Hospice services are available to persons who can no longer benefit from curative treatment while palliative care programs provide care to those who are seeking curative treatment or are not yet ready for hospice care. The typical hospice patient has a life expectancy measured in months rather than years. However, studies show that people who use hospice services live, on average, a month longer than those who do not, if the disease takes its normal course.
For hospice patients and their loved ones, help is just a phone call away. Patients routinely receive in-home services of a nurse, nursing assistant, social worker, spiritual care provider, volunteer and other members of Hospice of the Western Reserve’s transdisciplinary team.
Many people think hospice is only for people with cancer. In fact, it is an important option for anyone with any serious illness. Hospice of the Western Reserve staff has extensive training in the areas of dementia, pediatrics, perinatal care, cardiopulmonary disease and caring for Veterans. Learn more…
There is no one formula for grief. To help in the year following the death of a loved one, our Bereavement Coordinators provide supportive services to families with individual or family visits, telephone calls, a variety of support groups, educational literature and resources and special programs. Learn more…
Monday, May 27, 2013- 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
14601 Detroit Avenue, #100, Lakewood, OH 44107
Tuesday, May 28, 2013- 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
The Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Bereavement Center 300 East 185th Street, Cleveland, 44119