All residential hospices in Ontario receive partial funding from the Ministry of Health and must raise the remaining dollars needed to meet their overall operating budget.
Chatham-Kent Hospice receives $1,080,000 annually from the Erie St. Clair Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) to be used for direct medical costs only. We rely on donations from the community to cover the cost of all other expenses. This allows us to offer hospice care at no cost to residents and their families.
The chart below gives you an idea of the other expenses we must cover from fundraising revenue.
Resident care is our top priority. Your donation will help cover the cost of things like personal care products, medical equipment and supplies.
Connected and Comfortable
Your donation will help keep our residents and their families comfortable and connected by covering the cost of utilities such as natural gas, electricity, water, cable and telephone.
Making our residents and their families feel at home is a top priority. Your donation will help pay for groceries as well as kitchen equipment and supplies.
Education and Awareness
Ongoing education and awareness will ensure the sustainability of our residential hospice. Your donation will support ongoing staff & volunteer education and training, community education and efficient donation management.
Business as usual
Although we want our hospice to feel like home to our residents, we must operate as a business. Your donation will cover costs associated with running a business such as accounting, human resources, purchasing, office equipment and supplies and insurance.
Like your home, we want to keep a safe and tidy home. Your donation will help us do that by covering costs for laundry & housekeeping, ongoing maintenance, safety and security.
To help keep our operating costs as low as possible, we have collaborated with St. Andrew’s Residence in Chatham. By sharing administrative resources such as purchasing, payroll, human resources, housekeeping, maintenance and an Executive Director we are able to reduce our annual operating costs. Hospice direct services – both medical and non-medical, remain separate and completely focused on end-of-life care.