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Individual and group counseling for adults, families and children. In addition, we have bereavement camps, retreats, and community memorials.
Counseling appointments are scheduled Monday through Friday.
Grief counseling sessions typically last 45 - 60 minutes.
We offer crisis support for schools and businesses when there has been an unexpected death.
No, grief support is available to anyone in the community.
The Grief Support team can be reached at 772-403-4530.
Our counseling services are offered at three convenient locations: 1201 SE Indian Street, Stuart, FL 34997; 9069 Bridge Road, Hobe Sound, FL 33455; and 5000 Dunn Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34981.
Grief support is not covered by insurance. Our services are available thanks to the generosity of our community.
Yes, we can provide Grief and Loss Education to businesses and community organizations.
Eligibility for hospice is determined by the patient’s attending physician and the hospice medical director.
Hospice physicians exercise their best clinical judgment when determining length of stay; however, at the initial admission to hospice, two physicians have determined that the patient has six months or less to live should the disease continue upon its expected course.Hospice has certification periods: two 90-day periods and one 30-day period. The hospice medical director reviews the patient’s status at weekly IDT meetings and must determine that the patient is terminally ill having 6 months or less to live at the end of each certification period.
You are welcome to call Treasure Coast Hospice at any time to learn more about how we can help with your care plan. Our staff can explain our services and help you decide if hospice care is the best option for you at this time. We will work with your doctor so that your transition to hospice is a smooth one and all the information that the doctor needs us to have is known to the hospice staff.
Patients can start to feel better under hospice care because their pain and stress are both relieved. If you start to feel well enough to leave hospice care, we coordinate with your doctor.
Most of our patients receive end-of-life care at home or wherever they call home, including nursing homes and assisted living residences.
The social workers at Treasure Coast Hospice work with you and your family throughout your care to assist you in finding the best arrangements. If your treatment demands it at a point in your care, we welcome you to one of our three hospice houses/Inpatient Units for round-the-clock end-of-life care.
Hospice care is covered by most insurance, Medicare and Medicaid. As a not-for-profit hospice, we care for anyone who wants and needs our services, regardless of ability to pay.
Yes. Treasure Coast Hospice’s Grief Support services are available to anyone who has experienced a loss, whether the loved one was in our care at the time or not.
Treasure Coast Hospice invites you to call us to learn more about advance care planning and “Five Wishes®” – an easy-to-use template written in simple language that helps you plan and communicate how you want to be cared for if you become seriously ill. It helps you express your desires in personal, spiritual, medical and legal matters and meets the legal requirements for an advance directive in 42 states, including Florida.
While there will be an increase in the number of individuals claiming the standard deduction, if you live in a state with high income and property taxes and you have a mortgage, you could find that you still itemize and thus can make use of your charitable deductions.
Even if you don’t itemize, here are some strategies to make gifts to charity and still receive tax benefits:
Treasured Pets is a service offered by Treasure Coast Hospice to assist hospice patients with the care of their beloved pets. We understand a pet’s contribution to the emotional and spiritual well-being of a patient and his or her family.
Our goal is to help maintain the general health and a balanced lifestyle for the pet at a time when it may be difficult for the family to do so alone. We help to relieve the strain on the patient or family regarding their pet presently, as well as concern for its future.
There are countless opportunities to participate in this special program. Your donations help us provide necessary care for the pets of our hospice patients. Donations support food, animal care bills, and other expenses that allow the patient and pet to stay together.
Contact the Treasure Coast Hospice Foundation at 772-403-4500 to make your contribution.
Yes! We typically have pets that are either currently available, whose owners have passed and who need to be rehomed or fostered fairly quickly, or we have situations where the owner is in our care and has let us know that it is their wish for us to find a loving home for their pet upon their passing.
Many times, these are more mature pets, but we make sure that before they are rehomed they are current on all vaccinations and vet visits. We'll even get a grooming if needed! To see which pets are currently available, click here.
The success of this program depends upon a dedicated group of compassionate volunteers who assist in the care of our patients’ pets. Volunteer responsibilities vary by situation but will typically include:
Treasure Coast Hospice provides our volunteers with the required training for this program.
For volunteer training dates or more information, call 772-403-4500.
Veteran Volunteers are essential to the delivery of quality hospice care. Veterans are a part of a distinct culture with their own common language and experience. When Veterans interact, their common language and experience can form a strong and meaningful bond. The camaraderie created between veterans has proven to be supportive for all involved.
Veteran Volunteers help veterans on hospice service in many ways, including:
A Veteran Pinning Ceremony is an opportunity to publicly acknowledge the military service and sacrifices made by the veteran and his/her family. The ceremony, conducted by a Veteran Volunteer, honors and recognizes a hospice patient’s service to our country and helps them and their loved ones find closure and peace at the end of life.
Yes! Treasure Coast Hospice is proud to be a Level 5 member of the We Honor Veterans program, part of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Level 5 is the highest distinction that can be earned in the program, and to achieve Level 5, an organization must meet rigorous standards of veteran outreach, staff education and enhanced services for veterans and their families under hospice care.
This means that each year, in addition to pinning hundreds of veterans in our care and within the community, Treasure Coast Hospice hosts special events and participates in community programs geared to educating and supporting veterans throughout Martin, Saint Lucie and Okeechobee counties. We also have an ongoing Veterans Visiting Veterans program, where we match one of our veteran volunteers to a veteran patient so that they can openly share and relate within the special bond achieved through military service.
To learn more about our efforts, please view our We Honor Veterans Annual Summary Report at the link below. If you are a veteran who would like to join our mission to serve other veterans within our community, please apply to volunteer here, and thank you for your service.