(Marquette, Michigan) – Trillium House has renamed its resident care fund in honor of its late founder, Dan Mazzuchi, MD. The Dan Mazzuchi Care Fund will provide financial assistance to individuals facing financial hardship in need of care and support at Trillium House. Located in Marquette, Michigan, Trillium House provides onsite care and support to individuals in need of respite or hospice support services who are unable to stay at home. Dr. Mazzuchi passed away at Trillium House surrounded by family on August 10, 2023.
“Trillium House was made possible through the tireless dedication of Dr. Mazzuchi, who saw a need in the community and wanted to create a place where people could truly feel at home when staying home wasn’t an option,” said Mike Grossman, MD, Trillium House president. “Dan was not only an amazing physician but an incredible human being, and we are honored to recognize him through the naming of The Dan Mazzuchi Care Fund. Dan wasn’t a man who wanted recognition for the good work he did, but he knew, in some way, that he could continue to play an important role in ensuring care was there when people needed it even after he could no longer be with us.”
“We’ve been overwhelmed by the community’s willingness to support the Trillium House Patient Care Fund in memory of Dan. He would be honored to know that because of this generosity, others may be able to have a peaceful and comfortable end-of-life experience like his own,” stated the Mazzuchi Family.
“While we are fortunate to have excellent home health and hospice services in our communities, some individuals are unable to stay at home because their family members have passed, live outside the area, or are simply unable to provide 24-hour care and support,” said Melissa Cavill, RN, Trillium House executive director. “In other instances, individuals may have a harder time in their home due to a staircase that becomes increasingly difficult, or their home is in a remote location a significant distance from services where their providers or friends also can safely visit. We’re here to provide needed support and meaningful moments in partnership with each individual’s network of loved ones and care providers.”
Trillium is currently accepting residents for its respite program and those working with area hospice agencies in need of support outside of the home. All individuals utilizing Trillium services receive a private room and bath overlooking the woods, home-style meals, and 24-hour care and support in a beautiful, homelike setting, as well as the freedom to spend quality time with family and friends.
“I’m so grateful to have come on to Trillium House when I did so that I could ask Dr. Mazzuchi what he wanted for the future. Exceptional care, access to services, opportunities to focus on what matters, and financial help so that no one was ever turned away due to financial hardship were all critical to this mission,” said Cavill. “On average, this fund has provided support to more than a hundred residents each year. As a result, funds are often depleted quickly, so continued support is always needed. For those able, we welcome donations of all sizes to ensure we can continue to offer this important resource.”
Those interested in making a financial donation to support The Dan Mazzuchi Care Fund can donate online. Individuals or families interested in learning more about services or financial assistance should contact Trillium House.