Research demonstrates that individuals and families are typically negatively impacted because of an illness. Healthcare costs such as deductibles, copayments, transportation and medications are typically not covered benefits. Family income can be reduced due to the lack of income from the patient (if previously employed) and/or other family members that must take time away from employment to provide care for the family members, resulting in insufficient income to meet the needs of the household.
The foundation provides financial support to individuals and families that apply and are approved by the Longleaf Foundation Board.
Bereavement is also an integral component, service and covered benefit of hospice. However, in addition to the bereavement activities provided by hospice, memorial services expenses are not covered, but are vitally important to the grieving process. Financial support for memorial services are provided by the foundation.
A memorial service, funded by the Longleaf Foundation, is held each year to allow families and friends the opportunity to honor and memorialize their loved ones. Commemorating is an important part of the grieving process. This services allows those who have experienced loss to come together, meet one another and share fond memories of their loved one.
Camp Kate is for children and teens who have experienced the loss through the death of a parent, grandparent, sibling or other close relationship. This camp offers the opportunity, outside of the home, for children and teens to learn about and discuss grief issues in a relaxed and safe environment. Learn more about how Camp Kate aims to make a difference in the grieving process.
You may make a tax-deductible gift to the Longleaf Foundation by visiting the Longleaf Hospice & Palliative Care here or by mailing a check to: 1160 Monticello Street, Suite 200 Covington, Georgia 30014 or by clicking the link below!