FRIENDS OF CURRY COUNTY HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE

Rating: 4.96 stars   25 reviews

Issues: Health

Location: PO Box 348 % Betty Lonien Gold Beach OR 97444 USA

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2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 4 stars  

I know if it was not for the hospice group here many people would suffer when they would not need to. I have seen how much help they give to those in need.

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I had a friend dying and they came in and help with her and her husband in the last days, making things a lot easer for her and her family. Giving the husband a much needed brake and just being there for her before she passed away.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

See that they get the funding they need to to the work that they do.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I work for the Developmental Disabilites Program and several of our clients with disabilites who live in Group Home have received services from Curry County Home Health and Hospice. They have received great care and the group home staff have felt that they have the support to be able to keep people in their home rather than be placed in a nursing home away from what has been their family for up to 25 years!
What a great service that they provide to this community!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

see above

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase funding

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Rating: 5 stars  

Friends of Curry County Home Health & Hospice is a very deserving non-profit organization which tremendously helps our community. I have been one of the many volunteers who have helped with their annual Rummage Market, Light Up A Life program, and Volunteer Recognition Awards Banquet. I'm proud to be a volunteer for such a deserving organization.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

volunteering to help raise money for the organization to help people in need of medical assistance.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

find them a better facility within the county for their home office.

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Rating: 5 stars  

When my oldest friend's husband died, I lived two states away and couldn't be there for her. Hospice was there! Glenn died at home surrounded by loved ones. Hospice's role didn't die with him, they are there still, in support of my friend.



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When I visited a couple of years ago I was just in time for their biggest fund raiser of the year - a flea market, the likes of which I had never seen before! The volunteers that put it together were amazing.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase the funding to this valuable group and set them up as an example to others of how to treat those in the last months of their lives. I wish my father had lived in Gold Beach.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This wonderful organization didn't come into being because some people got together and decided it would be a useful fundraiser. There are many citizens in our small rural county that can't be taken care of in their final days through the normal and accepted channels of health care. Some very dedicated and concerned citizens stepped up to the challenge of working with the very well managed and extremely compassionate staff of the existing Curry County Home Health and Hospice department to organize the dedicated volunteers into their own supportive entity. The organizing group spent many hours to establish the mission and goals, obtain the non-profit status and construct volunteer guidelines to coordinate the talent and energy of many truly gifted and caring community members. The results are well earned and continually improving. However, this organization needs continuous support and donations to perpetuate this wonderful gift to those in need in our communities.

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I joined the Hospice Advisory Board and I am always amazed at the amount of money this organization has raised to provide end of life care and support for patients and their caregivers. This small "business" functions better than a lot of small businesses and does so with around 200 mostly retired volunteers that in itself is a miracle.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would do what almost everyone in the organization wants to do and that is have one big fundraiser or obtain one big enough donation to secure a long term or permanent location

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Rating: 5 stars  

Thanks to Home Health & Hospice my husband was able to spend his last days in our home with those he loved at his side. After 45 years together my high school/college sweetheart - husband and I had shared it all and for our journey together to end in a distant hospital was unthinkable. He passed with peace and grace and those caring people made that possible. I am so grateful to every volunteer and employee; they are still here for me and continue to share their gift with unflagging generosity.

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Home Health and Hospice has been support for those in need in our small community.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The only changes to this organization that I would make would be funding. They do so much with so little. The volunteers work magic and the staff give above and beyond.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

These folks work their hearts out to serve the dying of Curry County, Or.
This is a wonderful orgainazation that get no support from the county,

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen their work first hand.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get them the money to add to their much needed staff.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I have the privilege of knowing some of the volunteers of Curry County Home Health & Hospice. They spend a lot of hours caring for the sick, making them comfortable, and bringing them a ray of sunshine. There are others who spend hours of sorting, doing laundry, setting up and overseeing wonderful Rummage Sales throughout the year that benefit C2H3 and a Must-Go Event for our community along with several out-of-town visitors!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen many volunteers in action.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Not in the position to say.

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

As the Administrator of Shore Pines Assisted Living I know first hand the awsome work that Curry County Home Health and Hospice does. They are in our facility daily seeing residents, attending to all kinds of physical conditions. They are professional and caring individuals who are dedicated to their craft.

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I have seen many people recieve comforting care from the employees of Curry County Home Health & Hospice to live out their lives with respect and dignity.

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I don't think there would be anything I would change about this organization.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Most people don't know what hospice is, But for those who have needed their services it is great to know they are there
Hospice gives medical and emotional help for the entire family
Don't know what I would have done with out them

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

When my husband died they were there for him and me!!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make it easier to get funds for all that they do

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