The first program supported by the Akula Foundation was the Indigent Care program to provide funding resources to extend hospice service to all members of the community, regardless of ability to pay.
The goal of this program is to help those individuals when the medical focus shifts from cure to care. To provide the individual with the hospice services necessary to ease suffering, protect dignity, and freedom from pain or other unpleasant symptoms.
In 2016, hospice care was provided to over 30 indigent patients through Canon Hospice who did not have health care insurance. This benefit to the community represented over 1000 days of care and a monetary value of over $120,000.