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Chapters Health Foundation’s $131,400 Grant from Citrus County Community Charitable Foundation Extended

Citrus County community organizations need to be aware that custodial charity hospice care is available for the indigent and uninsured

Support for Patients

The Citrus County Community Charitable Foundation (CCCCF) extended the $131,400 grant awarded to the Chapters Health Foundation in order to provide care to hospice-eligible and homeless residents of the county. The grant covers the cost for one custodial charity care bed at the Citrus Hospice House in Lecanto, Florida, owned and operated by HPH Hospice.

“We are honored the CCCCF extended the 2020 grant, which allows HPH Hospice to care for some of our most vulnerable community members during their end-of-life journey,” said Adam Stanfield, vice president of development and executive director of Chapters Health Foundation. “Eleven Citrus County residents benefited from the grant in 2020.”

The Citrus Hospice House provides a short-term option for hospice patients who need symptom management and pain control or for when a caregiver needs a break from taking care of a loved one. The grant provides an option for patients who cannot return to a home environment for a variety of reasons, i.e., homeless, lacking a caregiver at home or requiring respite care.

“It is important for Citrus County community organizations to be aware that custodial charity hospice care is available for the indigent and uninsured,” added Andrea Arflack, director of philanthropy, HPH Hospice. “The community at large is better served when the hospice benefit is available for all individuals, regardless of their ability to pay for care.”

According to the Agency for Health Care Administration, the Citrus County population in January 2020 was estimated at 155,774 persons. Over the next five years, Citrus County is expected to grow by 6.25 percent and reach a total population of 165,506 residents by January 2025. Census Bureau statistics show 14.4 percent of the Citrus County population lives in poverty, while 15.5 percent are without medical insurance.

About Chapters Health Foundation

Chapters Health Foundation is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization committed to supporting Chapters Health System, a progressive leader in home health, palliative care, hospice and grief support. Chapters Health Foundation provides more than $2.5 million annually in charity care in order to continue to meet the needs of patients and families who cannot afford hospice services. Chapters Health Foundation also provides $1.3 million in funding for the provision of grief support across Chapters Health and more than $1 million to assist with underfunded pediatric and adult palliative care services. To learn more, follow us on Facebook, Twitter Instagram, YouTube  and LinkedIn.

About HPH Hospice

HPH Hospice, an affiliate of Chapters Health System, is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that supports patients in Hernando, Pasco and Citrus counties. Since 1984, HPH Hospice has been committed to excellent service through compassionate care, accountability, respect, integrity and the goal of excelling through teamwork to maximize quality of life. Learn more at www.chaptershealth.org, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Contact:

Phoebe Ochman

Director of Corporate Communications

Chapters Health System

[email protected]

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