Front Range Hospice Non-Profit Memorial Fund 501(c) 3
As mentioned in a prior post there’s not much difference in for-profit and non-profit organizations. Providing legendary care however is a huge difference. Legendary Care is not just a slogan; it is the heartbeat and soul of Front Range Hospice.
At Front Range Hospice we go above and beyond to provide Legendary Care to patients, families and referral sources. Putting people first and doing the right thing is the beginning of our legendary care. Meeting this goal is sometimes challenging with the current Medicare hospice benefit limitations patients and families are faced with everyday. To help bridge this gap in coverage Front Range Hospice started the Front Range Hospice Non-Profit Memorial Fund.
When donating to the Front Range Hospice Non-Profit Memorial Fund people are not donating money to fund a beautiful fountain in the city park or a unit in a hospital wing named after a benefactor. What they will find is 100% of all donations go to pay for things not covered by the Medicare hospice benefit. Here are examples of what we have used the money for:
- A patient suffering from end stage COPD wants nothing more than to see his only son before dying. The son is a single guy trying to pay for college and support himself on minimum wage and doesn’t have the money saved up to fly home to see his father. Putting people first and doing the right thing, the memorial fund was used to purchase a round trip airline ticket and then a shuttle to and from the airport so this father and son could spend time together and say their “I love you, I am sorry, and goodbye”. What better example of doing the right thing.
- The Front Range Hospice Non-Profit Memorial fund has been used for filling propane tanks so a patient’s home can be warm during the winter. One patient was quite young and had been the major wage earner. Our certified nurse’s aide arrived one winter morning at the home and when she went in she could see her breath. The patient was under four blankets and still shivering. When she found out that the family was rationing their propane because they could not afford to fill the tank she called the office. A propane company was out to the home that afternoon and filled the tank. When they were told to send the bill to Front Range Hospice Memorial Fund, they reduced the bill.
- The fund often buys clothing for residents in nursing homes who have no family.
- The fund buys pocket talkers (amplifiers) so a patient can hear the laughter of their grandchildren in the home.
These are just a few examples of the many things that the donations to the Front Range Hospice Non-Profit Memorial Fund has done to ease the end of life journey of patients and families.
Front Range Hospice does not receive payment from this fund nor is there a cost associated with administrating the fund as all administrative functions are either donated or paid for privately. 100% of all funds are used to ease the journey of the patient and their family. When approving expenses, the committee asks one question. “Would anyone that donated this money object to this expenditure?”
Front Range Hospice, going above and beyond to provide Legendary Care to patients and families by putting people first and always doing the right thing.
For more information call 303-957-3101 or 970-776-8080 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to give a tax deductible donation, send your check to:
Front Range Hospice Memorial Fund
3770 Puritan Way Unit #E
Frederick CO 80516
Look for our next blog – Summary of Front Range Hospice Services