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Maggie Cares: American Heart Month

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It’s February and love is in the air. Many stores are already full of chocolates and sweet Valentine’s Day cards. Personally, I can’t wait to get my paws on all the extra treats that will be in my bowl when Valentine’s Day arrives.

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Now Hiring: Spiritual Counselor

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

THA Group’s Island Hospice has an immediate opening for a Spiritual Counselor to provide spiritual support to patient/family in their belief system, in a manner consistent with Hospice policy and procedure. The Spiritual Counselor is in an integral position on the Interdisciplinary Team and provides support to team members.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Assesses the hospice patient/family to identify spiritual needs and develops a Plan of Care in accordance with the findings.
  2. Participates in the development and implementation of the Plan of Care to ensure quality and continuity of care.
  3. Works with staff, clergy, and community groups to enhance their sensitivity to the spiritual concerns of patients/families experiencing terminal illness and loss.
  4. Performs occasional liturgical assignments such as the Annual Service of Remembrance, and conducts or makes arrangements for funeral or memorial service when asked by families.
  5. Makes contact with clergy or appropriate representatives of patients/families as indicated.
  6. Demonstrates commitment, professional growth and competency.
  7. Promotes Agency philosophy, mission statement and administrative policies to ensure quality of care.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, TRAITS:

  • Exhibition of good communication skills, attention to guest relations and focus on customers.
  • Contribution to a positive work climate and to the overall team effort of the department in a manner, which exemplifies the values, and philosophy of the organization.
  • Adherence to department and organizational policies and procedures.
  • Demonstration of environmental awareness in work area and organization.

EDUCATION AND/OR WORK EXPERIENCE:

  1. Graduate of accredited seminary or school of theology or appropriate certification in pastoral ministry.
  2. Two (2) years experience in personal counseling.
  3. One (1) year experience in group counseling preferred.
  4. Excellent human relation and oral/written communication skills; time management and organization skills, must be able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  5. Reliable transportation with proof of liability insurance, valid driver’s license and a good driving record.
  6. Reliable transportation with proof of liability insurance, valid driver’s license and a good driving record.

Reports to:  AVP, Hospice
Travel Required:  No overnight; local travel only
Work Schedule:   Monday-Friday

Qualified candidates should submit a resume to Talent Management, 3 W. Perry Street, Savannah, GA 31401 or opportunities@thagroup.org.

MeMa’s Babies Mission: A Help for Those with Alzheimer’s

The daughters of a former Island Hospice patient, moved by how positively their mother responded to being given a baby doll, formed a nonprofit to collect money to purchase dolls for Alzheimer’s patients at Oxton Place, an assisted living facility in Savannah, Georgia. Two of our Island Hospice employees, Debbie Feliciano, RN, and Ken Sharpe, Spiritual Counselor, got involved as well. Together they raised over $2,000 for MeMa’s Babies Mission.

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Island Hospice Is the Talk of the Town

 

Tina Haney Scarborough and Tebow, who is in training to become a pet therapy dog, appeared on WHHI-TV‘s Talk of the Town to talk about Island Hospice and our focus on quality of life.

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

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

What Is It Like to Have Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease?

Every 4 seconds someone in the world is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

This video takes you through a day in the life of a person who is suffering from early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. From waking up in the morning and not knowing where you are, to possibly never recognizing anyone that is helping you, the confusion, stress, and anger that this disease can cause is real.

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