Mission: The mission of the Compassionate Care Hospice Foundation is to provide the resources necessary to support the basic and extraordinary needs of hospice patients and their families in financial distress, thereby affirming our commitment to quality of life.
Results: CCHF tracks the number of households for whom bills are paid. Since 2004, gifts from generous donors have helped to significantly improve the quality of life for over 25,000 terminally ill patients and their families with $3.0MM in direct financial aid.
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.
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.
As a hospice social worker, I see sad stories ALL the time. The crew at the Foundation have helped with some extraordinary situations....like the young girl who lost both her father and step-father in the same year....the Foundation came through with Summer Camp money AND rent for she and her Mom snd School Clothing cash!!!
Or the lady who was living with her husband and able to "Just Make" all of her expenses....The Foundation came through with monthly expenses so that there was cash for the couple to enjoy the patient's last Christmas with their first Grandchild for her first Christmas...the baby and her mom needed to drive through So Carolina to Penna and needed cash to get there....
Or the young couple who was behind on mortgage and utilities and property taxes because our pt (age 42) could not work and her husband lost his job because of needing to care for his wife. The husband spent the pt's last month taking care of her at home and didn't need to worry about how he would get through.....