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September 7, 1998 | SUE McALLISTER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When her grandmother died in an impersonal hospital room after a long illness, Lena Beker vowed to help terminally ill people die in the comfort and security of familiar surroundings. In December, six years later, the former textile industry executive opened the nonprofit Roze Room hospice, named in honor of her Russian immigrant grandmother, Roza Litvak.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 1998 | SUE McALLISTER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When her grandmother died in an impersonal hospital room after a long illness, Lena Beker vowed to help terminally ill people die in the comfort and security of familiar surroundings. In December, six years later, the former textile industry executive opened the nonprofit Roze Room hospice, named in honor of her Russian immigrant grandmother, Roza Litvak.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1997
After her grandmother died in the impersonal confines of a hospital, Lena Beker vowed to create a haven for terminally ill people approaching death. Four years later, the former textile company executive celebrated the opening Thursday of a five-bed hospice called the Roze Room, named after her late grandmother, Roza Litvak.
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March 22, 2005 | Paul Pringle, Times Staff Writer
The Terri Schiavo saga resonated Monday in the hospices and nursing homes of California, where doctors and caregivers said they routinely confront the same painful and complicated end-of-life decisions that have placed the Florida woman at the center of a national drama. Paul DenOuden said he frequently encounters families who struggle with wrenching decisions about when and if to end a loved one's life.
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