Birth and death are both profoundly personal journeys for the loved one and the family and friends who are involved. Commonly, a doula is someone who is there for the woman during pregnancy and during and after the birth of the child, providing physical and emotional support during this personal and in some case traumatic period of the mother’s life. Continue reading →
According to the preliminary statistics provided by the Centers for Disease Control, drug overdose killed about 72,000 Americans in 2017 which reflects a rise of roughly 10 percent. These losses cause a ripple effect, consuming loved ones whose lives are changed forever by this loss. Continue reading →
The Camp Fire, named after the road when it originated was the most destructive, costly and deadliest wildfire in California. Starting on November 8, 2018, this wildfire lasted for 17 days, claiming the lives of 86 people with three people still missing. Continue reading →
Experiencing the sudden passing of a loved one is a very difficult time in your life. You want to support your loved ones and say goodbye, which can be difficult if you live thousands of miles away. Continue reading →
The Beinhauer Caregiver Excellence Award winner for January 2019 was Stacey Schaeffer, a case manager with Family Hospice. Jenna Graham, from Family Hospice, submitted her nomination and also planned a surprise presentation of the award during their staff meeting. Stacey was completely surprised and grateful for the recognition.
Here is an excerpt of her nomination:
“I witness Stacey go above and beyond for our hospice patients. For example: she organized a birthday party for one of our patients (this was the daughter’s final wish, as birthdays were always celebrated and special to her and her mother). It was a wonderful celebration– the patient was even given the opportunity to enjoy her last sips of red wine (her favorite when she was younger). The patient passed 2 days later, peacefully. Excellence of caring in hospice is when the hospice team successfully meets the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the patient prior to end of life while ensuring the families and patients comfort throughout this journey. Stacey consistently embodies this mission!”
Beinhauer Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Services is proud to offer the Caregiver Excellence Award program, which recognizes the tireless dedication and hard work by hospice caregivers, whether employees or volunteers. Each special caregiver serves hospice patients in a variety of ways. Congratulations to January’s winner, Stacey!
Take a minute NOW to nominate that special someone for next month’s Caregiver Excellence Award! Nominations arriving in March will be considered for the Award for April….a new winner is chosen each month!!
At Beinhauer Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Services we have a variety of cremation options as well as traditional funeral and burial options available to you. The wishes you have for your loved one are our top priority, and we strive to provide you with cremation services that meet your needs and your budget. Continue reading →
The Beinhauer Caregiver Excellence Award for December 2018 was presented to Shirley Palmer, a volunteer for Interim Hospice.
“Shirley has been volunteering with Interim Hospice for over a year now. Since she joined the team, she’s logged in many hours! She is a great help in the Interim office and supports the staff with her work and kindness. Shirley is like family.”