April Caregiver Excellence Award

Also pictured, to the left, is Louise Carlson, Clinical Director at Three Rivers Hospice.
 
The BEINHAUER CAREGIVER EXCELLENCE AWARD for April was presented to Karen Lash, bereavement counselor at Three Rivers Hospice, on May 25.
Karen is considered a “traveling angel”, or also a “life enhancement specialist”. She is well known for being there for patients, family members, staff and others in large portions of Western Pennsylvania – from Cheswick to Apollo, from Kittanning to Grove City, from New Castle to Mercer. She gives of herself one hundred and fifty percent, often on her own time, and on her own dime. She is a light and support to all she sees, including her peers – in other words, she is, without a doubt, everything that an excellent caregiver should be, and more!
She was presented her award by Katie Brandt, Beinhauer’s Community Outreach Director. 
 
Take a minute NOW for you to nominate that special someone for the next Caregiver Excellence Award! Nominations arriving after June 4th will be considered for the Award for June….a new winner is chosen each month!!
Nominations can easily be made in one of three ways –
By mailing in a hard copy of the nomination form found at your hospice to Katie Brandt, Beinhauers FFS, 2820 Washington Road, McMurray PA 15317
OR
By filling in a nomination form ONLINE on our website (click here- http://www.beinhauer.com/caregiver-excellence-award/).
OR
By providing the info requested on the nomination form in an email sent tokdb@beinhauercares.com.
The Beinhauer Caregiver Excellence Award consists of a $50 gift card and a certificate, along with an entry into the drawing for the Caregiver Excellence Award of the Year.

Honoring Your Deceased Dad’s Memory on Father’s Day

For most, Father’s Day is viewed as a time when children of all ages are able to celebrate the paternal bond they have with the man who helped raise them.

It’s a way to thank your dad for always attending every Little League game or dance recital and to let him know that he’s had a lasting influence on the person you’ve become.

However, if your father has recently died, the third Sunday in June can be especially tough from an emotional standpoint. While others may be taking their dads to the ballgame or showering him with love, affection and gift cards, you’re left with only memories. Continue reading

Top Five Funeral Planning Mistakes

It seems as if almost every major event in our lives that celebrates an achievement is planned to a T. From weddings and bridal showers to graduation, retirement and/or birthday parties, we like to preciously plan those gatherings and engagements that are meant to honor an individual to ensure that the hiccups are kept to a minimum.

The one thing many people don’t organize in advance, however, is their own funeral. Sure, getting things in order now for a day that, hopefully, won’t occur until years down the road can be a morbid thought. Continue reading

2018 March Caregiver Excellence Award Winner

 
The BEINHAUER CAREGIVER EXCELLENCE AWARD for March was presented to Beth Hamill, Office Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator at Interim Hospice, on April 25.

Beth, known as a most patient, caring and resourceful person to her coworkers, is a calming force for the patients and the staff.

She always has time for the hospice patients and their families. She learns individual patients’ likes and dislikes, and then not only makes sure they have all the supplies and all the answers they need, but also that they get treats and surprises on days special to them, and on holidays.  Most of the gifts she will provide are handmade on her own time and with her own resources.

She truly makes each patient feel heard and special, making this hospice feel like an extension of the patient’s family.



Beth was presented her award by Katie Brandt, Beinhauer’s Community Outreach Director.  —  Congratulations, Beth!
The Beinhauer Caregiver Excellence Award consists of a $50 gift card and a certificate, along with an entry into the drawing for the Caregiver Excellence Award of the Year.
 
Make your nominations for April now! 
Nominations can easily be made in one of three ways
By mailing in a hard copy of the nomination form found at your hospice to Katie Brandt, Beinhauers FFS, 2820 Washington Road, McMurray PA 15317
OR
By filling in a nomination form ONLINE on our website (click here- https://www.beinhauer.com/caregiver-excellence-award/).
OR
By providing the info requested on the nomination form in an email sent to kdb@beinhauercares.com.

Surviving the First Mother’s Day Without Your Mom

Anna Jarvis established the first Mother’s Day in 1908 to honor the life of her deceased mother and campaigned for it to be nationally recognized six years later.  This holiday, which occurs on the second Sunday of every May, is viewed as a time when children are able to openly celebrate the woman who gave them life.

Sure, it’s become a lot more commercialized since then, with florists, greeting card companies and bakeries all jumping on board to make a profit. Yet, the idea has generally remained the same.

For those who have recently experienced the death of their mother, the day can be difficult, especially if it’s been less than a year since her death. Continue reading

What to Expect From Hospice Homecare

It’s not easy when a loved one is battling a terminal illness.

While an imminent death may seem overwhelming at times, hospice – which is a care service that focuses on end of a life care rather than disease curing – is available to help.

Knowing exactly what to expect from hospice care can bring peace of mind to you and your family.

Continue reading

Westminster Presbyterian Grief Recovery Program Spring 2018

Our friends at Westminster Presbyterian Church are hosting the Spring edition of their Grief Recovery Support Program.  The program is faith-based and comprised of friendly, caring people who will walk alongside each other through one of life’s most painful experiences, grief.  The group is led by a team of trained facilitators.  The next session:

Wednesdays, April 4 – May 2, 2018

6:45 – 8:00 P.M.

Memorial Parlor

Westminster Presbyterian Church

2040 Washington Road

Pittsburgh, PA 15241

To register and for more information, contact Peg Kinsey (412-835-6630 or Kinsey@westminster-church.org). To help defray the cost of materials, a donation of $10.00 is suggested, but not required.

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