March Caregiver Excellence Award

The BEINHAUER CAREGIVER EXCELLENCE AWARD for March was presented on May 16 to Jim Scatteregia, volunteer at ViaQuest Hospice.
Congratulations, Jim!
Jim Scatteregia was nominated as a truly excellent caregiver because he provides both emotional and tangible support to the hospice patients he visits. One of his specialties is finding out what a patient likes, and then surprising them with gifts of homemade casseroles or baked goods, as well as fruit, chocolate or candies. Jim’s cheerfulness, compassion, and obvious caring brighten the days of all whose paths he crosses, and especially the hospice patients he so gladly spends time with on a weekly basis.
The March Award for Excellence was handed to Jim by Katie Brandt, Beinhauer’s Community Outreach Director. SinceViaQuest’s volunteer coordinator, Kim DiPiazza, wanted to be on hand to congratulate him, but had been out of town during the month of April, this awards ceremony was only taking place now. Which means that we’re not long away from the announcement of the winner of the prize for April!
The Beinhauer Caregiver Excellence Award, newly awarded each month, consists of a $50 Visa gift card and a certificate, along with an entry into the drawing for the Caregiver Excellence Award of the Year.
All area hospices, as well as the families they serve, are encouraged to nominate an excellent caregiver for this month’s award!
It’s quick and easy to fill out a nomination form, and it’s free!
For a nomination form or for more information, please go tohttp://www.beinhauer.com/caregiver-excellence-award/ , or email Katie Brandt atkdb@beinhauercares.com.

Etiquette Lesson: What to Wear to a Funeral

A funeral is a somber occasion, therefore it is important to be aware of tradition and cultural expectations when you decide what you are going to wear to a funeral or memorial service. It’s important, because in some societies, certain colors mean celebration while here in the United States, we may not associate it with a funeral. Read on so that you can make an informed decision the next time you attend a funeral. The last thing you want to do is worry about your clothing after the death of a friend or a loved one. Continue reading

The Ultimate Sendoff: Sending a cremated body into space.

We live our lives always wanting to be our best and do our best. After our death, people we love remember us for the good we gave to this world and to others. There are many ways to remember our loved ones, but one way that is rarely thought of for the person in your life is by sending their cremated body into space. Yes, space, the “star, sun, and moon” space.  It is possible to send your loved one into space. Continue reading

Grief Support Group

Beinhauers is happy to host a topical Grief Support Group  series sponsored by Interim Hospice. Each month, a professional offers a workshop with practical tips for tackling a particular area of life that has been impacted by the loss of a loved one. April’s workshop on Thursday, 4/6 was entitled Cooking for OneHow to Eat Healthfully and Deliciously on a Small Scale.
 
Thank you to the owner of Growing the Seed, Meredith Hartlage, for leading the group through this encouraging and delicious presentation! 
 
Attendance at each month’s workshop is free to the public. Stay tuned for information about May’s event!

Grief Recovery Program Hosted By Westminster Presbyterian Church

Wednesdays, April 5 – May 3

If you have lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, it may be hard to feel optimistic about the future right now. You have probably found that there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never before faced.

Grief Recovery is a faith-based grief support group that can help you face the challenges of loss and move toward rebuilding your life. We will follow the grief recovery book Beyond the Broken Heart: A Journey through Grief by Julie Yarbrough.

To help defray the costs of materials, a donation of $10 is suggested.

To register, click the link, or call Peg Kinsey at 412-835-6630. http://www.westminster-church.org/events/event-list/grief-recovery

February Caregiver Excellence Award

 
 
The BEINHAUER CAREGIVER EXCELLENCE AWARD for February was presented on March 30 to Nelwyn Corley, CNA at Seven OaksHospice.
 
Nelwyn was nominated as a truly excellent caregiver because she has impressed her colleagues as someone who appears as if she thinks of others even in her sleep. She doesn’t mind when she works overtime, or when she is asked out-of-the-ordinary requests, such as convincing a paranoid patient over the phone that it is ok to take her medication….  Nelwyn treats patients like family  – she’ll make you laugh, or she’ll cry with you.
It was a joy to see Nelwyn’s tears of joy and surprise when the February award for Excellence was handed to her by Katie Brandt, Beinhauer’s Community Outreach Director; and when her nomination was read out loud by Seven Oaks’ Director, Lannette McWilliams.
 
The Beinhauer Caregiver Excellence Award, newly awarded each month, consists of a $50 gift card and a certificate, along with an entry into the drawing for the Caregiver Excellence Award of the Year.
Congratulations, Nelwyn!
 
–All area hospices, as well as the families they serve, are encouraged to nominate an excellent caregiver for next month’s award!
It’s quick and easy to fill out a nomination form, and it’s free!
For a nomination form or for more information, please go to http://www.beinhauer.com/caregiver-excellence-award/ , or email Katie Brandt at kdb@beinhauercares.com.
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