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    Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County
    3230 North County Rd. 25A
    P.O. Box 502
    Troy, OH 45373
    Phone: 937.335.5191


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    Your concerns and suggestions are always important to us and can be communicated to us by contacting our clinical management team at the address or telephone number listed above.

    If we fail to satisfy your questions or concerns, you can also contact the following source:

    The Office of Quality and Patient Safety
    One Renaissance Boulevard
    Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
    Email: PatientSafetyReport@JointCommission.org
    Fax: 630.792.5636

    Tips For Grief And Loss Amidst A Pandemic

    Tips for Grief and Loss Amidst a Pandemic

    The COVID-19 crisis has created an entirely new and different world in which we all have to operate. Just like those experiencing grief and trying to adapt to a world without their loved ones in it, you also need to adapt to a new world turned upside down by COVID-19. You are anxiously wondering what your “new normal” will be like in the months ahead. 

    For those who were already grieving the death of a loved one, the effects of the virus on society have added new layers of complication. Many grievers say they can’t escape the grief. The required physical distancing has increased feelings of isolation and loneliness as people are cut off from their usual support systems of family, friends and faith community. They find they are having difficulty filling what seems like endless days and may be feeling an increased lack of purpose and meaning in their lives. Furthermore, routine tasks and errands, like buying groceries or picking up prescriptions, have become stressful and more difficult because of fear of infection.   

    In spite of all this, there are things you can do that could help you through these unsettling times.

    Practice self-care.

    Eat a well-balanced diet and stay hydrated. Try to get enough rest and maintain good sleeping habits. In addition, exercise as you are able, even if it’s just a few minutes of deep breathing or walking around the house. All of these things enhance the ability of the body and mind to cope with painful grief emotions.  

    Be patient with yourself and know your feelings are valid

    The difficult feelings that wash over you like waves are normal, but you can’t be in the waves all the time without feeling like you are drowning. So, take a break from your grief by watching a movie, cleaning out that closet you’ve always said you were going to do, taking a walk, or reading a good book. Looking at family photo albums helps to reinforce happy memories. This may be a very bittersweet experience but pushing through the “bitter” allows the “sweet” to come to the forefront over time.  

    Make an extra effort to reach out to family and friends.

    Make sure to ask your family and friends for the support you need. Modern technology and social media have made it easier than ever to stay in touch. So, make a phone call or have a family gathering on a tele-video platform.

    Try to find a way to help others in order to find a sense of purpose and meaning

    Call others you know who may also be having a hard time just to check in or write cards or letters to send the old-fashioned way. Many people have made face masks or care packages to donate. If you are able, volunteer to run an errand for an elderly neighbor or family member or drop off a home-cooked meal or baked goods. Giving to others is a win-win situation. It helps others and it helps you to feel good about yourself. 

    Pathways of Hope  

    Pathways of Hope grief support is available to the friends and family of all Ohio’s Hospice patients, as well as anyone in the public, free of charge, thanks to generous support from the communities Ohio’s Hospice serves. To speak with bereavement counseling professional, contact a Pathways of Hope Grief Counseling Center at one of these locations.   

    Community Care Hospice or Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County  

    937.382.5400   

    Ohio’s Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties  

    513.422.0300  

    Ohio’s Community Mercy Hospice  

    937.258.4991  

    Hospice of Central Ohio  

    740.788.1400 – Newark  

    614.891.6000 – Columbus  

    740.454.0000 – Zanesville  

    740.681.1000 – Lancaster  

    Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton  

    937.258.4991  

    Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare  

    419.496.0057 – Ashland  

    330.674.8448 – Millersburg  

    330.264.4899 – Wooster  

    Ohio’s Hospice Loving Care  

    937.644.1928 – Marysville  

    740.852.7755 – London  

    Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County  

    937.573.2103