Ruidoso Hospice Foundation
The Ruidoso Hospice Foundation Helps Families in Lincoln County
The Ruidoso Home Care and Hospice Foundation is a non-profit company, organized exclusively to provide assistance to the families of Lincoln County for end-of-life care. Formed in 2002 and governed by a local non-profit board, the Foundation has ensured that in the past years, all qualified applicants have received financial assistance for medications, home health and hospice care, medical supplies and equipment and other costs associated with end-of-life care for their loved one.
The Foundation has also covered expenses such as a Lifeline (a personal emergency response system), installation of a phone, heating costs and travel costs for family members to visit loved ones who were going through the end-of-life transition.
Recognizing the need for emotional and spiritual support surrounding issues of end-of-life, The Foundation publishes a monthly bereavement newsletter available to any Lincoln County resident, as well as faith and community support groups. Caregiver, community and health care provider education on issues related to end-of-life is also offered.
The Foundationís funds are available to Lincoln County residents who meet the financial guidelines. Individuals are eligible for assistance if they meet the Foundationís requirements and have been residents of Lincoln County for at least ninety (90) days. Medically indigent means that the person, or personís spouse or dependent is determined to be unable to pay for covered services after the individual has attempted to make payment and has exhausted all other financial resources and they meet the basic eligibility income criteria depending on the household. See below:
Applicants do not have to be receiving Home Health Care or Hospice services to be eligible for financial assistance. To qualify, the prospective person to receive services must be diagnosed with an incurable illness with a life expectancy of 12 months or less.
The Ruidoso Hospice Foundation Income Eligibility Criteria
Number of Persons in Household, please call if more than 8 for guidelines
There are also volunteers who can assist those in need to complete applications for Medicaid, Indigent Fund and medication assistance programs.
The Ruidoso Hospice Foundation is made possible by gracious and generous donations and community support. Funds have been received by memorial donations, bequests in a will and private donations. All donations are tax deductible and none of the funds are used for operating expenses. 92% of all proceeds are returned to community members.
The Foundation will be holding two annual fundraisers this year, which provide entertainment and enjoyment for the whole family. They include:
The Flying J benefit: Dinner and a show with a silent auction that includes items donated by supporting, community business partners, to include art, jewelry, clothing, gift certificates and more. Scheduled for Friday, April 26, 2013 Ė call 575-258-0028 for tickets! Adults $25, children 12 & under $15.
The Annual Monarch Butterfly Release: A symbolic, personal memorial where butterflies are reserved for individuals to warm in their hands and release in a beautiful setting. Scheduled for Saturday, August 17, 2013, 11:00 am Ė 1:00 pm. *All unclaimed butterflies are always released for their safety by 12:00 pm.
Other Fundraising Events coming soon!
The Hospice Foundation encourages families to utilize the funds available for end-of-life care. To download an application, click here.
Accepting Medicare, Medicaid, Most Insurances, Indigent Funds and Practical Payment Plans