Transitions LifeCare receives $500,000 grant
Transitions LifeCare receives $500,000 grant from the Lonnie & Carol Poole Family Foundation to support Transitions Kids.
The Lonnie & Carol Poole Family Foundation has awarded Transitions LifeCare a $500,000 grant to provide support for Transitions Kids, the organization’s pediatric hospice and palliative care service. While the general services Transitions LifeCare provides – hospice, home health, and palliative medicine – are typically reimbursed by Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance, Transitions Kids is 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 in the preferred home environment. “This year, Transitions Kids increased the number of patients served to 125 and has extended the geographic area we serve, allowing for an increase in rural patient admissions. The need and demand for comprehensive medical care and family support services delivered to the home will continue to grow as more children and families seek access to this type of care.
“We’re grateful to the Lonnie & Carol Poole Family Foundation for this grant that allows us to continue to expand to meet the needs of children and their families in this area, especially medical services and social supports so critical throughout the trajectory of serious or terminal illness. The Kids team uses innovative approaches to solving care needs in the home and we expect to serve 136 terminally ill children and their families in 2022 thanks in great part to the Lonnie & Carol Poole Family Foundation’s generous gift.”
About the Lonnie & Carol Poole Family Foundation
The Lonnie & Carol Poole Family Foundation seeks to impact the lives of men, women, and children by providing financial support to programs and organizations that teach and instill Judeo-Christian values, promote business and entrepreneurship conducted in an ethical manner, educate young people, and provide support to educational institutions, and/or help individuals to escape poverty by rewarding individual effort.
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.