December Caregiver Excellence Award

The BEINHAUER CAREGIVER EXCELLENCE AWARD for December was presented to Paul Holland, home health aide at Compassionate Care Hospice, on January 19.
 
Paul was surprised with his award at a staff meeting, much to the delight of everyone there. He has been with Compassionate Care for a number of years, and is said to embody the name of the organization in his very person. He treats patients as if they were his own family, with a kindness in his eyes that makes everyone who comes into contact with him love him, and look forward to his visits.
Paul was presented his award by Katie Brandt, Beinhauer’s Community Outreach Director.  —  Congratulations, Paul!
 
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 February 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.

Congratulations to the November Caregiver Excellence Award Winner!

THE BEINHAUER CAREGIVER EXCELLENCE AWARD for November 2017 was presented to Kim DiPiazza of ViaQuestHospice.
 
Kim is the volunteer coordinator for ViaQuest. One of her volunteers, in nominating her, praised Kim for doing a great job keeping him up-to-date on the needs of the ViaQuest patients he goes to see.
Kim not only trains and equips volunteers for visiting patients, however – she often makes visits herself, as well!  Along with Ellie, Kim’s chocolate lab, she has made over 250 therapy visits to date. Ellie usually wears costumes and makes people laugh. Maybe even Kim makes them laugh! They both definitely make them smile!
Kim was presented her award by Katie Brandt, Beinhauer’s Community Outreach Director.  —  Congratulations, Kim!!
 
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.
 
 
The winner for the month of December will be announced soon….
Make your nominations for January 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.

How to seek funeral reimbursement if death was direct result of natural disaster

There’s never a good time to experience the death of a loved one. From funeral planning and execution to arranging a burial place, a lot goes into ensuring that your friend or family member’s life is celebrated appropriately.

But what happens when the death is the unfortunate result of a natural disaster – such as a flood, hurricane, tornado or wildfire – and you’re unable to pay for the funeral because of a loss of assets caused by Mother Nature?

Although a scenario like this is more likely to affect those who live in certain parts of the country, it’s important to realize that some funeral-related costs may be covered through FEMA’s (Federal Emergency Management Agency) Funeral Assistance program, which reimburses funeral costs if the death is attributed to a major disaster. Continue reading

Stockings for Soldiers 2017 Results

 The Beinhauer Family and staff are delighted to announce that this year’s Stockings for Soldiers program delivered 2,210 stockings to veterans at home and abroad!  

We sincerely thank all members of the community who came together to help make the 2017 program a success!

Fourth-grade students and staff at Memorial Elementary School in the Bethel Park School District filled 61 Christmas stockings with non-perishable food items and delivered them to the Beinhauer Funeral Home on Route 19 to be distributed to veterans and service men and women through Beinhauer’s Stockings for Soldiers program. Pictured here are some of the fourth-graders who participated in this project. CREDIT: The Almanac

Ensuring the Protection of Digital Assets Prior to Your Death

Each time you sign up for an online service, send an email or post a status update to Facebook, your digital footprint is left on the web.  Because most of us use the Internet on a daily basis, there’s literally thousands of pages and portals that house our personal information.

While it may not seem like a big deal now since you can always delete your email inbox or deactivate social media accounts if you fall ill later, consider what would happen to your online profiles if you unexpectedly passed away. Continue reading

Consider a Pet Trust to Ensure the Well-Being of Your Beloved Friend

Until hotel heiress Leona Helmsley left $12 million to her Maltese dog, Trouble, following her 2007 death, the idea of a pet trust seemed foreign to most. Why would a millionaire give part of her fortune to a dog while leaving two of her four grandchildren out of the will?

Despite the negative attention that this story garnered more than a decade ago, pet trusts are a practical way for an owner to ensure the safety of his or her special friend – even if the funds don’t amount anywhere close to $12 million. Continue reading

Caregiver Excellence Grand Prize awarded!

Over the past year, Beinhauer Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Services have offered a program which recognizes the tireless dedication and hard work by hospice caregivers, whether they are employees or volunteers, serving hospice patients in a variety of ways. This program is called the Beinhauer Caregiver Excellence Award.

 

Each month, one of several caregivers who are nominated by their peers is selected by the Beinhauer Executive Team to receive this special award, consisting of a framed certificate and a Visa gift card. After the first year of this ongoing program had passed by, all the monthly winners were invited for a festive Annual Awards Banquet, and for the drawing of the Grand Prize winner. The Beinhauer Executive Team and several funeral directors joined the winners and their guests for a time of celebration and encouragement at the Capstone Grill in McMurray in early November.

 

The Grand Prize, consisting of an overnight at the OMNI Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh, with two meals and other special perks included, was awarded via a random drawing to Shane Rawlings Mahoney, the September 2016 winner from Paramount Hospice. It was presented to Shane by Rick and Scott Beinhauer, along with Katie Brandt, Community Outreach Director for Beinhauer Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Services.

 

Congratulations to the October Winner of the Caregiver Excellence Award!

The BEINHAUER CAREGIVER EXCELLENCE AWARD for October was presented to Wendy Ackman of Seven Oaks Hospice.
During a staff meeting at Seven OaksWendy was surprised with this award. Among the many outstanding nominations we’ve received over the past year,Wendy’s nomination is, so far, the most imaginative of all! Part of it reads, “Who can take a sunrise, sprinkle it with dew, cover it in lotion and a smile or two? — The Wackman, the Wackman can, the Wackman can, cause she mixes it with love and makes the pureed taste good. Who can take a rainbow, wrap it in a blanket, soak it in the sun and make a toastee patient smile? –The Wackman, the Wackman can, the Wackman can, cause she mixes it with love and makes the pureed taste good …!”
Wendy is patient and kind and has a special way about her. Patients adore her and families trust her. She has a true gift of making patients feel good about themselves and giving them the gift of laughter, collecting all the tears, as it were.
Wendy was presented her award by Katie Brandt, Beinhauer’s Community Outreach Director.  —  Congratulations,Wendy!
The Beinhauer Caregiver Excellence Award consists of a $50 gift card and a certificate, along with an entry into the drawing for theCaregiver Excellence Award of the Year.
The winner for the month of November will be announced soon!
Make your nominations for December 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.

Congratulations To The September Caregiver Excellence Award Winner!

The BEINHAUER CAREGIVER EXCELLENCE AWARD for September was presented to Shirley Bailley of Interim Hospice on November 24.
Shirley was surrounded by staff at Interim when she was surprised with this award. She had been a long-time employee with Interim Healthcare. When she retired, they missed her so much that she became a hospice volunteer. Shirley is beloved by the patients she serves because of her weekly “tuck in” phone calls and frequent visits. It does not take long for someone to feel like Shirley has been a longtime friend. Her empathy is sincere and much appreciated.
Shirley was presented her award by Katie Brandt, Beinhauer’s Community Outreach Director.  —  Congratulations, Shirley!
The Beinhauer Award consists of a $50 gift card and a certificate.  Shirley’s name will be entered into the drawing for Caregiver of the Year.    
Make your nomination for November 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.

USING LIFE INSURANCE MONEY TO PAY FOR A FUNERAL

There are many options when paying for a funeral service.  Some families plan to use life insurance as a means to pay the costs of your funeral. At Beinhauer’s, we offer many options by which you can pay for a funeral at the time of death, as well an irrevocable trust for those who would like to pay in advance.  A life insurance policy, may, in some circumstances, be used at the time of a loved one’s death to pay for a funeral. Continue reading