Chronic disease is, unfortunately, all too common in the United States; in fact, six out of ten Americans are living with at least one chronic illness. What’s worse, it’s rarely just the symptoms of the disease itself that patients have to wrestle with. They are also forced to cope with the side effects of treatments, the stress […]
A diagnosis of a terminal illness or the progression of life-limiting health condition is difficult for everyone—the patient, their caregivers, and their family and friends. In addition to pursuing curative treatments and mitigating painful symptoms and side effects, there are other conversations to be had about maintaining quality of life and protecting one’s independence and dignity […]
For most the holiday season is a time of joy, filled with festive celebrations, gift-giving and treasured family traditions. But for those who have recently lost a loved one, the joyful music and bustling holiday parties can be a painful reminder of the loss they have sustained, rather than a source of happiness. When you […]
When a loved one falls seriously ill, making an informed decision about treatment options and ongoing care can be daunting, especially as you grapple with your own emotions. At Hospice of Southwest Ohio, we understand the stress and emotional toll that comes with this situation. We also recognize that the most important thing to families […]
Get ready for a sea of pink ribbons to flood your social media feeds—October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month, when non-profits and health systems across the country dedicate their resources to raising awareness and funds for research into the cause, prevention, and treatment of breast cancer.
The beach towels and umbrellas have been stashed away, the sun is setting earlier, and summer is officially drawing to a close. It’s hard to believe that we are well into final half of 2022—but for many of us at Hospice of Southwest Ohio, September feels like more of a fresh start than the actual […]
When a loved one is facing the inevitable and you find yourself struggling with the appropriate next steps, it is best to take a beat and consider two things carefully. Why is Hospice a consideration? When do I make the decision?
When you or a loved one is faced with a life limiting illness, making informed decisions will be key to serenity for all. Join us as we explore the ultimate goal and the purpose of Hospice care. In this article you will learn a bit more about the four pillars of purpose.
As we continue to see care trends shift to favor in-home care, caregivers are being stretched thin. Caregiving can be incredibly rewarding but it also comes with a great deal of stress and emotional exhaustion.
As we mark two years since the COVID-19 outbreak, people are looking to 2022 with hesitation. The pandemic completely changed how we do nearly everything – especially for those of us in the healthcare industry. If the past two years have taught us anything, it’s how the hospice industry can adapt to a tumultuous landscape.