NEWS AND EVENTS

Posted: January 30, 2018
LifeCare Hospice Seeks Volunteers
  Wooster, Ohio -  Have you ever wondered how you could help when members of our community are facing the crisis of terminal illness?  If you have, you may be interested to know that LifeCare Hospice will offer volunteer training in our facility in Wooster, located at 1900 Akron Road, beginning on Monday evening, February 12 at 6:30pm.  This first class is a good introduction to hospice and can help you decide if hospice volunteering is for you.   There is no charge and attendance does not obligate you to anything.   Hospice Volunteer Coordinator Rebecca McCurdy states, “We are greatly in need of individuals interested in supporting patients and...
Posted: January 24, 2018
TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!!!  Join us this year at our Annual Gala and benefit auction on Saturday March 17th being held at the Shisler Conference Center,1680 Madison Avenue in Wooster!  Our theme this year is, 70s Disco-Saturday Night Fever!  Wear your 70's disco threads and dancing shoes! Tickets are $50 each or $175 for 4 tickets!  Tickets can be picked up at the Wooster office at 1900 Akron Road. Registration and Happy Hour begin at 5:30 pm & Ballroom doors open at 6:30 pm. For more information, questions or to discuss sponsorship, please call 330-264-4899.
Posted: August 28, 2017
Join us for a free screening and discussion of the PBS FRONTLINE film Being Mortal at the Wooster Community Center on Thursday October 26th at 4:30pm.  Based on the best-selling book by Atul Gawande, MD, this documentary explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with the phycians who treat them. Please see the link for more information. Registration is required by calling LifeCare, ask for Jenny Gerrick at 330-264-4899.
Posted: July 3, 2017
For more information please visit our Facebook page for the link to The Daily Record article.
Posted: March 2, 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
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Posted: February 6, 2017
It is with great pleasure that the Board of Directors of LifeCare Hospice announces it has hired Kurt C. Holmes as its new Executive Director, effective February 13, 2017.  Kurt served as the Dean of Students at the College of Wooster for 14 years, and most recently, was the Interim Vice President for Student Affairs at Ohio Wesleyan University.   He and his wife Gina live in Wooster, and their children, Alex and Fred, are both graduates of Wooster High School.  Kurt received his undergraduate degree in economics from Allegheny College in Pennsylvania, and his Masters Degree in Public Policy from West Virginia University.  Kurt is very involved in the Wooster/Wayne County community serving...
Posted: December 29, 2016
Below is a copy of the letter from Congressman Jim Renacci to LifeCare Hospice (original letter attached)   The Hospice Family 1900 Akron Road Wooster, OH 44691-2518   To the Staff and Volunteers of LifeCare Hospice:   Please accept my sincerest appreciation for all you do. Your ceaseless dedication and commitment to helping others during the most difficult time of life-the end of life--has greatly impacted the lives of all those you touch.   Your service and compassion is deeply felt by your patients and their families. Your services provide dignity for those at the end of life's journey. For those left behind, you help the healing process begin. For all those acts of love, great and small...
Posted: May 24, 2016
Wooster, OH, May 2016— LifeCare Hospice has been named a 2016 Hospice Honors recipient by Deyta Analytics, a division of HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, outsourced billing and coding services, and advanced analytics. Hospice Honors is a prestigious program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view. "Hospice Honors is a landmark compilation of hospices that provide the best patient and caregiver experiences," said Bobby Robertson, President and CEO of HEALTHCAREfirst. "I am extremely proud of LifeCare Hospice...
Posted: July 7, 2015
We Honor Veterans Program Awarded for Excellence National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization program We Honor Veterans receives ASAE Power of A Award. (Alexandria, VA) – We Honor Veterans, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, is being recognized by the American Society of Association Executives with a 2015 Summit Award.  The Summit Awards are ASAE’s highest honor for associations.   We Honor Veterans is a national campaign conducted in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs to engage and support community hospice providers in better understanding and addressing Veterans’ needs at the end of life. We Honor Veterans...
Posted: June 3, 2015
LifeCare Hospice has been recognized as one of the top hospices in the country, as determined by a satisfaction survey completed by caregivers. Out of 1700 hospice organizations nationwide, LifeCare Hospice is one of only three in Ohio that were awarded “Elite” status by Deyta, a company that specializes in data-driven management. Using their “Family Evaluation of Hospice Care” survey, completed by caregivers after the death of a loved one served by LifeCare Hospice, Deyta evaluated LifeCare’s performance on a set of 18 satisfaction indicator measures. Survey questions measured caregiver perceptions regarding the agency’s attention to a patient’s personal needs; the amount of information...

Locations:

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

HOLMES COUNTY OFFICE (FORMERLY HOSPICE     OF HOLMES COUNTY)
1633 S. WASHINGTON ST.
MILLERSBURG, OH 44654
330-674-8448

WADSWORTH-RITTMAN IN MEDINA COUNTY

1-800-884-6547

(FORMERLY HOSPICE OF WADSWORTH-RITTMAN)