Jerry Gold Memorial Fund
To commemorate the anniversary of her husbands’ passing, Judy established the Jerry Gold Memorial Fund in support of the MJHS STAR Program.
To Dear Our Friends,
Thank you for your past support of the Jerry Gold Memorial Fund at MJHS Hospice. Since we began the fund in 2017, we have provided an astounding 3,120 Home Health Aide (HHA) hours to family caregivers who are caring for terminally ill loved ones. As you know, this cause is near and dear to me because I struggled as Jerry’s Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson’s disease worsened, and his needs became overwhelming. I was fortunate that I had the resources to make sure that Jerry was well cared for, but so many families simply cannot afford the $30 an hour it costs to privately pay for an aide. These families need our help, and I’m hoping you will join me again this year with a gift to the Jerry Gold Memorial Fund today.
MJHS shared with me one example of how these funds were used to help an older adult, Maria*, who had taken on the role of caregiver to her husband. He had been living with dementia for years before seeking out hospice care and was reliant on Maria for daily physical assistance. Maria was out for a walk when she fell and fractured her wrist. She was distraught, trying to figure out how she would meet his needs with her injury. Fortunately, thanks to this fund, MJHS was able to provide additional HHA hours to assist with the husband’s physical needs until she recovered. This gave Maria the time to properly heal with the peace of mind that her husband would be cared for.
This is just one of the families recently helped and there are hundreds more. Please join me in honoring Jerry’s memory with a gift to the Jerry Gold Memorial Fund today. Every $30, you donate supplies an additional hour of HHA support to a family caregiver in need.
MJHS Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization. (Tax Id 11-1630753) All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.