St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care, Courtenay Springs Village Renovate Hospice Care Center in Merritt Island
By Space Coast Daily // November 25, 2021
committed to providing the most compassionate and comfort-focused care
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care, in partnership with Courtenay Springs Village, opened a newly renovated hospice care center this month.
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 Parkway 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.
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