 16 at the Pensacola Saenger Theatre. This star-studded evening of dance will feature local celebrities and cast members from ABC’s hit television series Dancing with the Stars, including Tony […]
May 6, 2017

A Tribute to Our Nurses: National Nurses’ Week

A grateful family member sent this note of gratitude to a special hospice nurse, who she calls an “angel of mercy.”  This is a fitting tribute to all our amazing nurses who put heart and soul into caring for our patients. “ … The family made the incredibly painful decision to remove [the patient] from life support and take her […]
May 5, 2017
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Five Ways Hospice Brings Life to Your Last Days

A terminal diagnosis inevitably puts in motion a roller-coaster of emotions and confusion. The maze of medical opinions and options for treatment make it difficult to decide the best path forward for the patient and family. All too often in this nation, people die in pain, in a hospital or nursing home, and after pointless, aggressive treatment. The good news […]
May 3, 2017
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Covenant Care Announces Medical Director for Panama City Area

Panama City, Fla., May 3, 2017 — Covenant Care is pleased to announce that Saul Rodriguez, MD, is serving in the role of Medical Director of its Panama City region. Covenant Care is a local, non-profit provider of post-acute healthcare options, including hospice, home health, palliative and Alzheimer’s care, in 34 counties across Northwest Florida and South Alabama. In his role […]
April 24, 2017
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Thank a Volunteer in April!

“Ordinary People with Extraordinary Hearts” is the theme of Covenant’s 2017 volunteer appreciation events in the month of April. We take this month every year to honor the men and women, many of them senior adults and students, who volunteer for Covenant throughout the year. Last year, more than 1,400 volunteers supported Covenant in many different ways, including Visiting and […]
March 15, 2017
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Covenant Celebrates National Social Work Month

Covenant Care proudly celebrates National Social Work Month throughout the month of March. The 2016 theme, “Social Workers Stand Up,” recognizes social workers for providing comfort, support and advocacy for patients and families. There are over 640,000 professional social workers in the United States that have dedicated their careers to stand up for others. “Social workers comfort the heart, bring […]
February 16, 2017
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Home is Where the Heart Is: Home Health Cardiac Care

January 10, 2017
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Looking for a Sense of Purpose in 2017? Volunteer!

By: Sandi Huster, Director, Volunteer Services and Community Relations When people think about volunteering for hospice, their first thought may be, “I could never do that”, or “I would be too depressed.”  Talk to Covenant Care volunteers and they will tell you a very different story, a story about love, laughter and the profound experience of receiving even more than […]
January 6, 2017
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Covenant Care Seeks Individuals to Join New Patient and Family Advisory Council

Covenant Care is seeking individuals who are interested in participating on its new Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC).  The goal of this council is to improve the patient/family experience through collaboration between those who have experienced hospice and the hospice care team. The new PFAC will allow members to positively influence patient care at Covenant, to network with other […]
December 21, 2016
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Santa Volunteer Brings Happiness to Covenant Care Patients

Whether you are young or old the sight of Santa coming to visit brightens the day of everyone and is guaranteed to spread a little holiday cheer. Covenant Care volunteer Bobby Williams has spent the last two years donning the ever so familiar red suit and bellowing the infamous ho ho ho through the halls and homes of Covenant Care […]
December 16, 2016
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Tree Decorating Competition Spreads Holiday Cheer to Covenant Care Patients

Covenant Care patients are enjoying the holidays with their own Christmas trees this year thanks to the generous donation by North Okaloosa Medical Center in Crestview. These 18 table-top trees are decorated in a holiday competition between departments at the North Okaloosa Medical Center, each department aiming for the grand prize, but each knowing these trees will serve a higher […]
December 2, 2016
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Holiday Shopping for a Great Cause

The Gem Winter Sale – December 9-11 Complete your holiday shopping and support Covenant Care at The Gem’s winter sale on December 9-11, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day at 1901 North Palafox Street in Pensacola, Florida. The Gem boutique has been transformed into a winter wonderland for all your holiday shopping needs. The Gem features a large […]
November 22, 2016
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The Gem Joins #GivingTuesday Movement to Support Covenant Care Patients and Families

The Gem has joined the #GivingTuesday movement to bring in donations and volunteers to help support Covenant Care patients and families. Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. At a time of year where our thankfulness can often be overshadowed by […]
November 11, 2016
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Covenant Care Hosts Open House on Children’s Grief Awareness Day

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