LSH a Non Profit
What is a non-profit organization?
Non-profit organizations (NPO) also known as not-for-profit are organizations
that do not distribute their surplus fund to its shareholder or owners. Instead they
take the surplus funds to help it pursue the organizations goals. The term “non-
profit” is used to describe corporations that are organized to advance a public or
community interest rather than for individual personal or financial gain. A Board
of Directors controls the decision making for a NPO and decides where the
surplus funds, if any, will be invested.
What is the difference between a non-profit and for-profit?
The difference between non-profit and for-profit organizations is for profit
organizations are commonly privately owned and operated, where as in a non-
profit the Board of Directors controls the organization. In non-profit organizations
none of the surplus in funds can benefit an individual or stakeholder. In for-
profit organizations the owner can distribute the surplus in funds in any way they
NPO rely heavily on fundraising and donations for the funds needed to run the
day-to-day operations. Without these opportunities many non-profit organizations
would not be able to provide service. NPO are people coming together to form
an organization to solve problems and enrich their communities. Non-profit
organizations play a major role in the social and economic well being of our
communities. They allow people to donate time, resources and expertise for a
Kind of Care
“Every year, more than 1.65 million people living with a life-limiting illness receive care from hospice and palliative care providers in this country,” said J. Donald Schumacher, president and CEO of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. “These highly-trained professionals don’t only provide quality medical care. They work to make sure patients and families find dignity, respect, and love during life’s most difficult journey.”
Hospice is more than traditional healthcare. Hospice and palliative care programs provide pain management, symptom control, psychosocial support, and spiritual care to patients and their families when a cure is not possible. Hospice and palliative care combines the highest level of quality medical care with the emotional and spiritual support that families need most when facing the end of life.
Hospice care is available to people of all ages, with any illness. Hospice professionals and trained volunteers will ask you what’s important and listen to what you say. They make your wishes a priority.
If you or a loved one is facing a serious or life-limiting illness, the time to find out more about hospice and palliative care is right now.