Community Outreach

"Labor of Love" Care-Giver Recognition Program

It's estimated that over 44 million Americans provide unpaid care to an adult age 18 or older. Wuesthoff Hospice & Palliative Care established the Labor of Love program to honor and recognize these care-givers. Each month a Labor of Love award recipient is chosen and receives prizes donated from community sponsors. Prizes include:

  • "Big Night Out" dinner for two from the Melting Pot Restaurant in Viera
  • Shampoo, cut, blow-dry and massage from Studio 7 Salon in Rockledge
  • Cruise from Indian River Cruises
  • Three hours of respite care from Home Instead Senior Care
  • Lovely hand-made quilt from the Seaside Piecemakers Quilting Guild
If you know of a deserving care-giver, please send his or her name, address, phone number and a short description of why you think they deserve this recognition to:

Wuesthoff Hospice & Palliative Care
Labor of Love
8060 Spyglass Hill Road, Viera, FL 32940
Or e-mail to

Wuesthoff Hospice Thrift Shop

185 Barton Blvd., Rockledge, FL

The Wuesthoff Hospice Thrift Shop accepts a wide variety of items in good repair, such as clothing, shoes, tools, jewelry, furniture and other household and decorative items. Pick-up for large items is available with prior arrangements. All donations are tax-deductible and proceeds directly benefit Hospice patients and the Wuesthoff Hospital Auxiliary.

Speakers Bureau

Wuesthoff Hospice & Palliative Care serves as a community resource to educational presentations, information and in-service training to health care workers, caregivers and the public. To schedule a speaking engagement or in-service presentation for your group, please call 321-253-2222 or 800-259-2007 (toll free inside Brevard County).

  • "Caring Connections" - A 3-part series of community presentations that address and provide information on care-giving and health care planning.
  • "Care-giving: Preparing for new Roles & Responsibilities" - An overview of the basics necessary to prepare for or provide care giving assistance.
  • "Your Life…Your Choices" - Advance care planning program.
  • "Advanced Illness-Hopes, Expectations and Choices" - Making appropriate decisions at different stages of chronic illness.
  • "Hospice 101" - A program providing an overview of the principles and practice of palliative care and hospice, including the Medicare/Medicaid Benefit and the workings of the hospice interdisciplinary team.
  • "What My Grandma Taught Me - Reflections of a Hospice Nurse" - In this inspiring presentation, one of Wuesthoff Hospice and Palliative Care's own nurses, Margaret Rogers, shares her grandma's homespun wisdom about life and death and how it applies to all of us today.
  • "Getting Through the Holidays When You've Lost a Loved One" - This program provides information on what to expect during the holiday season and how to cope with feelings of loss.