MOUNT VERNON -- The Knox County Foundation board of directors has approved a grant in the amount of $1,830 to fund the purchase of Emergency Response Systems for HNCO/Hospice of Knox County hospice patients residing in Knox County.
“These systems will help assure both families of hospice patients and hospice teams that patients are safe while left alone,” said Ralph Tomassi, chief development officer at HNCO/HKC.
Safety and access to care is a high priority for everyone, and especially those in Hospice care.
"The Knox County Foundation Board of Directors was delighted to support Hospice of Knox County in purchasing Emergency Response Systems for their patients," Lisa Lloyd, Knox County Foundation program director stated. "We are glad there will now be systems available to assist patients in maintaining their independence while also ensuring they receive timely care if and when it is needed.”
Bill Kahl, executive director at HNCO/HKC stated, “Improving patient safety continues to be a high priority at HNCO and these systems will have an immediate impact on providing peace of mind to families of patients in our care.”
Hospice of North Central Ohio serves more than 200 patients daily in Ashland, Crawford, Huron, Knox, Morrow, and Richland counties who are living with chronic and terminal illnesses. Additionally, free continuous bereavement services are provided for hundreds of families of hospice patients and to anyone in the community experiencing grief.
Call 800-952-2207 for more information. HNCO is a non-profit organization with over 36 years of experience and a community partner of United Way of Ashland and Knox County.