Monday, September 21, 2020

More Hope Campaign Supports Hope Hospice Care

Hope Hospice is inviting individuals, business, and civic groups to join them in the movement to give “More Hope” to those in need - to help raise much-needed funds for hospice care in our community. 

With MoreHope.org, Hope has launched a campaign to help replace essential dollars lost from the absence of annual fundraising events that support unfunded care. Donations will help cover additional expenses from ensuring staff and patient safety during COVID-19. 

The not-for-profit health care organization provides more than $2.5 million in unfunded hospice care annually. Last year, Hope provided comfort to more than 6,000 hospice patients and their loved ones as they fulfilled life’s journey. 

“As we celebrate our amazing journey through the past four decades, I invite you to join us in creating an even brighter future for hospice care in Southwest Florida,” said Samira K. Beckwith, Hope president and CEO. “On behalf of our staff, volunteers, and Board of Directors, I want to thank you for believing in our mission. Together, we can provide More Hope for generations to come.” 

MoreHope.org offers donors the option of making recurring gifts or pledging a future gift in support of hospice care. Information about hosting a fundraiser and becoming a sponsor is also available on the website. Donors are encouraged to wear the “I gave More Hope” t-shirt they will receive in recognition of their support and share the message of #MoreHope on social media. 

As a local charity, Hope Hospice has served Lee, Hendry, and Glades counties since 1979. Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for people facing issues related to serious illness. Hope Hospice is one of many programs and services provided by Hope Healthcare. For more information, call 239-482-4673 or visit www.MoreHope.org.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

FDOT Donation Helps Hope PACE Serve Seniors

Hope PACE, the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, has received 10 buses from the Florida Department of Transportation in support of their mission of maintaining the quality of life and optimal ability for Lee, Collier and Charlotte county seniors at risk for nursing home placement and keeping them healthy, comfortable and independent in their own homes for as long as possible. 

Transformed into Hope Mobiles, the buses will be used to transport program participants to special Hope PACE Care Centers, where they receive comprehensive medical and therapeutic care, medications, and – prior to the pandemic – social activities and meals. Hope PACE also provides transportation to appointments with specialists and other needed services. 

"Hope PACE’s innovative, personal approach helps avoid unnecessary hospitalizations by ensuring our elderly remain safely in the community and receive the care they deserve in the place they call home," said Samira K. Beckwith, President and CEO of Hope Healthcare. "With these buses, FDOT helps make possible the relied-upon, essential element of transportation for our PACE program seniors."

The ten buses were an in-kind gift in lieu of funding Hope PACE has traditionally received from FDOT. 

"FDOT supports Hope PACE along with other deserving nonprofit organizations that work hard to ensure the elderly and frail have access to critical community resources,” said L.K. Nandam, FDOT District One Secretary. “We are happy to help further their worthy efforts this year with vehicles to help serve those most in need."