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Archive | January, 2018

Social Worker Janet Dickens Honored with Bouquet of Recognition Award

Outstanding members of the Ohio’s Hospice staff are recognized every quarter with the Bouquet of Recognition Awards for going above and beyond in advocating for and serving patients.

“I hardly know where to begin to express my gratitude to my social worker Janet,” wrote the patient nominating Janet Dickens for the Bouquet of Recognition Tulip Award. “She has helped me with planning one of the most difficult situations in life –  my final arrangements.”

The nomination continues to express appreciation for Janet’s “kindness, compassion, calmness and reassurance…Please recognize her for an extraordinary patient experience.”

We are grateful to have Janet as a member of our hospice team to serve our patients with such superior care and superior service.


This New Year’s Resolution Is a Gift to Your Family

Here’s a great New Year’s Resolution to consider – make 2018 the year you complete Advance Directives.

Only about one-third of Americans have Advance Directives in place to help guide their loved ones and physicians on their personal preferences for end-of-life care. Who should make these decisions if you are unable to do so? Do you want it to be someone who knows and cares for you? If so, you need to take steps to ensure that is what happens. The completion of Advance Directives is critical to enabling you to be in control of your healthcare treatment when you are facing a life-limiting illness.

The Greater Dayton Advance Care Planning Initiative is offering our community assistance in examining the issues and making decisions about end of life care that are based on personal values, preferences and discussions with loved ones. You can explore the Decide to be Heard website to learn more about Advance Directives and find links to resources that enable you to guarantee this New Year’s resolution is successfully achieved. It will be a much-appreciated gift to your loved ones and a guarantee of peace of mind for yourself.