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.
The Foundation has help countless terminally ill patients and their families with basis life needs such as rent or mortgage payment, utility payments, home repairs related to patient and family safety, helping patients accomplish that "one last thing" that they otherwise could not do. As a Board member and a Hospice Program Director I see first hand where every donated dollar goes and, believe me, every dollar makes an incredible difference in the lives of patients and their caregivers. Almost all my staff donated to the Foundation through payroll deduction because, they to see the results of Foundation help first hand. Patricia Heiland