Of the 115,000 persons involved in hospice care in America, some 95,000 are volunteers. Each year volunteers give more than 5 million hours to helping dying persons and their families.

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Hospice of Natchitoches Foundation

Hospice of Natchitoches Foundation exists to assist clients in need when insurance does not cover items deemed necessary to provide comfort care.  In addition the Foundation assist with providing hospice care for those with no insurance.  The Foundation was established  in 2001 when a client requested his friends and loved ones send  donations to Hospice of Natchitoches rather than purchase flowers in his memory.  Since that time donations made to the Hospice Foundation have provided clients in need with the additional financial support to make the most of life’s final days.

To this day Hospice of Natchitoches Foundation is completely funded by donations from friends and family of Hospice of Natchitoches. 

We are humbly grateful for the support and trust placed in us by friends, family and the Natchitoches community. Your financial support assists us in our mission to provide support and education to the community about end of life care.


These are contributions by individuals, organizations, or businesses that are made in memory of or in honor of loved ones. Often the person being memorialized was a patient of Hospice of Natchitoches. We will notify the family of your gift.


Contributions by individuals, organizations, or businesses that are not linked to a memorial are general donations. Donations may be initiated entirely by the donor. You can also choose how your donation will be used. Donors may choose to designate their gifts for one of the following areas or may leave their donation unrestricted:

  • Indigent Patient Care - Patient services for persons not eligible for Medicare, not covered by private insurance, and having no other means of paying for hospice services. These services will include  physicians services, visits from registered nurses, home health aides, social workers, and chaplains plus assistance with medications, medical supplies, and medical equipment.
  • Bereavement Program - Support for a program of individual and group counseling to surviving members of hospice families and members of the community who have lost a loved one who did not necessarily receive hospice care.
  • Patient/Family Education - Training on topics such as advanced medical directives, infection control, medication safety, nutrition, physical signs and symptoms, stress management, and caring for the caregiver.
  • Volunteer Programs - To provide continuing in-service education and support to Hospice of Natchitoches volunteers.