Community Foundation Supports Hospice House

The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation recently awarded Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care a grant for its new Hospice House. Pictured from left are Charles Rice, Hospice chairman; Shauna Anderson, Hospice president and CEO; Tory Irgang, Community Foundation executive director; Dr. Bert and Mary Rappole, Hospice House campaign co-chairs.

While there can be much uncertainty and stress surrounding end of life care, a grant from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation is helping to ease some of that worry.

Recently, the Foundation awarded a grant from its Fund for the Region to Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care for its Hospice House, a 5-bed residence to accommodate patients and their families in need of hospice care.

According to Shauna Anderson, Hospice president and CEO, many patients wish to remain in their homes but are unable to do so due to the inability to move in medical equipment, inadequate caregiver support or unsafe living conditions. A residential house will give patients access to 24-hour care from support staff, while allowing family members to remain close by.

“Our local hospice organization is an invaluable part of our community that provides quality care to our loved ones,” said Tory Irgang, Community Foundation executive director. “These grant dollars are going to benefit many patients, and their families, who are in need of a comfortable and safe place during their final days.”

For more information on the local Hospice House, visit chpc.care/hh.

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