Transitions LifeCare receives $100,000 grant from The Leon Levine Foundation

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Raleigh, NC (7-28-2021): Transitions LifeCare has received a $100,000 grant from The Leon Levine Foundation to fund general support and Transitions Kids.

The Leon Levine Foundation (“TLLF”) has awarded Transitions LifeCare a $100,000 grant to provide support for general patient needs and for Transitions Kids. While the general services Transitions LifeCare provides – hospice, home health, and palliative medicine – are typically reimbursed by Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance, Transitions LifeCare cares for many individuals with no insurance or limited insurance. In addition, family services such as caregiver support, grief counseling, supportive care for serious illness, and Transitions Kids are funded primarily through philanthropic efforts. Transitions LifeCare, a nonprofit organization serving Wake and seven surrounding counties, was founded in 1979 as Hospice of Wake County. In these 40+ years, the organization has never turned anyone away for inability to pay.

Transitions LifeCare’s CEO John Thoma knows firsthand the challenges associated with providing quality, compassionate care – to all ages, and especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Last year, Transitions LifeCare provided nearly 21,000 telehealth visits at an estimated cost of $503,000. Transitions Kids, our pediatric palliative care and hospice program, increased the number of patients served by 138% and extended the service area allowing for an increase in rural patient admissions. These needed and accelerated services would not have been possible without the generosity of our community.

“We’re grateful to The Leon Levine Foundation for this grant that we know will allow us to continue our mission of caring for individuals and families with compassion, support, and expertise as they navigate the end of life or life-changing illness. Sandra and Leon Levine’s generosity is well-known in this area, and we are just humbled to continue our essential work with their support.”

“Transitions LifeCare helps lessen the burden on families by providing high-quality and compassionate care regardless of the ability to pay,” noted Tom Lawrence, president of The Leon Levine Foundation. “We are honored to be a part of ensuring children and adults across the region have access to these essential services during their time of need.”

 

About The Leon Levine Foundation:

Established in 1980 by Leon Levine (Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Family Dollar Stores, Inc.), The Leon Levine Foundation supports programs and organizations that improve the human condition through investments in education, healthcare, human services and Jewish values. Based in Charlotte, N.C., the Foundation invests in nonprofits across North Carolina and South Carolina with strong leadership, a track record of success, and a plan for financial sustainability. Through its investments, the Foundation intends to create pathways to self-sufficiency, champion strategies for permanent change, and facilitate opportunities for growth. Learn more online at www.leonlevinefoundatoin.org or follow on Twitter and Facebook @LeonLevineFdn.

 

About Transitions LifeCare

Transitions LifeCare was founded as Hospice of Wake County in 1979.  Providing physical, emotional, and spiritual care to those living with an advanced illness, their caregivers, and those who have lost a loved one regardless of age, race, religion, or financial circumstances, we are guided by community-based boards of directors and supported by a dedicated professional staff that provides compassionate care that allows patients to enjoy every moment of their lives to the fullest.  For more information on Transitions LifeCare, contact Darcy Dye Bowers at 919-749-3088 or dbowers@transitionslifecare.org.

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