Southern California operator A-1 Self Storage recently donated funds to Sharp HospiceCare hospice homes, supported by the Grossmont Hospital Foundation. Grossmont is a not-for-profit, philanthropic organization that was established in 1985 to enhance the current and future healthcare needs of California's East County and San Diego communities.
Sharp hospice homes offer an alternative to nursing-home placement or hospitalization. Their multidisciplinary staff—consisting of registered nurses, social workers, bereavement counselors, spiritual-care counselors, certified home-health aides, volunteers, cook/homemakers and a medical director—provides around-the-clock patient care and support for family and friends. Sharp HospiceCare currently operates two hospice homes: ParkView Home in Del Cerro, Calif., and LakeView Home in La Mesa, Calif.
According to the Sharp website (Sharp.com), the Grossmont Hospital Foundation has raised and allocated more than $60 million to Sharp Grossmont Hospital, Sharp HospiceCare and other operating areas of the hospital over the past 25 years.
A-1 Self Storage has 17 locations in the San Diego County area and more than 40 locations statewide. It is the self-storage division of the Caster Cos., a third-generation, family-owned company headquartered in Southern California since 1959. Caster Cos. develops and manages A-1 Self Storage, A-1 Car Storage and other commercial properties in California. Its portfolio includes more than 4 million square feet of real estate.