GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. HopeWest, a hospice care organization, received a very generous grant of $100,000 through the Daniels Fund. The money will go towards the Palliative Care Program to support HopeWest Care.
The program helps provide resources, support, and therapy to people not ready for hospice, graduated from hospice, or undergoing treatment for cancer. Palliative care consult services are also available that address emotional, spiritual, and financial concerns with care.
The Palliative Care Program is not normally covered by insurance, so it is funded almost completely by philanthropy and grants like the Daniels Fund.
“This grant is really important because it makes sure that the needs of the patient come first and not just what’s reimbursed by medicare," said Christy Whitney, HopeWest President and CEO.
Families pay for the program on a sliding scale based on income, and the grant helps to make the cost of services very reasonable. Many people end up paying a fraction of the cost, which could be less than $25.
For more information about HopeWest, call (970) 241-2122 or visit their website at the link to the right.