Support Eaton Community Hospice

$4,500 of $200k goal

Raised by 35 people in 7 months
Angelita Teresa
on behalf of Margaret Kyser
 CHARLOTTE, MI
Eaton Community Palliative Care has been, and continues to be, a blessing and support to many patients and their families during the final stages of their disease process.  Founded to provide 24 hour, direct care to the terminally ill, ECPC has been able to offer in-patient services to our communities since 2003.  What many may not know is that the direct care/ room and board portion of hospice care is NOT covered by insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid; it is almost always an out of pocket expense for the patient and/or their family.  This financial stress is not something an individual or their support system should have to struggle with during this time as daily rates for in-patient hospice care can average $150-$300+ a day (many facilities require a deposit and even up front payments).  

It is our mission to ensure that each individual in our care is able to pass away in a safe, comfortable, peaceful setting.  Our staff is trained and educated to provide the best possible care to everyone who comes through our doors-family members included.  

The cost of providing this care can be overwhelming.  To keep our doors open, our houses staffed, and running costs over $2,400.00 a day!! When your main source of income is donations, this can be difficult to meet.  We have generous, phenomenal support and we appreciate everyone who has contributed over the years.  Today,  this is where YOU come in-every donation, no matter how large or small, makes a difference!  Monies donated to us will be used to help cover utilities, staff wages, groceries for the patients, household goods, etc.  

I, personally, feel blessed to be an employee at ECPC and I have also been blessed to be a family member.  My dad was a patient in the Kyser Building in 2008.  We were not prepared for the accident he experienced or the need for hospice; however, when we made the decision for my dad to receive comfort care only, ECPC was there.  My dad received the best possible care.  The 11 days we spent at ECPC were some of the hardest days for our family but the knowledge, competency, strength, compassion, and empathy shown to my dad, and our family, brought us immense comfort.  Shortly before my dad's accident he and I had a conversation about what a great service ECPC provided to our community-little did we know that we would be there as a family not long after we talked about this.  Your backing means that ECPC can continue to be here for our communities. 

ECPC has been "home" to many as they walk their final journey on this earth.  For some, it has been a miracle as they were homeless, abused, neglected, and without support before they came to us.  For some it allows the family members become family members again, instead of being caregivers.  Our gratitude, the gratitude of our patients and their families, will be immeasurable.  Your financial support will mean that we can continue to provide this care at no charge to our patients and their families!
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Posted by Angelita Pedelty
6 months ago
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This facility is near and dear to my heart, with my work as a hospice nurse, this is the place we use for many of our patients when they no longer can stay in their home and need 24-hour care. I have also had one of my own family members go there. There are also many other ways to donate such as things like food, paper supplies, laundry supplies and donations to the thrift store that is in the basement. Please share so we can help to continue to provide God's helping hand when it is needed. :-)
~Missy H.
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Posted by Angelita Pedelty
6 months ago
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In 2015, Eaton Community Palliative Care provided in-patient care for 376 individuals and their families. So far, in 2016, care has been provided for 148 individuals and their families. But, did you know, that in-patient care isn't all ECPC does? ECPC also provides grief services which include a grief support group that meets once a week. We also have a loan closet where community members can borrow medical equipment such as commodes, wheelchairs, walkers, etc...
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Posted by Angelita Pedelty
6 months ago
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I cannot tell you what this Hospice facility means to me and our community! You do not have to live in Charlotte to be eligible for care. The staff are loving caring and genuine! Please help keep the doors open! Please share if you are unable to donate!
~Karen K.
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6 months ago
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"As you gaze into the eyes of a grateful patient, your soul is touched in the most profound way." ~Alice M.
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$4,500 of $200k goal

Raised by 35 people in 7 months
Created July 29, 2016
Angelita Teresa  
on behalf of Margaret Kyser
KC
$100
Keller Williams Greenville Central
1 month ago

In memory of Douglas D Mohre

KW
$50
Kurt Weiss
2 months ago
RL
$50
Renée Lindemann
2 months ago
RL
$50
Renee Lindemann
2 months ago
KS
$100
Karen Soults
3 months ago

In memory of Bill Clark from Karen & Lisa

MJ
$100
Melody Janson
3 months ago

In memory of Bill Clark

BA
$200
Bergmann Associates
4 months ago

In loving memory of Fred White

TW
$200
Tiffany Wolff
5 months ago

From friends and family at ITC. May this assist in helping families and your continued services.

DF
$100
Dedman Family
5 months ago
1
1
$100
Wilma Campbell
6 months ago
1
1

My family has benefitted from this wonderful organization many times. Any amount you can donate is always appreciated.

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