COMPASSIONATE CARE HOSPICE FOUNDATION Overview
Target demographics: CCHF provides assistance to low or no-income hospice patients and their families, in both urban and rural areas. Hospice patients of any age, gender, religious and ethnic background, are eligible to receive financial assistance, regardless of which hospice is providing care. The only requirement is that they fall within federal poverty guidelines or have extraordinary circumstances.
Direct beneficiaries per year: YTD – 2012: Patients: Adults - 867
Children - 26
Others in Household, i.e. family members, care givers, children -
Adults - 555
Children - 266
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: Originally CCHF helped patients and families in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York. Over the past six years we have obtained licensure and assist patients in 18 additional states: Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.
Programs: PATIENT CORE SUPPORT – Our main objective is to help financially needy hospice patients and their families struggling to sustain basic human needs.
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.