Palliative medicine at Ohio Living offers comprehensive support for individuals facing serious illness, focusing on improving quality of life through symptom management, pain relief, and emotional support. Our compassionate team works closely with patients and their families to create personalized care plans that address physical, psychological, and spiritual needs. By integrating palliative care early in the treatment process, we help alleviate distress, facilitate better communication with healthcare providers, and ensure that patients' wishes are respected, providing comfort and enhancing overall well-being.

We offer:

  • In-depth experience working with whole-person care that can relieve symptoms of a disease or disorder, regardless of whether it can be cured.
  • A full range of services provided by one of our nurse practitioners, based on your patient’s needs and requests.
  • Family meetings to discuss goals of care and to make treatment choices.
  • A personalized treatment plan with goals specific to your patients’ needs, concerns, symptom management and relief from suffering.
  • Coordination of care across health care services to maximize the quality of life along the continuum of the illness.
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What do I need to know about palliative medicine?

Services are provided anywhere a patient calls home.

Palliative medicine may be right for you if you suffer from uncontrolled symptoms related to your illness.

Most insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid, cover palliative medicine. Co-pays may apply, depending on your insurance plan.

What symptoms can be managed with palliative medicine?

  • Pain in/from bone, muscle, nerve, tissue or tumor
  • Stress, anxiety or depression
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Stress of medical treatments
  • Other debilitating symptom

What can palliative medicine do for my loved one?

  • Work in partnership with their doctors to provide an extra layer of support for them and their family
  • Provide in-home visits from a palliative medicine provider to assess their overall needs
  • Assist with advance care planning
  • Relieve symptoms and distress
  • Help them better understand their disease and diagnosis
  • Help clarify their treatment goals and options
  • Understand and support their ability to cope with their illness
  • Assist with making medical decisions
  • Coordinate with their other doctors
Palliative and Hospice Venn Diagram

What is the Difference Between
Palliative and Hospice Care?


Hospice care is similar to palliative care, but there are important differences. Because more than 90 percent of hospice care is paid for through the Medicare hospice benefit, hospice patients must meet Medicare’s eligibility requirements; palliative care patients do not have to meet the same requirements.

While the objective of both hospice and palliative care is pain and symptom relief, the prognosis
and goals of care tend to be different. Hospice is comfort care without curative intent; the patient no longer has curative options or has chosen not to pursue treatment because the side effects outweigh the benefits. Palliative care is comfort care with or without curative intent.

Study Confirms Benefits of Early Palliative Care for Advanced Cancer


Patients who received palliative care along with standard treatment for advanced cancer reported having a better quality of life and mood than patients who did not receive early palliative care, according to of a randomized clinical trial.

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Serving  43 counties 

Covering 85% of Ohioans 


Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice - Greater Akron


83 North Miller Road,
Suite 101 

Fairlawn, Ohio 44333

P 330.873.3468
F 330.873.3465

Serving Cuyahoga, Huron, Lorain, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit and Wayne Counties


Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice - Greater Cleveland


36500 Euclid Avenue,
Suite 152 
Willoughby, Ohio 44094

P 440.953.1256
F 440.953.0870

Serving Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Lake, and Portage Counties


Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice - Greater Columbus


9200 Worthington Road,
Suite 300
Westerville, Ohio 43082

P 614.433.0031
F 614.300.2184

Serving Delaware, Franklin, Licking, Muskingum, Madison, Pickaway, and Union Counties

Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice - Greater Toledo


1730 South Reynolds Road
Toledo, Ohio 43614

P 419.865.1499
F 419.865.4227

Serving Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca, and Wood Counties

Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice - Greater Youngstown


6715 Tippecanoe Road,
Building E, Suite 201
Canfield, Ohio 44406

P 330.533.4350
F 330.533.4650

Serving Ashtabula, Columbiana, Jefferson, Mahoning, Portage, Stark, and Trumbull Counties

Ohio Living Bethany Hospice

6443 Far Hills Avenue
Dayton, Ohio 45459

P 937.963.1929
F 855.579.4968

Serving parts of Green and Montgomery Counties

Ohio Living Village Home Health & Hospice


11275 Springfield Pike
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246

P 513.681.8174
F 513.681.1850

Serving Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Preble, and Warren Counties