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Home Depot Brings Beauty to Life

The Home Depots in Brevard and Indian River County shared their magic transforming our landscape The Home Depots in Brevard and Indian River County shared their magic, transforming the landscape outside the Edward M. Poe Care Center and our new Courtenay Springs Care Center. When a patient or their family need to step outside to …

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St. Francis set to present ‘The Beatles Tribute Band’ at Space Coast Complex

“Rockin’ the Sunset — Concert for a Cause” is set for 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 4, at the United States Specialty Sports Association’s Space Coast Complex in Viera. This event will feature “The Beatles Tribute Band Liverpool Live.” It is touted as the “No. 1 working Beatles tribute band in Florida.”

St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care Dr. Ryan Chapman, Roger Walters Discuss Pediatric Palliative Care & More

“I am thrilled to join a hospice and palliative care organization that puts the patient at the center of its treatment plans,” said Dr. Chapman. “St. Francis gives its providers the time to fully understand what matters most to their patients, so we can build a treatment regimen with their considerations incorporated.”
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St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care Announces New In-Patient Unit

Partnership with Courtenay Springs Village expands nonprofit’s reach to central Brevard, Merritt Island, and the beaches TITUSVILLE, FLA. (November 5, 2021) – St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care, in partnership with Courtenay Springs Village, is pleased to announce a newly renovated hospice care center that will be open to the public November 15, 2021. The in-patient …

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National Hospice & Palliative Care Month

Every year during the month of November, we observe National Hospice & Palliative Care Month in an effort to raise awareness about the benefits and services of hospice and palliative care for people facing late-stage illnesses.
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Heartbeat of Brevard

Everything Brevard magazine launched the Heartbeat of Brevard in September and continues the legacy of honoring those who impact the Space Coast with their service. We are proud to introduce Reverend Haywood Davidson, a 10-year volunteer with St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care. ABOUT REV. DAVIDSON:Davidson, pastor of Greater Mt. Olive A.M.E. Church on Merritt Island, …

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Volunteers Bravely Serving Through Pandemic

St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care has a rich history of volunteer involvement. In fact, volunteers founded the hospice organization in 1977. Following the mission of trailblazer Emily Sasko, a nurse and Titusville resident, volunteers led the organization for nearly 20 years.
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St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care’s ‘Reflections of Love’ Celebrations to Begin Nov. 1

THE HOLIDAYS CAN BE A VERY DIFFICULT AND EVEN LONELY TIME FOR THOSE WHO ARE GRIEVING BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Since 1977, St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care has served as Brevard’s only independent, not-for-profit comfort care resource, helping patients and those they love during the most delicate times in their lives. Founded on the principle …

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City of Palm Bay Proclaims St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care ‘Reflections of Love Day’

NOVEMBER 3 IS ST. FRANCIS REFLECTIONS LIFESTAGE CARE ‘REFLECTIONS OF LOVE DAY’ BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – At last week’s City of Palm Bay Regular Council meeting Mayor Rob Medina presented a proclamation honoring November 3 as St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care ‘Reflections of Love Day’ in the City of Palm Bay. “At …

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St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care Announces Partnership

St. Francis Reflections is the state’s only provider of choice for PIC:TFK in Brevard county St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care announces their recent selection as the state’s only provider of choice for Partnership with Partners in Care: Together for Kids in Brevard County. PIC:TFK is offered by the Agency for Health Care Administration, the Florida Department …

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Difficult Conversations During a Pandemic

By ELIZABETH GALFO, MD As providers, we continuously communicate with our patients and families. We listen to their medical histories, ask them to open wide, say aaahhh, take deep breaths, lie back to palpate the abdomen, and relax to elicit the patellar tendon response. We share the exam findings, summarize test results and recommend a …

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St. Francis Reflections Brings Compassionate Hospice and Respite Care to Central Brevard

New inpatient hospice unit scheduled to open November 2021 on Merritt Island TITUSVILLE, FLA. (October 5, 2021) – St. Francis Reflections in partnership with Courtenay Springs Village is pleased to offer our newly renovated hospice care center bringing hospice and respite care closer to home for the residents of central Brevard, Merritt Island and the …

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St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care Lead Bereavement Coordinator Emily Zeiler Speaks on Handling Grief

St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care’s Lead Bereavement Coordinator Emily Zeiler, MSW, recently detailed the services that are available to assist people with grief, hospice and palliative care, and other essential services.
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ST. FRANCIS REFLECTIONS LIFESTAGE CARE ADDS TWO NEW PHYSICIANS

Entire physician team is board certified or board eligible in Hospice and Palliative Medicine TITUSVILLE, FLA. (September 15, 2021) – St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care is pleased to announce two new physicians have joined the nonprofit’s medical team. Doctors Ryan Chapman and Diane L. Danly started in late August to meet the increase in demand …

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Saying goodbye was hard enough pre-COVID. Telling life stories: This is how I grieve

Special perspective on grief and loss from reporter Britt Kennerly, Florida Today news.
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Taking a Time Out for Palliative Care

Lauren Loftis MD, Chief Medical Officer for St Francis Reflections Lifestage Care, featured in Orlando Medical News.
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St. Francis Reflections Feature Article in Everything Brevard

ST. FRANCIS REFLECTIONS: Teaming with Families to Dignify End-of-Life Care
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Honoring veterans fits former Air Force medical tech perfectly

Christine Tate, community engagement and veteran outreach coordinator for St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care, featured in Senior Life Newspaper.
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ST. FRANCIS REFLECTIONS LIFESTAGE CARE RENEWED AS LEVEL FIVE PARTNER OF WE HONOR VETERANS

St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care announces it has been renewed as a Level Five Partner with We Honor Veterans, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.

