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September 15, 2017

New Hospice Compare Website Available for Patient and Families

15 September, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     Pelham, Alabama: One’s last days should be as meaningful as the rest- a special time that is shared with loved ones, intimate friends and committed caregivers. Choosing hospice care is not giving up, it is simply choosing to focus on quality of life.   Centers for Medicare […]
August 30, 2016

The Anonymous Volunteer: Serving Others One Stitch At A Time

  Is there a chance you are a person, like myself, who is challenged when it comes to “following directions?”   For the life of me, no matter how hard I try, I get too distracted to follow directions. However, I do know how to knit. I just do not know how to follow directions in […]
August 30, 2016

The Anonymous Volunteer: My Baseboards May Be Dusty, But My Heart Is Full.

I think I have OCD, I am a total neat nick. I cannot stand dirt, clutter or messes. But one day I realized that cleaning the base boards, and dusting my, not so dusty, furniture was really wasting my time. It was that moment I decided I needed to find something useful to do.    Therefore, […]
June 27, 2016

We Are Comfort Care.

  I. AM. A. HOSPICE PROVIDER. I PROVIDE COMFORT. AND RESPECT. I CARE. I GIVE. AND YOUR WELL BEING IS MY REWARD. I AM YOUR ADVOCATE. WHEN YOU ARE ALONE. I WILL BE THERE. I AM THERE FOR YOU. I’LL CALM YOUR FEARS. WHEN YOU ARE WEAK I WILL CARRY YOU. I’LL GIVE YOU MY […]
June 21, 2016

Pelham: Comfort Care Nurses Receive Certificates from UAB School Of Nursing

Comfort Care Hospice of Pelham Administrator, Deborah Cowfer, RN, was honored to receive certificates for her nursing staff from UAB School Of Nursing.   Comfort Care’s nurses were recognized for serving as mentors for UAB students in NUR 427l Concepts of Complex Nursing Practicum. During this mentorship, Comfort Care’s nursing staff taught UAB students the […]
May 13, 2016

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: Kendrea Burrell

Meet Kendrea Burrell, a volunteer for Comfort Care Hospice of Pelham.  Why did you decide to become a Hospice Volunteer? I decided to become a hospice volunteer, because I was required to have volunteer service hours for one of my course in UAB. I chose hospice in order to achieve my desired grade, to have […]
May 4, 2016

Volunteer Spotlight: Alexis Ambrose

Meet Alexis (Lexi) Ambrose, a volunteer for Comfort Care Hospice of Pelham.  Why did you decide to become a Hospice Volunteer?  My mother was on hospice care, in a facility. The aide treated her like his own mom. He washed and fixed her hair; put on a lovely gown. He was so kind to her […]
April 21, 2016

Sandi Carlson’s Testimony

Sandi Meadows Carlson’s mother was placed on hospice care after she was told she had six weeks left to live. Comfort Care Hospice of Brewton took care of Sandi’s mother and walk hand in hand with their family during this difficult time. Below, Sandi tells her story.   Article by Sandi Meadows Carlson It was […]
April 14, 2016

Volunteer Spotlight: Carolyn Johnson

In honor of Volunteer Week, Comfort Care Hospice would like to introduce a few of our wonderful volunteers. Meet Carolyn Johnson, a volunteer for Comfort Care Hospice of Pelham.  Why did you decide to become a Hospice Volunteer? My husband died in 2006. I retired in 2007. I wanted to do something that was rewarding […]
April 13, 2016

Volunteer Spotlight : Purvi Vaghela

In honor of Volunteer Week, Comfort Care Hospice would like to introduce a few of our wonderful volunteers. Meet Purvi Vaghela, a volunteer for Comfort Care Hospice of Pelham.  Why did you decide to become a Hospice Volunteer? I was looking for some volunteer opportunities and hospice care was something that I had never done […]
March 31, 2016

Welcome Dr. Jotani

Comfort Care Hospice of Talladega would like to introduce their new Medical Director,  Rutwij K. Jotani, M.D. Dr. Jotani graduated from Birmingham Southern in December 1995 with a Bachelor of Science. Then, he attended the University of Alabama School of Medicine and graduated in May 2002. Dr. Jotani spent his Residency at Spartanburg Regional Medical […]
March 30, 2016

Hospice Reflections

By S. Craig Greer, M.Div. As I approach my 56th year, I have to pause to look back over my life.  That includes reflecting on my 16 years in hospice. I had a variety of careers over the years – reporting the news, recruiting business and industry in North Alabama, ministry, marketing, grief counseling – […]
November 18, 2015

Comfort Care Coastal Announces Acquisition of Mercy Medical Home Health and Hospice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PELHAM, AL– Comfort Care Coastal Home Health/Hospice announced today, November 16, 2015 that it has completed the acquisition of Mobile, AL-based Mercy Medical Home Health and Hospice, expanding Comfort Care’s home health and hospice service area to the Baldwin and Mobile county markets. “We could not have found a more perfect partner […]
November 13, 2015

Never “Too Young” to Make a Difference

Tis the season of giving! As we quickly approach the holiday season, Valley Elementary School students are learning about the precious gift of giving in a big way. Valley Elementary’s student body was asked to perform a community service project this fall. This project stressed the importance of giving back to the community to their students. Valley Elementary Kindergartener, […]
October 6, 2015

11-year-old Girl Writes an Essay on Hospice Care

Several Alabamians do not understand hospice and the care it provides. Below, is a beautifully written essay that explains hospice in a way everyone can understand. The essay is written by Comfort Care Hospice of Andalusia’s Administrative Assistant Judy Ramsey’s 11-year-0ld granddaughter, Summer Brown. Judy has worked in hospice care for 15 years, as long […]
September 30, 2015

Comfort Care of Montgomery’s Celebration of Life

By: JoAnn Morrison, Administrative Assistant/ Volunteer Coordinator   Comfort Care Hospice of Montgomery’s “Celebration of Life” ceremony was held on September 17, 2015. The staff invited family and friends to join the celebration and remembrance of their loved ones in a unique and honorable way. Families were asked to bring favorite photos of their loved […]
September 2, 2015

Writing a Eulogy

by:  S. Craig Greer, M.Div The word Eulogy comes from the Greek word “eulogia” meaning to praise.  Often this is confused with the sermon, which is a time to teach.  Sometimes we combine the two in funeral services.  While I think these can be done at the same time, there is something beneficial to seeing […]
September 2, 2015

September: The Fall of Cancer

(Pictured: Two years after being diagnosed with cancer, 11-year-old Bayleigh Phillips flashed her pearly whites for the camera at the 2008 VW Cruisin’ for a Cure Event.  Left to Right: Melissa Saylor, Laura Lee Wheeler, Bayleigh Phillips, Dixie Phillips  and Johnny Phillips.) By Melissa Saylor, LPN For some September represents the Fall season, the leaves […]