We supply a variety of other services to families & patients enrolled under the foundation.
Through partnership with community churches, the foundation supports organized efforts for grief care. We intend to provide a SAFE PLACE where those who have faced the recent loss of a loved one can gather together. There, under the guidance of a facilitator, they can educate, encourage and uplift each other throughout the healing journey.
Community-based groups committed to organizing a grief care program can also apply with the foundation for supporting their logistical and training needs.
Patient Care Supplies
The foundation facilitates the sourcing of medical equipment for its palliative and hospice patients. TRF patients have benefited from the use of wheel chairs, comodes, oxygen tanks, and four-footed canes, among many others. Such supplies have been made available to some of TRF’s indigent patients, giving them a better quality of life in the process.
Respite care is short-term care given to a palliative or hospice care patient by another care provider or nurse, so that a family member or friend who is the patient’s caregiver can rest or take time off. This period typically ranges from eight (8) to forty-eight (48) hours.
This substitution was created to allow caregivers (family members, friend-volunteers, etc.) time away from dispensing care. The goal of this is to help lower their care-giving stress, and at the same time fill-in the needs of the individual receiving care. Temporary care may be based in the community or in an institution.
The foundation can help provide for both institutional and domiciliary respite care. Institutional respite care is when the patient may be brought into an accredited care home, hospice facility or hospital that provides hospice care, for a short-term stay. Domiciliary respite care is where a home care nurse comes into patient’s home and takes over care for a while (for a few hours) so the carer can go out or have some time for himself/herself.