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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

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Ohio's Hospice of Morrow County

228 South St.
Mount Gilead, OH 43338
419.946.9822

Ohio's Hospice

Ohio's Hospice

Dayton

7575 Paragon Rd.
Dayton, OH 45459
937.256.4490
1.800.653.4490

Cincinnati

11013 Montgomery Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45249
1.800.653.4490

Family Caregiver Facts to Know | Ohio's Hospice

Tips for Self-Care for Family Caregivers 

Serving as a primary caregiver for a loved one is a role some of us will fill in our lifetime. If you are a family caregiver for your loved one, we know that you are essential to hospice care at home, providing care beyond the medical team. However, caregiving can be difficult and stressful, bringing feelings of grief, guilt and frustration.  

Balancing conflicting demands of your loved one and family members and a lack of privacy can lead to caregivers finding themselves with less time to care for their own mental and physical health. This can lead to fatigue, isolation, burnout or illness.  

The tips below provide ways to care for yourself and ensure that you can provide the best care for your loved one.  

Practice Self-Care  

It is important to find ways to care for yourself as well as your loved one. Eating properly, getting enough rest, and exercising regularly contribute to a sense of well-being and improve your physical health.  

Seek Connections  

Joining a caregiver support group or seeking counseling can offer a connection to others and allow you to express your feelings, worries and thoughts. These support groups or counseling sessions are opportunities to talk about the challenges you are facing.  

Take a Break  

Caregiving involves irregular hours and little time away. When you need a break, take it. The hospice team can help to provide volunteer respite care to allow time for a break for yourself. For longer breaks, speak with your care team about arranging inpatient respite care for your loved one. 

Simplify Your Communication  

Sending updates about your loved one’s status to extended family and friends through phone calls, emails and texts can be tiring. Simplifying communication lines to send updates to a few contacts and allowing them to share the updates with extended family can help ease the burden on you.  

Nurture Positive Relationships  

While you may feel overwhelmed, taking time to talk with close friends and family can help you through stressful times. Spend an evening with a friend who is a good listener. Limit your interactions with negative people who will drag your mood and perspective down. 

Ask for Help 

Make a list of specific things that you need help with, such as grocery shopping, laundry, errands, lawn care, or housecleaning. When someone offers to help, you can share your list with them.  

For more information about Ohio’s Hospice, visit www.OhiosHospice.org or call 1.800.653.4490.  

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