SERVING LAWRENCE COUNTY, THE SHENANGO VALLEY, GREENVILLE / NORTHERN MERCER COUNTY, AND GROVE CITY
AMOUNT DONATED: $47,877
St. Paul’s is a nonprofit, faith-based senior living community, serving more than 600 older adults daily through a full continuum of care. Services offered include home care, community living, independent living, personal care, memory care, short stay care, rehabilitation and long-term skilled nursing.
The mission of St. Paul’s is to provide meaning, richness of life, health care, and other support services, while maintaining and enhancing the dignity of human life. The vision of St. Paul’s is to create a sense of belonging and purpose by providing a nurturing environment in a place you call home.
Giving Week Progress:
FUNDRAISING GOAL: $45,000
Programs Supported by Your Donations
St. Paul’s Good Samaritan Fund, which supports our benevolent care program, will directly benefit from donations. Benevolent care is provided to residents who exhaust their financial resources and cannot afford the full cost of their care. This program ensures that no resident ever has to leave St. Paul’s because of financial reasons.
The need for benevolent care is great at St. Paul’s. As life expectancy continues to increase, more older adults discover their savings are not adequate for their care needs in their retirement years. 65% of the residents at St. Paul’s in skilled nursing care and 12% of those living in personal care cannot afford to pay the full cost of their care.
For more than 150 years, St. Paul’s has been a lifeline for those who need it the most - first for orphaned children and today for older adults in need of care, regardless of their financial resources. These residents are able to continue to receive the same quality care and services at St. Paul’s because of the support of generous donors to our Good Samaritan Fund. In 2020, St. Paul’s provided $5.5 million In benevolent and unfunded care to residents in need.
Needs that Cannot beMet without Your Help
St. Paul’s has experienced a drastic rise in expenses combined with a loss in revenue from potential residents choosing to stay in their own homes during the pandemic and cancelling elective surgeries that would require rehab. Currently, only 70% of the available accommodations at St. Paul’s are occupied. Yet expenses like Personal Protective Equipment have increased more than 400%. This means St. Paul’s is even more dependent on fundraising to support benevolent care. This is the second year in a row that the Caring Hearts on Fire Gala had to be cancelled, which raises $120,000 for the Good Samaritan Fund.