University Hospitals Hospice Offers Families Support and Comfort through Quality End-of-Life Care
University Hospitals Hospice provides specialized care and support for individuals who are terminally ill. Guided by the philosophy that dying is a normal part of life, the UH Hospice team provides care and services that assure comfort of the patient and enhance the ability and confidence of family members and others who are providing care.
UH Hospice offers patients and caregivers the option of continuing to receive that same high level of care and compassion by coordinating care with UH physicians and the many services offered by UH.
With UH Hospice, you're never alone. Our team attends to the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of the patient, using an interdisciplinary approach to planning and delivering care.
Quality Hospice Care at Home, Nursing Homes and Other Facilities
Empowered by hospice support, patients facing a serious and life-limiting illness can achieve the highest quality of life possible, surrounded and supported by family, friends and loved ones. Hospice services are available wherever the patient resides – in the home, in a hospital, in a skilled nursing or assisted living facility, or in a group home. UH Hospice contracts with most area nursing facilities, and is available to patients in Cuyahoga, Lake, Ashtabula, Geauga, Summit, Portage, Medina and Lorain counties.
We also care for patients at our 10-bed residential hospice, nestled in a wooded area overlooking a private lake in Parma, Ohio. Our residents each have a private room with an attached patio, full bathroom with shower and a television. Home-cooked meals are provided alongside around-the-clock nursing care.
UH Hospice Support the Needs of Veterans
We Honor Veterans is an awareness campaign developed by NHPCO in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The program is about developing the educational materials and resources hospices need to provide better care and about encouraging better understanding and stronger partnerships between hospices and VA facilities.
We identify our Veteran Patients and customize services in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs. By integrating their military experiences, we are best able to meet their psycho-social and spiritual needs.
The Vision and Goals of UH Hospice
At UH Hospice, we believe healing is about caring. We recognize each person as an individual, with unique needs and goals. We treat patients with dignity and respect while supporting them and their families as they face life’s final journey. We believe that teaching and learning at the end of life is a shared experience. We listen to patient and caregiver concerns and, by listening, we learn how best to provide the education and support needed. Understanding the hopes of our patients and their families brings clarity to our pathway for caring.
Focus on Quality of Life
The UH Hospice team attends to the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of the patient using an interdisciplinary approach to planning and delivering care. With quality of life as the primary focus, our highly trained professional staff, in collaboration with the patient, family and patient’s physician, develops and implements a plan of care that is unique to each patient situation.
UH Hospice is a division of UH Home Care Services, one of Ohio’s largest home health, infusion, private duty and therapy providers.
For more information or to access services, call 1-800-844-HOME (4663).