CHP Named to Home Care Elite

We get called a lot of things. Compassionate, caring, loving…our hospice nurses are often called “angels” by the families they serve. Now, CHP Home Care & Hospice can add the name “Elite” – as in HomeCare Elite Top Agency. HomeCare Elite is a listing of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States compiled annually by ABILITY® Network…

Hospice from the Perspective of a Physician

A patient’s hospice care team is a specially-trained, multidisciplinary group with each member playing a role in the planning, providing, and managing of the patient’s end-of-life care. Playing a crucial role in the care team is the hospice medical director, an expert physician that is responsible for ensuring that every patient’s care wishes are honored,…

You Have the Right to Choose Hospice

Do you know your rights when it comes to choosing your hospice care provider? “It’s important to know that hospice is ultimately YOUR decision,” said Krista Steiner, RN, Hospice Coordinator for CHP Hospice. “Hospice admission requires a physician referral, but the patient or family can initiate the discussion with their doctor when the situation is…

Hospice Means Quality of Life

When illness cannot be cured, hospice is a life-affirming approach to meeting the needs of the patient, their family members, and caregivers. But there is a lot of confusion about what hospice is and what it provides. “Simply put, hospice is appropriate whenever a patient has been diagnosed with a terminal illness, that if it…

Experience is the Best Teacher

The widow of a hospice patient spoke recently at the CHP “Beacon of Hope” dinner/auction in Van Wert describing her family’s hospice experience. Chris Turner conveyed how her husband, Glenn, fought valiantly against a rare form of cancer. Following diagnosis and progressing through months of treatments, the family avoided even uttering the dreaded “H-word;” as…