Beginning April 1, one aspect of hospice care in Van Wert will undergo a change as the Community Health Professionals’ (CHP) Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center will no longer accept referrals in favor of strengthening and continuing hospice care at client’s homes.
Brent Tow, CHP president and CEO, announced the change saying that not only will in-home hospice care, the primary choice of most area residents and clients continue, but there will also be no disruption of services to skilled or private duty home care clients.
“We have been blessed for the past decade to be able to provide families a local inpatient service that’s typically found only in much larger cities, but costs no longer allow us to support both methods of hospice care,” said Tow, in making the announcement.
He added, “Community Health Professionals remains strongly committed to the mission of providing comprehensive, progressive, community-based health care to the people of northwest and west central Ohio and surrounding areas.”
CHP operates 10 offices serving 15 counties, including Van Wert, Paulding, Defiance, Williams, Fulton, Henry, Putnam, Hancock, Hardin, Allen, Auglaize, Logan, Shelby, Mercer, and Darke.
CHP will continue offering inpatient hospice services at its Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center.
CHP is exploring ways to repurpose the Van Wert inpatient facility and reposition nursing and ancillary staff.