It’s our privilege to work with some of the finest men and women I’ve known: A dedicated, hard-working and caring staff and the wonderful Caring Community that supports them.
Hospice care has become a major part of the American health care scene in the past several years. More of us are deciding, when our bodies finally start to give up, that we want to be free of pain, we want to be with friends and family, we want to be in charge of the care we receive.
That’s why Hospice of Havasu is the not-for-profit choice for so many of our friends and neighbors in Mohave and LaPaz counties.
Medicare pays for the care most patients receive, but then Medicare asks that we continue to be there for the family after a death and that we provide other community and family services.
We also made a decision more than 30 years ago that no one would ever be denied our help because of an inability to pay. We didn’t do that because of Medicare rules — we did it because it is the right thing to do.
All those services, many only provided by Hospice of Havasu, are paid for by you as a donor.
We will, of course, thank you for your donation.
The real thanks, however, you’ll probably not hear — it will be from the hundreds and hundreds of patients and families you help.
If you have any questions about donations or ways you can help Hospice of Havasu, Click Here.
Our Caring Community
Hospice of Havasu has relied on generous community donors since the agency started in 1982.
All donations are used for local patients and programs, including grief support groups, caregiver support groups, education and children’s bereavement programs.
To review Hospice of Havasu’s Nonprofit Report on Guidestar.org Click Here.
In addition, donations have helped Hospice of Havasu keep its promise to the community that no one will be refused services because of an inability to pay for them.
Heart Gift Donation
A donation, at a level you are comfortable with, will be used only for local Hospice of Havasu patients and programs. It is the largest donation category for Hospice of Havasu, and one of the most important for the continuation of much-needed programs. Gifts may also be given in memory of or in honor of a loved one. Click Here to make a secure donation.
Hospice of Havasu has made arrangements to establish a long-term giving program, with a variety of tools that families and individuals can use now, or later. Contact our office at (928) 453-2111, and we will send you more specific information and can have someone discuss the information with you. Click Here to request more information.
Some donors prefer to give for a specific program or facility, such as the Polidori House, or special fund appeals, such as the annual Hospice of Havasu Happening fundraiser. Click Here to make a donation.
- All contributions stay here, used for patients and programs in Mohave and LaPaz counties.
- We meet the Better Business Bureau standards for charitable giving.
- Our books are always open.
- As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, our emphasis is solely on our mission.
Why Do We Donate?
Even poor people donate money to charity. Why?
According to a new study by University of Oregon economics professor William Harbaugh and psychology professor Ulrich Mayr, they do it because it feels good.
The Chicago Tribune reports that the study, which scanned the brains of volunteers as they donated money to a food bank, showed that the pleasure centers of the brain were activated by the act of giving. Even more interesting, not all people responded in the same way. The study showed that people whose brain reacted more to being given money were less willing to make donations.
“The brain is directly telling us, ‘I like the food bank more than I like me,’ or the other way around and can tell you who’s going to give,” said Colin Camerer, economics professor at the California Institute of Technology. “That’s pretty cool.”