Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties believes that every moment of life is precious and we are dedicated to providing patients with life limiting illnesses and our community with the best medical, spiritual, and grief support.
Hospice Chaplain Authors Book on Spiritual Journey
John Love, a Cincinnati resident and chaplain with Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties, started writing spiritual reflections and meditations three and a half years ago. He wrote them to share with patients and staff, and the positive response motivated him to keep writing. The result is a new book titled Fearless Living and Loving: Christian Hope for the Sick and Their Caregivers. According to the author, it is a book that guides readers through a spiritual journey of self-discovery.
“As a chaplain, I’m sensitive to honoring all faith traditions,” Love explains. “I didn’t write this book to change what people believe. Rather, I think it will help people clarify their beliefs and encourage readers to examine what their faith means to them. I also wanted to provide an uplifting message, a book that offers hope for people facing chronic or terminal illness and for those who love and care for them.”
Love has observed that end-of-life care presents unique challenges for professional caregivers. He says, “Hospice organizations are blessed to attract the very best of the best: nurses, aides, counselors, and so on. But the physical and emotional demands of the work can deplete caregivers and lead to burnout. I believe that spiritual work helps us grow in love and faith. And as we grow in love and faith – as we feel closer and more connected to God – we are better equipped to handle the daily stress which comes our way.”
Fearless Living and Loving is available through WestBow Press, a division of Christian publisher Thomas Nelson & Zondervan. It can be ordered online at www.westbowpress.com or by calling WestBow at 1-866-928-1240. Love’s book will soon be available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
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THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME
Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties services makes staying at home possible. We provide compassionate care to our patients in their private homes, extended care and assisted living facilities. We also offer the comforts and healing hospitality of Lorelei’s Place, our Hospice House located less than a mile away from the Atrium Medical Center.
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Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties
5940 Long Meadow Drive
Franklin, Ohio 45005
Dealing with the anxiety and the physical and emotional pain associated with a life threatening illness is not something you have to go through alone. We are the leading experts in managing pain and easing anxiety by providing the very best care, support and comfort for you and your family.
DELIVERING PEACE OF MIND
Illness can place overwhelming stress on family and loved ones. Our support team can help patients and families with medical decisions, treatment options, and can help coordinate care so that patients and families can focus on enjoying every possible moment.
Patients and families receive care from our team of professionals who provide superior care and innovative services to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of our patients and their families. We emphasize compassion, dignity, privacy and respect when it matters most.
The cost of hospice care can be covered in many ways including through Medicare, Medicaid, managed care providers and some private insurers. However, as a non-profit community hospice, we will care for you regardless of your ability to pay.
THERE IS A DIFFERENCE
Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties provides the very best personalized and compassionate care and support.
- Pain management
- Symptom control
Care when and where you need it
- 24/7 access to medical care
- 24/7 phone assistance
- 24/7 crisis care
Providing comfort and peace of mind
- Care coordination from one setting to another (home, hospital, etc.)
- Regular assistance with daily activities (bathing, cleaning, etc.)
- Caregiving tips and education
Meeting the emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of patients and families
- Group and individual grief support
- Complementary therapies like massage, music and occupational therapies
- Spiritual support and comfort
In addition to the expertise of our outstanding staff, Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties has the support of hundreds of trained volunteers who can help with life’s little things, from housekeeping and cooking to transportation to the doctor’s office. Respite care is also among our services, allowing family caregivers to take a needed break from providing moment-by-moment care for their loved one.