From a Family...
"The nurse who came out was so wonderful to dad. She talked to him about his life, his musical interests, etc. She hugged him and told him it was okay. She allowed him to transition with dignity and peace."
Care and Compassion When You Need It Most
At Hospice of Northwest Ohio, we understand the needs you and your family have, the decisions you are facing and the uncertainties you feel about the future. Our interdisciplinary team of professionals will help you and your family make the most of the remaining time you have together. We will keep you comfortable, support you and your loved ones and be a trusted resource as you determine how you want to spend the rest of your life.
Care for All Ages
Our individualized care accommodates the special needs of newborns, children and adolescents as well as adults of all ages. Patients can benefit from hospice care when physicians predict they have six months, or less, to live and curative treatment is no longer being sought.
Meeting All Your End-of-Life Needs
Comprehensive care is provided by a team of specially trained physicians, nurses, therapists, aides, social workers, clergy and volunteers. It is designed to support the family, as well as the patient, and includes:
- Comprehensive medical and nursing care
- Unmatched expertise in pain and symptom management
- 24-hour on-call availability of a Hospice nurse
- Hospice Aides
- Emotional and spiritual support for the entire family
- Drugs, medical supplies and equipment related to the terminal illness
- Assistance with patients' personal hygiene
- Instruction for family members on the care of their loved ones
- Respite care, support and assistance from trained Hospice volunteers
- Art expression and music therapy
- Massage therapy
- Bereavement support for family members.
The majority of care is provided in patients' homes, but also is provided in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, and at our home-like Hospice Centers.
Confused, Frustrated or Overwhelmed?
If you are finding it difficult to determine whether or not hospice care would be beneficial for you or your loved one, click on When Is It Time?
If you are having difficulties discussing end-of-life issues with your family or physician - or feel that some members of your family may be resistant or in denial - click on Talking About End of Life.
If you are concerned about insurance coverage and the costs of care, click on Cost/Insurance.