COMPASSIONATE CARE HOSPICE FOUNDATION Overview
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Target demographics: hospice patients and their families who are in financial need with life's basics . . . food, shelter, uilities and comfort. In 14 we are celebrating 10 years of helping over 33,000 hospice patients and their loved ones
Direct beneficiaries per year: 1,612 adults and 256 children.
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Help w/clerical duties in the Foundation office - help w/fund rasising events.
Geographic areas served: twenty-two States
Programs: PATIENT CORE SUPPORT –
Mortgages or rent payments
Utility bills – electric, gas, water, oil, etc.
Telephone and Lifeline
Property taxes – so the family can remain in the home after the patient passes away.
PATIENT ENVIRONMENTAL & EMOTIONAL SUPPORT
Necessary structural repairs to the home
Appliances: heaters, air conditioners, refrigerators, stoves, etc.
Equipment repairs, i.e. to motorized wheelchairs
Safety equipment: bathroom handrails, shower chairs, wheelchair ramps
Transportation – airline tickets for family members to return home to care for a parent, child or sibling.
Music, pet or alternative therapies - especially valuable to patients living in nursing homes, or those who experience social and emotional isolation.