Hospice brings comfort care to those who are nearing the end of life’s journey. Get the resources you need to understand the similarities and differences between hospice and palliative care, learn how to choose a hospice provider, who pays for hospice costs and much more.

General Resources

Understand Palliative Care versus Hospice Care

The terms “palliative care” and “hospice care” are often used interchangeably but they are not the same. Understand the similarities and differences between these two types of care.

Hospice Care Extends the Quality of Life

Patients are those who have been diagnosed by a doctor as having six months or less left to live, but hospice is not a death sentence. Learn how hospice care gives life back to your days.

How to Choose a Hospice Care Provider

None of us have a choice when it comes to death, but everyone should have a choice about the care they receive at the end of life’s journey. Determine how to choose a provider.

How Much Does Receiving Hospice Care Cost?

A common inquiry surrounding hospice is the cost of care during the end of life’s journey. Get your questions answered surrounding the cost of hospice care.

Chronic Disease Symptom Management

For those diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease), cancer, cardiac diseases, dementia, liver disease, malnutrition, pulmonary disease (also known as COPD or lung disease), renal disease, stroke or a coma, learn how palliative care and hospice care can help, and what you need to get started with hospice care in Cincinnati.

Disease Resources & Checklist

Resources for Hospice Patients and Caregivers

Whether you’re a hospice patient or hospice caregiver, dealing with a terminal illness diagnosis can feel overwhelming. Learn what to expect from palliative care and hospice care and how Hospice of Southwest Ohio can increase comfort and quality of life.

Resources for Hospice and Palliative Physicians

Physicians play a critical role in the lives of patients undergoing palliative care and hospice care. Hospice of Southwest Ohio partners with CareBridge Primary and Palliative Care of Cincinnati to provide resources for physicians referring patients and their caregivers.

What Do I Need to Get Started with Hospice Care?

If you or a loved one needs hospice care, what’s the next step to take? If you qualify, you and your family will work with your hospice team to set up a plan of care that meets your needs. Use our checklist to ensure you have everything you need to get started with hospice.

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