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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 Logo

Ohio's Community Mercy Hospice

1830 N. Limestone St.
Springfield, OH 45503
937.390.9665

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Ohio's Hospice at United Church Homes

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

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Ohio's Hospice at United Church Homes

200 Timberline Dr. #1212
Marietta, OH 45750
740.629.9990

Ohio's Hospice LifeCare Logo

Ohio's Hospice LifeCare

1900 Akron Rd.
Wooster, OH 44691
330.264.4899

Ohio's Hospice Loving Care Logo

Ohio's Hospice Loving Care

779 London Ave.
Marysville, OH 43040
937.644.1928

Ohio's Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties

Ohio's Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties

5940 Long Meadow Dr.
Middletown, OH 45005
513.422.0300

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Ohio's Hospice of Dayton

324 Wilmington Ave.
Dayton, OH 45420
937.256.4490
1.800.653.4490

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

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

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Ohio's Hospice of Fayette County

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

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Ohio's Hospice of Miami County

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

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Ohio's Hospice of Morrow County

228 South St.
Mount Gilead, OH 43338
419.946.9822

Ohio's Hospice

Ohio's Hospice

Dayton

7575 Paragon Rd.
Dayton, OH 45459
937.256.4490
1.800.653.4490

Cincinnati

11013 Montgomery Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45249
1.800.653.4490

Ohio's Hospice LifeCare volunteer training

Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare Offers Volunteer Training Beginning on Feb. 20

Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare is offering volunteer training to members of the community who are interested in supporting patients and families facing a life-limiting illness or injury. The training starts on Mondays, beginning Feb. 20 through April 24, 6-8:30 pm, at the Marilyn B. and Mark E. Gustafson Center for Supportive Care on the Wooster campus of Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare (1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691).

Volunteers play a vital role as members of the hospice care team. “Just like our patients, volunteers represent all ages, religions and ethnic backgrounds,” said Elisa Stoyle, manager of Volunteer Services at Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare. “Each volunteer brings unique skills and experiences to the volunteer role of their choosing.”

The focus of the volunteer training is on equipping people to help terminally ill persons live their lives to the fullest for as long as possible.

“Our volunteers make a difference in the lives of our patients and families,” Stoyle said. “They help enhance the quality of life for our patients through companionship, music, animal-assisted therapy, and spiritual support.”

Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare is seeking the following volunteers:

  • Military Veterans who are willing to support patients who are Veterans.
  • Hairstylists who are willing to offer haircuts to patients who are no longer able to leave their homes.
  • Multilingual speakers who can support patients for whom English is a second language.  
  • Volunteers who can help family caregivers by giving them a break or assistance with household tasks.
  • Animal-assisted therapy volunteers who are willing to visit patients and their families.

The volunteer training addresses the following topics:

  • Preparation in hospice history and philosophy
  • Active listening and communication techniques
  • Pain and symptom control
  • Hospice care in private homes, nursing homes, and the Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare Stanley C. and Flo K. Gault Inpatient Pavilion
  • Hands-on care
  • Infection control
  • Meeting the emotional needs of dying and grieving persons
  • Spiritual care of dying and grieving persons
  • Bereavement care training

An abbreviated training also is provided for those who are interested in volunteering at Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare in a non-patient role, such as administrative support, or buildings and grounds work.  

“Our volunteers make a difference in the lives of our patients and families. They help enhance the quality of life for our patients through companionship, music, animal-assisted therapy, and spiritual support.”

– Elisa Stoyle, manager of Volunteer Services at Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare

“Hospice volunteering is about being a good neighbor,” Stoyle said. “It is about people of this community helping their neighbors at a critical time in their lives.” 

Even if an individual isn’t sure about becoming a hospice volunteer, they are encouraged to attend the first session of training.

“It’s the perfect way to find out if this is something you would like,” Stoyle said. “If you decide to join our team, you will support our mission to celebrate the lives of those we have the privilege of serving by providing superior care and superior services to each patient and family.”

Those who are interested should contact Stoyle at EStoyle@LifeCareHospice.org or 330.264.4899 or 800.884.6547. 

Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, a not-for-profit organization established in 1982, is an affiliate of Ohio’s Hospice that serves communities in northeast Ohio. It embodies the spirit of neighbors caring for neighbors with a commitment to relieve suffering, ease fears, and provide companionship along life’s last journey. Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare addresses patient and family needs wherever the patient calls home. Services also include access to the Stanley C. and Flo K. Gault Inpatient Pavilion, providing short-term patient care to manage acute symptoms, adjust medications, or stabilize patient condition. The Marilyn B. and Mark E. Gustafson Center for Supportive Care includes Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare’s Volunteer Services, the Pathways of HopeSM Grief Counseling Center, and transportation service and support.

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