Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare is grateful to the Wayne County Community Foundation for a $40,000 grant, which will be used for patient equipment for comfort and safety.
Through the grant, which included funds from the Beaverson Foundation Community Fund and the Lloyd W. James Memorial Fund, Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare purchased several items for the Stanley C. and Flo K. Gault Inpatient Pavilion including 12 new mattresses; an expandable bed; a bariatric mattress; two low air loss mattresses; two Broda chairs, which provide optimal seating, comfort and mobility; a Curlin infusion pump for the education learning lab; and a cardiac monitor for the mobile care unit housed in the Marilyn B. and Mark E. Gustafson Center for Supportive Care. Of the two Broda chairs, one will be used at the inpatient pavilion, and the other will be used for Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare’s wheelchair van.
“We’re grateful to the Wayne County Community Foundation for awarding us this grant,” said Kurt Holmes, executive director of Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare. “Through this grant, we were able to purchase patient equipment, which will help us considerably improve the quality of life for patients in our care.”
The Wayne County Community Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) community organization that works to strengthen the community by helping donors make a lasting difference with their philanthropic endeavors — connecting their dreams and passions with causes that matter.
“We thank the Wayne County Community Foundation and their donors for their support of our mission,” said Katherine Ritchie, development director of Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare. “These purchases allow us to continue to provide wonderful care for our patients, hands-on learning for our staff, and the ability to transport more patients in the method they prefer. Community foundations such as the Wayne County Community Foundation help us meet these goals.”
Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, a not-for-profit organization established in 1982, is an affiliate of Ohio’s Hospice that serves communities in northeast Ohio. It embodies the spirit of neighbors caring for neighbors with a commitment to relieve suffering, ease fears, and provide companionship along life’s last journey. Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare addresses patient and family needs wherever the patient calls home. Services also include access to the Stanley C. and Flo K. Gault Inpatient Pavilion, providing short-term patient care to manage acute symptoms, adjust medications, or stabilize patient condition. The Marilyn B. and Mark E. Gustafson Center for Supportive Care includes Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare’s Volunteer Services, the Pathways of HopeSM Grief Counseling Center, and transportation service and support.