Wyndmoor PA – KeystoneCare, a homecare and hospice nonprofit, has received a grant from The Philadelphia Foundation (TPF) that will allow Keystone Hospice to serve low-income patients in the Greater Philadelphia region. The grant was announced by Pedro A. Ramos, president and CEO of the Foundation.
“Community foundations like The Philadelphia Foundation play such a vital role in our community. We are grateful to be long-time partners in serving those in need and applaud the Foundation’s support that allows us to serve our low-income neighbors,” said Gail Inderwies, RN, BSN, MBA, KeystoneCare executive director. “The Foundation understands our mission to provide quality-driven services from a compassionate team.” TPF has supported Keystone since 1997.
One of the oldest community foundations in the country (founded in 1918), TPF is committed to improving the quality of life in the Pennsylvania counties of Greater Philadelphia (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia). A foundation and a public charity, TPF connects philanthropic resources to societal needs. It manages assets of approximately $370 million and more than 900 charitable funds established by its fund holders. It distributes about $25 million annually to nearly 1,000 nonprofits as grants and scholarships, and promotes greater philanthropy and stronger nonprofits in service to community needs. To learn more, visit http://www.philafound.org. The Keystone Hospice grant is made possible by the generosity of the Richard C. Parker Fund, the Red Lion Exchange Fund, the Harry and Betty Gottlieb Fund, the Edward Walter Clark Fund, the Henry N. and Georgie Ruth Stephens Memorial Fund, and the Hermione Barret Way Fund.
In 2015, KeystoneCare served over 3,200 people with homecare and hospice services. Over 56 percent of hospice patients were low income. Based in Montgomery County, KeystoneCare is a nonprofit home care and hospice provider offering services, regardless of income or insurance, in all five regional counties. Services include home care, palliative care, comprehensive hospice care in homes or facilities, 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.