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Community Care Hospice

1669 Rombach Ave.
Wilmington, OH 45177
Phone: 937.382.5400
Fax: 937.383.3898

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Hospice of Central Ohio

Newark

2269 Cherry Valley Rd.
Newark, OH 43055
740.788.1400

Inpatient Care Center

1320 West Main St.
Newark, OH 43055
740.344.0379

Ohio's Community Mercy Hospice

Mitchell-Thomas Center
100 W. McCreight Ave., Ste. 400
Springfield, OH 45504
Phone: 937.390.9665

Ohio's Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties

5940 Long Meadow Dr.,
Middletown, OH 45005
513.422.0300

Ohio's Hospice of Dayton

324 Wilmington Ave.
Dayton, Ohio 45420
937.256.4490
1.800.653.4490

Ohio's Hospice of Fayette County

222 N. Oakland Ave.,
Washington Court House, OH 43160
740.335.0149

Ohio's Hospice LifeCare

1900 Akron Rd.,
Wooster, OH 44691
330.264.4899

Ohio's Hospice of Miami County

550 Summit Ave., Ste. 101,
Troy, OH 45373
937.335.5191

1.800.653.4490 info@OhiosHospice.org
An Extra Layer Of Care And Support For Those In Assisted Living Facilities Who Face Life-Limiting Illness

An Extra Layer of Care and Support for Those in Assisted Living Facilities who Face Life-Limiting Illness

According to Jane Scott of Yellow Springs, her mother benefitted greatly from hospice care provided to her in her assisted living environment.  “Having hospice care for my mother right there in her assisted living facility not only made the end of her life better, I’m convinced Mom lived longer because of it.”

Ruby Wells Nicholson passed away in 2015 at a Fairborn assisted living facility at age 105. She moved to the assisted living environment following a fall in 2012 that resulted in injuries from which she never fully recovered. When Ruby was diagnosed with cardiac disease a year later, she entered hospice care at the suggestion of her doctor.

“Mother already was receiving wonderful care from the assisted living staff and from her family,” says Jane. “She was deeply loved by all of us – my husband, my son, myself and their staff.  But the extra support and care she received from Ohio’s Hospice was incredibly beneficial.”

Ruby received near daily visits from her hospice nurse manager or nursing assistants. They would help her mother walk the length of a hallway and would take her outside to enjoy the outdoors. Ruby also enjoyed and asked about when “that rubbing lady” was coming, meaning the massage therapist who gave her relaxing massages.

“Mother loved the people from Ohio’s Hospice. I think her joy in their visits caused her to live longer,” Jane says. “The biggest gift they gave my mom was the same one they gave to me – their companionship and support. I learned so much from them.”

Surveys reflect the desire of most Americans to be able to remain in their home in their final months – whether that’s a private home, an assisted living facility or a long-term care facility. Ruth Thomson, D.O. and Chief Medical Officer for Ohio’s Hospice, says people are often surprised and pleased to learn that Ohio’s Hospice services are available in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. “We are a resource for the terminally ill, and their family and work alongside the staff at the facility to provide an extra layer of care,” Dr. Thomson says.

Jane calls the staff of Ohio’s Hospice “some of the kindest, gentlest caregivers” she has ever met.  She is grateful to have had this service available for her mother. “What a comfort to feel some of that deep anxiety you have shift to somebody else who knows what they’re doing and has your loved one’s best interests at heart.”

Our affiliates may be able to support your loved one at their assisted living facility. Contact our affiliates at a location near you by clicking here.

 

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