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

New inpatient hospice unit scheduled to open November 2021 on Merritt Island

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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 beaches.

“Courtenay Springs Village is happy to announce their partnership with St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care.  St. Francis Reflections will be opening their new inpatient unit within our Skilled Nursing Facility. Together we can provide the care and services that our patients and families need. We are honored to be a part of this collaborative effort to help better serve our community.” said Michael Rivera, East Coast Regional Administrator.

The in-patient unit is intended for the short-term management of complex symptoms and periods of respite where families can rest assured that their loved ones are being cared for with compassion and dignity.  Located at 1100 South Courtenay Pkwy in Merritt Island, the St. Francis Reflections inpatient unit at Courtenay Springs Village features all private rooms with en suite bathrooms, 24/7 facility access for family members, in accordance with current health guidelines and safety protocols from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; a shared kitchenette with food for families provided by the facility; tranquil outdoor space offers a peaceful environment for mediation and reflection.

Compassionate care offered by St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care clinicians, board-certified hospice and palliative medicine physicians, social workers, and chaplains will guide the care and comfort of patients during their inpatient stay.

“St. Francis Reflections is committed to providing compassionate and comfort-focused care for patients throughout Brevard County.” said Joe Killian, President and CEO of St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care. “We are honored to partner with Courtenay Springs Village to provide care close to home for our patients and families in central Brevard.”

About Courtenay Springs Village

At Courtenay Springs Village our mission is to provide housing options for older adults in an environment that enhances their quality of life physically, mentally, and spiritually. RHF is one of the nation’s largest non-profit providers of housing and services for older adults, persons with disabilities, and low-income families. Courtenay Springs Village is proud to be a Retirement Housing Foundation (RHF) community, offering affordable living options and services to older adults. For more information about Courtenay Springs Village, please visit

About St. Francis Reflections

St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care was founded in 1977 and licensed in 1990. St. Francis is Brevard’s longest-serving, not-for-profit, independent, interfaith provider of hospice, palliative care, pediatric palliative care and grief support services. For more information about St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care, please visit or follow on Facebook @StFrancisReflections.

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