Community Care Hospice: Angels on earth

Clinton, Highland and surrounding counties are blessed to have the services of Community Care Hospice. In 2004, several concerned citizens, nurses and caregivers formed Community Care Hospice, a non-profit hospice based in Wilmington, because of the shortage of hospice care services at that time. My late husband, Dr. Patrick Gentile, became the medical director. Since that time, many for-profit and other hospice providers have proliferated in our area.

When my aunt decided to move from the nursing facility to hospice care at home, the family learned that she was being referred to an out-of-county hospice provider. It took a few conversations to make sure that my aunt would be cared for by Community Care Hospice (CCH) and not a hospice based in Dayton. CCH gave my aunt excellent care in the last days of her life and her family is very grateful. Patients and families should be aware that they have a choice of hospice providers and to communicate that choice to treating physicians and care facilities.

Thank you Community Care Hospice for the high quality and caring service you provided. You were angels on earth for my aunt and the family.

Laura Curliss

Yellow Springs