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Are you looking for care for yourself or a loved one?

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.

Community Care Hospice

Serving: Clinton County

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

Ohio's Community Mercy Hospice

Serving: Clark, Champaign and Logan Counties

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

Ohio's Hospice at United Church Homes

Serving: Stark County

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

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

1900 Akron Rd.
Wooster, OH 44691
Phone: 330.264.4899

Ohio's Hospice Loving Care

Serving: Union and Madison Counties

779 London Ave.
Marysville, OH 43040
Phone: 937.644.1928

Ohio's Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties

Serving: Butler and Warren Counties

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

Ohio's Hospice of Dayton

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

324 Wilmington Ave.
Dayton, OH 45420
Phone: 937.256.4490
1.800.653.4490

Ohio's Hospice of Central Ohio

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

Newark

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

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

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

Ohio's Hospice of Miami County

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

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

Ohio's Hospice of Morrow County

Serving: Morrow County

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

Ohio's Hospice

Dayton – Office

7575 Paragon Rd.
Dayton, OH 45459
Phone: 937.256.4490
1.800.653.4490

Cincinnati – Office

11013 Montgomery Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45249
1.800.653.4490

Middleburg Heights – Office

18051 Jefferson Park Rd.
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
1.833.444.4177

The Importance of Routines in Grief Recovery

Wash the dishes. Take the dog out. Pay the bills. Visit Dad in the nursing home. Cut the grass. Bowl on Thursday nights. Babysit the grandkids. Take medicine.

The importance of routines in grief recovery. Ohio's Hospice Pathways of Hope

These are the ordinary things of life. Some of them we do on “autopilot.” They range from profoundly mandatory (taking medicine) to the almost trivial (bowling). All of them, however, have one thing in common: they become strenuously challenging, maybe even undoable, in the face of death.

One of the dreadful aspects of grieving is diminished focus. You just can’t quite perform the basic tasks of life with the clarity and specificity you did before your loved one died. Change the bed linens? Forget it. You are lucky to have enough desire to get out of bed. Pay the electric bill? Why? Your loved one is not with you any longer to share your home; it just doesn’t matter anymore.

In the early days, weeks and months of grieving, you don’t want to move at all. Yet, we must move forward. Being able to normalize what we can gives a sense of control and order during emotional, physical, spiritual, and financial chaos. By recognizing the importance of routines, we can help ourselves find strength and hope for the journey.

Here are a few ways we can make that happen:

  • Initially, keep it to the bare minimum. Many people throw themselves into some big tasks (e.g., washing down and repainting every wall in the house). They typically do this to stay distracted. Early in the grief journey, we must recognize the value of giving ourselves space to ache, to cry, to be
    angry, and to miss our loved one. You got dressed, ate, and practiced nominal personal hygiene. Some days, that’s as good as it gets.
  • Leave yourself reminders. Your memory is so focused on your loss that you may need a sticky note or two to help you get things done.
  • Accept the help of others. There is nothing shameful about asking someone else to put out your trash cans on garbage day or to take over a project at work.
  • Pat yourself on the back when you consistently accomplish routine tasks. It may not seem like a big deal to others that you kept yourself in clean clothes for the past few weeks, but it is a big deal to you.
  • Try not to take on any new tasks early on.
  • Be reminded that keeping a routine, even if it’s substantially fewer things to do than it was before your loved one’s death, is demonstrating to yourself that you can function while grieving.
  • If part of your new routine is taking on tasks the enjoyment the two of you had that you did with your deceased loved one (e.g., volunteering, weekly at a soup kitchen), allow yourself to mourn their absence. But, also, celebrate working together.

Pathways of HopeSM Grief Counseling Centers
Ohio’s Hospice offers grief and bereavement support through our Pathways of HopeSM Grief Counseling Centers, which provide a variety of services to the communities we serve. Support and education are provided by a team of counselors and social workers, all with significant experience and expertise in assisting grieving children, adolescents and adults.

For more information about Pathways of Hope, click here.

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