My mother was cared for by Hospice of Northwest Ohio during August and September of 2002. It was her wish to stay in her own home. I could not have accomplished it without the help of Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
First and foremost were the wonderful caring staff we worked with -- social workers, dietician, chaplain, nurse...
I couldn't have taken care of her without all the things they provided for her: hospital bed, lift chair, oxygen, medication, right down to the small, soft comfort pillow. Someone was available 24/7 to answer any questions and that was a great comfort to me.
I knew right from then that one day I wanted to be a part of this organization and have now been a Hospice of Northwest Ohio volunteer for almost one year.
The one thing provided by Hospice of Northwest Ohio was exceptional, professional care! He had become a "grumpy old man" frustrated at the decline of his body and no longer being able to do what his mind wanted to do. All of the staff that dealt with him were kind and understanding of what was heppening to him - and saw through his "grumpiness" to the wonderful person inside!
I will most definitely recommend Hospice NWO to others because it worked! - simple as that. He was comfortable, pain free and safe right up to the end. In fact, he passed away in his sleep, which in itself was a blessing!
The Music Therapist came into my mother’s room, introduced himself, and asked her what kinds of songs she liked. She told him that she liked religious hymns. When he began to sing, she immediately recognized the songs. And being an accomplished pianist herself, she “accompanied” him by moving her fingers up and down the keyboard as he played his guitar and sang. It was almost like she was back to her old self playing her beloved piano once again. And the smile it brought to her face (and ours) was absolutely priceless!
Hospice of Northwest Ohio cared for my husband Fred. I found that everyone who came to our home was great. I still see many of the people who helped us and still get a hug from so many. Hospice will always and forever have a big place in my heart and it is easy to tell everyone. Thanks again for all the wonderful care given to Fred.
During my father's illness, Hospice of NWO did so many things for my family. They came to my parents' home and counseled our entire family on the role they were going play in my dad's final days and offered guidance on what to expect. They made the ordeal of losing my dad as easy as it could possibly be. They also came and met with my nieces and nephews to help them with the situation. Because we got Hospice of NWO involved early, they were able to facilitate a final trip to Sanibel Island for my parents (and aunt and uncle) by getting in touch with hospice services in Florida.
My dad was able to die where he wanted, at home, because hospice nurses provided care and medication and a hospital bed. He got "to go" on his own terms. Also, we were given a book which outlined how people died. It was comforting to me to know what to expect in the final days.
It's been two years and three months and 9 days since I lost my father. I miss him more and more every day but I am so grateful to Hospice of NWO for helping my family through such an overwhelming time.
My husband Wayne and me, our reaction to Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their involvement in our journey was one of gratitude and complete relief. We had immediate and wonderful responses to requests for information and for care.
We no longer had to try to reach one of four physicians to answer our questions and to decide on a course action. Our Hospice nurse inspired confidence from the first meeting and continued to become an ally in Wayne's plan to live his final days in comfort and calm.
My dad was a Hospice of NWO patient. He died on Sept. 27, 1998. He was diagnosed with esophagus cancer in May of 1998 which had then metastasized to his liver. We had Hospice come out to his home. Hospice was absolutely wonderful! I so appreciated talking with the nurses--their gentle manner and wisdom.
One thing I especially appreciated was having in print the stages of death. I wasn't always there when the nurses came but I could read the material over and over in an attempt to comprehend it. It was comforting to have that knowledge. Many times since I have sung the praises of Hospice NWO to people; I always say that Hospice of Northwest Ohio is the gold standard for hospice care in our area.
Hospice of Northwest Ohio cared for my husband in 2007. The one thing their care brought for us was tranquility -- we really needed that after being in hospitals and nursing homes for more than six weeks.
The Detroit Avenue Facility is wonderful. Fabulous care, ability to meet every need that we had.
Hospice of Northwest Ohio cared for my mom in May, 2001 and my father in March of 2010.
For me, Hospice relieved the worry. I knew thei care was the best. They told me what to expect and every aspect of their care was taken care of.
The care met all of our expectations for care and peace of mind.
Our Dad was admitted in May 2009 and spent 6 weeks at the Hospice Center in Perrysburg until his death on July 1. Dad fought leaving his home to go to Hospice but it quickly became his new home. He had a beautiful room overlooking the woods with plenty of wildlife to watch along with the pond and looked forward to all the attention he received which at 84 seems very needed and adored.
The nurses and staff were so attentive to his every need and his pain level was kept to a minimum. Dad was a very proud man and didn't ask for alot but what he did want he received and his being treated with such respect and compassion gave him the feeling of still being in control. The ratio of every nurse to every patient gave him lots of company and attention and his visitors were always very comfortable visiting along with his daily visit from Tanner the dog. The family care after Dad's death was remarkable and something his family will always remember and therefore will always stay in our hearts.