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Grant Enhances Care for Hospice Patients in Trumbull County

Posted on February 12, 2019 in Community Care, Hospice, In The News

Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice, greater Youngstown, has received $49,540 to enhance hospice services in Trumbull County. Expected to serve 315 people, this gift was awarded from the Hospice Trust of Trumbull County Fund and Hospice Trust – Schlecht Fund, component funds of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley. This is the largest grant received from this funder, who has supported our hospice services in Trumbull County since 2015.

“We’re grateful to these local funds for supporting our shared mission of providing the best possible care for hospice patients,” says Sarah Hadley, Executive Director of Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice, greater Youngstown. “With these funds we can focus on providing more Trumbull County patients with the programs and therapies that bring added comfort and meaning at the end of life.”

The grant will fund program expenses and a part-time Program Coordinator to enhance our work on two fronts in Trumbull County: hospice patient care, and education and training for hospice professionals.

 

Hospice patient care

This grant will enhance hospice patient care in Trumbull County by expanding programs and therapies:

  • Mary's Angels, on-call after-hours nursing services during the last 72 hours of life for added support during the dying process
  • Music and Memory, which uses music to stimulate memories deep inside and offering comfort
  • Compassionate Touch, a combination of skilled touch, along with specialized communication, to enhance the quality of life for our hospice patients by reducing depression, agitation and discomfort
  • Dementia Live, an immersive dementia awareness and sensitivity training
  • Life Review legacy videos and memory books.

 

Hospice training and education

We believe that an investment in hospice training for healthcare professionals will create a stronger workforce to match the pace of an increasing aging population. This grant will fund two one-day conferences in Trumbull County for a variety of healthcare professionals including social workers and nurses and physicians from local practices and hospitals. CEs will be provided.

Additionally, to maintain our certification status and ability to provide Compassionate Touch, Dementia Live and Music and Memory programming, we need to ensure that our own hospice staff is trained each year. This grant will fund two half-day trainings for Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice team members, which will be conducted by a staff member certified in the programs.


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