Hospice is not a place, but a type of care. We provide comprehensive care wherever you call home. Services are provided at:
Hospice in the Home
A survey by the National Hospice Foundation found that Americans listed among their top 10 concerns (for a family member with a diagnosis of less than six months to live) "The patient's ability to be cared for and die in his/her own home or a family member's home."
Hospice of Central Ohio strives to care for patients in the setting of their choice. Hospice care support often can assist families and caregivers to keep patients at home.
Hospice in a Home-like Setting
Hospice of Central Ohio partners with all area nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
Hospice considers the nursing home staff to be a part of the patient's family and, when appropriate, includes the staff in the circle of its care and concern.
Hospice does not replace nursing home care, but rather complements it by providing the same palliative services that our home patients receive.
Inpatient Care Center
Dedicated in 1997 and named for the founder of Hospice of Central Ohio, the Selma Markowitz Inpatient Care Center is located on the sixth floor of Licking Memorial Hospital. It is owned and operated by Hospice of Central Ohio. The newly refreshed 7 bed care center is designed for patients needing symptom management and provides:
• 24-hour care by trained hospice professional staff
• Private rooms that encourage visitation
• Accommodation for family overnight stays
• Whirlpool bath with lift
• Family kitchen
• Family living room
• Children's play area
• Quiet, homelike atmosphere