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June 21, 2019

Covenant Care opens new Center for Hospice Care at West Florida

Covenant Care, the largest nonprofit home health and hospice care organization in the region, is relocating and upgrading its Center for Hospice Care at West Florida Hospital in Pensacola, Florida. The new 11-room facility — which is moving from the third to first floor — features an intimate setting where a team of caregivers provides around-the-clock care. “Covenant Care’s new […]
June 5, 2019

Camp Connect helps kids and their families cope with lingering trauma from Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael left a devastating impact on our communities, both in loss of property and emotional trauma. Disasters can be difficult to experience and can cause lasting effects. Covenant Care has teamed up with Play Big and Save the Children to help children, adolescents, and families cope after the disaster of Hurricane Michael through the Camp Connect program. “Children, adolescents […]
June 3, 2019

Covenant Care offers free workshops for volunteers

Covenant Care’s team of caring professionals are looking to add to the family of volunteers. If you’re big-hearted and looking for a sense of purpose in worthwhile work, Covenant Care is a great place to get plugged in working side by side with the Covenant Care team. “We have a real need for volunteers right now,” said Jeff Rogers, Covenant […]
May 24, 2019

Camp Connect helps kids deal with loss

Losing a loved one is especially hard for children. Before they graduate from high school, one out of every 20 children will lose a parent — and that number doesn’t include those who experience the death of a brother or sister, a grandparent, an aunt or uncle, or friend. Children simply haven’t developed the skills to cope with tragedy. One […]
May 16, 2018

Celebrity Dancers Perform “The Last Dance” to Benefit Covenant Care

The 10th and final “Life’s a Dance” performance will take center stage at the Pensacola Saenger Theatre on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. The star-studded evening of dance featuring national and local celebrities is presented by Pensacola Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Beggs & Lane, NurseSpring and Brown Helicopter. This year’s performance is “The Last Dance,” and features celebrity performers […]
April 13, 2018

Hospice Volunteers Serve with Heart and Soul

Covenant Care celebrates National Volunteer Week, beginning April 15, 2018, by honoring its 1,400 dedicated volunteers who offer hope, affirm dignity and demonstrate love to patients and families facing serious and life-limiting illnesses. Do you know exceptionally caring individuals who thrive in environments where they can help those who are suffering or in need? That heart of compassion and a […]
February 2, 2018

Dementia Care: What to Expect, How to Prepare

By Jeffrey Keller, Ph.D. How do you know when it is time to seek help in caring for a loved one who has dementia? While it is difficult to ask for help, it may be even more difficult to realize you might not be able to provide the care your loved one needs. Coming to this realization is particularly difficult for family members […]
January 30, 2018

Covenant Care Launches New Wish Granting Website

In celebration of their 35th year of service, Covenant Care is excited to launch its new wish granting website, www.mywish.org  The new website allows donors to grant the final wishes of individual Covenant Care hospice patients.   The online database helps connect a hospice patient with a “Wish Grantor” who grants the individual’s wish or experience.  Wishes range from $25 […]
January 23, 2018

State-of-The-Art Memory Care At “The Residence”

By Jeffrey Keller, Ph.D.   Each apartment of The Residence is equipped with multiple sensors, which allow for the coordinated monitoring of residents and staff in the apartment throughout the day. These non-invasive technologies work on the same principle as the sensors which turn on lights in offices or the home when a person enters a room, or opens the doors […]
January 8, 2018

The People’s Choice for Home Health is Covenant Care

December 15, 2017

Four Tips for Coping with Grief During the Holidays

December 1, 2017

Seven Holiday Survival Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

For families coping with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, the holidays can be bittersweet times filled with family and friends, as well as stress and frustration. Festivities can agitate, confuse and over-stimulate the person with dementia. Caregivers can feel anxious, frustrated and lonely – leading to stress and depression. Here are seven tips for surviving the holidays while caring for […]
November 17, 2017

Home Healthcare or Home Care- What’s Right for Your Loved One?

