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Community Care Hospice

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

Ohio's Community Mercy Hospice Logo

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

Ohio's Hospice Loving Care Logo

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

Quilting for a Cause: Veterans Honored by Volunteer's Kindness: Learn more about how Caitlin Wilson is using her talents to support our mission.

Volunteer Uses Talents to Make Veteran Quilts

Since 2013, Caitlin Wilson has been volunteering with Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton wherever she can, from providing respite care to making items for Camp Pathways, Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton’s children’s grief camp. She also has made Veteran quilts for our Commemorative Walk.

“I have always liked working with the elderly and, at the time, I was considering going into healthcare,” she said. “A career in healthcare didn’t stick, but I really loved volunteering with hospice, and here I am nine years later!”

She has made pillows to hold Veterans’ pins, memory bears, dog bandanas for the animal-assisted therapy volunteers, canvas flags for Camp Pathways, masks for staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, and reusable coffee sleeves as gifts for volunteers and staff. 

“I’ve loved doing everything for hospice because everyone I have worked with has been excellent,” Wilson said. “Everyone is super kind and caring, and it’s a pleasure to work with everyone.”

She was on the team that made the original Veteran quilts for the Commemorative Walk, which is part of Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton’s efforts to serve and honor patients and families. 

When a patient passes at the Hospice House, our staff assists the funeral home personnel in transferring the patient. A quilt is placed on the patient who has passed, and a short message is read by a member of the Hospice House staff. As the patient’s family leaves the patient’s room, Hospice House team members gather with the patient’s family in silence along the corridor to show respect and acknowledge the loss of the patient. For patients who served in the military, a Veteran quilt is placed over them.

Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton identified the need for another Veteran quilt for the Commemorative Walk. Ashley Faun, volunteer coordinator at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, shared the request with Wilson. 

“Our hospice volunteers play an essential role in caring for our patients and families. They prepare things such as blankets and information packets for our support team and clinical staff,” Faun said. “Their efforts allow our care teams to care for our patients and families more efficiently.”

Wilson knew she wanted to take on the task of quilting and binding the quilt. 

“I really enjoyed working on the original quilt team since it was an unusual request and that appears to be my specialty,” she said. “My late grandfather was also a World War II Veteran and a Commander at a VFW. So, it was nice to make something that honors other military members.”

We’re grateful to Wilson and all our volunteers for their support of our mission. To learn more about volunteering, click here.

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