Hospice of the Bluegrass has been awarded a $6,000 grant by the Berea College Appalachian Fund. The money will be used to provide care to patients in 16 southeast Kentucky counties who are not covered by Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance.
“We are so pleased that the Berea College Appalachian Fund recognizes the important care we provide to seriously ill people,” says Hospice President and CEO, Liz Fowler. “ Most of the care we provide is to people living in their homes. This is where they want to be. Grants like this help us to care for everyone, whether they have insurance or not. We never deny anyone hospice services because of an inability to pay and we don’t want people to have to leave their home if there is care that we can safely provide.
In 2014, Hospice of the Bluegrass served nearly 1,500 patients and families in 16 southeast Kentucky counties. These patients were cared for in their homes, in nursing facilities and at the Greg & Noreen Wells Hospice Care Center.
The Berea College Appalachian Fund was established through a gift from Herbert Faber and Ruth McGurk Faber. Since 1950, the fund has supported nonprofits working to improve the general education, health and physical wellbeing of people living in the Appalachian Mountains and surrounding areas.