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If so, please call 800.653.4490 and press option 2. A member of our care team will be happy to assist you in finding a location near you. If you are a physician seeking referral assistance, please call 888.449.4121.

Honored and privileged to serve more than 60 Ohio counties.

Ohio's Hospice at United Church Homes

Serving: Stark and Washington Counties

Administrative Office

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

Administrative Office

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

Ohio's Hospice | Cincinnati

Administrative Office

11013 Montgomery Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45249

Ohio's Hospice | Dayton

Serving: Logan, Champaign, Clark, Preble, Montgomery, Greene, Butler, Warren and Hamilton Counties

Inpatient Care Center

324 Wilmington Ave.
Dayton, OH 45420
Phone: 937.256.4490

Administrative Office

7575 Paragon Rd.
Dayton, OH 45459
Phone: 937.256.4490

Ohio's Hospice | Franklin/Middletown

Serving: Butler and Warren Counties

Inpatient Care Center

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

Ohio's Hospice | Marysville

Serving: Union and Madison Counties

Administrative Office

779 London Ave.
Marysville, OH 43040
Phone: 937.644.1928

Ohio's Hospice | Middleburg Heights

Administrative Office

18051 Jefferson Park Rd.
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

Ohio's Hospice | Mt. Gilead

Serving: Morrow County

Administrative Office

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

Ohio's Hospice | Newark

Serving: Crawford, Marion, Morrow, Knox, Coshocton, Delaware, Licking, Muskingum, Franklin, Fairfield, Perry and Hocking Counties

Administrative Office

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 at
Licking Memorial Hospital

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

Ohio's Hospice | Columbus

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

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

Ohio's Hospice | New Philadelphia

Serving: Tuscarawas, Stark, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Holmes Counties

Inpatient Care Center

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, OH 44663
Phone: 330.343.7605

Ohio's Hospice | Springfield

Serving: Clark, Champaign and Logan Counties

Administrative Office

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

Ohio's Hospice | Troy

Serving: Allen, Auglaize, Darke, Mercer, Miami, Shelby, and Van Wert Counties

Inpatient Care Center

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

Ohio's Hospice | Washington Court House

Serving: Fayette, Clinton, Pickaway, Ross, Highland, Pike, Clermont, Brown and Adams Counties

Administrative Office

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

Ohio's Hospice | Wilmington

Serving: Clinton County

Administrative Office

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

Ohio's Hospice | Wooster

Serving: Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga, Lorain, Medina, Summit, Richland, Ashland, Wayne, Stark, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties

Inpatient Care Center

1900 Akron Rd.
Wooster, OH 44691
Phone: 330.264.4899

Starlight Therapy™ as an Effective Intervention at End of Life

stargazerIn 2010, Hospice House nurse Kathy Emerson at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton proposed an experiment entitled “Star Therapy.” The purpose of this therapy was to help relieve the symptoms often experienced at the end-of-life. Starlight TherapyTM uses a projector to project images of stars and clouds, moving in slow motion, across the ceiling of a patient room. The therapy was introduced at the Dayton Hospice House. Positive patient responses were powerful enough to prompt a multi-site research study to assess the effectiveness of Starlight Therapy in addressing specific symptoms. This study lasted over a period of 3 years.

A total of 40 patients at Dayton’s Hospice House and Dayton Veteran’s Administration Medical Center participated in a Starlight Therapy study. Lights, TVs and radios were turned off and room-darkening shades were closed. A device was used to measure the light dosage as Starlight Therapy was conducted and the patient’s heart and respiratory rates were monitored. Additional measurement tools included the Assessing Distressing Symptoms STAR Symptom Scale and Questionnaire and an outcome measurement tool to collect data on changes in physiology, behavior and cognition. The impact of Starlight Therapy on agitation, anxiety, restlessness, pain, sleep and dyspnea were all assessed. Starlight Therapy was found to be effective in treating symptoms of anxiety, agitation, dyspnea, insomnia, pain and restlessness in 90 percent of the patients. Symptom relief was obtained within 30 minutes and was sustained for up to or greater than 2 hours. The therapy reduced the need for “as needed” medications, and decreased elevated heart and respiratory rates.

Starlight Therapy is now a standard option for treatment at Hospice House affiliates of Ohio’s Hospice. It is also used at Miami Valley Hospital, Children’s Medical Centers of Dayton and Cincinnati, as well as in the homes of Ohio’s Hospice home care patients. It is a proven, effective non-pharmacological intervention that benefits patients at the end-of-life. Additional study continues to determine other clinical applications in which Starlight Therapy might be a valuable tool.

The star projector is nowIMG_9226 under patent and is manufactured/sold by Southpaw Industries of Dayton, Ohio as durable medical equipment. Star Therapy and the results of the study have been presented at Midwest Care Alliance, AAHPM/HPNA National Conference and HPNA Conference in Pittsburg. Star Therapy is the focus of a recent submission to the AAHPM/HPNA/NHPCO Virtual Conference. Kathy Emerson, LPN, CHPN, Mary Murphy,RN, MS, AOCN, ACHPN and Linda Quinlin,DNP, ACNS-BC, NP-C, ACHPN of Ohio’s Hospice, as well as a nurse researcher from Miami Valley Hospital of Dayton, are working together on an article that will, hopefully, soon be published in a national peer review magazine.

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