It’s about choices and really good care. Our team of physicians, nurses, home health aides, social workers, chaplains and trained volunteers provides specialized medical care; emotional, spirtual and social support. We provide medical services, equipment, supplies, medications and training to manage your care. Cost is covered by Medicare, Medicaid, most commercial insurances and donations. There is no out-of-pocket cost to the patient or family. Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast serves Alachua, Bradford, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Putnam, Suwannee, and Union counties.
Tree of Remembrance Lighting Ceremony at
Hospice Thrift & Gift Shoppe in Homosassa, November 27, 2015
The annual Tree of Remembrance Lighting Ceremony will take place on Friday, November 27, at the Hospice Thrift & Gift Shoppe located at 8471 W. Periwinkle Lane in Homosassa. Music starts at 5 p.m., with the Tree Lighting at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to join in the festivities, which include caroling, refreshments and a special visit from Santa.
The Tree of Remembrance will be on display through January 2 at Hospice Thrift & Gift Shoppes in Homosassa, Beverly Hills, Lecanto, Chiefland, High Springs, Lake City and Inverness; at Hospice House in Lecanto; at Fero Funeral Home in Beverly Hills; and at the Wings Education Center in Palatka. For a donation in any amount, a paper ornaments will be placed on a tree in honor or memory of a loved one. For a donation of $25 or more, the donor will receive this year’s “The Season to Shine” commemorative ornament.
Proceeds benefit Herry’s Kids Pediatric Services, a program of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast, which provides specialized services to children and teens with life limiting illnesses and offers grief support and therapeutic camps to children who have experienced a loss. For more information, call 866-642-0962 .
Why do Hospice patients in Florida and their families benefit from the very best services? Florida’s Certificate of Need (CON) Program ensures that Floridians have access to hospice services in all 67 counties (including all rural areas). It provides for frequent monitoring of all hospice agencies operating in the state, resulting in high levels of care and satisfaction. And the CON Program promotes community support for community hospices, enabling Floridians to benefit from an array of services, including grief support for adults and children, caregiver support, alternative medicines, special programs for pediatric and veteran patients, and remembrance services around the holidays. It also gives volunteers a great opportunity to participate in and support numerous hospice programs. To learn more about the CON Program in Florida and why its continuance is vital to maintaining the quality of hospice care provided to all Floridians, click here.