Troy, OH 45373
End of life care
Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County is a community-based not-for-profit organization founded in 1983 to “Improve the quality of life for people and families facing life-limiting illnesses.” Our goal is to be the leader in quality comfort and bereavement care in Miami County. Services are provided to anyone who qualifies regardless of the patient’s insurance coverage or ability to pay.
Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County offers support and comfort care designed to allow our patients and their families to make the most of the time that remains to them. At hospice we identify and honor the preferences of the patient and family through careful attention to their values, goals and priorities, as well as their cultural and spiritual perspectives. We place a high priority on physical comfort and functional capacity including, but not limited to: expert management of pain and other symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of psychological stress, and assistance in remaining as independent as possible or desired. Hospice care does not hasten death, but affirms life. Recent studies have indicated that Hospice care contributes to prolonging life in some patients.
The following services can be provided in the patient’s home, an assisted living facility or nursing home facility.
• Regular visits by a registered nurse to monitor the patient’s condition and provide appropriate care and comfort measures• 24 hour availability of hospice nurses for phone consultation and/or emergency visits• Home health aide visits for assistance with personal care and activities of daily living• Volunteer support for friendly visits and assistance to the caregiver with errands or other help requested by the family• Medications related to the terminal illness for symptom control and pain relief• Physical Therapy for symptom control• Massage Therapy for comfort• Chaplain services for spiritual care and support• Social Work services for coordination of community resources and guidance and support to the patient and loved one• Medical equipment and supplies to ensure comfort, safety and quality care
• Generations of Life Community Bereavement Resource Center• Camp Courageous• Teen Trek• Brave Hearts• Special Programs and events for grieving Children & Teens• Grief Support Groups – adults and children/teens• Individual Grief Support and Education• Memorial Services• Community Education• Speakers Bureau
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