Hospice Care

Make the end-of-life journey memorable with quality care

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In Your Home

Hospice of Southwest Ohio provides care in your loved one's private home, allowing them to continue living in a familiar space.
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In Our Care Center

Our Patient Care Center located in Madeira, Ohio provides short- and long-term, 24-hour hospice care.
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In a Healthcare Center

We provide care in a number of healthcare facilities, allowing your loved one to stay in a familiar and comfortable space.
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Respite Care

Many people need additional help, have an event they need to attend, travel requirements or just need a little break. We’re here for you.
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Palliative Care

Get relief from symptoms of serious illnesses with a team of trained specialists

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Chronic Disease Symptom Management

People who are diagnosed with an acute or chronic serious illness go through a lot of stress. Palliative care provides support for those suffering from pain or other symptoms of chronic diseases.
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Pain Management

People who are diagnosed with an acute or chronic serious illness can suffer from pain as a result. Palliative care focuses on providing personalized support for these patients, helping them reach a higher quality of life.
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Hospice Care Extends the Quality of Life

 

Hospice patients are those who have been diagnosed by a doctor as having six months or less left to live, but hospice is not a death sentence.

Patients can outlive their projected life expectancy and continue receiving hospice care when the illness they're facing is deemed life-limiting.

The primary objective of hospice care is to relieve the physical, emotional, social and spiritual suffering that often accompanies a chronic or terminal illness. When a cure can no longer be pursued, hospice allows patients to shift their focus to living out their remaining days peacefully and comfortably. Therefore, instead of using their energy to fight pain and discomfort, patients can use that energy doing things that enhance and improve the quality of their lives.

Rather than viewing hospice as scary or troubling, it can be viewed as a peaceful and natural way that patients can pass away with dignity and the loving support of family, friends and an interdisciplinary care team that helps them experience a pain-free death.

 

Adding life to your days

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) cites a study that found those who received palliative care lived, on average, almost two months longer than those who received standard care. Those patients also reported a higher quality of life through the final course of their illness. Those who received palliative care were also more likely to elect hospice services. This study adds to the body of evidence showing that many patients live longer with hospice and palliative care.

Hospice care gives life back to your days in the following ways:

  • Allows patients to remain in the comfort of their own home or any other place they call home (such as an assisted living neighborhood or long-term care center)
  • Decreases anxiety and stress levels
  • Provides effective pain management and relief
  • Restores dignity and control
  • Relieves the burden of medical bills
  • Gives access to a dedicated care team 24/7/365
  • Respects the wishes of patients during their final days

We encourage all families who are diagnosed with a serious illness to ask their healthcare providers about hospice and palliative care services. To learn more about hospice care and how it helps those who are suffering during their final days on life's journey, call Hospice of Southwest Ohio 24 hours a day, seven days a week at (513) 216-9853.

 

Ready to talk about hospice care for you or a loved one?

The Hospice of Southwest Ohio team is here to help answer any questions or concerns you may have about hospice care, 24 hours per day, seven days per week at (513) 216-9852.

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