Pathways Hospice Meets Sobrato Family Foundation Challenge; Donations and Grant Support Critical Hospice Care Programs

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Pathways Home Health & Hospice is pleased to announce that it met the matching requirement for the Sobrato Family Foundation 2012 grant award. Pathways Home Health & Hospice met the challenge and exceeded it thanks to the generous response to appeals from new donors, current donors and lapsed donors.

Founded in 1977

We greatly appreciate the Sobrato Family Foundation in awarding us this grant and are equally appreciative for the community supporters and donors who helped us meet this challenge.

Pathways Home Health & Hospice is pleased to announce that it met the matching requirement for the Sobrato Family Foundation 2012 grant award. The Sobrato Family Foundation awarded Pathways a two-year grant on January 7, 2011. The grant was initially for $50,000 with the potential for a 5% increase to $52,500, if matching requirements were met. Pathways Home Health & Hospice met the challenge and exceeded it thanks to the generous response to appeals from new donors, current donors and lapsed donors.

The Sobrato grant is unrestricted and will be used by Pathways Home Health & Hospice to partially support Chronic Care Management Programs, which teach chronically ill patients how to manage their disease and avoid re-hospitalizations. The funds will also support Pathways after hours Dream Team, which provides phone support and after hours nursing visits to patients needing assistance in the middle of the night. The grant and matching donations will further help Pathways guide grieving families through support and counseling as they heal from loss, as well as provide comfort care and caregiver support for those dealing with the care of an ill loved one.

“We greatly appreciate the Sobrato Family Foundation in awarding us this grant and are equally appreciative for the community supporters and donors who helped us meet this challenge,” said Sandra Coolidge, Vice President of Community Relations and Philanthropy at Pathways Home Health & Hospice. “Pathways provides care to some of the most vulnerable patients in our community. Because of their support, we can continue to care for these patients and their families while they face a most difficult time.”

About Pathways Home Health & Hospice

Pathways Home Health & Hospice is a non-profit community based organization. Celebrating its 35th Anniversary, Pathways was founded in 1977 by a group of physicians who saw a community need for compassionate end-of-life care. That year Pathways served 12 patients. Pathways now serves over 5000 families annually in five Bay Area counties.

We care for patients in their place of residence, whether it be their home, hospital, nursing home or assisted living facility. Affiliated with El Camino Hospital and Sequoia Hospital since 1986, Pathways is accredited by The Joint Commission and is a member of the Visiting Nurses Association of America, California Hospice & Palliative Care Association, the California Association of Health Services at Home, and the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization.

Donations received from the community by Pathways Home Health & Hospice provide services that would otherwise not be available, including 24/7 access to a specialized team of care providers, family bereavement counseling and support, integrative therapies, caregiver support, comfort care, and funding for under- and uninsured patients.

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