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Posted: January 30, 2017
LifeCare Hospice is your local not-for-profit hospice, and we want you to join our team.  Volunteers for LifeCare Hospice are utilized right at the heart of the hospice mission to enhance the quality of life for those facing the last season of their lives and to bring comfort to those who are grieving.  It is challenging work… but also very joyful work and we will prepare you to do it well.  If you have questions, email us at rmccurdy@lifecarehospice.org.  To see if this is truly something you are interested in, you are encouraged to attend the introductory session of training on Monday evening, February 27th at 6:30pm at the Wooster office...
Posted: January 27, 2017
WITHOUT OUR VALENTINE:  Coping after the Loss of a Spouse or Significant Other  Monday, February 6th from 5:00pm to 6:30pm at LifeCare Hospice 1900 Akron Road Wooster Cupid's arrows of love are sweet poetic images.  But we don't always think about those among us who have the other kind of arrows in their hearts, the arrows of grief and loss that seem almost unbearable.  If you're feeling these arrows, join us for this workshop.  Registration Required by calling 330-264-4899
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Posted: January 24, 2017
Lights, Camera, Action-It's the world premiere of "Light Up the Night, Celebrate Life's Journey," a fundraiser to benefit the Community Care fund of LifeCare Hospice, which provides for patients who have no source of reimbursement for their care.  Enjoy a night of old Hollywood glamour, food stations, music, photo booth, caricature artist, live and silent auctions and more!  Thank you to our Honorary Chairperson's, Donald and Shirley Buehler.  Tickets are $40!  Make your reservations by calling LifeCare Hospice at 330-264-4899 or emailing Jenny Gerrick at jgerrick@lifecarehospice.org  Please see the attached...
Posted: January 28, 2016
Please join us on Saturday February 20, 2016 at the Greenbriar Conference and Party Centre
Posted: August 18, 2015
Kid's Grief Camp
 
We recently completed another amazing week of kid’s grief camp. The group was represented by parent and sibling loss. The kiddos were open as we discussed such concerns as sudden vs anticipated death and when the surviving parent starts dating, normal grief reactions, and much more. We concluded the week with a balloon release and a puppet show written and performed by the attendees. A special thanks to our music and pet therapy volunteers.
Posted: May 5, 2015
Americans are living longer than ever before. Who will take care of those who can no longer care for themselves? CARING FOR MOM & DAD (premiering on Thursday, May 7 on WVIZ at 10 pm) seeks to answer these questions as it explores the emotional, health, and financial challenges that many caregivers face every day. Here's a link to the "Caring for Mom & Dad" website. The show will be rebroadcast on Mother's Day, May 10 and Father's Day, June 21.)
Posted: April 8, 2015
We proudly welcomed our first patient to the new Stanley C. and Flo K. Gault Inpatient Unit (IPU) in mid-March. We are thrilled to be caring for patients and their families in this warm and home-like setting.  While patients and their families are with us, they'll receive not only physical care, but emotional and spiritual support as well. Our team of volunteers are ready to handle tasks such as picking up drugs at a pharmacy before a patient is discharged or simply to sit by the bedside and provide companionship. This holistic approach to care is unique to the hospice experience and is the everyday standard of care in our unit. Families are welcome to visit at any time, day or night; fold-...
Posted: March 25, 2015
LifeCare Hospice invites the community to join us on Thursday, April 16 at 2 pm for National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD).  This initiative is a collaborative effort of national, state, and community organizations committed to ensuring that all adults with decision-making capacity have the information and opportunity to communicate and document their healthcare decisions. LifeCare's program will give you a chance to learn more about the process of advance care planning and completing an advance directive. Trained facilitators will be available to assist you with discussing your wishes and completing advance directives if desired. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by April 15...
Posted: March 3, 2015
LifeCare Hospice is offering a free informational program on MyCareOhio on Monday, March 16 at 9 am at its facility at 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster. MyCareOhio is a system of managed care plans selected to coordinate physical, behavioral, and long-term care services for individuals over the age of 18 who are eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare. This includes people with disabilities, older adults, and individuals who receive behavioral health services.  Guest speaker for the program is Francine Chuchanis from Direction Home Akron Canton Area Agency on Aging, 10B. The program is particularly of interest to admissions and billing personnel at area health care agencies. For more information,...
Posted: January 21, 2015
If your big sister with special needs developed cancer, where would you turn? Connie Mullen Franks of Wooster turned to LifeCare Hospice, a decision that she says made all the difference for her sister, Pam. The story Connie tells of her hospice experience is like so many others, a story of caregivers who have made an indelible mark on the lives of patients and their families. Pamela Jane Mullen was born in Wooster in 1954 and was one of the first students at the Ida Sue School. As an adult, Pam worked as a teacher’s aide at Nick Amster Sheltered Workshop and Ida Sue School. She also worked at the College of Wooster and was a teacher’s helper at Northview Christian Missionary Alliance...

Locations:

WAYNE COUNTY OFFICE
1900 AKRON RD.
WOOSTER, OH 44691
330-264-4899

HOLMES COUNTY OFFICE (FORMERLY HOSPICE     OF HOLMES COUNTY)
1263 GLEN DRIVE, SUITE B
MILLERSBURG, OH 44654
330-674-8448

WADSWORTH-RITTMAN IN MEDINA COUNTY

1-800-884-6547

(FORMERLY HOSPICE OF WADSWORTH-RITTMAN)