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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

National Hospice And Palliative Care Month - Superior Care And Superior Services Wherever You Call Home - Ohio's Hospice

National Hospice and Palliative Care Month: Superior Care and Superior Services Wherever You Call Home

During the month of November 2021, Ohio’s Hospice is observing National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. This article focuses on superior care and superior services wherever you call home.

Hospice care is designed to provide compassionate care to patients and families to deliver quality of life to end-of-life. The majority of hospice patients are cared for in their own homes or the home of a loved one. However, home can be broadly understood as wherever a patient calls home at the time, including nursing homes, assisted living centers, and hospitals. Hospice care can also be provided at facilities, like the inpatient care centers offered through the affiliates of Ohio’s Hospice.

Hospice Care at Home

Many people receive hospice care at home. In these cases, the interdisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, personal care specialists, and others will visit regularly, ensuring symptoms are under control. They provide medications and care, but the primary caregiver is usually a family member or friend who is responsible for around-the-clock supervision of the patient. Hospice will have an on-call nurse available to answer calls, make home visits, or send additional help any time you may need it between scheduled visits.

Hospice Care at Inpatient Care Centers

Many Ohio’s Hospice affiliates have inpatient care centers. These are designed to care for patients who don’t have caregivers at home or need around-the-clock physical care. Respite care — temporary care for when the primary caregiver is not available —

may be provided at inpatient care centers as well.

Hospice Care at Hospitals 

Similar to inpatient care centers, hospital-based hospice care gives patients and families easy access to support services and allows for constant care for control of symptoms. Some hospitals have special hospice units, while other use a hospice team to visit with patients on any nursing unit. Patients often return to at-home hospice care when they are comfortable again and symptoms can be managed at home.

Hospice Care at Long-Term Care Facilities

For patients residing in skilled nursing facilities or assisted living centers, hospice care can be provided to their location. Ohio’s Hospice affiliates have arrangements with local long-term care facilities to provide care to patients who do not have someone to take care of them at home or need specially trained nursing staff.

No matter where hospice care is provided, superior care and superior services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Your doctor, social worker, and care manager can help decide which program is best for you and your family.

For more information, contact your local Ohio’s Hospice affiliate.

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