LifeCare Hospice has decided to become part of Ohio's Hospice, which aims to keep nonprofit community hospices functioning throughout the state.
Based in Wooster, LifeCare Hospice has served residents of Wayne and Holmes counties since 1982. LifeCare provides care to 160 people and their families daily, and it tends to people living in the Wadsworth-Rittman part of Ohio.
Ohio's Hospice got started in 2013. It includes Dayton Hospice, Hospice of Butler and Warren Counties, Hospice of Miami County, Hospice of Central Ohio, Community Mercy Hospice and Community Care Hospice.
With LifeCare Hospice becoming part of the fold, Ohio's Hospice has the ability to allow more people to come to the hospice to see the people there and further direct care than is offered at other regional hospice networks, according to a news release. It will also give more types of care to those who are in hospice and their families and more ways to tend to the people who use their hospice services.
With LifeCare Hospice in the mix, Ohio's Hospice will have the chance to tend to more than 9,100 people using hospice services every year, including more than 1,400 daily, and they will be able to put more than 1,000 people to work. Ohio's Hospice will also be available now in 32 counties and to work with more than 1,200 volunteers.