Our mission began with a dream. Our legacy was built by neighbors helping neighbors.
In 1977, Hospice of St. Francis was founded by Emilie Sasko, a Titusville nurse and mother of 12. Emilie realized the need for greater comfort, understanding and compassion for people nearing the end of life. She had a dream that she was being called to create a hospice, and supported by her deep faith, family and friends, founded the second hospice in the State of Florida. Emilie inspired others with her belief in the concept of neighbor-helping-neighbor, and Hospice of St. Francis began as an all-volunteer organization.
In 1990, Hospice of St. Francis became certified by Medicare as a not-for-profit hospice provider. With a strong corps of dedicated volunteers and a highly skilled professional staff, our organization has expanded Emilie’s mission to encompass a variety of services for individuals and families, throughout the entire 72-mile stretch of Brevard County.
Now known as St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care, we continue to care for our community as an independent, not-for-profit provider. Our scope of services includes palliative care, hospice, pediatric palliative care, and the Space Coast’s most extensive array of grief support programs. Complemented by our robust community engagement program and energetic volunteer services team, Emilie’s founding principle of neighbor-helping-neighbor is always in the forefront of our minds and our hearts.
We are deeply grateful for the privilege of serving Brevard residents for more than 40 years. It is an honor to be chosen to provide care for our neighbors in their most sacred time of life. We are proud to carry on Emilie’s legacy of service to other by fulfilling our mission of: Uplifting Lives. Uplifting Each Other. Uplifting Our Community.
Care Wherever You Need It
Hospice care from St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care can be delivered in a private home, a nursing home, an assisted living facility, our inpatient facility, and sometimes in the hospital setting.
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