Hospice

Hospice Offers Compassionate Care for the Terminally Ill

When a patient is nearing the end of life, University Hospitals Center for Lifelong Health offers hospice care. Hospice is a philosophy of caring for the terminally ill. Services are delivered wherever the patient resides: home, hospital, at a long-term care facility or group home. The focus of hospice care is quality of life that addresses the physical, psychological, spiritual and social needs of the patient and family. Hospice care helps family members actively support the patient and gives caregivers the opportunity to rest.

Available for 24-Hour Care

Members of the UH Hospice care team are available around the clock, and a nurse is always available to respond to a call. Support from spiritual care counselors or social workers is also available. After the patient and their family make the decision for hospice, guided by medical assessment, a doctor’s order is obtained to begin hospice care.

Licensed by the State of Ohio

UH Hospice is licensed by the state of Ohio, certified for Medicare and Medicaid, and accredited by The Joint Commission. UH Hospice adheres to the same high standards required by all University Hospitals programs and services.

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For more information about the Center for Lifelong Health at University Hospitals, please call 1-844-312-LIFE (5433).

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