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Care partners at Hospice of Dayton and Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties go above and beyond to invest in each patient and consider his or her time with us to be a celebration of life. It’s our goal to help you cement your loved one’s legacy by embracing his or her life story and presenting it to others. Please, share your loved one’s life story with us today. We believe that illustrating life’s stories provides peace of mind for families while strengthening our community.  Contact 937-256-4490 ext. 4409 or fill out the form below to share your story today.

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Dr. Cleanne Cass Honored

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CassDr. Cleanne Cass was honored with the Distinguished Service Award from the Ohio Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (Ohio ACOFP).  This award is the highest honor given to an osteopathic physician, who has shown outstanding accomplishments in personal, scientific, and professional affairs, especially in service to the osteopathic profession in Ohio. Dr. Cass serves as Director of Community Care and continues to actively serve our patients and support the clinical staff. She began her career as a family physician and has been a leader in the development of hospice and palliative services in Ohio since the hospice movement began in the 1970’s. She was one of the first physicians to achieve hospice and palliative care certification in the country. Please join in congratulating her for this well-deserved honor.

Hospice of Dayton Foundation “Beer Tasting Pairing”

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Poelking Lanes South-VIP Room
8871 Kingsridge Dr.

Thursday, May 8, 2014
6:30 – 9:30 pm

Presenting Sponsor:

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Thank you to our Sponsors:

  • Patti & Greg Atkinson
  • Longhorn Steakhouse
  • Cavalier Distributing
    1-CW Seal

Presenting Sponsor – $2,500.00

  • 10 admission tickets
  • 4 raffle tickets
  • Name on napkins
  • Commemorative tasting glass
  • Complimentary appetizers
  • Company logo on big screen
  • Prominent recognition throughout the tasting
  • Recognition on Hospice of Dayton website with your logo
  • Recognition in Hospice of Dayton newsletter (mailed to 70,000)

Room Sponsor – $1,000.00

  • 6 admission tickets
  • Commemorative tasting glass
  • Complimentary appetizers
  • Signage on the lanes
  • Recognition in Hospice of Dayton newsletter (mailed to 70,000)

Table Sponsor – $450.00

  • 2 raffle tickets
  • Commemorative tasting glass
  • Complimentary appetizers
  • Recognition in Hospice of Dayton newsletter (mailed to 70,000)

Beer Sponsor – $250

  • Company name prominently displayed in front of craft beer
  • Recognition in Hospice of Dayton newsletter (mailed to 70,000)

Attendee Fee – $25.00

  • 9 samples of craft beer
  • Commemorative tasting glass
  • Complimentary appetizers

Designated driver/non-drinker $15.00

  • Complimentary appetizers, soda and bottled water.

Must be 21 years of age to attend. Please sample responsibly.

Participants will indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Hospice of Dayton, sponsors and vendors, its officers, directors, partners, agents, members, and employees from and against any and all demands, claims, damages to persons or property, losses and liabilities, including reasonable attorney’s fees arising out of or caused by injuries, damages or other claims caused by or connected to attendance of this event.

Contact Marsha Bernard at 937-258-5537 for more info.

Hospice of Dayton Partners with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami Valley

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Hospice_2_27_13-60Two major non-profit Dayton organizations have created a new partnership to advance the mission of both.

Hospice of Dayton and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Miami Valley have created a program that applies the art therapy resources of Pathways of Hope, the grief support program of Hospice of Dayton, to support young people mentored through Big Brothers Big Sisters who may experience an extended grieving period due to death of a loved one or lack of involvement from someone they love.  The program is designed to help the youngsters mentored through Big Brothers Big Sisters advance toward emotional health through artistic expression.

According to Joseph Radelet, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Miami Valley, the partnership is a natural for the two organizations.  “Big Brothers Big Sisters and Hospice of Dayton are both involved in providing support to those in need.  This partnership between our organizations will deepen the care we will provide to young people experiencing loss through the death or absence of a loved one. “

Hospice of Dayton will provide training for Big Brothers Big Sisters staff on the grieving process and how art can help with the stages of grief, and will involve Big Brothers Big Sisters participants in Art Forever After, an art program that assists in the expression of grief.  Those invited will be those who have experienced the death of someone close to them either recently or in recent years, as well as those experiencing loss because one or both of their parents have not been involved in their lives.  The option of attending the full 12-week Art Forever After program or Camp Pathways for children will also be extended to members of the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization who fall into this category of loss.

