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    6 Northeast Ohio Hospices That Offer End-of-Life Care and Comfort

    Posted by Mark Busch February 8, 2018

    Hospice-Resources-Cleveland.pngWhen preparing for the death of a loved one, you may need to make difficult decisions to ensure the best quality of life in their final days. However, with end-of-life decisions and care, it’s likely you feel overwhelmed and lost in the process. That’s where hospice care comes in.

    Whether your loved one has been diagnosed with a terminal illness, or you are preparing for the final stages of a loved one’s life, hospice care facilities provide personalized care and comfort for your loved one in their final phase of life, along with supportive resources for your entire family. 

    To help ease the process, below we outline six Northeast Ohio hospice centers to ensure your loved one leaves well, surrounded by those they love and the most compassionate professional care. 

    Please note: The following is not in any particular order and is not a comprehensive list of all Northeast Ohio hospice centers.

    1. Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center

    Serving those who serve us, the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center’s Heroes Harbor hospice services offers physical, emotional, psychosocial and spiritual care to eligible Northeast Ohio veterans. Treatment goals are focus on providing comfort for patients who have been diagnosed with terminal illness and are in the last phase of life.

    Phone number: (216) 791-3800
    Location: Veteran-specific facilities operate across the region with hospice care located in Cleveland at 10701 East Boulevard.

    2. Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio

    The Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio (VNA) is dedicated to providing the care and resources to meet the unique needs of patients and families throughout Northeast Ohio. VNA’s compassionate staff works to improve the quality of your loved one's final days by offering comfort at any location. As experts in providing end-of-life care, VNA offers both tradition and adjunct services, such as massage, art and music therapy to improve the quality of your loved one’s final days.

    Phone number: (216) 391-1300
    Location: 2500 E 22nd Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44115

    3. Hospice of the Western Reserve

    Hospice of the Western Reserve aims to provide families with comforting end-of-life care, caregiver support and bereavement services throughout the region. The hospice center provides specialized services to enhance the quality of life for individuals in their final stages. Additionally, a variety of palliative programs are offered for both patients and their loved ones. 

    Phone number: (800) 707-8922
    Location: Hospice of Western Reserve has three convenient locations across Northeast Ohio, including: Ames Family Hospice House at 30080 Hospice Way, Westlake, Ohio 44145; David Simpson Hospice House at 300 East 185th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44119; and Medina Hospice Care Center, 5075 Windfall Road Medina, Ohio 44256.

    4. Seasons of Life Hospice

    Seasons of Life Hospice is run by the expert care at University Hospitals Parma Medical Center. To meet the needs of patients and their families, Seasons of Life provides care no matter the location (at home, assisted living or a long-term care facility).

    Seasons of Life also distinguishes itself by offering extended family bereavement care, even up to 13 months after a death. These customized services for families include one-on-one support counseling, monthly mailings, small grief support meetings and telephone support. 

    Phone number: (440) 743-7330
    Location: 7007 Powers Boulevard, Parma, Ohio 44129

    5. Mercy New Life Hospice 

    Mercy New Life Hospice reminds us that hospice care is not about postponing a loss, but rather, making a loved one’s last days or months comfortable. With that in mind, Mercy New Life Hospice puts emphasis on enriching a loved one’s final stage of life with peace, comfort and courage.

    Additionally, Mercy New Life calls out that hospice services can be done in a familiar setting if requested to help manage pain and symptoms for the patient and family.

    Phone number: (440) 934-1458
    Location: 3500 Kolbe Road, Lorain, Ohio 44053

    6. Stein Hospice

    Stein Hospice is made up of a wide array of hospice-related professionals like physicians, nurses, chaplains, social workers and grief counselors to provide loved one’s with truly expert care. Outside of hospice, Stein also offers a variety of services like palliative medicine, bereavement care for families and children, and veteran-specific services.

    Phone number: (800) 625-5269
    Location: 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio 44870

    As you work to provide your loved one the best hospice care, it may be time to think about final arrangements. At Busch Funeral and Crematory Services, we take pride in offering support to families during a time of need. Our caring and compassionate staff is available around the clock to help you plan a personalized, affordable memorial service.

    When you are ready, we encourage you to contact us to arrange services.

    Contact Busch

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