​National Hospice and Palliative Care Month: November 2018

​November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, an important time of awareness when hospice providers across the county reach out to help their communities understand what’s involved in high-quality end-of-life care.

Hospice care provides expert pain management, symptom control, psycho-social support and spiritual care to patients and families when a cure is not possible. All of the necessary medicines and equipment needed to keep a patient comfortable can be brought right to the home, which is where most people would prefer to be. Hospice of the Western Reserve can make this happen.

Our palliative care program brings supportive services earlier in the course of an illness and can be provided along with other treatments a patient may want to pursue. The goal of the program is to reduce or prevent hospitalizations and trips to the ER through the effective management of symptoms at home.

Coping with a serious or terminal illness is not easy. In fact, it might be the hardest work you will ever do. Working with doctors and hospitals, navigating the maze of care needs, figuring out insurance coverage, all in addition to taking care of your family can be overwhelming. Hospice of the Western Reserve wants the community to know that there’s help. This page provides some helpful resources and tools.

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We Can Help

Speak with the referral team by contacting us seven days a week24 hours a day. An in-person visit can be scheduled the same day it is needed.

Anyone - an individual needing help to cope with a chronic illness, a spouse or family caregiver or a medical professional - can call to start the admission process or inquire about services. 

Referral Team: 216.383.3700 or 800.707.8921