“One aspect of our mission is to reduce unnecessary suffering in our community,” explains Hospice of Dayton President/CEO Kent Anderson.   “We have children who are suffering with grief and loss, so our partnership with Big Brother Big Sisters helps us to fulfill this part of our mission. Our partnership is focused on making our community better and working together allows us to do this by maximizing our collective resources.”

Both organizations invite other youth-serving agencies with interest to also be involved.  Additional information is available by contacting Pathways of Hope at Hospice of Dayton at 937-258-4991, or Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Miami Valley at 937-220-6860.

ADOPT-A-GARDEN at Hospice of Dayton

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2011-12-06-06.10.59Hospice of Dayton invites you to be part of the ADOPT-A-GARDEN program at our beautiful campus on Wilmington Avenue.  You will experience the satisfaction of making a difference in the lives of others by enhancing the gardens of our Hospice House for patients and their families. Volunteer as an individual, with an organization or as a family volunteer project by adopting a garden or small bed in our gardens to care for and maintain.  All gardens will include signage listing those who have been a part of this inspirational project on a plaque giving credit to your group or organization.

As a volunteer for the Hospice of Dayton  gardens, you will have the opportunity to work side-by-side with other volunteers. You will enjoy sharing your knowledge and gardening skills and you will meet others who share your love of the outdoors.  Exciting volunteer opportunities exist in virtually every area of the Hospice of Dayton  landscape.

 

Examples of volunteer opportunities include:

Hospice House Gardens

  • Care and maintenance of assigned gardens by weeding, mulching, dividing and plant grooming.
  • Plant annuals, perennials and other plant material.
  • Create and plant garden design.

Specialty Gardens

  • Create and plant theme garden designs.
  • Assist in the care and maintenance of the gardens.

Freelance Gardening

  • Work with horticulture staff and volunteers to assist with gardens and ground maintenance including planting, plant grooming, dividing, weeding and mulching.

Volunteer Assistant

  • Share knowledge and gardening skill with volunteers.
  • Assist volunteers with tasks when needed.

Forest Management

  • Implement a program to manage our woodland areas by providing:
  • Removal of Invasive plants
  • Restore forest native habitat
  • Sustainable forest management
  • Assist in the selection and care of hardy trees and shrubs.

Water Features

  • Maintenance of water features includes checking water levels, filling and cleaning
  • Debris management.

Pond Maintenance

  • Maintenance of pond duties includes overseeing waterfall by checking pump house, cleaning waterfall and reservoir, and weed and debris management.

For additional information please contact Miriam Wolf mwolf@hospiceofdayton.org or call 937-608-3456.  You can also contact Volunteer Services at 937-256-9507, ext. 1163.

 

April 16 Is National Healthcare Decisions Day

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Hospice of Dayton, along with other national, state and community organizations, is involved in leading a massive effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making—an effort that has culminated in the formal designation of April 16 as National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD). As a participating organization, Hospice of Dayton is providing information and tools for the public to talk about their wishes with family, friends and healthcare providers, and execute written advance directives (healthcare power of attorney and living will) in accordance with Ohio state laws.

“As part of National Healthcare Decisions Day, we want to encourage many more people in our community to have thoughtful conversations about their healthcare decisions and complete reliable advance directives to make their wishes known,” said Dr. Ruth Thomson, Chief Medical Officer at Hospice of Dayton. “Fewer families and healthcare providers will have to struggle with making difficult healthcare decisions in the absence of guidance from their loved ones, and healthcare providers and facilities will be better equipped to address advance healthcare planning issues before a crisis, and be better able to honor patient wishes when the time comes to do so.”

