Getting Started

Hospice doesn’t mean an individual is in the last days or weeks of life. Under Medicare guidelines, hospice care will be covered when the prognosis is less than six months. When you believe it’s time for hospice care or you simply want to learn more about our services, we’ll make the journey as easy as possible.

Medicare guidelines provide hospice care when:

Step 1: Make an Inquiry

Remember, anyone can inquire about hospice. Our team is trained and prepared to give you information that explains our services and the disease process.

Step 2: Make a Referral

Anyone can refer a patient to hospice, although Medicare requires a physician’s certification for admittance. We will assist in making a smooth transition and answer any questions you and your family may have.

Step 3: Meet with the Admissions Team

Our team includes specially trained nurses, social workers, aides and volunteers who will meet with patients, families and caregivers to listen to their needs and explain how Hospice of Southwest Ohio can be of assistance.

Step 4: Receive Assessment and Admission

Our admissions team will come to the patient and assess the patient’s physical, emotional and spiritual well-being, and then begin working on a Plan of Care (POC). A consent form must be signed prior to hospice enrollment, making the patient’s wishes known in writing. If the patient meets eligibility criteria and consents are signed, the patient is admitted to hospice.

Step 5: Receive a Plan of Care (POC)

Our team will work with the physician, patient, family and caregivers to develop a POC that outlines the most appropriate approach for care – combining expert medical care, symptom management, and emotional/spiritual support tailored to the patient’s specific needs and goals.

Contact Us





Hospice Care Contact Information

7625 Camargo Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45243

Phone: 513.770.0820
Fax: 513.770.0848

Director of Marketing
Phone: 513.528.8142

Palliative Care Information
Director CareBridge Palliative Care Services
Phone: 513.528.8150

Teen Volunteer Information
Phone: 513.528.8144

Adult Volunteer Information
Phone: 513.528.8144

Mission Statement

At Hospice of Southwest Ohio, we are dedicated to providing quality comfort care and support in meeting the medical, emotional, spiritual and psychological needs of our patients, families, caregivers, staff and community in a way that affirms life and supports choices in an environment of dignity and respect. HSWO’s caring employees and volunteers are empowered to fulfill this vision…with every patient…every day.


Interested in volunteering at the Hospice of Southwest Ohio? Find out how to apply and volunteer today.

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