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Leaving a Legacy with Bears
On Wednesday, February 12’s episode of “Bloom,” Melody Stried, Executive Director of LifePath Hospice, shared how she helps families with the ‘Leaving a Legacy’ program featuring bears with a loved one’s voice or heart beat. Rhea Joshi received the first bear and she’s joined by her mother Falguni to share how it impacted them.
Tim Wronka, Spectrum Bay News 9, March 25, 2020: TAMPA, Fla – As doctors and hospitals scramble for medical supplies, there’s one group that is also feeling the pinch: hospice care. Hospice worker Janet Hendricks is trying to do her part help out. The LifePath Hospice Temple Terrace employee is helping to make masks that are badly needed right now. “It’s critical that our nurses and aides are protected. This is the best way to help out while there’s a shortage,” Hendricks said.
Hernando Sun, March 12, 2018: Over eighty children attended HPH Hospice Camp REACH OUT 2018, on March 2 to March 4, 2018. The children, ages 5 through 18, had all experienced a significant loss during the year.
The Ledger, September 6, 2017: Good Shepherd Hospice, an affiliate of Chapters Health System, has earned The Joint Commission’s deemed-status accreditation, indicating it not only meets but exceeds performance standards. Among the 17 hospices that are accredited in Florida by The Joint Commission, nine received deemed status.
Tampa Bay Times, September 6, 2017: Kayla Brewer, a 14-year-old Newsome High School freshman, chose to attend the event even though she, too, believes she is careful about how she spends her money. She saves to buy big-ticket items, uses coupons on some things she purchases, and often bargain shops at LifePath Hospice’s Life’s Treasures thrift shop in Brandon, where she’s also a volunteer.
The Ledger, July 10, 2017: Sitting back in a wheelchair designed to support his small frame, Parker McAdoo’s eyes sometimes moved from side to side as his parents talked about a local hospice’s role in his medical care.
Citrus County Chronicle, June 6, 2017: U.S. Navy veteran Benjamin Wray spent 10 years serving his country from 1979 to 1989 as a cook and a “damage controlman.” He spent a year on the USS LaSalle in the Persian Gulf and was in the Mediterranean during the Grenada conflict. On Tuesday, Wray and 19 other veterans who are residents of the Health Center at Brentwood in Lecanto were honored by HPH Hospice for their military service.
Tampabay Times, May 5, 2017: Manager Brooke Taylor speaks with the parents and caregivers at LifePath Hospice in Tampa during their inaugural Caregiver Campfire Chat. More than 100 of their children are attending Camp Circle of Love, and annual trip for grieving children who have recently lost a parent, sibling or close relative.
The Ledger, December 13, 2016: Mayor Howard Wiggs says one of the keys to Lakeland’s recent resurgence is a personal connection between the city and its residents.
eHospice, September 15, 2016: Funded by a sizeable grant from the Hospice Women of Philanthropy, the simulation lab is one of a handful in the country dedicated to offering clinicians, staff and volunteers the opportunity to practice skills needed for difficult and often times emotionally charged endoflife discussions.