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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

Ohio's Hospice at United Church Homes Logo

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

Ohio's Hospice LifeCare Logo

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

Ohio's Hospice of Fayette County Logo

Ohio's Hospice of Fayette County

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

Ohio's Hospice of Miami County Logo

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

Are you looking for a way to make a difference? Volunteer With Us

National Volunteer Month: Volunteers Make a Difference

During National Volunteer Month, Ohio’s Hospice and its affiliates are recognizing the impact volunteers have on the patients and families served throughout Ohio. Their support of our mission makes a difference in the lives of our patients and families.  

“Our energetic, patient-focused volunteers are truly the heart of hospice care,” said Amy LeVan, director of Volunteer Services for Ohio’s Hospice. “They support our mission to celebrate the lives of those we have the privilege of serving by providing superior care and superior services to each patient and family”. 

As a not-for-profit hospice, Ohio’s Hospice offers volunteer programs to provide services and support programs that assist patients and families beyond medical care. Hospice volunteers care about the quality of life for patients facing the end of life and their families. The volunteers are part of the interdisciplinary care teams that help care for patients.  

Volunteers with Ohio’s Hospice can choose to provide direct patient support or indirect support for the mission of each affiliate. Direct care volunteers often visit with patients, wherever they call home, to provide companionship and respite for caregivers; provide transportation to appointments; run errands; deliver supplies and medications; provide music and animal-assisted therapy; and record patients’ memories. Indirect care volunteers assist with general office duties; participate in fundraising and community education; and assist with building and grounds maintenance tasks.  

Volunteers also are fundamental to the American Pride® Veteran Care by Ohio’s Hospice program, which honors the service of Veteran patients and assures them of receiving the highest quality of care. In addition to celebrating and thanking Veterans for their service, American Pride assists patients in obtaining access to all the benefits to which Veterans are eligible, provides spiritual support, and addresses individual post-traumatic stress issues.  

“Ohio’s Hospice and its affiliates recognize the importance of honoring the service of our nation’s Veterans,” LeVan said. “We are honored and privileged to celebrate the lives of Veterans and honor their contributions through participation in Veteran recognition ceremonies, Honor Flight and special observances and celebrations.” 

Some individuals choose to volunteer with Ohio’s Hospice because they had a loved in hospice care, and they appreciated the care they received. “After my experience with hospice with my mom, I knew I could do the same for people in my community,” said Lisa Birkes, a volunteer with Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare who provides direct care in homes. “Being able to give someone peace of mind while I sit with a loved one is a blessing for me as much as it is a help to the family.”  

Other individuals choose to volunteer simply to help others. Tom Gannon, a volunteer with Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, volunteered after he retired. “I wanted to give my time to a worthy cause,” he said. “I visit hospice patients three days a week. I talk, listen, and sing whatever puts a smile on their face. Just being there with them brings me great satisfaction. Sometimes I am their only family.” 

Ohio’s Hospice is grateful to the nearly 1,200 volunteers who donate their time and talents to serving patients and families. “Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, our volunteers stepped up to make face masks for affiliates, gowns and visors for care teams, and called or wrote letters to patients to maintain contact and companionship,” LeVan said. “We’re thankful for their support of our mission.”  

If you would like to learn more about volunteering, please visit: https://www.ohioshospice.org/volunteer-application/ 

You also can contact your local Ohio’s Hospice affiliate.  

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