St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care Named a 2021 Hospice Honors Recipient

Hospice Honors is a prestigious program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality
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ST. FRANCIS REFLECTIONS LIFESTAGE CARE ANNOUNCES NEW IN-PATIENT HOSPICE CENTER

St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care announced today that it has begun construction on a new, centrally-located 10-bed in-patient hospice care center. The center will be located at Melbourne Regional Medical Center at 250 N. Wickham Road. The goal is to meet Brevard County’s growing population needs with quality in-patient hospice and respite care closer to home.

Welcome Home Ceremony for Vietnam Veterans at Veterans Memorial Center in Merritt Island

This “Stories of Service,” Welcome Home Ceremony for Vietnam Veterans is covered by Steve Wilson, LIVE from the Brevard Veterans Memorial Center in Merritt Island.

TWO HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE SPECIALISTS JOIN ST. FRANCIS REFLECTIONS LIFESTAGE CARE MEDICAL STAFF

 BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA –St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care, Brevard’s longest serving not-for-profit hospice and palliative care provider has recently expanded its medical staff with the addition of two new physicians, Vanessa Gallegos, MD, and Dianne Knight, MD.    “We are thrilled to have these two highly-regarded Hospice and Palliative Care physician specialists joining our team,” said …

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Ann Bush, 98, Walks ‘Laps of Love’ With a Purpose for St. Francis Reflections

At 98 years young, Ann Bush wanted to walk with a purpose. St. Francis Reflections became her purpose as she experienced the compassionate care on our service and she is giving back in her own special way.Read More

St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care Is There to Help in Life’s Most Difficult Time

For more than 40 years, Hospice of St. Francis has served Brevard County as a compassionate provider of hospice services. Over time, the organization has developed expertise and services across all stages of end of life care, from pre-hospice to post-hospice.  The legacy of care established by founder Emilie Sasko and a group of volunteers …

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Meet the Team at St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care That Offer World Class Assistance for Children

Who takes care of our children when they are sickest? The highly skilled professionals at St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care provide world class assistance for children needing palliative care. Meet Lauren Loftis, Gina Crane, and Kathryn Sparger as they discuss how they provide care for critically ill children.

ST. FRANCIS REFLECTIONS WELCOMES NEW CHIEF PHILANTHROPIC OFFICER

St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care, Brevard County’s longest-serving, interfaith, not-for-profit hospice, palliative care and grief support provider has recently added a new Chief Philanthropic Officer to the executive leadership team, Shawn A. Bassham.

weVENTURE Announces Nominees for 2021 Women Who Rock Awards

The winners chosen from the 65 individual and four business nominations will be revealed at a virtual event on Zoom from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 23. The theme for the event is the Oscars, and all nominees will be celebrated in red carpet fashion.

St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care Is There to Help in Life’s Most Difficult Time

Do you know someone with chronic health problems? St.Francis Reflections Lifestage Care is there to help. Space Coast Daily’s Giles Malone sits down with Program Manager Andy Robinson and Nurse Practitioner Trinity Graham to learn more about how St. Francis provides world-class palliative care.

Word War II Veteran Dominick DeMonaco, 99, Honored by St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care

World War II veteran Dominick DeMonaco, 99, of Titusville, Florida, was recognized by St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care for his service to our country. DeMonaco served in the U. S. Air Force during the war and his family was on hand for the celebration. The Friday Night Locker Room’s Steve Wilson was on hand for …

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Jennifer Simmons, Grief Support Specialist, Social Worker at St. Francis Reflections Named to National Leadership Advisory Council

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, (NHPCO) selected Jennifer Simmons, MSW, a Grief Support Specialist with St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care as a member of the Next Generation Leadership Advisory Council.

St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care Reflects Legacy of Care, Depth of Our Mission

Shawn Bassham, the Chief Philanthropy Officer with St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care based in Titusville on Florida’s Space Coast, talks about the 40-year tradition of St. Francis helping people all across Brevard County.

Local Woman Runs Brevard Version of Marine Corps Marathon

A Run With Purpose. Due to COVID -19, the 2020 Marine Corps Marathon was cancelled, but runners participated in communities around the nation. In Brevard, it was run on October 25 by Amanda Herrnkind, with St.Francis Reflections Lifestage Care, in partnership with the Brevard Veterans Memorial Center, to raise funds for veteran causes. After a …

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Brevard runner calls out names of fallen military during Marine Corps Marathon

The October 25 Brevard Version of Marine Corps Marathon featured a local woman paying respect to veterans and tribute to Gold Star families.Amanda Herrnkind said she didn’t know she was going to call out the names until the moment hit. The veteran’s outreach coordinator for St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care was participating virtually in a …

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BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE — The Melbourne Regional Chamber announced the launch of COVID-19 Hero Appreciation Week presented by L3Harris and St. Francis Reflections.

“This appreciation-based program will recognize, celebrate, and salute all our COVID heroes who have diligently served our Space Coast region this year,” said Michael Ayers, President & CEO of the Melbourne Regional Chamber. “At the heart of COVID Hero Appreciation Week is the opportunity to invigorate COVID front line workers by offering them the thanks …

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Brevard’s Longest Serving Hospice Introduces New Name and Brand Imagery

St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care Updates Hospice of St. Francis’ Forty-Three Year Old Moniker; New Logo Elements Reflect Treasured, Local Natural Environment
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