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.

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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.

February Caregiver Excellence Award Winner

The BEINHAUER CAREGIVER EXCELLENCE AWARD for February was presented to Jane Barthen, hospice social worker at Gallagher Hospice, on March 14.
Jane was surprised with her award at a staff meeting. Her sense of gratitude touched everyone in attendance. Jane has worked as a hospice social worker for more than 10 years, caring for and helping patients and families through their end of life journey. Her compassion and support has substantially influenced patients’ quality of life, and has assisted with caregivers’ coping and adjusting — not only before, but also after the passing of a loved one. Jane is highly respected and is known to go above and  beyond in her mission to provide compassionate, quality care to patients and their families.
Jane was presented her award by Katie Brandt, Beinhauer’s Community Outreach Director.  —  Congratulations, Jane!
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 March 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.

January Caregiver Excellence Award

The BEINHAUER CAREGIVER EXCELLENCE AWARD for January was presented to Solomon Labwon of Family Hospice on February 27.
Solomon was surprised with his award at a staff training meeting, complete with cake and a balloon!  He was nominated as an excellent caregiver with heartfelt compassion, a calming presence, and a smile so bright he lights up the whole room. Families have often said that their loved one’s dignity was so respected with the kind and patient end of life care provided by Solomon that they will be forever grateful!
Solomon was presented his award by Katie Brandt, Beinhauer’s Community Outreach Director, and is pictured here along with Katie and with Marcy Schott of Family Hospice, who had nominated him  
Congratulations, Solomon!
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!  (They will be accepted through Saturday, March 3!)
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 tokdb@beinhauercares.com.
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