Ohio Department of Aging encourages Ohioans to check on older loved ones and neighbors

With hot, stormy days in the forecast, Ohio Department of Aging encourages Ohioans to check on older loved ones and neighbors Assess risks, check for vital supplies, and ensure access to help if needed Columbus, Ohio – Forecasters are predicting high temperatures and the possibility of dangerous storms over much of Ohio for the first […]

Qualifying for Disability Benefits While in Hospice

If you are in hospice care, you might be eligible for financial aid. The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers benefits for people who are unable to work due to a serious illness. People in hospice almost always medically qualify for disability benefits. In fact, your family may be eligible for additional resources as well. The […]

Let’s Work Together To Make Processes Better!

OUR TAKE – by Beth Foster, RN, BA, CPHQ, CEHCH Let’s Work Together To Make Processes Better! On Thursday, August 8th the Home Health Committee met with Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) representatives to discuss issues our members are having with the Medicaid Managed Care Plans. ODM suggested that OCHCH and the department set up […]

Social Workers Support Individuals and Families

March is Social Worker Month. Social workers are an important part of the team of caregivers for both home care and hospice. They work alongside physicians, nurses, aides, therapists, and volunteers to listen, counsel, and connect individuals and families to resources. “Social workers are a vital part of the hospice and home health community,” explained […]