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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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Starting Conversations with Loved Ones About End of Life

By Hospice of Southwest Ohio on Nov 2, 2021 10:14:10 AM

Dying is a universal experience. As a hospice provider, we talk a lot with our patients and families about opening up about death. Our Voice Your Choice program advocates for the wishes of our patients in their final days. Most of our conversations revolve around end-of-life planning as it relates to advance care planning and advance directives. However, the conversation can, and should, be so much more than that. 

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Tips for Visiting Someone in Hospice Care

By Hospice of Southwest Ohio on Sep 27, 2021 12:15:00 PM

It can be difficult to visit with a loved one in hospice. You might put off seeing them because you don’t know what to say or how to handle it. You may wonder whether your visits make a difference. We want you to know that your presence does make a difference.

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Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementias 101

By Dr. Arvind Modawal on Sep 24, 2021 3:30:13 PM

By Arvind Modawal, MD MPH AGSF FAAFP, Associate Medical Director Hospice of Southwest Ohio and CareBridge Palliative Care Services

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Why Physicians and Families Can Trust Hospice of Southwest Ohio

By Hospice of Southwest Ohio on Sep 2, 2021 10:47:38 AM

When a loved one is diagnosed with a terminal illness, many families may not know where to start and may miss a critical window to enroll in hospice care. Far too often, referrals for hospice care are made too late, before a patient and family can benefit from the services hospice actually has to offer. While the transition to hospice care can be a confusing time for patients and their families, we’re here to help. The sooner a patient is referred, the better. 

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The Changing Face of Palliative and Hospice Care Post-COVID

By Hospice of Southwest Ohio on Jul 26, 2021 10:48:32 AM

We are a little over a year into the global COVID-19 pandemic. Since the start of the pandemic last year, we have seen a profound impact on the palliative and hospice care industry. Changes in care due to public health orders, increased demand for medical supplies, and the mental health of staff everywhere have impacted healthcare providers around the world. The hospice and palliative care industry has been heavily impacted by the pandemic.

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Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month With Your Hometown Hospice

By Hospice of Southwest Ohio on Jun 30, 2021 11:30:00 AM

June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month, making it the perfect opportunity to talk about brain health and dementia. More than 6 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s and it kills more people than breast and prostate cancer combined. Since 2014, The Alzheimer’s Association has declared June as Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month to help garner attention and understanding about the disease and show support for those dealing with it. This also serves as a time to recognize the contributions of caregivers and the support they provide to those living with Alzheimer’s.

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6 Important Facts About Hospice Care

By Hospice of Southwest Ohio on Jun 7, 2021 12:02:41 PM

Hospice care is often misunderstood and the full scope of care can be difficult to understand. For patients, family members, loved ones, and physicians, it’s important to have the correct information about hospice so that you can make informed decisions around end-of-life care.

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End Of Life Care Focused Newsletters For Hospice

By Hospice of Southwest Ohio on May 4, 2021 9:49:05 AM

In order to better serve our community and partners, Hospice of Southwest Ohio has launched two free newsletter subscriptions. These email newsletters contain helpful resources, education opportunities, and industry news that focuses on end of life care. 

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