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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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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

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Ohio's Hospice LifeCare

1900 Akron Rd.
Wooster, OH 44691
330.264.4899

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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
1.800.654.4490

Cincinnati

11013 Montgomery Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45249
1.800.654.4490

Ohio’s Hospice Observes American Heart Month Throughout February 2022

Each year, millions of Americans die from heart disease. Patients with congestive heart failure alone account for more than 1 million inpatient admissions annually. At Ohio’s Hospice, our care team plays an important role in delivering superior cardiac care to the patients we are privileged to serve.

During the month of February, Ohio’s Hospice is observing American Heart Month to help raise awareness and increase education around the importance of managing symptoms to improve quality of life for patients with advanced cardiac disease. Our care team is committed to helping patients reach their goals of care wherever they call home.

As part of its Focused CareTM program, Ohio’s Hospice offers the Advanced Cardiac Care program to patients throughout the state of Ohio. The Advanced Cardiac Care program is a new resource that is being made available through collaboration with the American Heart Association (AHA) and the National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation (NPHI).

The program’s patient and caregiver guide provides education on heart failure and strategies to avoid multiple hospital and emergency room visits, which are a huge source of stress for the patient, their family, and the medical facility currently dealing with COVID-19 patients. Ohio’s Hospice is in the early stages of launching the program throughout the state of Ohio, through its affiliates.

Ohio’s Hospice lent its expertise and experience in developing the Advanced Cardiac Care program, through Lynda Weide, MSN, RN, CHPN, director of Focused Care™ at Ohio’s Hospice. She is instrumental in leading the Ohio’s Hospice Focused Care program, a disease-specific program that customizes each patient’s care. Focused Care services include symptom management for patients with cancer, heart disease and pulmonary illnesses including respiratory therapy support.

“Our Advanced Cardiac Care guide is based on evidence and best practices about how heart failure is treated as a whole,” Weide said. “Our care, our program, our policies, and our processes are consistent with evidence-based practices.”

Heart failure is a condition in which the heart is not pumping blood throughout the body as well it should. While heart failure may shorten a patient’s life, good medical management can help a patient live longer with a better quality of life.

Healthcare providers in the communities served by Ohio’s Hospice and at Ohio’s Hospice follow evidence-based practices and guidelines of the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology.

“The care we provide is consistent with those best practices and guidelines,” Weide said. “Our patients and their families know that we provide consistent care that supports symptom management and enhances quality of life.”

Through Ohio’s Hospice’s Focused Care program, a specialized cardiac nurse advises a patient’s care team, including their primary care physicians, cardiologists and specialists. The program helps close gaps in communication so that a patient receives consistent care.

“If there are specific cardiac patient care needs, we will confer with the cardiologist and his or her team to modify the patient’s medication and plan of care,” Weide said.

To learn more about the Focused Care program and to download the Advanced Cardiac Care Program Patient and Caregiver Handbook, click here.

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