Monthly Archives: June 2015

Maggie Cares: Unleash Your Independence

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Unleash your independence!

Unleash your independence!

Let me tell you a secret: I HATE leashes. They’re so restrictive! There’s nothing like a long off-leash romp with my friends to make me feel free, happy and independent. Although you humans don’t wear leashes, I know that you like to feel free, happy and independent too. As you grow older, daily tasks can become challenges, which can lead to feelings of frustration and futility over the loss of independence.

One of my jobs as an experienced therapy dog is to help promote independence in aging humans. This provides a sense of purpose, achievement and self-worth; builds confidence and self-management; and lowers stress levels for caregivers. Here are a few of my tips for staying independent as you age: Continue reading

How to Help Elderly Loved Ones Fight Depression

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Older individuals suffering from depression often have severe feelings of sadness, but these feelings frequently are not acknowledged or openly shown. Sometimes, when an older person is asked if he or she is depressed, the answer is “no.” Some general clues that an older person is experiencing depression include persistent and vague complaints, help-seeking, moving in a slower manner, and demanding behavior.

How can a caregiver help a loved one who has depression? Continue reading

Now Hiring: Weekend On-Call Registered Nurse

THA Group’s Island Hospice has an immediate opening for a weekend on-call Registered Nurse.  This position plays an important role in ensuring continuity of care for our hospice patients and their families.  Our weekend on-call nurses serve as professional members of the hospice interdisciplinary team to coordinate skilled nursing care to hospice patients after normal business hours. Continue reading

Now Hiring: Volunteer Services Coordinator

Come join our team!  We are a continuously growing, locally owned and operated home health and nonprofit hospice company headquartered in beautiful Savannah, Georgia, with offices serving Coastal Georgia and South Carolina.  We’re known for our high quality of care and for our ability to provide a continuum of care through our home health, hospice, private duty, and geriatric care management service lines.  We are also an industry leader in the use of technology to support quality outcomes, reduce rehospitalizations, and empower our patients toward self-management.

THA Group’s Island Hospice has an immediate opening for a full- or part-time Hospice Volunteer Services Coordinator to screen, recruit and train prospective volunteers for all settings and position descriptions. The Hospice Volunteer Services Coordinator is also responsible for the assignment and ongoing supervision of all volunteers. This position is based out of our office in downtown Savannah. Continue reading

Maggie Cares: A New Pet Therapy Blog Feature

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My name is Maggie, and I’m honored to be featured as the online pet therapy dog for THA Group’s Island Hospice. I’ll be visiting you through the “blogosphere” to bring you a little cheer and brighten your day.

I’m a 7 year old Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. I began working as a therapy dog in 2009 as a “Healing Hound,” providing comfort and affection to many wonderful people in a Connecticut hospital. I’ve been told that my presence has helped to reduce stress, improve moods, and even lower blood pressure.

Thank you for visiting my blog feature! I promise you tips, quips, quotes and photos that I hope will make you smile.

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