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Our Locations

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

Robotic Seal Provides Comfort for Alzheimer’s Patient

Miss Beverle, as members of Springfield Masonic Community staff call her, has dementia. She experiences confusion, memory loss, and sometimes, depression. Dementia can be isolating. Sometimes Miss Beverle has difficulty interacting with people, but she always looks forward to visits from PARO, a robotic therapy animal provided by Ohio’s Community
Mercy Hospice.

When Beverle was first introduced to the robotic baby seal, she named her CeSealia. As she strokes the soft white fur and croons to the stuffed baby seal, her voice softens, and her features relax. CeSealia, a cuddly robot fitted with sensors that enable responses like purring, closing of eyes and tail wagging, responds to Beverle’s touch. Research finds that whether interacting with real or robotic animals, patients experience a reduced heart rate, reduced blood pressure and are calmer – all without the side effects of medication.

Beverle has been a resident of Springfield Masonic Community Pathways Center for Alzheimer’s Care for a year now. She and her husband, James, have been married for 62 years. “We met in 1951 at Springfield High School,” James recalls. “She was a cheerleader, in National Honor Society, and the homecoming queen. She attended Bethesda Hospital School of Nursing and was the top student in her class.” James points out a major difference between that era and this one. “We decided to get married and set a date, but the nursing school supervisor told Beverle that married students were not permitted to attend nursing school. We prayed together and decided to go ahead with the wedding anyway.” Even without a nursing degree, Beverle worked in the medical field her entire career, as secretary of a nursing unit at Miami Valley Hospital and as administrator of a neurosurgery office. James says Beverle “has been a caregiver her entire life.”

As his wife’s disease progresses, James is grateful that his 60-year Masonic membership provides an option for Beverle’s care. The Memory Care Center offers a nurturing environment and provides family members with education and resources to maintain a meaningful connection with loved ones. As a partner in care at Springfield Masonic Community, Ohio’s Community Mercy Hospice helps address the needs of residents as their needs transition over time.

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