Frequently (and understandably) confused, Home Health and Home Care are two different services to help you or a loved one feel their best. Home Healthcare is skilled care to help someone get healthy or recover while at home. This is typically after a hospital stay and provided by medical professionals. In order to receive home healthcare one must have a […]
November 9, 2017

The Residence Hires Executive Chef

Covenant Care welcomes an unusual addition to its team of clinicians and professional support staff. The post-acute care provider, well known in Northwest Florida for providing hospice, home health and Alzheimer’s care, now has hired its first professional chef. Michael Gordy, the culinary expert who has worked on movie sets and cooked for famous actors, is the now the Executive […]
November 3, 2017

Seven Questions to Ask When Choosing a Hospice

Depending on where you live there could be one or several hospice organizations serving your community. Here are some questions to ask when deciding which hospice you want to care for you or your loved one. Is the hospice Medicare certified? Most hospices are certified by Medicare and are, therefore, required to follow Medicare rules and regulations. This is important […]
October 30, 2017

Social Media Campaign to Raise Awareness for Hospice Care

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and hospices across the country are reaching out to raise awareness about the highest quality care for all people coping with life-limiting illness. Here locally, Covenant Care will be conducting a social media campaign called “Hospice Is.” Covenant staff, volunteers and community members will be asked to complete that sentence, sharing what […]
October 24, 2017

Camp Connect Tallahassee

Saturday, October 28th, Covenant Care is hosting Camp Connect. Camp Connect is a one day camp for grieving children (ages 6-16) who have recently experienced the death of a loved one. Children will have the opportunity to participate in healing activities such as art, games, and sharing. Camp Connect is for kids ages 6-16, and meals and snacks will be […]
October 23, 2017

National Pastoral Care Week

Pastoral Care Week is from October 22-28, 2017.   Organizations and institutions throughout the world will recognize the spiritual needs of those we serve and the spiritual care given through professional chaplaincy and pastoral counseling within our communities. Chaplains, pastoral care counselors, educators and care providers will share in this year’s theme, “Hospitality: Cultivating Inclusion.”   Pastoral/spiritual care is important […]
October 20, 2017

Four Ways Pets Help People With Dementia

Receiving a diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s is never easy, but many effective, non-traditional methods of treatment are emerging. Utilizing pet therapy in the care of people living with dementia is a relatively new phenomenon, but both patients and their caretakers are seeing amazing results in improved mood, independence, confidence and overall quality of life Whether it’s a big floppy […]
October 17, 2017

WEAR-TV Health Watch Covers New Inpatient Unit in Pensacola

October 17, 2017

Covenant Care to Host Voices of Grief Event

Tallahassee, Fla., Oct. 16, 2017 –The Tallahassee Area Threshold Choir is partnering with Covenant Care and the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tallahassee to offer an evening to address the issue of grief. Have you ever been with a friend who has just lost someone dear, or is experiencing a challenging health crisis, and yet apologizes to you for their tears? […]
October 16, 2017

Pen Air Federal Credit Union Generously Donates to Covenant Care’s Alzheimer’s Programs

Century, Fla., Oct. 16, 2017– Pen Air’s Jeans for Generosity Program gave to Covenant Care’s Memory Care this past Friday. Pen Air’s employees vote on which charity is chosen for the donation; they pay to wear jeans and then Pen Air Federal Credit Union matches the funds raised. Thanks to the compassionate support of donors like Pen Air, 85% of […]
October 13, 2017

Hope Helps You Heal: Five Ways to Find It

The power of hope to activate and accelerate healing is not a common topic in healthcare circles. There is evidence, however, that positive beliefs and an expectation of good outcomes set off a chain reaction in the brain and nervous system that makes improvement and recovery more likely. Researchers have demonstrated that hope promotes daily behaviors that support health and […]
October 7, 2017

Eight Reasons to Document Your Healthcare Wishes

If you were involved in a tragic accident or contract an illness that leaves you unable to talk about the type of care you’d like to receive, who will speak for you? Will your family or loved ones know what your wishes and personal beliefs are, or will they experience the anxiety of making difficult decisions concerning your care, potentially […]