Mission: The Foundation uses its grant-making resources to nurture fundamental change in the way death, dying and bereavement issues are addressed in our society. In addition, the Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life for hospice patients and their families by meeting practical needs not covered by Medicare benefits. At the request of any local hospice throughout the country, on a case by case basis, every day the Foundation helps with such things as mortgage and utility payments, food and clothing, and many other special needs."
Results: In the past four years the Foundation for End of Life Care has approved over 5,500 special need grants totaling over $850,000 for indigent hospice patients and their families who are experiencing financial hardship.
Programs: Education, training and clinical studies - supporting programs that provide community/ethnic based hospice education, research and care-giving for those near death.
indigent patient and family special needs - provides assistance to indigent hospice patients and families throughout the u. S - i. E. , assisting with grants to pay utilities, provide food and clothing, unite families for final good byes, etc.
My brother was in the hospice unit at University hospital for about 4 weeks, he had a trach & feeding tube. He received excellent care. We found the staff to be exceptional. They kept us informed and answered all our questions. We were there everday and were always treated with respect. The Social Worker was extremely helpful and caring.