Caregiver Support & Patient Programs
Providing Peaceful Solutions In Your Time of Need
Comfort Connections is a group of comprehensive programs unique to Gulfside Healthcare Services offer a variety of services to ensure that patients and their caregivers receive all the tools and resources needed according to their individual situation.
Gulfside is proud to offer these many supportive programs to better assist our patients and their families outside of traditional care. The programs listed below are available for patients of Gulfside and their caregivers, and are just some of the many ways that Gulfside goes above and beyond to offer quality care to those in need.
If you would like to learn more about how you or a loved one can benefit from these and other services offered by Gulfside, please call 800-561-4883. Our expert team is available 24/7 to answer your questions.
For The Caregiver
Caregiver Resource Guide
All of the patients and families on Gulfside Hospice's services receive a copy of the Resource Guide designed to be a reference tool for patients and their loved ones. Inside you'll find tips for dealing with common symptoms like pain and nausea, help with daily tasks, information about the Gulfside care team, and more. Click here to download the digital version free of charge.
For The Patient
Animal Support Services
Certified pet therapy dogs offer calming visits to patients by providing soothing relaxation. Thanks to a partnership with Honey's Mini Therapy Adventures, patients can also be visited by trained therapy miniature horses.
Heartstrings Music Program
Uses music to reduce the physical, emotional and spiritual pain for hospice patients and their families. Music is provided by volunteers playing the Reverie Harp and other instruments or an individualized selection of digital music.
Pet Peace of Mind
Pets play a special role in all our lives. When patients go on hospice services, they want to know their pet will receive care. Through this program, we can ensure that the patient and pet stay together as long as possible, and the pet will be placed in a forever home after the patient passes away.
Treasured Memories Board
Gives patients and families a way to reminisce on "the good ol' days" by creating a board full of photos of family members, memorable occasions and more, thanks to Gulfside's partnership with Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home.
Want To Support These Programs?
These specialized programs are available to help patients, caregivers and families thanks to the generosity of the community. For information on how you can support these programs, contact Gulfside's Philanthropy department at 727-845-5707 or donate below.
Caring for a loved one?
All patients and families on Gulfside Hospice's services receive a copy of the Patient & Caregiver Training Guide as a reference tool. Inside you'll find tips for dealing with common symptoms like pain and nausea, help with daily tasks, information about the Gulfside care team, and more. Complete the form and we'll send a digital version of the guide directly to your email free of charge.