$225,000 bequest establishes Tri-Lakes Hospice Fund

The Taney County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the Tri-Lakes Community Hospices Fund. The Community Hospice of America Foundation established this capacity building fund to provide support funding for their Tri-Lakes area patients and families.

The Tri-Lakes Community Hospices Fund was started with a $225,000 bequest. The bequeathor requested that their gift be used for hospice care in Stone and Taney Counties.

The fund will be used to meet the needs of patients in hospice care and their families, needs not provided through government or private insurance. Patient needs, such as bills or household items, consistent with hospice’s mission to “provide comfort and support to patients and their families when a life-limiting illness no longer responds to cure-oriented treatments” are identified by hospice staff members who then apply for a grant from the fund to meet patient needs. The fund can also be used to support volunteer enhancement efforts and for public education about hospice.

“Branson has been very generous to hospice,” said Dorsey Levell with the Community Hospices of America Foundation. “This gift will bring more attention to community hospice and help the staff carry out our mission to provide comfort and dignity to patients and families in a difficult time.”

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