By David Edwards on October 28th, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
North Little Rock, Ark. – Arkansas Hospice, the state’s largest non-profit provider of hospice services, is launching its first-ever “Season of Giving” from November 1 through December 31 to celebrate, increase awareness, and raise funds to support the growing scope of its mission.
The first event, “Arkansas Hospice Day of Giving,” opens November 1 as a 24-hour span of giving and gratitude in support of the mission of Arkansas Hospice, which joins organizations across the nation in observing National Hospice and Palliative Care Month in November.
Additional awareness opportunities being celebrated during the Season of Giving that are at the core of Arkansas Hospice’s work include Veterans Day, International Volunteer Day, National Family Caregiver’s Month, and Home Care Aide Week. “Season of Giving is comprised of a collection of related causes that touch all Arkansans,” said Arkansas Hospice Vice President and Chief Philanthropy Officer Shannon Boshears. “We wanted to give donors the opportunity to not only give but have input on directing where their gifts will be used.”
While hospice care is primarily covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance, there are many unique needs that patients encounter that are not covered by traditional means. As a non-profit, Arkansas Hospice provides services for anyone who is medically determined to be hospice appropriate regardless of healthcare coverage or ability to pay. Boshears added, “Through our Foundation, we receive requests for patient necessities from our clinical care providers. Many of our patients need vital basics as they receive care in their homes. Season of Giving provides the opportunity for Arkansans to help their fellow Arkansans during their greatest time of need.”
You can make a donation to Season of Giving online at ArkansasHospice.org/SeasonOfGiving, where there are also additional details available for each giving opportunity.
I have nothing but the best things to say about Arkansas Hospice. They were so good to my Dad before he passed away. The love and care, compassion they showed to my dad was priceless. The nurses and CNA’s that took care of my Dad are the best and always be the best.
We are just starting our dad’s final journey and Arkansas Hospice has been a blessing. They’ve taught us so much already and provide as much support and comfort to the family as they do my dad. I’m grateful they’ll be walking this final path with us.
I love Arkansas Hospice. Every single employee has a heart of gold and takes the best care of their patients.
I would not hesitate at all to recommend this provider for anyone who is considering hospice care for themselves or for a loved one.
Arkansas Hospice took care of my Mom before she passed. It was my first experience with any hospice and I was amazed. They took such great care of her. They treated her with dignity and respect until the end.
So many thanks for the way your staff treated my very dear friend, Jeff, as he raced toward the finish line. Words can’t express my gratitude for helping us to care for him and keep him comfortable. Top-notch professionalism and immediate responses to requests for assistance.