Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County was one of eight rural hospices in Ohio to receive a grant of more than $17,000 for patient care from the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Ohio (VFW).
The grant is part of the VFW’s Hospice Grant Fund, which supports small hospice programs that provide services to the underserved and rural populations, and to patients and families who do not have the funds for end-of-life care. The VFW awarded eight grants to eight rural hospices across Ohio.
“Our goal is to provide support to community-based small hospice organizations that have direct patient care costs beyond the means of normal reimbursement,” said Daniel Faulkner, state commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Ohio. “We appreciate the work and compassion that Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County provides to veterans and their families.”
Founded in 1987, Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County has been serving the communities of Fayette, Madison, Greene, Pickaway, Ross and Pike counties.
“We’re grateful to be a recipient of the Hospice Grant Fund from the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Ohio. This grant will help us in our mission to provide superior care and superior services to the patients and families we have the privilege of serving,” said Tammy Bobbitt, interim executive director of Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County. “The grant will help us cover the costs of services that are not covered by insurance. We are dedicated to meeting the needs of our patients and families in the communities we serve.”
Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County provides Focused CareTM, a specialized program of treatment tailored to address the disease-specific symptoms of patients with cancer, cardiac or pulmonary diseases. Additionally, access to an array of therapies, including occupational, massage, aroma and music is provided.
Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County, a not-for-profit hospice care provider, also recognizes and honors its veteran patients. In 2019, 35% of patients served were veterans. Through American Pride® Veteran Care by Ohio’s Hospice, Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County honors the service of veteran patients and assures them of receiving the highest quality of care.
In addition to celebrating and thanking veterans for their service, American Pride assists patients in obtaining access to all the benefits to which veterans are eligible, provides spiritual support, and addresses individual post-traumatic stress issues. Through participation in veteran pinning ceremonies, Honor Flight, and special observances and celebrations, Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County celebrates the lives of veterans and honors their contributions.
Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County, an affiliate of Ohio’s Hospice, was founded in 1987 as a community hospice to affirm life and provide comfort, symptom management and support in physical, mental and spiritual aspects when there is a life-limiting illness. Committed to respecting and empowering individuals so they remain active in their decision-making and personal choices, Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County earned accreditation from The Joint Commission in 2014. It was selected in 2016, 2017 and 2020 for the prestigious Hospice Honors program of HEALTHCAREfirst and Deyta Analytics, recognizing hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view.