Support Programs

Bereavement

As a not-for-profit hospice program for Central Florida, Cornerstone has a number of professionals on our team who are trained to help those dealing with a loss.

When someone chooses Cornerstone for their care, the representative who visits with you will tell you that Bereavement Services are available to you right away, should you desire. Or you may wait and choose one of our many group sessions offerings, giving you an opportunity to share with others dealing with the same challenges as you and your family.

And what many do not know is that our bereavement services are available to anyone in our community who is experiencing the emotions of grief due to the loss of a loved one, even if they were a patient of ours or not. The Cornerstone bereavement professionals are involved in both individual and group sessions.

Because our professional grief counseling has helped so many over 35 years, Cornerstone will often work with local law enforcement, the courts, local churches and schools in times of need.

You can get more information on how we can best serve you by calling Cornerstone Bereavement services at 888-728-6234 or email @ bereavement@cshospice.org.

Cornerstone SALUTES! Veterans

No surprise that this is one of the most requested Cornerstone programs! That is because, on any given day, about 25-percent of our Cornerstone hospice patients are a veteran of one of our U.S. armed services. And over the years we have made great efforts to recognize these women and men for their service to country. We have professionals on staff who will assist the Veteran in receiving the military healthcare benefits for which they qualify and help them as we can with issues regarding the VA.

We Honor Veterans is a national program which Cornerstone has been a part of for 10 years. It is a point of pride that we have achieved the Four Star level in this program.

Cornerstone SALUTES! is our local program where we honor any of our patients who are Veterans with a special ceremony where a Veteran volunteer presents a special pin and a Certificate of Appreciation for Service. Our team is also connected to all services in the region that support Veterans. To learn more about Cornerstone SALUTES! or to learn about veterans benefits, simply email us: veteransinfo@cshospice.org.

Jewish Services

Cornerstone is one of only a few hospices in Florida to be accredited by the National Institute for Jewish Hospice (NIJH).

This means our Jewish neighbors can trust that our staff is updated every year by The NIJH on how we will provide end-of-life care in accordance with Jewish law.

The training for the care of our Jewish patients is given both to Cornerstone staff and volunteers. It is inclusive of issue related to nutrition and hydration, when and how to provide medicinal intervention, The Jewish Living Will and Jewish rituals for the immediate aftermath of death.

Pet Peace of Mind

We LOVE our pets! So it is not a surprise that some people hesitate to follow a hospice recommendation because they are afraid they will lose their loving connection to their pet. To reduce the anxiety surrounding the care of your pet, Cornerstone Hospice offers Pet Peace of Mind, a program which enables hospice patients to keep their pets at home with them throughout their end-of-life journey.

Cornerstone needs volunteers to make sure patient pet(s) are fed, walked, cleaned and get medical attention or treatments as needed.

Not able to volunteer? You can still make a difference with a donation to Cornerstone Hospice – Pet Peace of Mind.