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Hospice of Southwest Ohio – Dealing with Grief Around the Holidays

By Hospice of Southwest Ohio on Dec 5, 2022 11:21:18 AM

For most the holiday season is a time of joy, filled with festive celebrations, gift-giving and treasured family traditions. But for those who have recently lost a loved one, the joyful music and bustling holiday parties can be a painful reminder of the loss they have sustained, rather than a source of happiness. When you are deep in the throes of grief, it may seem impossible to feel joy again, let alone muster the energy to celebrate the holidays.

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Hospice & Palliative Care Awareness Month

By Hospice of Southwest Ohio on Nov 2, 2022 11:51:48 AM

When a loved one falls seriously ill, making an informed decision about treatment options and ongoing care can be daunting, especially as you grapple with your own emotions. At Hospice of Southwest Ohio, we understand the stress and emotional toll that comes with this situation. We also recognize that the most important thing to families in this position is maximizing their loved one’s quality of life while preserving their dignity as much as possible.

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Hospice of Southwest Ohio – Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Hospice of Southwest Ohio on Oct 5, 2022 9:27:55 AM

Get ready for a sea of pink ribbons to flood your social media feeds—October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month, when non-profits and health systems across the country dedicate their resources to raising awareness and funds for research into the cause, prevention, and treatment of breast cancer.

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Hospice of Southwest Ohio – Healthy Aging Month

By Hospice of Southwest Ohio on Sep 16, 2022 2:49:06 PM

The beach towels and umbrellas have been stashed away, the sun is setting earlier, and summer is officially drawing to a close. It’s hard to believe that we are well into final half of 2022—but for many of us at Hospice of Southwest Ohio, September feels like more of a fresh start than the actual New Year. After all, it marks the beginning of a new school year and the entrance of beautiful, crisp autumn mornings. And when the leaves start turning, we start thinking about turning over a new leaf ourselves.

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Hospice Care:  The Why and The When

By Hospice of Southwest Ohio on Sep 7, 2022 10:55:13 AM

When a loved one is facing the inevitable and you find yourself struggling with the appropriate next steps, it is best to take a beat and consider two things carefully. Why is Hospice a consideration? When do I make the decision?

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Finding Comfort:  The Purpose of Hospice Care

By Hospice of Southwest Ohio on Jun 23, 2022 4:38:22 PM

When you or a loved one is faced with a life limiting illness, making informed decisions will be key to serenity for all. Join us as we explore the ultimate goal and the purpose of Hospice care. In this article you will learn a bit more about the four pillars of purpose.

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Show Yourself Some Love: Self-Care for Caregivers

By Hospice of Southwest Ohio on Feb 28, 2022 11:28:59 AM

As we continue to see care trends shift to favor in-home care, caregivers are being stretched thin. Caregiving can be incredibly rewarding but it also comes with a great deal of stress and emotional exhaustion.

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2022: Upcoming Trends in Hospice Care

By Hospice of Southwest Ohio on Jan 28, 2022 1:52:30 PM

As we mark two years since the COVID-19 outbreak, people are looking to 2022 with hesitation. The pandemic completely changed how we do nearly everything – especially for those of us in the healthcare industry. If the past two years have taught us anything, it’s how the hospice industry can adapt to a tumultuous landscape.

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Signs Your Loved One Needs Care

By Hospice of Southwest Ohio on Dec 28, 2021 10:30:49 AM

For many families, the holiday season may be the first time they’ve spent extended periods with loved ones after dealing with long separations during the pandemic. Because of virtual visits and quarantines, it may be the first chance some have to notice changes in their loved ones. If you’ve noted significant behavioral, cognitive, or physical changes in your loved one, it’s important to take steps to ensure they are getting the care they need. 

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National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

By Hospice of Southwest Ohio on Nov 30, 2021 4:03:19 PM

As we wrap up the month of November, we want to take a moment to recognize the importance of this month for palliative and hospice care providers.

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