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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

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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

Winter Safety Tips for Caregivers

Winter Safety Tips for Caregivers and Families

The winter months can bring additional challenges for the health and safety of caregivers and their loved ones as snow, ice and cold temperatures blanket Ohio. For caregivers, the safety of their loved one is a top priority. These winter safety tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, The National Safety Council, and Care.com will help to keep you and your loved ones safe throughout the season.  

  • Fight the wintertime blues by checking in on friends and loved ones often. It can be difficult or dangerous to get around, leading to feelings of loneliness and isolation. A short phone call or video call can make a big difference on days when travel is not safe.  
  • Dress in layers and wear appropriate outdoor clothing. Be sure to wear gloves, hats, scarves and boots when going outdoors. Choose practical footwear with good traction.  
  • Avoid icy and snow-covered sidewalks where slipping is likely. Salt, sand, and kitty litter can increase traction on your sidewalks and driveways. 
  • Be prepared for inclement weather. Store extra batteries and candles in your home to prepare for winter storms. To prepare your vehicle for winter emergencies, keep your gas tank above half a tank, use winter formula windshield wiper fluid, and prepare an emergency kit including blankets, flares, maps, a flashlight, and a first aid kit.  
  • When you are traveling, be aware of current and forecasted weather conditions. Avoid non-essential travel when the National Weather Service has issued advisories. If you must travel, inform a friend or loved one of your proposed route and the expected time of arrival. 
  • Have a professional inspect and clean your heating system and chimney and ensure your carbon monoxide detectors are operational.  
  • Take care of yourself! Exercise and eat healthy food to keep your immune system running effectively to fight disease. Avoid injuries by dressing warmly and taking your time. Do not skip doctor’s visits. 
  • If you do not feel well, stay home and care for yourself before tending to your loved ones. This will limit the spread of illness to your loved ones or other caregivers.  

The most important tip to keep in mind is to ask for help when needed. For example, if you need assistance to clear snow and ice, do not hesitate to ask a neighbor, relative, or hire a professional. Winter can pose additional challenges, but with planning and awareness, you will stay healthy and experience the blooms of springtime soon. 

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