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Sharon S Richardson Community Hospice Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Specialty Hospitals

Mission: We turn fear into love, patients into people, and caregivers into confident heroes.

Results: Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice is the only community based nonprofit home hospice provider in Sheboygan County and offers the only inpatient hospice center in the Central Lakeshore region. The staff and board of directors believe everyone should have equal access to exceptional end-of-life care. Community support allows SSRCH to provide charity care for those with no resources or ability to pay.

Target demographics: people with life-limiting illnesses

Direct beneficiaries per year: 381 families

Geographic areas served: Sheboygan County and surrounding communities

Programs: hospice and palliative care, grief support, advanced directive assistance, and special recognition of military Veterans.

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Often times you hear people say they want to die at home. After my mom's stay at SSR, I can say that I have changed my mind. The staff were wonderful; warm and caring; and always there to support us as well as my mom. We have a large family with many children and grandchildren, and their visits were made easier by actually going someplace other than their grandma's house. This way their memories of the time spent at Grandmas could forever remain in their hearts without the memory of her illness being the last memory they have of visiting the place they loved as a child. We also found it was easier for large groups of family to visit and we could sit and talk in the waiting area or restaurant. The environment was so pleasant and relaxing, we, too felt relaxed and comforted knowing she was receiving the best care possible and that her pain was being monitored around the clock by professionals. In the end, I just felt it was so much better being here, not only for my mom, but for her family as well. If the circumstances would require it, this is where I would like to spend my last days, not only for myself, but for my family.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

It's been 1 yr since my father moved into Sharon Richardson & 9 months since he died. He didn't want to go at first. He wanted to stay home, but after a few days, he realized this is where he needed to be for safety. He lived in SRCH for 4 months before his passing. We were allowed to celebrate 1 more birthday and my parents 50th wedding anniversary with actual parties and displays by family. While dad's health declined we mourned and the nurses & staffed mourned with us. There was always a gentle ear to listen, a warm hug to hold, and someone special to shed tears with. Everyone was so wonderful, dad never wanted for anything, and neither did his family. Thank you all so much for everything you did for our entire family.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My mother was only there two days before passing, but in that short period,
this place proved the reviews that say "amazing." When my mother was
struggling at 6 AM on a Monday, they could not get ahold of my 90 year old
father and called me 100 miles away. My father is hard of hearing and I had
told them he would be tough to get ahold of him before 10. That said, the nurse
Jason who was attending to her was willing to drive into Sheboygan, retrieve
him and bring him to the hospice. Unfortunately, she actually passed during
my call with Jason, dad finally answered the phone and came in, but the commitment
demonstrated by their staff to ease this experience was incredible, amazing,
etc.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I joined the SSRCH team in 2011. It has never felt like a job. It is a true privilege to serve people within our community. The focus of Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice (SSRCH) has always been quality care. The quality in care has been proven year after year by our outstanding family and bereavement survey reports completed by those who have experienced care. SSRCH is the only hospice in the county that offers inpatient care within a Hospice Inpatient Center designed specifically to serve patients and families at the most precious moments of life. I will someday give myself my final gift as I receive the best hospice care possible from the most incredible people at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice!

3 Jerry38

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our family learned much and came together with friends during my wife's time at the Sharon Richardson Hospice Center. We were amazed, and talked repeatedly, about the friendliness and professionalism of the staff. My wife actually selected SRHC as her hospice of choice, as it was equidistant from our two daughters' homes in the Chicago area and our home in Central Wisconsin.

Everyday there was a gift for us all. The beautiful facility and the outstanding and caring staff made a permanent difference in all of our lives and the memories we carry forward.

6 Bernadette2

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter was at Sharon Richardson Hospice Center for three months before her journey came to an end. They welcomed her in the fount door and when her journey was over she left through that same front door with dignity and respect. The staff became our family, friends and educators. They taught me how to care for my daughter so when I felt I needed to be with her 24 7, I packed a bag and moved into the center and became her caregiver with the perfect balance of privacy and assistance from the staff.
Thanks to Sharon Richardson I can look back on my daughters final days and feel Perfection, Honor and Joy.
B Peterson

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The folks that provide care at the Sharon S Richardson Hospice (SSR) are what truly set it apart. These are the people you'd want at your bedside if you found yourself in those circumstances. I have strong feelings about this because I lost my first wife to cancer at age 40 and I wished SSR would've existed at that point for both my sake (as a caregiver) and my wife's. I became involved with SSR so that I could help the next person. I've had many people I know take advantage of SSR's services and I always hear back from them about how important SSR was to them and their loved one during that difficult time. I've even had total strangers come up to me and thank me for the wonderful care at SSR when they found out I was involved through someone else. It is truly heartwarming to know that at some of the most difficult times in your life, SSR is there to serve you with understanding and compassion whether it's in your home, nursing home, hospital, assisted living or at the SSR center.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

SSR is a wonderful caring place with loved ones receiving remarkable care and comfort during their final days. I have interacted with many of the employees as a committee member, volunteer and one of the founding members. Their compassion and commitment is nothing short of remarkable.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The facility and the entire staff at Sharon Richardson are amazing! When my brother was there with terminal cancer their kindness, friendliness, and compassion were outstanding. Really appreciate everything they did for all of us.

2 Mansoor M.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have sent many of my patients to Sharon Richardson and always heard great reviews. They take care of the patients like there own family member.

2 Liz_50

Client Served

Rating: 5

Sharon Richardson Hospice has been amazing in thier care of my mother who has ALS. Thier kindness, compassion, professionalism and efficiency has made our lives a little easier during this terrible time.
Our RN Kathy and CNA Becky have treated Mom like family. I can ask for nothing more than that while trying to help Mom in the process of dying. The staff even did the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in her honor.
I pray all those in hospice care have the chance to be treated as well as my family has been.
Liz Engel