• COURAGE - "The pinning ceremony is a way to honor a veteran while he's still alive. It brought him back in that moment. We didn't even know a pinning ceremony was available." -Debbie Graham, speaking about her father-in-law, Clyde Graham
  • COMPASSION - "I treat everyone the same. I talk to my patients, whether they respond or not and tell them everything we're doing to them. It's very gratifying just knowing that you've helped in that transition." ~Cynthia Kennedy, Registered Nurse, Hospice of St. Francis Care Center
  • COURAGE - "The nurse that was here the night he passed away was the most compassionate person. I don't know how they did it but they certainly helped me get through it." ~Joyce McGill, speaking about her husband Kenneth
  • COMFORT - "I think it is very important that a locally-owned option is available to people, because we can make a lot more independent choices for our patients." ~Kim Rodriguez, Board Member, Hospice of St. Francis
  • For Patients For Families Which hospice? You decide. It's your right. Learn more. Start A Conversation - Is It Time For Hospice?


Hospice of St. Francis—Brevard’s longest-serving, and only independent, non-profit hospice care resource. Founded in 1977, Hospice of St. Francis continues to meet the community need for higher levels of care, understanding, and compassion for patients nearing the end of their lives.

If you have questions about how Hospice of St. Francis might be able to help you or your family member, we invite you to call. We want you to know that any question you have is a good question.


Do you question yourself about whether you are making the right end-of-life decisions for your parent or loved one?

Recent hospice reports Reuters Health and CBS News outline the results of

surveys from families making the same decisions.  We have posted these

articles on our website.  You can read the full articles at



The Purple Iris: A Gathering of Women Who Care

Hospice of St. Francis Foundation will be hosting “The Purple Iris: A Gathering of Women Who Care” Fundraiser on Thursday April 13, 2017 at Suntree Country Club, 1 Country Club Drive, Melbourne 32940, starting at 11:30 a.m.

Martie Salt, Emmy-award winning news anchor from WFTV, will be the guest speaker. Her TV series “Blind-Sided” spoke out in a bold, personal way about caring for elderly parents. This intimate luncheon is planned to honor the giving spirit of women and the extraordinary roles they play in the care of their families and loved ones.

Hospice of St. Francis is reaching out to women throughout the community to open dialogue about issues faced when dealing with the health of those we love. The public is welcome. Admission is a $100.00 donation to the Foundation and reserved tables are available. For reservations, contact Dotty Allen at 321-360-3456, register and pay online at hosffoundation.org/purple-iris or send check to Hospice of St. Francis Foundation, 4875 N. Wickham Rd., Suite 104, Melbourne 32940.



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