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About the Foundation

At Friends of Hospice Foundation, our sole mission is to ease the pain of patients and families so they can focus on being together in the closing of life. For many families in Oklahoma without insurance coverage or private funds to cover hospice care, the reality of their last days can be chaotic and painful. 

But it doesn’t have to be that way.

At the foundation, everything we do is focused on ensuring that patients and their families can focus on the most important aspects of their time together, and spend their last days in dignity. We help subsidize the cost of hospice care, and defray the costs of special wishes and needs, for patients who would otherwise be unable to afford it.

We take our responsibility of promoting the principles of hospice care within our community seriously.


 

Our Mission

Our Mission is to educate the community about hospice and promote hospice as an optional treatment for terminal patients, to help grant the final wishes of the families and patients and to make hospice care available to patients regardless of their ability to pay.

Who We Help

We work with providers to care and support families and patients of every age, from all walks of life. From terminally ill newborns, to our work with the region’s leading hospice agencies, our commitment to support the wishes of families extends to help defray burial costs when needed. We advocate for and educate the community about hospice care on behalf of patients and their families.

What You Can Do

We Need You – Your generous contributions help grant the final wishes of families and patients, and to make hospice care available to patients regardless of their ability to pay.  For more information on how you can help, click here.

Support for Pediatric Patients and Families

We work with providers to care and support families and patients of every age, from all walks of life. From The Silas Program Fund for terminally ill newborns, to our work with the region’s leading hospice agencies, and even our commitment to support the wishes of families by defraying burial costs, the foundation serves as an advocate, educator and support system for patients and their families.

Inspired by a local family, the Silas Program at Hillcrest Hospital, aims to help families with a child facing a life-limiting fetal condition. At the foundation, we help fund the program to provide training for hospice staff in perinatal palliative care.

Perinatal (which means around the time of birth) palliative care provides compassionate medical support to improve comfort and quality of life for terminally ill newborns. This time allows the family to embrace every moment of life together.