patient care

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 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 and where you wish to spend the rest of your life.

"Hospice was a true gift to us in their care for mom. Their kindness, skill and compassion are God-sent because they understood our desire for our mom to be treated with dignity at the end of her life."

Hospice Care

Patients are usually referred to Hospice by their physicians when it is believed they have six months or less to live and are no longer pursuing curative care. However, patients and families are encouraged to call Hospice of Northwest Ohio directly – whether or not they have a physician referral – to seek advice and information at any time during their illness.  Read More. Learn more about Controlling Pain and Symptoms, Common Hospice Myths, Emotional and Spiritual Support for the Patient, How to Choose a Hospice, Where Care is Provided, Therapies, Veterans Services and Understanding the Final Months.

Palliative Care

Palliative care provides pain and symptom management for anyone facing a serious illness, whether they are expecting a full recovery or continuing to decline. Sincera Supportive Care and Symptom Relief TM , our home-based palliative care program, can be introduced to patients early in their diagnoses to assure they have the best possible quality of life while living with their disease.   Read More.

Disease Trajectories

Not all illnesses take the same path. For some, there is a sudden decline and for others the decline is more gradual. Here we offer a description and visual representation of the four main disease trajectories. Read More.

In Our Own Words

Hospice staff and volunteers share stories of care.

Advance Care Planning

To assure you remain in control throughout your medical journey, it is important that you speak with your family about your choices for medical care ahead of time.  This will assure that they and your health care providers are aware of your preferences and can respect your wishes in the event you are ever unable to speak for yourself.  Read More.