Marion Star: Hospice 'godsend' for Taylor family
Though it was hard to do, calling OhioHealth Marion General Hospital Hospice was the best move Judy Taylor could have made for her parents. Taylor’s parents died within eight months of one another, but they got to finish out there lives at home with family. Click the Marion Star logo to read Judy’s story.
What is hospice care?
Hospice care is specialized care aimed at maintaining or improving the quality of life for someone who is facing a terminal disease, illness or condition. It spans the patient’s physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs. And hospice care isn’t just for the patient, but their families and caregivers, too.
A closer look at OhioHealth Hospice
For more than 25 years, the OhioHealth Hospice team has been providing patients and their families with the highest-level of care, helping patients enhance their quality of life and achieve personal goals in the months and weeks near the end-of-life.
OhioHealth Hospice is part of the OhioHealth family of faith-based, not-for-profit hospitals and healthcare services. Because of this relationship, OhioHealth Hospice is able to provide patients and caregivers access to all of OhioHealth’s programs and expert knowledge.
The Hospice program provides continuous support and care for its patients whether they live at home or in a nursing or assisted-living facility. Once a physician has recommended hospice care, our team of professionals will begin creating a care plan based on the patient's and family’s goals and values, while also coordinating all facets of care.