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How to Open Up About End of Life Planning | Hospice of Southwest Ohio

By Hospice of Southwest Ohio on Jul 24, 2020 11:18:59 AM

End-of-life planning is a difficult topic to discuss under any circumstances. For family members, the topic can be tough to broach because they don’t want to imagine a reality without their loved one or don’t know how their loved one will react to this type of conversation. For those who are terminally ill, it can be just as hard or intimidating to approach the topic with their children or loved ones. They may be worried about burdening their children with sorting out care options or may be waiting for a physician or caretaker to initiate the conversation for them.

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A Look at How COVID Is Impacting Hospice

By Hospice of Southwest Ohio on Jul 2, 2020 1:23:15 PM

In the face of coronavirus, we are looking at a difficult and tumultuous time for healthcare professionals, patients and their families.

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5 Tips to Find Work-Life Balance as a Caregiver

By Hospice of Southwest Ohio on Mar 18, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Caregiving is a 24/7 job and sometimes that's on top of your existing 9-5.

Not only is being a caregiver a huge time commitment, but it's also emotionally demanding. That being said, caregiving is also incredibly rewarding and truly makes a difference in the lives of so many people.

But, how do you provide care to someone else and manage your daily life without sacrificing your own health and well being?

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Give Life Back to Your Days: Know When to Start Hospice Care

By Hospice of Southwest Ohio on Feb 20, 2020 10:45:00 AM

Everyone wants to think that they'll have a little more time with their aging family members. It's hard to think about losing someone you love, so a lot of families tend to put off talking about end-of-life care. Having an open and honest conversation with your loved one about their wishes for care is important, and having that conversation early is imperative to providing them with the best quality of life.

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10 Common Myths About Hospice Care

By David Walsh on Jan 23, 2020 9:27:40 AM

“Hospice” is a word that can strike fear or provide a feeling of peace, depending on the individual. For those who don’t fully understand what hospice care is and what it provides, they tend to fall into the former category rather than the latter. I want to dispel the misconceptions and the common myths about hospice. This speciality end-of-life care focuses on comfort and celebrating life, because every day is a gift.

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How to start a conversation about the end of life

By Dr. Richard Sternberg on Dec 19, 2019 1:40:00 PM

The ending of life is an inevitability for all living beings, but it’s never easy to part ways. It can be even harder to have a conversation about the ending of a loved one’s life. According to The Conversation Project, 90 percent of people say that talking to their loved ones about end-of-life care is important, but only 27 percent actually do. Too often, we fail to plan for this certainty and leave tough decisions to be made after a loved one has already passed away, rather than learning their true choices and wishes about how to handle their death. You don’t have to wait until the end is imminent; talking about this natural part of life and how to handle it can happen well before it’s time and put everyone’s questions and fears to rest. All you have to do is get started.

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What is in-home primary care?

By Hospice of Southwest Ohio on Nov 19, 2019 10:10:00 AM

In-home primary care is for anyone homebound with a serious injury or illness, regardless of age or prognosis. It’s a personalized experience, in the comfort of one’s own home. This type of care focuses on managing symptoms and providing treatment to promote a better quality of life. In-home primary care is offered by Hospice of Southwest Ohio’s partner organization, CareBridge Primary and Palliative Care.

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Connections are key when looking into senior living and hospice care in Cincinnati

By Hospice of Southwest Ohio on Oct 22, 2019 9:00:00 AM

As an older adult, or as an adult child or caregiver of one, it can be overwhelming to know what senior living and healthcare options exist and where to begin when looking into them. The good news is that there are experts who can help you and your family navigate the major life decisions that need to be made as you age.

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Is hospice a place?

By Hospice of Southwest Ohio on Sep 17, 2019 9:30:00 AM

Many people think of hospice as a physical building you go to when you are nearing the end of your life. But hospice is not a place, even though there are hospice care centers around the country that specialize in end-of-life care. Hospice care most often takes place in the home or in a place that is currently home, such as an assisted living facility, skilled nursing center or long-term care community. While hospice care is typically reserved for the last six months of life, it can extend beyond that timeframe. Rather than a cure, hospice focuses on comfort and improving the quality of life.

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Why Hospice of Southwest Ohio is your best choice for hospice care in Cincinnati

By Hospice of Southwest Ohio on Aug 20, 2019 1:30:00 PM

There are likely multiple options available to you when it’s time to choose a hospice provider. It can sometimes be an overwhelming choice to make and one that should not be taken lightly. Doing research beforehand can make the process smoother and less stressful. Here are ten reasons why Hospice of Southwest Ohio should be at the top of your list if you live in Clermont, Butler, Warren and Hamilton counties in the greater Cincinnati area.

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