We pay for all meds associated with their hospice dx. Including any comfort care items (ie: bowel, bladder, depression, pain, etc. of course)
The thrift shop is in a rented building on our main street. They take donations, have volunteers that come in M-W to go thru the items, price, etc. It is open Thu-Fri-Sat. It is all based on donated items and volunteers. All monies go to help with hospice expenses.
I think they opened it because so many families lived out of town and didn't know what to do with the clothing, nik-naks, recipe books, crafts, Xmas items, etc... Occas. they get furniture. Lots of kitchen things.
Luckily, we nurses can use it for our patients needs as well. If a client with no money has a broken crock pot or coffee pot... we can go in there and get one for free. There is also a volunteer who checks everything electrical for frayed cords, if it works, etc.