The Foundation is committed to compassionate care for our community, so our partnership with hospice organizations is a natural extension of our core mission. We collaborate with all hospice organizations throughout the Upper Cumberland, as well as social workers and hospital case management staff, to provide support to hospice patients in need of charitable assistance.
Thanks to generous contributors to the Hospice Fund, we are frequently able to cover utility bills so that our terminally ill neighbors can be comfortable at home during their last days. We also supply hospice patients with a variety of items not covered by insurance, such as nutritional supplements, medication and common household equipment like fans, mini-refrigerators (for medicine) and window air-conditioning units. Individuals who receive assistance are vetted by healthcare professionals to ensure donor funds are distributed to patients with the greatest need.
Donations of any size are helpful and increasingly needed. As with all Foundation funds, gifts to the hospice fund are 100% restricted. No gifts are used to cover overhead or staff expense. The Hospice Fund is about more than just providing an item or service to a patient. It is about responding compassionately to our neighbors during their final days of life. Please consider being a blessing to a neighbor in need by supporting the Hospice Fund.