Hospice of Dayton offers advance directive forms on this website at www.hospiceofdayton.org/main/need-help/advanced-directives/

 

GARY CATRON OPEN

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G A R Y  C A T R O N    O P E N

ALL PROCEEDS DONATED TO HOSPICE OF DAYTON

 

Saturday June 21st               

Check in 8:00 am

Shotgun start 9:00 am

Four Man Scramble

$75/non-member

$35/member

 

Kittyhawk Golf Course

3383 Chuck Wagner Lane

Dayton, OH   45414

Dinner/Awards/Prizes/Raffle – Kittyhawk Pavilion

Register your foursome by June 4

Andrea Haley 937-232-1234/Kelly Corrigan 937-307-3434

Hospice of Dayton Involved In Alzheimer’s Research

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Hospice of Dayton is joining with Dr. Govind Bharwani in a research project to improve the quality of life for Alzheimer’s patients in a collaboration involving Hospice of Dayton, Wright State University (WSU) and the Alzheimer’s Association Miami Valley.

Alzheimer’s disease currently ranks as the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, with one in three seniors dying with Alzheimer’s or other dementia. Thanks to a grant from the Social Entrepreneurship Fund, Wright State University, Dr. Bharwani’s research using Behavior-Based Ergonomics Therapy (BBET) is now being used with Hospice of Dayton patients. BBET has received five national awards.

Dr. Bharwani is Co-Director of Ergonomics and Alzheimer’s Care at Wright State University, College of Engineering. He is a specialist in Ergonomics, a science focused on reducing physical and mental stress. The award winning BBET program he created focuses on individualized non-pharmacological therapies for people with Alzheimer’s disease. The BBET approach with Neuroscience involves engaging patients in activities such as listening to music, watching videos or playing games/puzzles that are uniquely linked to their personal life experiences. As a result, the residents receive emotional connections with these comforting therapies and their mental stress is reduced. One published study showed that within six months of using BBET in one local facility, falls decreased by 40% and the use of anti-psychotic medication was reduced by 70%. The following project advisors are also providing valuable input and guidance: Dr. Larry Lawhorne –Chair and Professor, Department of Geriatrics, WSU, Dr. Tim Cope – Chair and Professor, Department of Neuroscience, WSU, Dr. Jeffrey Allen – Associate Dean and Professor, School of Professional Psychology, WSU, and Eric Van Vlymen – Executive Director, Alzheimer’s Association Miami Valley.

The Hospice of Dayton project is the first customized therapy application for Alzheimer’s patients in their final stage of life. Research will differ from previous studies because the patients involved are in advanced stages of Alzheimer’s and display more progression of neurological disease. At Hospice of Dayton, BBET therapies will be incorporated into the Alzheimer’s patients’ care plan. The study will begin with developing the baseline data on metrics which can be measured. The same metrics will then be measured after the patients are exposed to BBET  to compare the data between the pre- and post-implementation of BBET using quality of life metrics. The study will last for a six-month period, from February to July 2014. Hospice volunteers will play a central role in providing the therapies to the patients based on the training and guidelines provided by Dr. Bharwani and his daughter Meena, who serves as a training coordinator for the program.

Dr. Bharwani will also work with Hospice of Dayton focusing on Alzheimer’s patients in the home care setting. With the increasing number of Alzheimer’s patients receiving in-home care, Dr. Bharwani is striving to provide practical techniques for family caregivers, who are often overwhelmed when trying to meet the needs of their loved one with Alzheimer’s.  The Greater Dayton Mental Health Foundation for the study of the impact of BBET on persons with Alzheimer’s disease living at home has granted additional research funding.

“The culture at Hospice of Dayton is unique”, says Dr. Bharwani, “Everyone is very friendly and helpful.” He is quick to recognize those supporting the current project at Hospice of Dayton, including Kathy Emerson who is serving as the Hospice BBET Project Coordinator. “This work is possible thanks to the entire project team,” Dr. Bharwani states, “Mary Murphy, Dr. Ruth Thomson, Yvonne Turner, Angelene Moore-Volpatti, Laura Colliflower, Nancy Trimble, Linda Corey Simpson, Brenda Humfleet, Terri Gross, Ed Ruff, Doug Arnett, Kenny Forrer, and Mark McNeal are all contributing greatly to this project.”

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