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Grants Awarded to Gardner Visiting Nursing Association

Grants Awarded to Gardner Visiting Nursing Association$20,000
Residential Hospice Feasibility Study (2008)$20,000
Year:2008Amount: $20,000
Title:Residential Hospice Feasibility Study
Grant Type: Activation Fund
There are presently three home-based hospice services in the North Central MA region. The Gardner VNA will undertake a feasibility study to determine if there would be strong and sustainable interest in a residential hospice for this area. There are some people in the region who do not have caregivers at home, and when these individuals need care, they often must go to a nursing home or hospital when hospice care would be more appropriate. The GVNA will create an advisory board made up of key decision makers and consumers throughout the region and then hire a consultant to assess the needs of the region, identify possible facility options and make a recommendation about whether such a facility should be developed, if so, what type of facility and how its operations could be funded. 

Project Director:  Elaine T. Fluet, Gardner Visiting Nursing Association
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