Please make your generous donation to our Necessities of Life fund to help provide hospice patients and families a crucial layer of support and add meaning to their final days together.
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emergency in-home caregiving via the Necessities of Life Fund.
When Peter came on Collabria Hospice, he was in dire shape. He was living alone in a studio apartment so small that he couldn’t fit a bed in it. He’d been sleeping in a broken recliner for years.
Cancer had made his body very frail. He needed to live in a place where he could get medical care and assistance urgently. I knew we had to help quickly because…
to be honest, I was afraid of what would happen
if we left him alone. – Jeanine Keller, RN
Every Gift makes a difference!
We will use your gift as efficiently as possible where it is needed most, providing items and services such as those listed below.
- $25 – Helps provide journals, books, and art activities to help patients find enjoyment during their final days.
- $50 – Helps purchase items that will provide comfort for patients such as soft sheets for a hospital bed.
- $100 – Helps fulfill a final wish like a quiet anniversary or birthday celebration.
- $250 – Helps assist with groceries or basic necessities for those who can’t afford them.
- $1,000 – Helps fund 25 hours of emergency caregiving for hospice patients.
Please make your heartfelt gift today!
Thanks to donors like you, we were able to provide emergency in-home support while creating a plan to meet Peter’s needs. This gave us the time we needed to get him as comfortable as possible and figure out next steps.
Due to the pandemic, none of the residential care homes were taking new patients. But I had to find something for him, so I started calling anyway.
What’s the worst they could say? ‘No, we can’t?’ But maybe, just maybe, they’d say yes.
I don’t know if it was my lucky day or what, but my prayers were answered. I found a place that said yes! I was so grateful, and so relieved that we’d found a safe place, and one with room for a real bed.
For the next two months, I visited Peter at least twice a week. It was important that he know he wasn’t alone; he loved to have someone to talk to and share stories with.
One afternoon, I stopped by for a quick visit on my way home. Peter’s cancer had advanced, and he’d stopped eating, so I was very surprised when he told me that he really wanted a popsicle.
Unbelievably, I had just bought some at the grocery store and they were in my car! When I returned with the popsicle, he held it in two hands and ate it with the biggest grin that you could ever imagine.
Peter passed away peacefully last month. He wouldn’t have been able to do that – spend his last few months in comfort, enjoying a popsicle, or even sleeping in a bed if it hadn’t been for you.
In order to ensure that we can continue to provide added care for patients like Peter through the Necessities of Life fund, we need your help.
So, I ask the same question of you that I asked when calling
to find a home for Peter. Will you help us today?
Generous contributions to the Necessities of Life fund provide patients and their families crucial layers of support and add meaning to their final days together.
Your donation right now will make an important impact.
From the bottom of my heart, I hope you will say yes. I can’t express enough how critical the Necessities of Life fund is – for Peter it was truly a godsend.
We truly appreciate your generous support–gifts of any size will make an important difference. Thank you so much for supporting Collabria Care-Collabria Hospice.
With gratitude and best wishes for good health,
Jeanine Keller, RN
P.S. Please make your gift now. We need your help to reach our goal of $20,000 for the Necessities of Life Fund so that more hospice patients have access to this critical support.
P.P.S. Thank you so much for helping provide important support for Collabria Hospice patients.