The Pacific Power Foundation contributed $1,000 to the Visiting Nurses Foundation to support the Comfort Therapy programs.

Complementary Comfort Therapies can increase comfort, decrease pain, promote relaxation and increase the quality of life for hospice patients and their families.  Therapies — such as music and sound vibration, massage, guided imagery, self-hypnosis, and healing touch — can be used individually or in combination. Although not covered by Medicare or insurance, Visiting Nurses Foundation believes in the benefits of comfort therapy so much that costs are covered for patients through donations and grants.

“We are tremendously grateful for Pacific Power’s continued commitment to this community through our medical equipment bank,” Foundation President Trevor Elliott expressed. “Gifts such as this one allow our organization to provide much needed comfort therapies to individuals wherever and whenever it is needed, regardless of the individual’s ability to pay.”

Pictured with Visiting Nurses Foundation Executive Director Jenny Collins is Pacific Power Regional Business Manager Lori Froehlich who shared, “Pacific Power strives to partner with organizations to build our local communities, and the Visiting Nurses medical equipment bank is a perfect example of someone stepping up to fill a critical need.  We are honored to be of help.”

Visiting Nurses Foundation’s mission is to create funding for education and assistance of home health and hospice patients and their families. The Lewis County-based foundation now serves eight counties. Donations to Visiting Nurses Foundation goes directly to patient care or equipment; administrative costs are covered by the foundation’s thrift stores.

News Release 4/26/2019