November 2020

World War II WAVE Honored for Service

Carrie “Lee” Brilla of Burton was honored by Hospice of the Western Reserve (HWR) for her service as a U.S. Navy WAVE (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service). The ceremony was arranged by the Mentor home care team in conjunction with Lee’s family. 

Volunteer Chuck Wirtz, a retired U.S. Navy Commander, conducted the virtual ceremony. HWR spiritual care coordinator Mike LeMay, also a Navy veteran, joined Lee’s son Joe and daughter-in-law Linda in their home for the service. Volunteer service coordinator Patsy Brodie facilitated the ceremony remotely. 
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November 17 2020

Why You Can – and Should – Communicate Your Healthcare Choices

A vital but sometimes overlooked part of life planning is documenting end-of-life healthcare choices by completing Advance Directives. In the State of Ohio, these documents include Living Will and Healthcare Power of Attorney forms. While most people agree it is important to make their wishes known, it is a process many tend to delay.

Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic has brought into stark and often heartbreaking focus how crucial it is to clearly express personal wishes for medical care in emergency situations. Health systems and providers across the country are seeing how essential it is that all of us discuss our medical goals in advance. Not having these choices known in advance places a tremendous burden on frontline clinicians as well as loved ones. It leaves your important medical decisions up to them.
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November 13 2020

Cheers to 107 Years: Pandemic Can’t Stop Volunteers from Celebrating Birthday

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every aspect of our lives, including social gatherings. Rituals and special events like weddings, funerals, birthdays and anniversaries have either been delayed or canceled altogether in the name of safety and slowing the virus’ spread.

However, it’s not every day someone has a chance to celebrate a 107th birthday. So, when Marie Cheatham approached that amazing milestone, her volunteer companion, Connie Hoban, was determined to make it memorable.

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November 10 2020

Hospice of the Western Reserve President and CEO Honored with Outstanding Achievement Award

Bill Finn, President and CEO of Hospice of the Western Reserve and its parent organization, Western Reserve Care Solutions, was recently honored with an Outstanding Achievement Award from the State University of New York at Fredonia’s Alumni Association. Nominated by Alumni Board President Dr. Greg Gibbs, Finn is one of two recipients, along with the Honorable William Kemsey Taylor, New York State Supreme Court Judge.
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November 10 2020

Categories: News and Community 

Provider Relations’ Care Packages Recognize Our Veteran Patients and Vets In the Community

Veterans Day is always one we celebrate with our patients and partners in the community. This year, like all events, our celebrations will look a little different. However, the Provider Relations Team is making sure that even if celebrations can’t look like they have in years past that they’re still a warm, memorable thank you for those who’ve served.

The team has put together care packages to deliver to veterans. More than 900 kits will be shared with our veteran patients and other vets at our partner facilities!
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November 09 2020

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