Hospice of the Golden Isles has been named a 2023 Hospice CAHPS Honors Elite Award recipient by HEALTHCAREfirst, a leading provider of revenue cycle management services, CAHPS and bereavement surveys, and advanced analytics for hospice organizations. This prestigious annual review recognizes agencies that continuously provide a positive patient experience and high-quality care as measured from the patient and caregiver point of view. It acknowledges the highest-performing agencies by analyzing the
Months ago, former President Jimmy Carter entered hospice care at his home in Georgia. That began a nationwide conversation about hospice; many wonder if that's a typical hospice experience. While it is not surprising to medical professionals, it is understood that the timing of hospice and the care provided is often misunderstood. "There are a lot of misconceptions about hospice care and the approach to hospice care where it's thought that you must be actively dying to use our service," says Dr.
June 20, 2023 (Brunswick, Ga.) – Hospice of the Golden Isles celebrated their hardworking and compassionate Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) during the national week-long celebration from June 15 to June 21. CNAs provide quality care to patients every day, play a vital role in a patient care team, and earn and maintain the highest credentials in their specialty. “Happy Certified Nursing Assistants Week! Our CNAs are vital to our care team and the important role they play in the well-being of our
May 2, 2023 (Brunswick, Ga.) – May is National Nurses Month, and Hospice of the Golden Isles, a community-based non-profit organization, recognizes hardworking and compassionate nurses who care for terminally ill patients while providing support and spiritual care for patients and families. “I felt like the staff was part of our family,” said Avery Sherman. “The Hospice of the Golden Isles nurses cared for my loved one at home; they were kind, professional, and warm.” A hospice nurse cares for people
April 11, 2023 (Brunswick, Ga.) – April is National Volunteer Month, and Hospice of the Golden Isles is dedicated to promoting and celebrating volunteerism. Volunteers are diverse and special members of the community, offering companionship and a listening ear to patients and family members. Recently, Hospice of the Golden Isles hosted an appreciation event for volunteers that was held at The Rooftop at Ocean Lodge, where attendees enjoyed a luncheon with a message of appreciation. Paula DiLandro,
Hospice of the Golden Isles Awarded Two-Year Grant from the Terry Thomas Foundation March 7, 2023 (Brunswick, Ga.) – Longtime supporter, The Terry Thomas Foundation, recently awarded a two-year grant to Hospice of the Golden Isles (HGI). The grant will fund the purchase of a salient video server for the Hospice House’s security system. “We are grateful to the generous and faithful support of the Terry Thomas Foundation. The Foundation’s recent grant will help us ensure the safety and security of our
February 6, 2023 (Brunswick, Ga.) – Hospice of the Golden Isles was recently awarded a donation by the 100 Women Who Care St. Simons Island, an organization consisting of 300 women who support the local community. The group nominates nonprofit organizations in the community, with the top three organizations presenting information about their program and need. In October, Hospice of the Golden Isles presented the community bereavement collaboration, a program for helping all members of the community with