Care For You
At Hospice of Southwest Ohio, we provide support and care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We know that each person requires different levels of care throughout the hospice journey, so we’ll work with the family physician and other caregivers to provide an individualized plan that meets your needs. Our levels of care include:
- Routine Home Care
- Continuous Care
- Inpatient Care
- Respite Care
- CareBridge Palliative Care
This level of care is provided in the patient’s place of residence — in your private home, an assisted living community, a skilled nursing or long-term care facility, or another residential setting. Under routine care, you receive regular visits from members of your care team, based upon your specific needs. As your needs change, team members adjust their visits to accommodate these changes and ensure optimal care.
Routine home care includes:
- Pain and symptom management
- Oversight of medications
- Personal care
- Wound care
- Nutritional assistance
- Help with daily activities
- Resource coordination
- Emotional support
- Spiritual support
- Bereavement support
Sometimes, an unexpected medical need during hospice care can’t be managed through routine hospice services. We’re prepared with our Continuous Care Program. The Hospice of Southwest Ohio team can address troubling symptoms so your loved one is comfortable. We’ll stay by your loved one’s side until symptoms are resolved. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that extra care during a crisis is always available for symptoms like:
- Uncontrolled pain
- Trouble breathing
- Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea that won’t ease up
- Change in level of consciousness
- Restlessness or agitation
Continuous care may include:
- Additional care by a hospice nurse or aide
- Support from a hospice physician who will consult with the patient’s personal physician
- Intensive, personal care wherever the patient calls home, whether that is a private residence, nursing home or assisted living community
- Manage acute symptoms, including pain and shortness of breath
- Adjust medications and treatment plans
- Offer respite care when family caregivers require a break
We accept new patients transitioning from a hospital setting, as well as current HSWO patients requiring inpatient care for uncontrollable symptoms.
Family and friends are welcome at all times, regardless of age.
Each of our nine private suites is equipped with:
- A personal sound system for every room
- Cable television
- Space for visitors and overnight guests, with comfortable sleeping arrangements
- Private bathrooms that are wheelchair-accessible
In addition, our patients and their families can enjoy family gathering spaces with Internet access, a community kitchen, peaceful outdoor gardens, a chapel for prayer and meditation, and a consultation room.
Our Inpatient Care Team
All patient care is overseen by board-certified hospice physicians who make daily rounds to the Patient Care Center.
In addition, nurses, social workers, chaplains and hospice aides specialize in providing individualized care to meet patients’ medical, emotional, spiritual and psychological needs.
Therapies and services to enhance our patients’ comfort and peace of mind include:
- Complimentary gentle massage to alleviate pain, reduce swelling or ease difficulty breathing
- Music Ministry
- Pet Interaction Program and scheduled visits with family pets
- Grief support
Contact 513.271.4796 or toll free 866.989.4796 for referral or more information. If our Patient Care Center location in Madeira is not easily accessible for a family, we can provide hospice care in a hospital setting, as well.
Hospice of Southwest Ohio nurses and social workers can arrange for short-term, respite care in our Madeira Patient Care Center or at a nursing facility for caregiver relief.
Situations that are considered necessary include:
- Caregivers who may be suffering from physical or emotional exhaustion from taking care of a patient around the clock
- Caregivers who would like to attend a family event such as wedding, funeral, etc.
- Caregivers who are ill and cannot take care of the patient while recovering.
Respite care provides caregivers a temporary rest from caregiving, while the patient continues to receive care in a safe environment. Using respite services can support and strengthen your ability to be a caregiver.
When you or a loved one faces a serious illness, CareBridge Palliative Care Services provides a team of specialists who can help relieve your pain and improve your quality of life, at any stage of a serious illness. Anyone can refer a patient or their loved one to palliative care.
Whether in the comfort of your home, hospital or long-term care facility, palliative care services help you carry on with your daily life and reduce frequent emergency room and doctor’s visits.
Most insurance plans, Medicare and Medicaid cover all or a portion of the palliative care you receive. Drugs, medical supplies and equipment may also be covered.
Is it Right for Me?
If you suffer from pain or other symptoms due to a serious illness, we can help. These illnesses include, but are not limited to:
- Cardiac Disease
- Respiratory Disease
- Kidney Failure
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Multiple Sclerosis
What Can I Expect?
With care from CareBridge Palliative Care Services, you can expect an in-home visit by a nurse practitioner and relief from symptoms such as:
- Shortness of breath
- Loss of appetite
- Difficulty sleeping
How Can I Get Started?
Start by talking to your primary physician or nurse, and simply ask how you can start getting palliative care. Your care team can contact CareBridge Palliative Care Services for more information at 513.528.8150.
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Cincinnati, Ohio 45243
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