“All those who provide care and comfort to people in their homes are privileged to witness the many ways in which ‘giving’ is expressed through families, caregivers, colleagues, and patients themselves,” offers Heather Hutchison, Chief Development Officer of the Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI).
As the holiday season approaches, we will be asked to give through our time and talents — and financially. GivingTuesday, a global day of giving, helps to remind us that we can give to a purpose, a cause, that reaches well beyond ourselves, like home-based primary care (HBPC). HBPC’s purpose is to care for those who are homebound or home-limited and this cause, by its very name, begins at home.
In the spirit of GivingTuesday, HCCI would ask you to share your stories of giving with us (while keeping HIPAA standards in mind, of course) so that they might be shared with others. It’s as easy as sending an email to [email protected] with “Giving Begins at Home” in the subject line. To inspire us all, we will consider these stories for sharing in our upcoming newsletters and through social media with the hashtag #HCCIgivingbeginsathome.
If you’re moved beyond the sharing of a story to support HCCI with a charitable gift for GivingTuesday, we would be grateful. Simply click here to make a donation that will make a real difference to patients and families who need us most, including educating providers and practices who bring health care to their homes.
Your meaningful and moving stories will remind us of the needs of others. Whether that story is about a caregiver being vulnerable enough to share their challenges with their visiting physician or nurse practitioner or about a patient expressing heartfelt gratitude to their caregiver. Whether it’s about climbing three floors to visit a patient or listening to a story that’s been told many times before. A hand stretched out, a shoulder leaned on, a smile that warms the heart. All of these are stories about giving, stories that touch the lives of HBPC providers, practice leaders and operations staff.
“Wonderful and meaningful stories about giving are prevalent in our everyday lives and in the lives of those for whom we care,” added Hutchison. “We reflect on those stories for their inspiration. Yes, giving comes in many forms.”