Who We Are
Seasons Hospice Foundation’s purpose is making memories by fulfilling a wish or providing financial support for a patient/family that will create a lasting memory. In hospice we treat the whole person and it's amazing how these foundation funded desires can touch the human spirit in a special way that can actually add days to life and life to days. Seasons Hospice foundation was created to raise funds to help cover the cost of interventions designed by the hospice teams. These dedicated professionals who care for the patients and families think “out of the box” when identifying goals that add quality to life. Many innovative interventions are not covered by traditional hospice reimbursement and yet these special acts of kindness can have a tremendous impact on the lives of hospice patients and their families Please take a few minutes to see the pictures and read the stories of just a few of the lives we have touched on our blog page.
Most of our donations come from grateful patient s and families who want to give back to the people who cared for them. Seasons Hospice Foundation is located just outside of Chicago, IL. We represent all the communities throughout the country that Seasons Hospice & Palliative care serves. All money donated from a community is used for patients and families in that community.
Seasons Hospice Foundation works in partnership with Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care. The Foundation oversees the disbursement of funds that are donated, bequeathed, or acquired through fund raising events for the Foundation.
Seasons Hospice Foundation has IRS 501(c) (3) non-profit status. Donations given to Season Hospice Foundation are tax deductible.
Supporting the honoring of life and offering of hope
- Advance community awareness of the benefit of hospice as part of the continuum of care.
- Provide support that adds quality of life for patients and families.
- Extend support beyond the borders of the hospice benefit.
- Promote the ongoing pursuit of quality end of life care.
Marking our Mission - the Foundation Logo
Strength, comfort, freedom, creativity
The Seasons Hospice Foundation logo was designed with special care to represent the underlying values and mission of our organization. The tree, its leaves, the dove and even the box that holds all three logo components have important significance.
The overall look and feel is reminiscent of the Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care logo because the Foundation was created to support Seasons Hospice patients, families and staff. The tree trunk is strong and represents the deep-rooted commitment of the Foundation to Seasons staff and their mission to add quality of life to our patients and their families. The lush leaves represent the abundance of lives we have had the privileged of touching. As the dove takes flight from the shelter of the tree, it is a symbol of the power of love and hope at the end of life. The branches and the dove burst out of the box. This illustrates our dedication to pursuing innovative and creative methods of providing care and support beyond the boundaries of the traditional hospice benefit.
We hope the Seasons Hospice Foundation logo becomes a symbol of comfort and hope for you and your loved ones as well.
Furthering Education and Research
Far too many people are unaware of the importance of the hospice benefit in the continuum of care. Nearly half of hospice patients receive care for a week or less, when the benefit is available for the last 6 months of life. The Seasons Hospice Foundation funds educational programs to increase awareness about the hospice benefit. Studies show that when people elect to have hospice care they actually live longer and have a better quality of life than those who opt for traditional end-of-life medical care*. In addition to providing funding for research and education about the value of hospice care, your dollars work hard to provide extra services for, and contribute to the comfort of patients and their families.
*Source: "Comparing Hospice and Non-hospice Patient Survival Among Patients Who Die Within a Three-Year Window," Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, March, 2007.