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
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