Nazareth Homes Foundation announced today it received a grant from the Honorable Order Kentucky Colonels (HOKC) for $20,733.49 to purchase a whirlpool tub for their dementia unit, Charity Court.
“Nazareth Home is excited to receive funding for a whirlpool tub. Bathing can be very stressful for dementia patients. In their confused state, it can create a sense of pain and intense fear. We hope to create a calming environment filled with peace and dignity,” said Director of Development Roberta Steutermann. “Adding this tub to our Charity Court neighborhood provides us with another tool to enhance our person-centered care approach.”
Nazareth Homes Foundation supports the health and wellness services for adults and their families that live at Nazareth Home. Steutermann describes the Foundation as the philanthropic arm that reflects the organization’s values of spirituality, compassion, dignity, quality, stewardship, advocacy, collaboration and innovation.
HOKC will award $2.1 million in grants supporting 275 non-profits, impacting close to 3.7 million Kentuckians. Grants are made possible through donations from contributing Kentucky Colonels from throughout the Commonwealth and around the world who chose to exercise this honor in a meaningful way.
“When HOKC Trustees met with grant applicants this year, we were reminded how the pandemic has made life harder for many folks, from first responders in community service charities to the clients themselves,” said Commanding General Hal Sullivan. “Thanks to Kentucky Colonels from around the world who donate to the Good Works Program, HOKC can lend a helping hand to so many local charities that provide essential services that lessen the impact. Because a colonel cares, we make giving to others a proud Kentucky tradition.”
For more information about Nazareth Home, visit nazhome.org.
Those interested in being an active Kentucky Colonel or nominating someone to become one contact HOKC National Headquarters at (502) 266-6114 or go to www.kycolonels.org.