Giving Tuesday kicked off the start of the 2018 Annual Appeal. Last year’s appeal was very successful and we want to improve on that even more this year!
This past year has brought us a new understanding of our mission. Pathway Home is comprised of the people we care for, the families we support, and the volunteers who selflessly donate their time to provide care to their neighbors and strangers alike We are focusing on ways to sustain the care we provide to our residents and to keep our services free of charge. In order to do this we need your help.
Working with Lifetime Care Hospice, we have cared for fifty residents, focusing on their comfort and enhancing their quality of life. One of our most important jobs is educating families on the dying process and walking them through it with their loved one. Understanding the changes they are seeing, takes some of the fear and apprehension out of the situation.
The cost of caring for one resident is $250.00 per day, including staffing, insurances, and the cost of running a typical household, (groceries, mortgage, utilities, maintenance). Care is provided free of charge to our residents and their families. Funding for our home is dependent on donations, fundraising activities, and grants. Hospice services are billed by Lifetime Care to their insurance companies. Pathway Home does not receive reimbursement from hospice nor insurance. Our goal is to develop programs that will help sustain the services we provide.
As part of our plan for sustainability our annual appeal is a major component. We depend on the community and their generosity to help us to continue to care for our residents. They deserve to spend their days living to their fullest and making memories with their families.
There are several ways to contribute. Monetary donations are always appreciated. We also love donations of household goods such as cleaning and laundry supplies, paper goods and gift cards for groceries. Donations of these types of items means that we do not have to purchase them and saves on our budget. And last, but not least, is donation of your time and talents as one of our volunteers. Our volunteers are the backbone of what we do here and there are many ways you can help.
We hope you will contribute at a level you feel comfortable with and we appreciate your continued support and involvement with our mission of providing quality end of life care.
Thank you and we hope you have a good Holiday Season!
Martie Shields, Executive Director
To make a contribution, simply click the button below to donate by credit card or Pay Pal.
If you wish to donate by check please mail to:
Pathway Home of the Finger Lakes, Inc.
PO Box 516, Seneca Falls, NY 13148