Light of Hearts Villa

A nonprofit organization

$62,651 raised by 149 donors

100% complete

$60,000 Goal

Why this fundraising initiative is crucial:

In 2022, Light of Hearts Villa faced a Medicaid deficit of $860,429, highlighting the importance of our cause. Life often takes unexpected turns, and even the most diligent families can find their savings depleted quicker than expected. Our Benevolent Fund at Light of Hearts Villa serves as a vital resource for individuals who are unable to pay or have exhausted their financial means.

When seniors reach a point where they depend on Medicaid, their options for senior living facilities become limited. Many such facilities do not accept Medicaid-only residents, making our mission even more vital. Medicaid is a joint program funded by both state and federal governments, and in states like Ohio, the payments often fall short of covering the full cost of care for Medicaid beneficiaries, including some of our residents. Our Medicaid deficit in 2022 amounted to $860,429, signifying the additional income we would have received if all our residents were private pay residents, akin to most corporate for-profit care facilities.

In the past year, approximately 40% of our residents at Light of Hearts Villa lacked the means to pay privately, and this percentage is rising in 2023 and beyond. In response to this growing need, we successfully pursued Medicaid certification for all our rooms in 2022. This certification reinforces our commitment to offering benevolent care to those who require it.

Our faith-based mission compels us to meet this escalating need, and we stand by our promise to every resident: no one will be asked to leave if they outlive their resources. Your generous contributions are instrumental in upholding this commitment.

The Sister Helen T. Scasny, SC Benevolent Fund is made possible through the support of grants, foundations, and individual donations. It is only with the assistance of our community that we can bridge the funding gap and continue our mission. Your contribution helps us keep our promise alive.

Who We Are

Light of Hearts Villa is a faith-based senior care facility that provides a range of services to older adults in a serene and beautiful environment. We focus on individualized care, spirituality, and creating a sense of community for our residents.

Mission and Values: Light of Hearts Villa is guided by a mission to provide person-centered care that meets the unique needs of seniors and their families. We are rooted in faith and work to enhance the quality of life for older adults.

Affiliation: Light of Hearts Villa is a 501(c)3 Licensed Residential Care Facility and is sponsored by the Sisters of Charity Health System. The Sisters of Charity Health System is a broader organization that includes healthcare facilities, grant-making foundations, and health and human services organizations in Ohio and South Carolina.

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Light of Hearts Villa

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283 Union Street
Bedford, OH 44146



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