Carole Fisher, president and CEO of Nathan Adelson Hospice, announced today that the NV Energy Foundation has provided a $10,000 grant to help fund the Uncompensated Care Program at the non-profit hospice.
The Uncompensated Care Program provides comprehensive and compassionate hospice care for the uninsured and underinsured in Southern Nevada. Every year, Nathan Adelson Hospice provides approximately $1 million in unreimbursed services and care to patients with the support of generous donations from companies such as NV Energy.
“We are very grateful for the support in helping to improve the quality of life for patients and their families,” Fisher said. “Generous donations like this help thousands of community members in a variety of ways.”
The financial contribution will allow the program to keep the patient in a community-based setting and prevent unnecessary treatments and hospitalizations. It offers an interdisciplinary approach to care coordination including physical, emotional, spiritual, and social service needs.
Nathan Adelson Hospice has designed special programs and services for patients and their families to ensure their needs are met, many of which are supported by donations and grants:
- Complementary therapies that include symptom-relieving creams, aromatherapy, pet therapy, massage, Reiki, and art therapy.
- Camp Erin is an annual bereavement camp for children who have lost a loved one.
- The Meal Delivery Program delivers meals to homecare patients and their caregivers through a partnership with Three Square, the Southern Nevada Food Bank.
- The Nathan Adelson Hospice Transportation Program ensures patients and families timely transportation.
- The Families in Need Program helps patients and families who need support with everyday necessities, ranging from household supplies to assistance with utility bills to obtaining non-perishable food items.
- Pet Peace of Mind is a program that utilizes volunteers to help patients and/or caregivers with their pets by providing transportation to veterinary and grooming appointments.
- The Hispanic/Latino Program strives to provide the most culturally competent care to Latino patients and their families by ensuring properly trained interpreters, bilingual staff and volunteers, materials that are transcreated for Latino populations, Spanish grief support groups and community partnerships to increase access to hospice care to a traditionally underserved population.
- The “We Honor Veterans” program strives to ensure the special needs of veterans are met through respectful inquiry, compassionate listening, and grateful acknowledgment.
- Comprehensive pediatric program for ages of newborn-18.
- The Jewish Hospice accreditation provides resources to better serve Jewish patients who are terminally ill.
About Nathan Adelson Hospice
Nathan Adelson Hospice, the trusted partner in hospice care and palliative medicine for nearly 40 years, is the largest non-profit hospice in Southern Nevada, caring for an average of 400 hospice and palliative care patients daily. In 1978, Nathan Adelson Hospice began providing home care hospice service in Southern Nevada with the mission to offer patients and their loved ones with comprehensive end-of-life care and influence better care for all in the community. In 1983, Nathan Adelson Hospice opened an in-patient hospice in Las Vegas, and today the hospice is recognized as a national model for superior hospice care. The mission of the hospice is to be the Hospice of Choice, the Employer of Preference and a Training Center of Excellence for comprehensive end of life care. Its vision is simple: no one should end the journey of life alone, afraid or in pain.
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