MOUNT VERNON -- The Board of Directors at The Energy Cooperative Operation Round Up Foundation in Newark, Ohio has approved a grant in the amount of $1,231 for Hospice of North Central Ohio.
“Our nurses and aides are among the best equipped hospice caregivers in Ohio," said Ralph Tomassi, Chief Development Officer at HNCO. "We simply could not purchase these special comfort care items without the generous support of charitable gifts and grants.”
The grant will be used to purchase specially designed hospice patient care items such as TREO razors from Gillette and Pain boards in English and Spanish. The Gillette TREO Razors are the first razors designed to shave someone else. They provide a level of safety, control and convenience that will allow HNCO caregivers to better facilitate the special hygiene needs of hospice patients.
The Pain Boards will help caregivers determine the level of pain being experienced by English and Spanish speaking hospice patients who are not able to verbally communicate how they feel.
“On behalf of The Energy Cooperative Operation Round Up Foundation, we are pleased to contribute to the caregivers at Hospice of North Central Ohio and Hospice of Knox County," said Robert “Bob” McGaughy, Chair, The Energy Cooperative Operation Round Up Foundation. "Following Cooperative Principle number seven, Concern for Community, The Operation Round Up Foundation takes great pride in giving back to the community.
"Since 2005, Operation Round Up has given over $3.5 million to charities and non-profits in east central Ohio. Cooperative members 'round up' their bill to the nearest dollar and that amount is distributed by a board of directors that meet 6 times annually.”
HOSPICE OF NORTH CENTRAL OHIO
As the area’s oldest and largest non-profit hospice organization, Hospice of North Central Ohio has served thousands of families with compassionate end-of-life and Palliative care, bereavement programs and services since 1988. Headquartered at 1021 Dauch Drive in Ashland, 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 501c3 non-profit organization with over 37 years of experience and a community partner of United Way of Ashland and Knox County.