As a non-profit organization, Transitions LifeCare
was founded on the promise never to refuse care for any
patient based on inability to pay. To fulfill that promise, we maintain
a benevolent care fund, from which the cost of extending services to patients without means can be paid.
Support for the Benevolent Care Program comes to Transitions LifeCare from the community, primarily in the form of foundation and corporate grants, private donations, memorial gifts, and special events fundraising. Services covered through the program include visits by physicians, registered nurses, home health aides, social workers, and spiritual care counselors (chaplains); assistance with purchase of prescription medications; rental of medical equipment; and emergency needs, such as help with payment of utility bills or rent.
This vital service of Transitions LifeCare offers support groups, educational programs, services of remembrance, and individual counseling for children, teens, and adults who have experienced the loss of a family member or close friend. An annual event is Camp Reflections for children ages 5-14. Services are open to the community, whether the deceased was a Transitions LifeCare patient or not. Transitions GriefCare has a wish list of goods and services that, in addition to monetary gifts, can help support our programming.
The William M. Dunlap Center for Caring, our 20-bed hospice home, was opened January 21, 2010. Our current campaign focuses on raising funds to build 10 more rooms, create a Veterans Garden, and establish a campus maintenance fund.
The Endowment Fund
The Endowment is a significant pool of money and other assets which has been set aside by resolution of the board of trustees and which may be added to at the board’s discretion and by designated donations. Assets of the endowment are invested; the principal of it remains intact; and only interest generated from those investments (or the portion approved annually by the board) may be distributed. The endowment fund provides an important measure of financial stability for Hospice of Wake County by creating a predictable source of income for generations to come. That income stream can be used to underwrite the cost of current Transitions LifeCare programs, such as the Benevolent Care Program and Transitions GriefCare, or to respond to future needs related to growth in demand for hospice care or expansion of the service area.