PASSPORT providers.Also provides hospice services. 24 hour care, 7 day/week emergency services available.

(419) 281-2273 or 1-866-353-0273

Crystal Care Companions

47 W. MAIN ST.,ASHLAND 44805

Hospice Care

Hospice is a special kind of humane and compassionate care designed to provide comfort, sensitivity and support for

people in the final phase of a terminal illness. Hospice care can be provided in a variety of settings: in-home, in hospitals

or in nursing homes. Hospice is covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance plans.

Components of Hospice Care

• Offers pain-comforting, not curative treatment

• Treats the person, not the disease

• Emphasizes quality, rather than length of life

• Considers the entire family, not just the patient

• Help and support to patient and family on a 24 hr. basis

Hospice services are provided by a team of trained professionals including physicians, nurses, counselors, clergy,

therapists, aides and volunteers.

QUESTIONS TO ASK

What’s the response to your very first call?

What will the actual out-of-pocket costs be?

How long will it take to begin hospice service?

Will the same team stay with the patient throughout the entire length of care?

How often does someone visit?

What services and how many hours of services are provided if the patient needs 24-hour care?

What relationship does your doctor have with the hospice provider?

If hospital care is needed, does the patient have choice of hospital and physician?

Will in-patient care be provided in a designated hospice unit?

What happens if the patient no longer needs in-hospital care but cannot go home?

What is the average caseload carried by each nurse?

How long has the hospice service been in business in the area and is it affiliated with any hospital,

community or social service agency?

What nursing homes are the hospice provider contracted with?

Will someone be with the family at the time of death?

How often will a home health aide visit if the patient has intensive physical care needs?

What long term bereavement family support is available?

Are there any special services or therapies offered which meet the patient’s specific needs and wishes?

What happens if Medicare or private insurance coverage ends?

Will the hospice service file insurance claims? How will out-of-pocket expenses be handled?

Who can be called after normal business hours and how fast do they respond?

PROVIDERS

Hospice of Guernsey

9711 EAST PIKE, CAMBRIDGE 43725

Provides medical, health, and support services for terminally ill patients and their families.

Hospice of Tuscarawas County

201 W. 3RD ST., DOVER 44622

Provides medical, home health and psychosocial services for terminally ill patients and their families.

Medi Home Health and Hospice

68150 BAYBERRY RD., ST. CLAIRSVILLE 43950

Summerville at North Hills

1575 BOWERS LN., ZANESVILLE 43701

Valley Hospice, Inc.

WHEELING OFFICE

RAYLAND OFFICE

STEUBENVILLE OFFICE

380 SUMMIT AVE., STEUBENVILLE 43952

(740) 432-7440

(330) 343-7605

(740) 699-2300

(740) 450-9999

(304) 242-1977

(740) 859-5650

(740) 284-4440

Health Services of Coshocton County

(740) 622-7311 or (740) 622-7406

PO BOX 1284, 230 S. 4TH ST., COSHOCTON 43812

Provides home health care and hospice services.

Holmes County Hospice

(330) 674-5035

A DEPARTMENT OF THE HOLMES CO. HEALTH DISTRICT

Provides skilled nursing care, personal care, medical social worker and bereavement services for terminally ill patients and

their families.

Hospice specialists of the Ohio Valley since 1985. Provides medical, health and support services for terminally ill patients

and their families in Belmont, Harrison and Jefferson counties.