Your donated dollars provide direct hands on care for our most vulnerable and valuable neighbors. Only $20 provides one hour of care, $1000 dollars provides a CareGift for a senior in need. Each CareGift is 50 hours of non medical in home care to a senior who is isolated and alone. Providing this CareGift prolongs life and independence.
Hospice of the Piedmont provides patients with compassionate pain control and symptom management, often in the comfort of their homes. We also care for patients in hospitals, assisted living facilities, continuous care retirement communities, and nursing homes. Because our services are covered by private insurance, Medicaid, or Medicare, they are available at no cost to the patient and family.
But, we also do something unique: We share the journey with families as well, ensuring that those who are grieving-adults, teens, and children-have a safe and supportive place to mourn in our high-quality, long-term grief support groups, classes, camps, and events. These services are available at no cost to everyone in the community.
Based in Charlottesville since 1980, we are the region's oldest and most experienced hospice. We've shared the journey with tens of thousands of patients in the following counties: Albemarle, Augusta, Buckingham, Culpeper, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange, and Rappahannock.
Because we are a nonprofit organization, our bottom line centers on the needs of our patients and families-not a financial benchmark. We are dedicated to delivering the most comforting end-of-life experience possible. Along with our experienced and compassionate hospice staff and active bereavement program, we support our patients and families with the only full-time hospice medical director in the area, our serene eight-bed Hospice House (one of just two in Virginia), and our state-of-the-art Center for Acute Hospice Care (CAHC), a 10-bed unit at the Northridge Medical Park on Ivy Road.
Eating right can be a challenge for anyone, but sometimes older adults need extra help with proper nutrition, whether at home or in a social environment. Unfortunately, many of them cannot afford this help, or they are unable to transport themselves to the grocery store.
That's where Meals on Wheels come in. A volunteer drive, healthy alternative for sick, disabled, elderly adults. More than 400 people in our two-county area receive this life-saving assistance every week, but there are many more on the waiting list. They standing by for help, alone, wondering if we have forgotten about them.