Hospice of Southwest Ohio

Hospice of Southwest Ohio provides care, comfort and compassion for those facing a life-limiting illness. We have a dedicated team of nurses, caregivers and volunteers whose main goal is to keep your loved ones at peace – in a place surrounded by care and compassion. We serve four counties around Cincinnati, Ohio, with the highest reputation for treating patients with dignity and respect.

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Transitioning From Palliative Care to Hospice

By Hospice of Southwest Ohio on Aug 27, 2020 12:31:11 PM

When someone is diagnosed with a terminal illness, treating and managing their symptoms becomes a top priority. A large part of successfully caring for someone with a terminal illness is understanding how palliative and hospice care play a role in treatment and what the transition from palliative to hospice entails. 

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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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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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A new wave of younger adult hospice caregivers

By Hospice of Southwest Ohio on Jul 17, 2019 10:00:00 AM

When a parent, relative or friend receives a terminal cancer diagnosis, you may quickly find yourself stepping into the role of a hospice caregiver. In recent years, many adults have taken on this role much earlier than anticipated. In some cases, the individual with cancer may not yet be eligible to receive Medicare benefits, potentially putting the caregiver in a difficult place financially as they deal with medical costs. Discover resources to help you prepare and care for your loved one as you step into your new role of caregiver.

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