January 7, 2014

LHC Group establishes The Hospice Promise Foundation

Fund will assist hospice patients with associated expenses

LAFAYETTE, La. – LHC Group has announced the establishment of The Hospice Promise Foundation – a non-profit organization designed to assist hospice patients and families struggling with essential non-hospice related expenses.

News of a terminal illness is shocking and painful for patients and their families, and is accompanied by unforeseen bills and expenses. Donations to The Hospice Promise Foundation will help assist hospice patients with expenses they are unable to afford on their own – expenses such as rent and utility bills, emergency repairs, personal care items and food assistance. The foundation also provides funding for patients’ last wishes, burial assistance and community projects like bereavement camps for children and educational outreach programs for end-of-life care.

“With The Hospice Promise Foundation, caring and concerned people everywhere can help fulfill the mission to provide care and support for hospice patients,” said Rexanne Domico, The Hospice Promise Foundation Board president. “You can make a difference in the lives of those entrusted to hospice care – helping ensure they spend their final days in the peace and comfort of home surrounded by the people they love.”

The foundation is governed by an independent board and monitored by an outside law firm. One hundred percent of donations collected are used to support hospice patients. For further information, please visit LHCgroup.com/foundation.

About LHC Group Inc.

LHC Group Inc. (LHCGroup.com) is a national provider of post-acute care services, providing quality, cost-effective health care to patients within the comfort and privacy of their home or place of residence. LHC Group provides a comprehensive array of healthcare services through home health, hospice and community-based services locations in its home-based division and long-term acute care hospitals in its facility-based division.