Community Care Hospice earns state recertification

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WILMINGTON — State officials recently reviewed Community Care Hospice, an affiliate of Ohio’s Hospice, for compliance and services, awarding the not-for profit community hospice recertification for meeting all standards with no deficiencies.

“We are very happy and proud of our accomplishment,” said Founder and Executive Director Patti Settlemyre, RN, BSN. “This validates our organizational commitment to superior care and superior services for the communities receiving our care.”

Community Care Hospice, based in Wilmington, provides care in Clinton, Hamilton, Highland, Greene, Fayette, Adams, Brown, Ross, Pike, Warren and Clermont counties.

It is one of six mission-driven, not-for-profit hospices in central and southwestern Ohio committed to a shared vision of strengthening and preserving community based hospices.

Affiliates of Ohio’s Hospice share the values of: Providing a patient atmosphere of hospitality, respect and caring; attending to the social, physical, and spiritual needs of each person they are privileged to serve; preserving and enhancing patient dignity; celebrating the life of each individual they serve; and reducing unnecessary suffering in the communities they serve.

Ohio’s Community Care Hospice offers:

• More visits and direct care to patients than any other regional hospice provider

• More resources to provide care to patients and their families, like respiratory therapy, massage, occupational and art therapies

• More support by serving patients wherever they call home, in every care setting, including extended care facilities, assisted living facilities, hospice houses and hospital inpatient settings.

• Hospice-certified nurses and doctors on staff and available 24 hours per day.

• Palliative-care consultants who can begin care if you’re not yet ready for hospice.

• Medicare approved

• Clinical and non-clinical Community Benefits.

• Assures those with life-limiting illnesses have the option for end-of-life care in keeping with their personal values and goals

• Ensures that no one in our communities is denied access to hospice care based on their ability to pay.

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