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Community Care Hospice

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

Ohio's Community Mercy Hospice

1830 N. Limestone St.
Springfield, OH 45503
Phone: 937.390.9665

Ohio's Hospice at United Church Homes

Chapel Hill
12200 Strausser St. NW
Canal Fulton, OH 44614
Phone: 330.264.4899

Ohio's Hospice at United Church Homes

200 Timberline Dr. #1212
Marietta, OH 45750
Phone: 740.629.9990

Ohio's Hospice LifeCare

1900 Akron Rd.
Wooster, OH 44691
Phone: 330.264.4899

Ohio's Hospice Loving Care

779 London Ave.
Marysville, OH 43040
Phone: 937.644.1928

Ohio's Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties

5940 Long Meadow Dr.
Middletown, OH 45005
Phone: 513.422.0300

Ohio's Hospice of Dayton

324 Wilmington Ave.
Dayton, OH 45420
Phone: 937.256.4490

Ohio's Hospice of Central Ohio


2269 Cherry Valley Rd.
Newark, OH 43055
Phone: 740.788.1400

Inpatient Care Center

1320 West Main St.
Newark, OH 43055
Phone: 740.344.0379

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

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

Ohio's Hospice of Fayette County

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

Ohio's Hospice of Miami County

3230 N. Co. Rd. 25A
Troy, OH 45373
Phone: 937.335.5191

Ohio's Hospice of Morrow County

228 South St.
Mount Gilead, OH 43338
Phone: 419.946.9822

Ohio's Hospice


7575 Paragon Rd.
Dayton, OH 45459
Phone: 937.256.4490


11013 Montgomery Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45249

Addressing Anxiety


Flutters in your chest, stomach aches, dizziness, dry mouth, shortness of breath, feeling restless, problems falling asleep, a feeling of dread – all of these are common symptoms of anxiety.  And anxiety is a very common part of grief.  You have lost someone you dearly love and your world has been turned upside down.  In addition to the painful feelings of loss, you may feel confused and stressed by the many tasks that are now part of your daily life.

If you have experienced anxiety in the past, you may feel it creeping back into your life.  Grief may breed anxiety – but you don’t have to be controlled by it.

You can control anxiety by taking action.  The following are some helpful tips to control anxiety before it controls you!

Include relaxation in your life.

Listen to soothing music, take a yoga class, or close your eyes and imagine yourself in a peaceful setting, such as the beach or a beautiful meadow.  Let your imagination run free.  Take in the experience with all five senses.  Learn to take deep breaths.  Breathe in deeply to the count of three, holding the breath for a count of three, and slowly breathe out to the count of three.  Imagine yourself breathing in cool, fresh air and exhaling all the stressful thoughts and feelings.

Make diet and lifestyle changes.

Stop or limit the use of caffeine, sugar and tobacco.  Engage in exercise you enjoy. Limit T.V. watching or reading that cause anxious thoughts.

Stop negative self-talk.

Using words like “I can’t do this” can make you feel helpless, which causes anxiety.  Instead, use words such as “I don’t like doing this, but I will get through this.”

See your doctor. 

Your doctor may want to give you medicine such as anti-depressants to reduce symptoms of anxiety.  It is important to have a medical exam to be sure symptoms of anxiety are not signs of other illness.

Talk to someone caring.

Expressing your grief and fears openly can relieve stress and help you to come up with solutions for difficult situations.  Grief often feels frightening and full of unknowns. Awareness of the normal symptoms of grief can be very helpful.

Pathways of Hope can provide reading material, support groups and one-on-one support to help you control anxiety.  If interested, contact 937-258-4991.

*This article is featured in the Pathways of Hope Bridge Summer 2015 newsletter.

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