Alberto is a 20-year-old young man from Turlock who has been receiving community-based palliative care services from Community Hospice for more than two years. He has struggled with cerebral palsy and other health issues related to his condition throughout his life. One of the “firsts” that Alberto hoped for was the opportunity to vote in his first election. With the help of Community Hospice Alberto’s hope became a reality in 2020.
Our goal is to allow people to live as well as possible for as long as possible, and for Alberto voting in 2020 was his priority. He had watched his older siblings vote in previous elections and was excited to register to vote as soon as he turned 18. As the presidential election drew closer, Alberto knew that exercising his right to vote would be important in this election.
Community Hospice cares for palliative patients like Alberto, helping better manage their serious health conditions, which allows them to focus on the things in life that really matter…like achieving those “firsts” we all look forward to.
Your gift today helps us do this important work and much more!
Creating Better Days for Patients
Alberto is like many of our patients who lead busy lives like you, such as going to school, working and caring for children or a loved one. Even though health issues impact their daily life, their health concerns are not their only focus. We encourage our patients to set goals and achieve milestones and then assist them to accomplish those. Community Hospice creates better days for patients, allowing them to stay engaged with meaningful activities as they navigate their health journeys.
- Launched in 2018, our community-based palliative care program has provided care and support to more than 345 patients.
- Last year, 93% of patients received palliative care in their homes, allowing our patients to remain involved and engaged in their daily life routines, their families and loved ones.
- Palliative care patients are also younger than traditional hospice patients. In 2020, 70% of our palliative patients were under the age of 60.
Together, we work to develop an individualized care plan that best meets our patients needs and wishes.
Your support makes it possible for us to continue to help people like Alberto, giving them more quality time to achieve those “firsts” in life.
Your gift helps Community Hospice provide compassionate care and support specific to the needs of each patient. From specialized medical equipment to groceries from our food pantry to even delivering the voter registration materials that Alberto requested.
When our patients feel more comfortable and secure, their own families and caregivers feel less stressed and more optimistic. Families appreciate the respectful and kind support they receive from Community Hospice because we are by their side during the difficult days.
Help us continue this work of care by sending in your gift today!
Please consider signing up for monthly donations which offer an easy option to provide Community Hospice with your generous support throughout the year. For the same price as a cup of coffee, you can help your friends and neighbors in our communities enjoy as many good days and “firsts” as possible. Visit give.hospiceheart.org to set up a recurring gift today!
Community Hospice is the definition of philanthropy – it is our past and more importantly our future. Each year, Community Hospice Foundation provides more than 500,000 dollars to support our patients, families, facilities and programs. Your gift matters. Supporting the Community Hospice Foundation Annual Fund Campaign is a way to honor a loved one and show you are personally invested in our mission.
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Your donation is more important than ever to continue providing exceptional community programs and hospice care services.
Also, when you choose to make a monthly gift, you join a special group of people who spread their generosity throughout the year. Go to give.hospiceheart.org to set up your monthly gift or call us at 209.578.6370. A gift of just $10 a month means more patient wishes will be fulfilled.