Booth named Anza’s new chaplin for Cornerstone Hospice care

Longtime local resident Kyle Booth is now Anza's Cornerstone Hospice are area chaplin. Courtesy photo
Longtime local resident Kyle Booth is now Anza’s Cornerstone Hospice are area chaplin. Courtesy photo

Caring and nurturing is something Anza resident Kyle Booth has been implementing throughout his adult life through his involvement in various full time Christian based ministries to farming, all the while raising three children with his wife Debbie.

Change is something that happens to everyone and for Kyle Booth going with the flow is what he does. Now a grandfather of two, he helps out during Sunday service with his two grandchildren in the nursery, keeping them occupied while his son Blake and daughter-in-law Stephanie, along with wife Debbie, lead worship and teach at Valley Gospel Chapel. But five days a week – and sometimes more as needed – he serves as a comforting friend and advisor in a person’s hour of need as chaplain for Cornerstone Hospice care.

Booth’s new position keeps him busy traveling as he covers a wide area from the Anza Valley all the way out toward Banning. He is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to the families he is assigned, keeping close tabs on their developing needs.

Booth brings understanding to his job through firsthand experience, as he and Debbie were both responsible for Debbie’s aging parents; Dick and Betty Mills until their passing. The couple were close to her parents as Dick and Betty had a longtime worldwide Evangelistic Ministry which both Kyle and Debbie were deeply involved in.

Like most families with aging parents, the challenges that present themselves have no road map to follow. Often the answers to meeting the needs and wants of aging parents are learned through trial and error. So as a chaplain, Booth brings his own life experience to Cornerstone’s years of Hospice care wisdom that all ho work for them are trained in creating a win, win situation for those in need of hospice care services and spiritual encouragement at the end of life.

When talking to Booth, one good piece of advice he gives is that children of aging parents should become aware of what end of life needs look like.  He also said that if you or a loved one is on Medicare you can request the hospice group of your choice. Being prepared ahead of time and knowing one’s options, can bring an added peace when the end of life journey arrives.

According to Cornerstone Hospice’s website, they “specialize in celebrating every step of your life journey. We meet you right where you live with patient-centered, comfort care in your home, wherever you define as home. Hospice is a unique specially formulated care team -doctor, nurse, social worker, spiritual care coordinator, home health-aide and when needed personal volunteer-collaborating to treat your physical, medical, spiritual, existential, financial, and family’s needs. We treat the ‘whole person’ with a team approach to care that can be requested or referred by a physician. Hospice is covered through the Medicare benefit for patients with a life expectancy of six months or less.”

At Cornerstone, living life to the fullest when life is limited is a goal that Booth, as one of their new chaplains, wholeheartedly embraces.

To learn more about Cornerstone Hospice care, visit www.cornerstonehospiceca.com or call (909) 872-8100. Their main office is located at 1461 E Cooley Drive, suite 220 in Colton.  Cornerstone Hospice serves all of Riverside County and more.

To buy the Booth’s Ribbonwood Acres Ranch fresh eggs and milk email them at ribbonwoodacresfarm@gmail.com or call and leave a message at (951) 217-7664. To learn more about what the ranch offers check them out online at www.Facebook.com/Ribbonwoodacres or at their website www.ribbonwoodacres02.businesscatalyst.com/index.html.

 

For years Kyle and Debbie Booth have been in the nurturing business, whether through Christian ministry, farming or while raising a family. At their Ribbonwood Acre Ranch visitors can still buy farm fresh eggs and milk. Jodi Thomas photo
For years Kyle and Debbie Booth have been in the nurturing business, whether through Christian ministry, farming or while raising a family. At their Ribbonwood Acre Ranch visitors can still buy farm fresh eggs and milk. Jodi Thomas photo

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