Your Needs

Coping with a serious illness can be frightening, not only for the person diagnosed with the disease, but for their loved ones. A diagnosis of a serious or chronic illness often takes entire families by surprise. However, choosing to contact Hospice of the Western Reserve isn’t about giving up. It’s about taking control.  

Living with a chronic or a serious illness is easier with a circle of compassionate professional caregivers who can help share the burden. Each staff member and volunteer at Hospice of the Western Reserve is here to help you and your loved one. Managing pain and other symptoms is our specialty and so is providing emotional and spiritual support to everyone affected by the diagnosis.

your-needs-main.jpgHospice of the Western Reserve can help from the initial diagnosis to support beyond the end of life. We are the largest hospice care provider in Northern Ohio and we also offer, palliative care (pain and symptom management) to those who are not ready for hospice.

Have you been wondering if now is the right time to explore hospice or palliative care for yourself or a loved one? If getting more care is on your mind, it is definitely the right time to ask questions. You can begin to assert control over the uncertainty we all experience when facing serious medical issues.

If you have more questions than answers, click here for our checklist.

You do not have to travel this journey alone. There are many services offered through Hospice of the Western Reserve for people just like you. 

We Can Help​​​

Speak with the referral team by contacting us seven days a week, 24 hours a day. An in-person visit can be scheduled the same day it is needed.


Caregiver Gwen Ellis on Advance Care Planning 

When Gwen and Lewis first married, they made the mistake of not completing their advance directives. Now, as the caregiver of Lewis, who has Alzheimer's, those directives are more important than ever. ​​​