St. Joseph Villa Foundation for Charity Care

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Mar 03, 2013


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Imagine being hard of hearing and trying to make do with someone elses hearing aid having only one, not two for both ears. If you reside in a care facility and use all of your funds to pay for your care, what would you do?
Imagine needing to move to an assisted living, having limited savings and being just $200 a month shy of being able to pay privately, what would you do?

These are real-life examples of residents, in senior care settings who have been helped by St. Joseph Villa Foundation for Charity Care. The purpose of the Foundation is to provide financial assistance to those in senior care settings who require care, services or support but have exhausted all other potential funding sources and do not have the financial resources to pay. Founded in April 2011 following the sale of Christus St. Joseph Villa to a for-profit group, our reach currently extends to qualified seniors who reside in the Salt Lake Valley. As our resources and funding permits, we will grow to cover the entire state of Utah, and ultimately the Intermountain West. While the Foundations name and mission honors the tradition of its Catholic roots, the Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization (not a religious charity) which accepts financial donations and provides charity care for qualified seniors, ages 55+, of all faiths, nationalities and ethnicities.
The goal of the Foundation is to support our seniors, by providing dignity and improving their quality of life through the fulfillment of unmet needs. Seniors may apply for ongoing assistance or one-time assistance for items such as hearing aids, eye glasses and dentures. Applicants must meet the income resources and asset qualifications criteria and complete the appropriate application (one-time assistance or ongoing support) and submit it to the Foundation. Completed applications must include documentation of reasonable estimates of costs for items/services. Additional criteria for qualifications may be obtained through the Foundations website or by calling the Foundation office. Please note the Foundation does not provide assistance for services already rendered.
Editors Note: Presented by Beth Ehrhardt, President, St. Joseph Villa Foundation for Charity Care, and may be reached at (801) 468-6806 or email: For more information or an application, please visit the website:

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