Hospice Cottage launches website with boost from JBSWORTHINGTON — Hospice Cottage Inc. board members Beth Prins and Don Basche accepted a $2,500 check from JBS General Manager Bob Krebs Wednesday morning — the first contribution toward the facility’s newly launched website.
By: Julie Buntjer, Worthington Daily Globe
WORTHINGTON — Hospice Cottage Inc. board members Beth Prins and Don Basche accepted a $2,500 check from JBS General Manager Bob Krebs Wednesday morning — the first contribution toward the facility’s newly launched website.
The site, www.hospicecottage.com, extols the virtues of the Hospice Cottage and is hoped to provide a resource to families of local residents who may one day need end-of-life care.
Prins said the concept for the website was to create a visual of the facilities and its amenities, complete with testimonials, for people who may be faced with an immediate decision about care of a loved one.
“We saw a huge opportunity to help loved ones,” said Prins, who served with Basche on a subcommittee that worked to develop the website.
As children move away and deal with aging parents from farther distances, Prins said they often don’t know where to turn for assistance. By creating the website, the Hospice Cottage is not only able to share its story of care through photos and videos, but to provide the much-needed contact information as well.
“Kids have to have a link to see what’s happening,” said Prins, adding that the community Hospice Cottage in Worthington provides care to meet the physical, spiritual and emotional well-being of its residents.
The website provides a 360-degree look into the amenities of the cottage, from family gathering space to the chapel, kitchen and library. The facilities have wireless Internet, and the amenities are free of charge to families of cottage residents. “We worked for years to get this in Worthington,” Prins said of the facility. “It is a community Hospice Cottage.” The donation from JBS kick-starts the fund to maintain the website, and Prins said donations to the Cottage are always appreciated. “We are in the season of Thanksgiving — the season of giving,” she said. Hospice Cottage Inc. is managed by a 12-member board led by president Sharon Lynn, secretary Judy Eykyn and treasurer Craig Gades. They are joined by Prins, Basche, Rev. Arlen Foss, Gary Prins, Karen Wasmund, Phillip Benson, Jason Turner, Luann Flygare and Bob Petrich.