From the beginning, our mission has been to provide shelter and care for those who might otherwise have neither. Our benefactor, Rose Anna Hughes, directed in her will that “a home for widows” be established. The year was 1891 and in that era, unless a woman had substantial assets at the time she was widowed or had family members able and willing to support her, a widow was vulnerable and left to depend on charity or public welfare. We fulfilled her dream in 1947.
Today’s situation is different but the need is great and will continue to grow as many of the Older Adults in our society outlive their resources. In 1935 when Social Security was enacted, life expectancy was around 65 years of age. Today it is around 85 years of age. As you can imagine many older adults find themselves living longer, but often with fewer resources.
In 1990 Presbyterian Homes and Services of Kentucky established our Foundation. Over the years, the name for the fund which provides for the benevolent care of our residents has changed, but the mission behind the name has never changed.
Today the name is the Caring Hands Fund
100% of your donation will be used to help offset the expenses for those residents whose personal funds are not sufficient. Primarily these expenses are for room and board; however, these funds are also used to help with eyewear, dental care, hearing devices, clothing, and funeral expenses.
All of the communities of Presbyterian Homes & Services of Kentucky are committed to caring for our residents with compassion, helping them live their lives with dignity and quality.
Thank you for partnering with us in carrying out our mission. We are a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation; therefore, all donations are tax deductible.