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...
Posted: November 19, 2014
National Children's Grief Awareness Day will be observed on November 20, 2014. This day is set aside to bring attention to the fact that support can make all the difference in the life of a grieving child. It provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the impact that the death of a loved one has in the life of a child and provides an opportunity to make sure that children receive the support they need.
Children grieve differently than do adults. It is important for those involved in a child's life to recognize the signs of grief and to provide help when and where it's needed. At LifeCare Hospice, one of the ways we help children cope with loss is through our annual Camp Waves of Emotion...
Posted: November 4, 2014
It’s an all too common situation. A family is at the bedside of a loved one who is seriously ill and nearing the end of life. Each member of the family has a different idea of what should be done and what the patient would have wanted.
Far too many people wait until they are in the midst of a health care crisis before thinking about what options are available or what care they or their loved ones would have wanted.
Often, by waiting too long to learn about possible options, like hospice care, people end up spending difficult days in the hospital or the emergency room and opportunities to be with loved ones at home are lost.
When a family is coping with a serious illness and a cure is no...
Posted: October 30, 2014
The holidays are a time of joy and celebration but also a time to reflect and remember. Please join us on Sunday, December 14 at 6 pm for a luminary lighting ceremony in memory of loved ones. Luminary sponsorship is $5.00 each. RSVP by calling LifeCare Hospice at 330-264-4899. Checks may be dropped off at our office at 1900 Akron Rd. or turned in on the evening of the event. Come help us ring our beautiful pond with healing light.
Posted: October 9, 2014
The dream became a reality with the opening in August of LifeCare Hospice's Donald W. and Shirley A. Buehler Care Facility, 1900 Akron Rd. The boxes are - for the most part - unpacked, and staff is busily preparing for upcoming safety surveys that will certify the facility to admit patients.
The 12-bed Stanley C. and Flo K. Gault Inpatient Unit features private patient rooms overlooking woods and a pond. Each room features sleeping accommodations for a family member as well access to an individual patio designed so that a patient's bed may be moved to the out-of-doors. Families are invited make use of the sun room, screened porch, family lounges, great room, laundry room, shower, and...