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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

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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
1.800.654.4490

Cincinnati

11013 Montgomery Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45249
1.800.654.4490

Providing Comfort and Support

Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton Provides Calmness and Support for Patient’s Family

When Don Harmon, a patient of Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, was in the Hospice House, his grandchildren found comfort in fishing at the pond.  

“The whole family was completely devastated seeing their Pawpaw that way when he took a turn for the worst. When the social services worker came in and said they had fishing poles, it was just what the kids needed at that moment,” said Barb Harmon, Don’s wife. “The kids wanted to be there, but it was hard. It was the first experience with someone close to them dying and they all took it in their own way and had the space to say what they needed and go where they needed to go.” 

Adriana, Gino, and Nico Mauro, three of Don and Barb’s grandchildren, went outside the window of their grandfather’s room at the Hospice House at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton to the pond and were able to spend a sunny afternoon fishing for the biggest fish.  

“We didn’t fish much with Pawpaw, but I like to fish, and it was a nice, big pond,” Adriana said. “It was cool to be able to go out and do that while we were there.” 

Stephanie Mauro, Adriana’s mother and Don’s daughter, said her oldest son usually catches the big ones so it was a special moment for Adriana to get the big one that day.  

“I was overwhelmed with the care and concern of every staff member at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton. I cannot say enough about the care he received and that we received as a family,” Barb said. “We have a large family, and it was challenging with COVID-19 restrictions. There was beautiful weather the whole week Don was in the Hospice House. The setting was truly instrumental for our family to be able to be at peace with nature.” 

Don was in the Hospice House for nine days following a stroke. His family expressed great appreciation for the care and attention shown to Don and family members by each member of the care team. 

“Everyone at the Hospice House was understanding and welcoming,” Stephanie said. “We don’t deal with those feelings every day, and they really helped us navigate every day. They were so calming through the transition.”  

Don’s family was able to visit with him and walk the grounds of the Hospice House with each other, look through photos with each other, and share stories of his life.  

“We were given such grace from Hospice, and we really appreciated it,” Barb said. “They had arms to hold us and hugs to give us. They have a calling, and you can really tell from how all of them care for patients and families.”

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