Housecall Providers is excited to announce a new partnership with The Bloom Project, a Portland-area nonprofit whose mission it is to donate fresh bouquets of flowers to hospice and palliative care patients.
Each Wednesday, a Bloom Project volunteer drops off flower arrangements to Housecall Providers so team members can deliver bouquets to the patients they plan on seeing that week.
The flowers made an immediate impact.
“There was a patient of mine that was in the last few weeks of life when I delivered the first batch of flowers,” Hospice Nurse Morgan Clemenhagen, RN, says. “She was very anxious and difficult to redirect, but when I walked in with the beautiful mixed flower bouquet, she lit up! We could look at the flowers and even talk about them.”
Since its humble beginnings in the garage of its founder, Heidi Berkman, The Bloom Project has continued to grow and support hospice and palliative care organizations across Oregon, with the Portland Metro area as its base.
“We look forward to developing our partnership with Housecall Providers to serve the patients and families they are caring for through the gift of flowers,” Berkman says. “We hope our bouquets will enhance the care and conversations between patients, family members and health care professionals.”