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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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Frequently asked questions about palliative care

By Dr. Richard Sternberg on Apr 14, 2017 11:31:01 AM

What is Palliative Care?
Palliative care is a multidisciplinary approach to medical care for people with both acute and chronic serious illness. Patients may have physical, psychological, social, or spiritual issues because of their disease or treatment. Palliative care serves to lessen pain, control symptoms and improve stress for the both the patient and family. Ultimately, the goal is improving quality of life, assisting with medical decisions and more importantly navigating the healthcare system.

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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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The benefits of reminiscence therapy for seniors

By David Walsh on Mar 27, 2017 7:54:07 AM

For both the elderly and their caregivers, the ailments and struggles that come with aging shadow a more carefree, happy past. We’re busy focusing on medication management, installing new handles in the shower or researching assisted living facilities. As dementia, Alzheimer’s or other cognitive issues strengthen their grip on a loved one, many feel as if they’re losing that person they once knew. A similar identity crises may be going on inside for them, as well.

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