Green Tree Community Health Foundation Awards Grant to KeystoneCare
Wyndmoor PA –KeystoneCare, a home care and hospice nonprofit, was awarded a grant from the Green Tree Community Health Foundation of Chestnut Hill to provide home healthcare and hospice services for the underserved, under-insured, and uninsured.
“We are grateful to be long-time partners with Green Tree Community Health Foundation in serving those in need in our community,” said Gail Inderwies, RN, BSN, MBA, KeystoneCare executive director. “They understand our mission to provide quality-driven services from a compassionate team.” Green Tree Community Health Foundation has supported Keystone since 2007.
Established in 2005, the Green Tree Community Health Foundation’s purpose is to improve the health and well-being of communities in northwest Philadelphia and eastern Montgomery County. The foundation provides funding to nonprofit organizations who address the needs of the most vulnerable, including the frail elderly and under and uninsured.
“The Foundation is pleased to partner with nonprofits like KeystoneCare to be able to improve the health status of community residents. Keystone’s history of serving the low income, frail elderly with home care and hospice services helps us fulfill both our mission and theirs,” said Susan Hansen, PhD, president and CEO.
In 2015, KeystoneCare served over 3,200 people with homecare and hospice services. Over 82 percent of home care patients were low income. KeystoneCare is a nonprofit home care and hospice provider offering services, regardless of income or insurance, in the Philadelphia region. Services include home care, palliative care, comprehensive in-home hospice care, residential hospice care in Keystone House, and private duty care for people need of support to maintain their independence. KeystoneCare assures patients and clients are comfortable and confident, and able to avoid unnecessary institutionalization or face the end-of-life with dignity and support. Keystone Hospice was founded in 1994 and was the first residential hospice in PA.