End of Life Doula

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

January Caregiver Excellence Award

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!”


In the picture, the star of the month, Stacey Schaeffer, with Jenna Graham, her nominator (left) and Ana Kniess, Beinhauer outreach coordinator (right).


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!!

Nominations can easily be made by filling in a nomination form ONLINE on our website https://www.beinhauer.com/caregiver-excellence-award/


By providing the info requested on the nomination form in an email sent to amk@beinhauercares.com.

December Caregiver Excellence Award Winner

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.”