Lyndonville Foundation gives $10K for Hospice supportive care program

Posted 13 February 2017 at 11:14 am

Press Release, Hospice of Orleans

ALBION – A $10,000 grant from the Lyndonville Area Foundation will be instrumental in growing an important program available to all Orleans County residents who are facing serious illness.

The Supportive Care program offered as part of Hospice of Orleans, Inc.’s continuum of care is open to all residents, and the service does not require a prognosis of 6 months or less.

“Community members aren’t always aware that Hospice of Orleans, Inc. offers assistance to people who do not want to give up curative treatments,” said Kellie Spychalski, CEO of Hospice of Orleans. “Our Supportive Care program provides patients assistance with options for pain management, case management, and support while facing illnesses and treatments that are so often confusing and overwhelming to those dealing with them. We are here to help during some of the most challenging times a family faces. The Lyndonville Area Foundation’s generous gift is a tremendous help to us as we continue to grow this important service.”

Hospice Supportive Care staff provide unparalleled levels of support to patients and the caregiver(s) within our community.  Along with regular RN and social work visits, patients and their caregivers have access to trained volunteers, spiritual support, education, and when appropriate, aide services.

Supportive Care services continue to grow, and some health insurance carriers provide coverage for this service, and for others, the services are provided at no cost to the patient and/or family members thanks to generous contributors like the Lyndonville Area Foundation.

“Too many people fall through the cracks,” said Brittany Dix, Development Manager for Hospice of Orleans. “Some folks are facing very serious circumstances but aren’t yet able to receive the benefits of Hospice because of a prognosis that is longer than 6 months. However, these people still need great care, and their caregivers still need to be able to be supported while providing it. That is what Supportive Care is all about, and we are thrilled that the Lyndonville Area Foundation recognizes the significance of a program like this to so many in our community. We are excited for the opportunity to serve any and all of our neighbors that would benefit from Supportive Care. We are confident that the relief that this program provides will continue to be seen by those that need it most.”

For further information and access to Supportive Care Services or any of the many services Hospice of Orleans, Inc. offers, please call (585) 589-0809.

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