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Ohio Living Awarded Grants to Support Hospice Care

February 11, 2019

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice has received $49,540 in grants to support its services in Trumbull County.

The awards from the Hospice Trust of Trumbull County Fund and the Hospice Trust- Schlecht Fund, both component funds of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, will fund program expenses and allow Ohio Living to hire a part-time program coordinator.

“We’re grateful to these local funds for supporting our shared mission of providing the best possible care for hospice patients,” said Sarah Hadley, executive director of Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice’s Greater Youngstown region, in a release. “With these funds we can focus on providing more Trumbull County patients with the programs and therapies that bring added comfort and meaning at the end of life.”

Among the hospice programs supported are Mary’s Angels, which offers on-call after-hours nursing to support families in the last few days of patients’ lives; the Music and Memory program; Compassionate Touch, which offers specialized care aimed at reducing depression, agitation and discomfort for hospice patients; the Dementia Live awareness and sensitivity training program; and Life Review legacy videos and memory books.

The grant will also help fund two one-day conferences in Trumbull County for health-care workers, including social workers, nurses and physicians, for education on hospice services.

“This grant will also fund two half-day trainings for Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice team members, which will be conducted by a staff member certified in the programs,” Hadley said.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.