27 Dec Hospice of Citrus County and Hospice of the Nature Coast
Hospice of Citrus County and of the Nature Coast are non-profit organizations that provide end-of-life services to terminally ill people and their families. They are in twelve counties of North Central Florida. Learn more about this special care by visiting their website.
About Citrus County Hospice
They pay special attention to each individual person’s needs. Hospice offers a variety of in-home or out-of-home programs. Most programs are covered by Medicare, Medicaid, or Private Insurance Companies. Donations and charitable gifts cover what the insurances do not include.
Hospice of Citrus County has a “Hospice House.” The House is a 16 bed facility located on 5 acres in Lecanto, Florida. The house offers inpatient hospice care in an acute care setting. The house offers private rooms for the patient and their families to spend some quality time together. Additionally, there is a family room to relax, play games, watch tv or surf the internet. The house living room offers a warm fireplace, giving it the cozy home feeling.
There is also a special care unit at Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, Florida. The “Judith A. Nee” unit is a six bed unit inside of the hospital. This center offers a quiet, home-like atmosphere. Patients receive individual attention by the hospital staff when staying here.
Furthermore, their services offer multiple resources to help individuals and families cope. Resources such as: grief workshops, telephone support, educational materials and much more for families experiencing loss. L.I.F.T is a social support group for widows and widowers.
Herry’s Kids Pediatric Services provide specialized services to children and teens who are terminally ill. They also offer grief support and therapeutic camps to the children who have experienced a loss. Camp Good Hope and Teen Encounter serve as grief support camps for children and teens.
When a child improves their way of coping with grief and loss, they become a role model to others. Children then make positive contributions to their community and society.
Finally, Hospice of Citrus County and the Nature Coast depend on the support of individuals and volunteers to make this all possible. They own and operate seven different Thrift and Gift Shoppes throughout Florida. They offer a variety of items, from furniture to books. Homosassa is home to “Herry’s Café.” Here, you can enjoy daily specials and a variety of treats. All of the proceeds from the Shoppes and Café benefit the patients and families of Hospice of Citrus County and of the Nature Coast.
Photos courtesy of Hospice.