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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

Hospice of Central Ohio at
The Ohio State University
Wexner Medical Center

410 W 10th Ave - 7th Floor
Columbus, OH 43210
614.685.0001

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 Loving Care

Ohio's Hospice Loving Care

56 South Oak Street
P.O. Box 445
London, Ohio, 43140

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

Hospice Care Helps Those With HIV/AIDS

Hospice Care Helps Those with HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS was once a dreaded and imminently terminal diagnosis. Hospice care and the AIDS epidemic shared a parallel history in the United States. Hospice care grew across the United States in the 1980’s in part out of necessity. During those years, hospices in American cities were filled with young men dying from AIDS.

It was work by early hospice advocates that bonded them with victims of AIDS, as they offered symptom relief, comfort and emotional support when they could not offer a cure. Over subsequent decades, thanks to activism and advances in treatment, HIV infection is no longer the rapidly progressive, terminal illness that it once was in the United States. Treatment now enables patients to live much longer. In 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated 1.2 million people in the United States were living with HIV. Deaths associated with AIDS continue to decline. Treatment failure can occur, and those with the disease continue to be susceptible to numerous infections and certain cancers that can create life-threatening situations.

Ohio’s Hospice has continued to maintain a mission focus on addressing the needs of and assuring quality of life for HIV/AIDS sufferers. Patients with HIV/AIDS who are experiencing the following changes in their condition may consider hospice as an option for support and assistance:

  • The development or advancement of life-threatening conditions such as cancer, heart disease or lymphoma
  • Increasing and repeated emergency room visits and hospitalizations
  • Lack of response to antiviral therapy

Ohio’s Hospice can offer HIV/AIDS patients a safety net of services that include:

  • Pain relief
  • Symptom management
  • Psycho-social support
  • Spiritual support
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Occupational therapy
  • 24/7 nurse on-call
  • Support and counseling through transitions in condition and care

We offer loved ones and caregivers:

  • Training and education about the disease and its progress
  • Information about community resources
  • Spiritual and emotional support
  • Respite care
  • Grief counseling

By caring for patients and families together, we enable both to devote time and energy to each other so that they can celebrate life and continue to make memories.

References

https://www.mywhatever.com/cifwriter/content/41/pe5725.html

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https://www.thebody.com/content/art30590.html

https://time.com/3503000/behind-the-picture-the-photo-that-changed-the-face-of-aids/

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