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Archbold’s Hospice Hosts Annual Camp H.E.A.L.

The loss of a grandparent, parent, sibling or friend may occur at some point in a child’s early years. Losing a loved one is difficult at any age, but is especially hard on a child and or teen. It can be difficult to know how to help kids cope with loss, especially if you are working through your own grief as well. At Camp H.E.A.L., children and teenagers are able to express themselves while also meeting others who are dealing with a similar situation. This fall, Archbold Medical...



Hospice of Southwest Georgia Remembrance Services Postponed

Hospice of Southwest Georgia's remembrance services scheduled for Davis Park in Cairo (May 2nd) and Paradise Park in Thomasville (May 3) have been postponed due to predictions of inclement weather. For more information, please call Linda Conti at Hospice of Southwest Georgia, 229-584-5505.



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Archbold Hospice Volunteers Give Back

April 7-15 is recognized as National Healthcare Volunteer Week, a time to recognize healthcare volunteers for their selfless service and dedication to making a difference in their local communities. Archbold's Hospice of Southwest Georgia offers a multitude of volunteer opportunities that allow volunteers to interact with hospice patients and their families. Hospice of Southwest Georgia's Flower Angels is one very popular volunteer program. Floral arrangements are donated by local...



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Archbold Hospice Presents at Alzheimer's Support Group

Archbold Health Services’ Hospice of Southwest Georgia held a lunch presentation for the Thomasville Alzheimer's Support Group Thursday, March 7, at the Thomas County Public Library. Attendees learned about medical and support services available for patients and their families through Hospice of Southwest Georgia.



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Archbold's Hospice of Southwest Georgia Encourages "Have the Conversation"

Archbold's Hospice of Southwest Georgia Encourages "Have the Conversation" Most people don't like to think about having a conversation with their loved one about hospice. But just one conversation can really help save a loved one from suffering, and provide much needed support services and relief for caregivers, too. Hospice provides essential medical care, including management of pain and symptoms, for the patient in the comfort of their home. Hospice care is covered by Medicare for...



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Archbold Announces Plans for New Inpatient Hospice Center

Archbold Memorial Hospital will be expanding its services and adding an inpatient hospice center to meet the unique needs of patients battling life-limiting, terminal illnesses. The six-bed inpatient hospice center will be housed on the fourth floor in the west wing of the hospital. Inpatient hospice provides around-the-clock service for patients with a terminal illness requiring an advanced level of care that cannot be provided at home or in an assisted living facility. The goal of...



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Archbold Health Services Celebrates National Home Care and Hospice Month

November marks the beginning of the holiday season, a time for family gatherings, holiday parties and making memories with loved ones. But November is also National Home Care and Hospice Month—a time to recognize and celebrate the healthcare providers that take care of patients around the clock, even on weekends and holidays, in their homes. When given the option, most patients would prefer to recover at home, but a lot of times family and friends can’t provide all the care a...



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Archbold Hospice Flower Ministry in Cairo

To many people, giving flowers is customary for a joyous or somber occasion. We often send flowers to express our love, gratitude or sincerest apology. But why do we send flowers when someone isn’t feeling well? According to research published by the National Institutes of Health, flowers simply make us feel better. The NIH study showed that patients with plants and flowers in their rooms proved to have significantly positive physiologic responses, including lower systolic...



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Archbold Hospice Flower Ministry in Bainbridge

To many people, giving flowers is customary for a joyous or somber occasion. We often send flowers to express our love, gratitude or sincerest apology. But why do we send flowers when someone isn’t feeling well? According to research published by the National Institutes of Health, flowers simply make us feel better. The NIH study showed that patients with plants and flowers in their rooms proved to have significantly positive physiologic responses, including lower systolic...



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Hospice of Southwest Georgia wins SHP Best CAHPS Hospice Award

Hospice of Southwest Georgia was recently awarded the Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP) Best Hospice Caregiver Satisfaction Award. Based on 2016 survey results, Hospice of Southwest Georgia was ranked in the top five percent nationally among SHP hospice agencies for overall satisfaction, as measured from the patient family member’s point of view. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services survey, Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS), asks...



Home Health, Hospice Join ElevatingHOME

Patients benefit from homecare services when their illnesses aren’t severe enough for hospitalization, but may require special care in their home performed by trained healthcare professionals like nurses or therapists. Chronically ill patients, and patients recovering from surgery, a severe injury or illness often benefit from healthcare services like skilled nursing, palliative and hospice care, wound care or physical therapy that can be performed in the comfort of their home. To help...



Archbold’s Hospice Hosts Annual Camp HEAL

The loss of a grandparent, parent, sibling or friend may occur at some point in a child’s early years. So when a loved one dies, it can be difficult to know how to help kids cope with the loss, especially if you are working through your own grief as well. This fall, Archbold’s Hospice of Southwest Georgia will host the 12th annual Camp H.E.A.L. (Healing and Encouragement After Loss), a bereavement day camp that helps children ages 6 to 17 learn to cope with the loss of a loved...