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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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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

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

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

Ohio's Community Mercy Hospice

Mitchell-Thomas Center
100 W. McCreight Ave., Ste. 400
Springfield, OH 45504
Phone: 937.390.9665

Ohio's Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties

5940 Long Meadow Dr.,
Middletown, OH 45005
513.422.0300

Ohio's Hospice of Dayton

324 Wilmington Ave.
Dayton, Ohio 45420
937.256.4490
1.800.653.4490

Ohio's Hospice of Fayette County

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

Ohio's Hospice Loving Care

Ohio's Hospice Loving Care

56 South Oak Street
P.O. Box 445
London, Ohio, 43140

Ohio's Hospice LifeCare

1900 Akron Rd.,
Wooster, OH 44691
330.264.4899

Ohio's Hospice of Miami County

550 Summit Ave., Ste. 101,
Troy, OH 45373
937.335.5191

1.800.653.4490 info@OhiosHospice.org
Staying Connected From A Distance

Staying Connected From a Distance

Staying connected is always important, even more so during the COVID-19 outbreak. As we work to stay safe, it’s vital that we practice social distancing. Despite social distancing, we can continue to connect with our loved ones in other ways. 

Here are a few ideas we’ve gathered that may help you and your family members connect with a loved one who is facing a life-limiting illness. 

We recognize some of the ideas discussed below may not work in all situations. If you have any questions, please be sure to consult with your caregivers who may be able to better assist.

Video Calls and Chats

With applications like FaceTime, Google Hangouts and Facebook Video Chat, we‘re able to see and hear our loved ones as if we were in the room with them. Consider pre-recording your video message that can be shown to your loved ones at their convenience. Click here to learn more about FaceTime.

One great way to keep in touch is reading to your loved one. Whether it’s a book, article, poem or passage, this gives you and your loved one the opportunity for daily communication and check-ins. Grandparents can read a bedtime story to their grandchildren. Likewise, grandchildren can practice their reading skills by reading a story to their grandparents. 

Phone Calls

Perhaps your loved one’s preferred method of communication is an old-fashioned phone call! Give your loved one a call and let them know they’re on your mind.

Snail Mail

A nice, hand-written letter from the heart can be the perfect thing to brighten one’s day! Think about ways to get creative with a homemade card, or you can create a card/letter-writing campaign with friends.

To make it easier, you can go online to Punkpost, where you can order a beautifully handwritten card that will be mailed to your loved one. Click here to learn more about Punkpost.

You also can visit Lovepop, which creates laser-cut pop-up cards. Click here to learn more about Lovepop.

Whether you use Punkpost, Lovepop or create your own card, you may want to include the following:

  • Share a favorite memory with your family member.
  • Tell your family member what life lessons you have learned from them.
  • Express your love for your family member and tell them what their love for you has meant to you.

Scrapbooking/E-Albums

One way to brighten your loved one’s day can be sharing and reliving memories through scrapbooking. This helps keep important moments alive and can be done through a physical scrapbook or electronic photo album on sites like Shutterfly or Mixbook.

Music

Creating and sharing a playlist of songs your loved one likes and knows is a great way to reconnect and draw back to important moments and memories. Click here to learn more about sharing music and podcasts on Spotify.

Apple Music also offers option for those who have Apple devices. Click here to learn more about Apple Music.

Here are a couple of other resources that may be helpful:

Social Distancing Can’t Mean Being Disconnected

We Need Art Right Now. Here’s How to Get Into Poetry.

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