FUNDING GUIDELINES

Because of the generosity of the many hospice supporters and contributors, the Foundation for End of Life Care has worked since 1999 toward easing the financial burdens which one’s terminal illness can create for patients and their families. These grants have helped pay the general monthly living expenses such as rent/mortgage, utility bills,  clothing & food for many hospice patients. 

Funding for special needs/general living expenses beyond what a hospice would normally provide is available to all hospice patients who qualify under the guidelines.  

Click here to download the special needs request forms.

GRANT REQUESTS NEED TO ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING PROCESSES:

1) A member of the interdisciplinary team, traditionally the hospice programs’ social worker, generates the request for funding an extraordinary need.

2) The form must be signed by (no exceptions):

  • the program’s individual initiating the request,
  • the program’s Team Manager, and
  • Senior Staff member/Team Manager/Patient Care Administrator

3) Completion of the (1) Extraordinary Needs Grant Request Form and the (2) Financial Assessment Worksheets is a requirement to finalize the request process. Please email scan your request to administration@foundationeolc.org along with the unpaid invoice requesting to be paid clearly showing a contact number for the vendor, mailing address, and amount due.

4) The request will be reviewed and the individual making the request will be advised of the results.

5) If approved, a check will be issued to the vendor or service provider. Checks are never issued to the patient/family or hospice program/staff member. Payment will be sent by regular mail to the vendor unless the need is time sensitive.

FUNDS WILL NOT BE ALLOCATED FOR PATIENT’S NEEDS THAT ARE MET BY THE  HOSPICE REIMBURSEMENT SYSTEM OF MEDICARE, MEDICAID, OR THIRD PARTY PAYMENT.

Examples of Extraordinary Needs that may be funded by the Foundation:

Mortgage Payment/Rent
Emergency Clothing
Window/single room air conditioning
Floor fan or heater/single room
Bed sheets/blankets/hospital gowns
Small & portable type kitchen items
Small TV, portable dvd/radio/ room monitor (i.e. baby monitor)
Utility bill(s)
Food card for groceries

Examples of extraordinary special needs that are NOT funded by the Foundation:

Medical Bills
Credit Card Bills
Medical Insurance
Life Insurance
Annual Service Contracts
Nursing Home/Skilled Nursing Facility/ALF monthly fee/deposit
Private duty nursing care
Motorized Wheelchair/batteries for wheelchairs/walkers
Ambulance transportation
Medication
Life Line/Life Alert/other personal emergency response systems
Funeral/Cremation Expenses
Deposits for pending services (including but not limited to: i.e. rental/phone/utility turn-up etc.)
Taxes
Car Rental
Home repair services/wheel chair ramps/home modifications/DME equipment provided by Medicare/Medicaid