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 unit will bring hospice and respite care closer to home for all residents of central Brevard, Merritt Island, and the beaches.

“Our nonprofit was founded on the philosophy of neighbors helping neighbors,” said Joe Killian, President and CEO of St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care. “We are committed to providing the most compassionate and comfort-focused care in all of Brevard County. Our neighborhood is growing! Given recent population surges and an increase in demand for our services due to the pandemic, we must continue expanding to meet the needs of our neighbors, which is exactly what we will do.”

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

“Courtenay Springs Village is happy to announce their partnership with St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care. St. Francis Reflections will be opening their new in-patient unit within our Skilled Nursing Facility,” said Michael Rivera, East Coast Regional Administrator. “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.”

The in-patient unit will be entirely staffed by St. Francis Reflections staff, including its board-certified hospice and palliative medicine physicians, social workers, and chaplains.


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 us on Facebook @StFrancisReflections.

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 nonprofit 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

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