Hospice care is so much more than pain management and keeping your loved one comfortable. It’s an opportunity to provide peace, love, and support.

As part of Adena's Home Care Services, Adena Hospice is here for you and your family with an alternative to traditional or conventional care for people with life-limiting illnesses. We provide compassionate, supportive care for your family every step of the way. Our hospice team provides care either in a loved one’s home or a contracted nursing facility. Our goal is to manage pain and symptoms, and help the family identify physical, spiritual and emotional needs. 

We are committed to helping patients spend their last days in comfort and dignity, surrounded by family and friends. Because we are a nonprofit program governed by a mission to preserve dignity at the end of life, no one will ever be turned away because they are unable to pay for the services we provide. Patient services are provided without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability (mental or physical), communicable disease, or place of national origin.

Services and Treatments

Our team of expert caregivers are here for your family through every stage of hospice care. We provide a full array of services, including:

  • 12-month bereavement program with support group
  • Continuous care at home during periods of crisis
  • Death and funeral arrangements
  • Hospice aide and homemaker services
  • Medical social services
  • Medical supplies and appliances
  • Medications for symptom management and pain relief
  • Nursing services
  • Physical, occupational, and speech/language therapy
  • Physician services
  • Short term hospital stays
  • Spiritual, dietary, and other counseling
  • Trained volunteers

Admission Criteria

To be considered for our hospice program, your loved one has a life-limiting illness with a natural course of six months or less. They must also:

  • Be under the care of a physician
  • Have an plan for care giving
  • Have knowledge of their diagnosis and prognosis
  • Live in a safe environment
  • Live within the eight-county area served by Adena Home Care Services
    • Fayette
    • Highland
    • Hocking
    • Jackson
    • Pickaway
    • Pike
    • Ross
    • Vinton
  • Not be undergoing any therapeutic or healing care
  • Understand that hospice offers palliative and comfort care 
  • Want to stay in their home

Certifications and Accreditations 

Adena Hospice is a provider-member of the LeadingAge, which represents more than 5,000 nonprofit aging services providers and other mission-minded organizations that touch millions of lives every day. LeadingAge uses research, advocacy, education, and community-building to make America a better place to grow old. 
Adena’s program, which has existed for more than a quarter of a century, is certified by both Medicaid and Medicare, licensed by the state of Ohio and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care, Inc. (ACHC).

Other accreditations include:

Ohio Council for Home Care & Hospice

National Association for Home Care & Hospice

Volunteer Opportunities

As a non-profit, we rely on the compassionate spirit of others to help us honor the lives of the patients we serve. We are always in need of your generous donations of time or financial support. If you’ve ever felt a higher calling to serve others, Adena Hospice is a wonderful way to answer that call and give back to your community. Even if you aren’t comfortable with direct patient care, there are a wide variety of other ways we can use your talents to serve. 

Please call us at (740) 779-4663 to learn more or click the links below.

Learn more about becoming an Adena Hospice volunteer.

Learn more about Memorial Contributions and Giving. 

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