Oregon based charity Little Sisters of the Poor just got a bit of help for their mission of hospitality that aides the elderly across the United States. The Little Sisters of the Poor recently received a donation of 22 bed licenses from ProMedica Health Services. These newly donated bed licenses will allow the Little Sisters of the Poor to make major expansions in their elder care work in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. Donations are the life blood of the Little Sisters of the Poor, and this donation came at the perfect time as they looked to acquire more bed licensees to further their work. ProMedica Health Services is also benefiting from this charitable donation, as they want to get rid of some bed licenses so that they would not have to pay the annual taxes associated with them. This situation arose for ProMedica Health Services because of the economic downturn, which left them with an excess amount of bed licenses as the elderly has had less money to purchase care from corporate providers.
Little Sisters of the Poor has major plans that will result in the conversion of 22 assisted living beds to nursing beds. In addition they plan to add three assisted living beds and improve the interior of the senior home so it can better accommodate the extra beds. While this donation sounds small, it is in fact a very sizable donation for the Little Sisters of the Poor that has an approximate value of $330,000 on the open market.