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For more than 40 years, Trustbridge has made a difference in the lives of countless families in our community. When caring for our families, relationships are formed, bonds are created and trust is built. Because of this, we feel a responsibility to inform you of a national solicitation targeting our local community.
The Hospice Support Fund, located in Merrifield, VA, has been soliciting community members through personalized charity mailers. Their solicitation includes a plea for their 2018 Annual Fund Drive to support the nationwide effort to bring end-of-life home hospice care to all Americans.
We at Trustbridge Hospice Foundation want the community to know that this solicitation did not come from our organization, nor is Trustbridge Hospice Foundation affiliated with the Hospice Support Fund. Only donations made directly to Trustbridge Hospice Foundation support the special programs and services that Trustbridge provides our patients and families during their time of greatest need. For more information, please call us at 561-494-6887.
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"Most prisons were never built to be nursing homes. Correctional officers often aren’t equipped with the necessary training, and medical staff can be spread thin. Here at the California Medical Facility, that’s where men like Lyman, Saephanh and Murillo come in. They are part of a cohort of about two dozen men called the Pastoral Care Service Workers. Most of them are convicted murderers serving life sentences who have been granted an unusual role: providing dignified deaths to their fellow inmates."Read More
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - Trustbridge announced that the not-for-profit, end-of-life care provider was the grateful recipient of a $50,000 Grief Reach grant from the New York Life Insurance Company Foundation, presented to Trustbridge in a check presentation ceremony held this week.Read More
“With dementia, by the time you get to the point of having to decide what you want done, you’ve largely lost the capacity to do so....Interviews with families have shown that 90 percent want comfort care at the end of life. Only 10 percent would opt for longevity.”Read More
The extent of his end-of-life training amounted to an hour of discussion in the first two years of medical school, explained Atul Gawande, renown author and surgeon.“You go in focusing on wanting to be a hero and fix things. Teaching people in med school what it means to be an effective clinician for giving people cutting-edge care for quality of life — as opposed to quantity of life — is a neglected skill.” This article describes a Massachusetts intiative (including Harvard and Tufts medical schools) to train physicians in end-of-life care, including the future use of computerized mannequins for real-life scenarios. http://www.bostonherald.com/lifestyle/health/2018/04/death_is_not_a_failure_medical_schools_adapt_end_of_life_lessons
To toot our own horn, we are WAY ahead of this curve! Did you know that Trustbridge is the first health care organization in the U.S. to develop a simulator training lab for palliative care? We use the computerized mannequins to give new employees hands-on, interactive training and enhance skills for our clinical staff. We also have a Fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine (a partnership with University of Miami School of Medicine) that trains physicians in the speciality of end-of-life care. We're experts in quality-of-life care and it benefits our community!Read More