Home Care is a Lifeline

For most people, home care is an out-of-sight, out-of-mind segment of our health care system. But for home care patients, it can be a lifeline. Mary Adams has received care in her Van Wert home off and on for eight years to help her manage several chronic health issues. This summer, Adams says, her home…

Becoming a hospice volunteer

Volunteers for any nonprofit cause bring their gifts of time and talent and selflessly give them to help others. Nowhere is this commitment more valuable and heartfelt than in hospice. Even at the end of life, there can be a lot of living to do. Hospice makes that possible by bringing care, compassion and hope to…

Myths and Facts about Hospice

Lack of information, misunderstandings, and fear keep many people from taking advantage of hospice services. The truth is, dying is an uncomfortable subject that most people don’t what to think about. Thankfully, CHP Hospice offers an incredibly compassionate and loving approach to a terribly unsettling experience. Here are some common myths, and the facts, about…

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…