How to choose a Hospice Company

Here are some important questions you may have and answers you will need:

What care services do you provide?
InCareOhio offers Nursing, State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA), Social Services, Spiritual Care, Volunteers and additional services such as Music Therapy, Pet Therapy, Massage Therapy, Reiki, Memorial Services and arts and crafts.

Can you fulfill my staffing needs?
InCareOhio has full-time staffing throughout the day as well as after-hours on-call nursing and 24-hour weekend coverage.

What Level of Care do we offer and where?
Routine Care, Continuous Care and Respite Care in nursing facilities, assisted livings and your personal home depending on the level required.

What insurance/payment do you accept?
Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance and private pay

What are your service areas?
InCareOhio has a large service area throughout Ohio and we continue to expand these areas.

Do you conduct employee background checks?
Yes, various thorough checks are completed to include fingerprinting prior to employment with InCareOhio and every 5 years thereafter.

Does Hospice cover medical equipment and supplies?
Yes, Hospice covers all required patient equipment and supplies that are related to their Hospice diagnosis.

Does Hospice continue to provide support after my loved one passes?
Yes, our Bereavement Program will provide you tailored support depending on your need for 13 months following their passing.

Fall Safety for Older Adults

Falls are among the most common accidents involving older Adults that can lead to hospitalizations, Nursing Home admission, and even death among older Adults. The chance of falling increases as we get older. Health problems such as Arthritis, Muscle weakness, Poor balance or vision, foot problems, Parkinson’s disease, Dementia and even certain medications can increase the chance of falling. If you have difficulty with walking or balance or have fallen in the past year, speak with your Physician about having a Falls risk Assessment. Dangerous things around the house can also contribute to a Fall. If you are an older Adult living on your own, or care for an Older Adult living alone, here are a few tips to help keep you safe.

Tips for Preventing Falls

  • If you have fallen before, or are fearful of falling, think about purchasing a special alarm that you can wear as a bracelet or necklace. Then, if you fall and can’t get to the phone, you can push a button on the alarm that will contact emergency services for you
  • When walking on smooth floors, wear non-slip footwear, such as slippers with rubber/no slip bottoms or flat, thin-soled shoes that fit well.
  • If you have a cane or a walker, use it at all times instead of holding onto walls and furniture.
  • Make sure that all hallways, stairs, and paths are well lit and clear of objects.
    Put hand rails on both sides of any steps or stairs in or outside of your Home
    Remove loose carpets and scatter rugs or only use scatter rugs with non-skid backing
  • Add grab bars near the toilet and bathtub, and no slip decals or a rubber mat in the tub or shower

What to Do if you Fall

  • Notify your Physician, even if you do not have an obvious injury, if you have any loss of consciousness or any signs of confusion after falling. Your fall could be related to a medical problem, and an evaluation will be needed to find the cause and help prevent another Fall.
  • Based on what your Physician finds he or she may recommend certain exercises, Physical Therapy, a cane or walker, a change in the kind of shoes you wear or in your eyeglass prescription, or make changes to your Medications to lower your risk of falls.