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Anniversary of loss of parent may trigger sudden death in middle-aged child
In a recent study of 102 people who died of sudden death, 13% of the deaths occurred on the date of one or both of the patient's parents' deaths. Seven of the patients died on the anniversary of their father's death, five on the anniversary of their mother's death, and one on the anniversary of the deaths of both parents. MedPage Today/American College of Cardiology Meeting 2008
Support Groups in Pinellas County, Florida

Caring Committee
Temple B'nai Israel, 1685 S Belcher Rd, Clearwater
Call 727-531-5829

Compassionate Friends
(Loss of a child):
6:30 pm 3rd Tues of every month except Dec 
Science Center of Pinellas Co, 7701 22nd Ave N, St Petersburg Call 727-461-5980
and
7:30pm,  2nd Sunday of every month except Sept and December.
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church,
Missouri Ave, (across from Largo High School)
Call 727-461-5980

GriefShare
(loss of child or spouse)

10am every Friday, Cornerstone Community Church, 6745 38th Ave N, St. Petersburg.
Call 727-343-7747

L.I.F.T. (Living Information for Today)
(for widows and widowers in adjusting to the loss of a spouse)
Call 727-446-2375

Hope, Help, Heart Grief Recovery Groups
1:30 PM, 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, except in December
September 14 & 28, October 12 & 26, November 9 & 23, December 14
The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay, 1255 Pasadena Ave. South, St. Petersburg, FL 33707
Call (727) 347-2169

Remove Intoxicated Drivers (Tampa Bay Chapter)
Largo Police Training Center, 201 Highland Ave., bldg 3, Largo Call 727-545-1260

About Hospice

Hospice care is sensitive, dignified and cost-effective health care that is a benefit of the Medicare program and is also covered by Medicaid in many states. Many private insurance companies, HMOs and managed care plans offer hospice care as a benefit.

Hospice responds to the unique needs of the terminally ill by providing physical and emotional care to dying persons and their families. The hospice philosophy seeks to allow the terminally ill person to be at home, close to family and friends, while still under professional medical supervision.

Hospice services include:

  • Medical and Nursing Care
  • Personal Care
  • Homemaker Services
  • Social Work Services
  • Grief and other Counseling Services
  • Volunteer Assistance
  • Spiritual care
  • Case Management
  • Family Training in Patient Care
Hospice - Pinellas County, Florida
Call: 727-586-4432 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
e-mail: info@thehospice.org
click here to visit their website

Hospice House - Woodside
6770 102nd Ave
Pinellas Park, FL
PHONE: (727) 541-4199

The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast
5639 49th St N
South Community Service Ctr
Saint Petersburg, FL
PHONE: (727) 521-5634

The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast
300 E Bay Dr
Main Community Service Center
Largo, FL
PHONE: (727) 586-4432

The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast
11701 S Belcher Rd
Suite 130
Largo, FL
PHONE: (727) 523-2352

Hospice of the Florida Suncoast -
North Community Service Center

2675 Tampa Rd
Palm Harbor, FL
PHONE: (727) 789-7811

Hospice - Hillsborough County, Florida
Call 1-800-209-2200 or
Click here to visit their website.

3010 W. Azeele St., Tampa, FL 33609
(813) 877-2200 or 1-800-209-2200

405 North Reo St., Suite 320, Tampa, FL 33609
(813) 637-8900

13902 N. Dale Mabry, Suite 290, Tampa, FL 33618
(813) 908-7650

3725 Upper Creek Dr., Ruskin, FL 33573
(813) 634-7621

Internet References
--Written by N Thompson, ARNP in collaboration with M Thompson, MD, Internal Medicine, June 2004, Updated June 2005
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