Employee Spotlight – Hospice Chaplain, Rea Trim, Shares Insight About Grief and Hospice

Chaplain Rea Trim, Community Home Health & Hospice

Rea Trim loves to talk to groups about hospice and grief. Currently, she is working as a chaplain at Community Home Health and Hospice and is available for presentations on grief and hospice. She draws on personal experience with a touch of humor to connect with audiences in the same way she connects with patients and families during times of great stress. It’s that connection that lights her up. “I want to educate people about hospice so they have conversations about it earlier,” said Trim. “My wish for families is that they would transition to hospice care earlier, to a less hectic place of peace and support for the entire family.”

Trim received her undergraduate degree in Educational Psychology from Mississippi State University and a Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. After 17 years in College Ministry, she completed a Chaplain residency at University of Washington Medical Center and Haborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA. She went on to work at Kline Galland Hospice, Seattle, WA, as a Chaplain/Bereavement Coordinator and Bereavement Coordinator at Adventist Home Health and Hospice in Portland, OR. Trim received additional training as a Grief Recovery Specialist and facilitates grief support groups.  Grief support groups are open to everyone who has lost a loved one, not just those touched by hospice. To schedule a presentation with Trim or for more information about our grief groups, contact 360.703.0300 or griefsupport@chhh.org.

About Community Home Health & Hospice

Community Home Health & Hospice is an independent, community-based non-profit healthcare agency serving the healthcare needs of Washington and Oregon families since 1977. Their services include home care personal services, home health, home hospice, in-patient hospice care and bereavement services. Every day, they care for 775 patients throughout Clark, Cowlitz, and Wahkiakum Counties in Washington and Columbia County in Oregon. Community Home Health & Hospice’s mission is to bring peace of mind to patients and their families by providing compassionate, dignified, collaborative, and patient-focused home healthcare and hospice. They have received recognition for nine years as a HomeCare Elite top agency. For more information, visit www.chhh.org.

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