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 the care, dignity and respect.

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Tips to prevent burnout for hospice caregivers

By Hospice of Southwest Ohio on Jun 17, 2019 1:30:00 PM

It’s not easy taking care of a hospice patient in a home setting. Sometimes, caregivers suffer from physical or emotional exhaustion from taking care of a loved one around the clock. It’s important to maintain a healthy balance between supporting a loved one in hospice and tending to the rest of your life and responsibilities. Don’t give up activities that are important to you, such as your work or your hobbies. To prevent burnout, here are some tips for hospice caregivers.

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The hospice process

By Hospice of Southwest Ohio on May 15, 2019 9:00:00 AM

When a loved one is diagnosed with a terminal illness, it can be hard to know where to begin. You want to ensure they receive the best care possible and are comfortable during the rest of their life, while also understanding what the options are for care and how everything will be covered financially. First things first, it’s important to define the criteria for who can receive hospice care.

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Making memories for those in hospice care

By Hospice of Southwest Ohio on Feb 25, 2019 4:33:47 PM


Verena Shiflett, a 48-year-old Cincinnati-area mother in hospice care for a lung disorder, had one final dream: to see her 18-year-old daughter, Rhonda, graduate from high school.

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Hospice of Southwest Ohio’s Joe McDermott receives Hospice Award of Excellence

By Hospice of Southwest Ohio on Oct 8, 2018 10:10:19 AM

The Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice (OCHCH) presented the Hospice Award of Excellence Joe McDermott, LPN for his compassionate dedication of more than 7 years of service to the patients, family members and staff at Hospice of Southwest Ohio.

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An honor for our volunteer

By Hospice of Southwest Ohio on May 23, 2018 3:23:18 PM

Hospice of Southwest Ohio is proud to have one of our volunteers, Paul Carlson, honored by Honor Flight Tri-State. Paul is better know around our community as Santa's Elf "Sparkles" during the holiday season. Paul was escorted by his son Erick. HSWO thanks Paul for his service!

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HSWO's Tabetha Morelock receives Aide of the Year Award

By Hospice of Southwest Ohio on Sep 26, 2017 2:28:40 PM

The Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice (OCHCH) presented the State of Ohio Hospice Aide of the Year to Tabetha Morelock, STNA for her dedication of more than 6 years of service to the patients, family members and staff at Hospice of Southwest Ohio.

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How to look out for a relative in a nursing home

By Hospice of Southwest Ohio on May 3, 2017 10:24:29 AM

Finally, after ticking off the last item on a lengthy list of must-haves, you think you've found the best nursing home for your Dad. The staff seems caring and professional. It's comfortable, homey, and Dad is OK with it. He might even come to like his new life.

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Cincy Obscura: Miniature therapy horses at Seven Oaks Farm

By Hospice of Southwest Ohio on Apr 18, 2017 10:07:03 AM

Hospice of Southwest Ohio is pleased to offer visits from Seven Oaks Farm Miniature Therapy Horses. We are the only hospice in Greater Cincinnati providing loving visits from these miniature horses for our patients and their families.

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Soothing 'spiritual' pain

By Hospice of Southwest Ohio on Apr 16, 2017 11:31:14 AM

A chaplain at a New York hospital has designed a board that lets the critically ill communicate their spiritual pain and needs.

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'I'm 90 years old, I'm hitting the road'

By Hospice of Southwest Ohio on Apr 7, 2017 8:19:33 PM

A 90-year-old woman has opted out of cancer treatment to spend her remaining days on a once-in-a-lifetime road-trip with her family. The woman’s name is Norma and she is from Northern Michigan. Just two days after loosing her husband Leo, she found out she had uterine cancer. When her doctor explained that they could operate on the tumor and then put her through radiation and chemotherapy treatments, Norma politely declined. Instead of treatment, Norma decided to spend her last days on the road with her son, Tim, and his wife, Ramie in an RV. Ramie says she hopes the story will encourage other families to discuss end-of-life options.
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