Testimonials

Below are some of the many kind words we've received from family and friends of our patients.

The Brewer family would like to thank Community Care Hospice, for their outstanding care of Jeff Brewer, 37 years of age. Jeff was under their care for approx. 3 ½ months in the fall of 2007. The care and compassion shown by their employees is second to none. Their job can be both physically and mentally exhausting, but they remained constantly upbeat and cheerful during Jeff’s illness. Jeff’s condition and the resulting pain were a challenge to the hospital staff and made it very difficult to get him home, where he truly wanted to be. The difficult and costly efforts made by Community Care to get him home were greatly appreciated. 
We now know that this group of people will do anything possible to make sure the patient and their family is cared for at the highest level possible. Jeff’s case was made even more unique by the fact that he had a “childhood” disease called Ewing’s Sarcoma. It is our hope that the pediatric portion of their program will be enhanced by their experience with Jeff and they can help others in the future the way they helped Jeff.
Words cannot express our feelings of gratitude and thanks to Community Care. If anyone has any questions or concerns regarding Community Care or what they do, please call Mary and she will put you in touch with one of our family members and we would be glad to share our experiences further by phone or e-mail

— The Brewer Family - Leesburg and Cincinnati

One of the last times my Mother told me she was proud of me was when I became a Hospice Volunteer; little did we know that less than a year later Hospice would become part of our family. Having lived with COPD for 6 years, she had a major setback and never fully recovered. After one month in the hospital, at her Dr.’s suggestion, we called Hospice.

Mom told me many times that it was the best decision she ever made. Unless you have experienced it, you cannot fully understand what Hospice will do for you. Having a trained medical staff on call 24-7, daily contact with your Dr., ordering, delivering and administering medications is only a small part of what they do. The Hospice staff is literally a phone call away when you are scared, depressed or just lonely. My mother looked forward to her visits from the Chaplain and Social Workers. Her Nurse and Aids became like family to her. Not only were they there for Mom, but always there for the family as well, answering all our questions with total honesty and preparing us the best they could.

Nothing can prepare you for losing a loved one, but with the guidance and support from a group of people who truly care and who have an endless supply of hugs, you know you will get through one of the toughest times of your life. My family cannot thank Community Care Hospice enough for taking the burden off of us so we could enjoy the last few months laughing and crying with Mom, reminiscing, visiting with family and friends, and helping us say our goodbyes. God bless all of you.

— Anita Rogers, Daughter of Juanita Redfern - Wilmington

My name is Jacqueline L. Burchett, the daughter of the late Judith Ann Mason who went to be with the Lord in July 2007. She was my best friend, Mother Angel, and my life. As I struggled to keep her here with us, God saw she was getting tired and a cure was not to be.

In June, God sent me the most wonderful people to help me through the struggle of letting go. My Mom wanted to be at home surrounded by the people she loved. I just didn’t know if I could do it. So, as my Mom’s journey came to the end, Community Care Hospice, the most wonderful people anyone could ever meet, had a special place in my heart.

Blessed is the word I want to use to express the service they give the community and that they gave and showed my Mom beauty, love, elegance, support, security, and everlasting devotion. For that I will always be grateful. For the support my family received, from spiritual to just someone to listen as we had to let the most wonderful person go.

To Dolly Jones, R.N. with Community Care Hospice, a special thank you goes out to you. The bond, love, and comfort you showed my Mom in the short time you knew her. She felt safe, special, and could talk to you about anything and you listened. You are a very special person. God holds a special place in his heart for people like you and all the other people at Community Care Hospice.

The need does not stop when our loved one went to be with the Lord. Community Care Hospice is still here for my family. I believe Community Care Hospice deserves a gold medal for the service they provide to the community. Thank you and God bless each and every one at Community Care Hospice.

— Jacqueline Burchett - Blanchester

My name is Richard Johnston. I am a lifelong resident of Blanchester, Ohio. My wife was Carolyn B. Johnston. She came home from the hospital the 1st of August with a diagnosis of colon cancer. I took care of her with the help of a caregiver for a couple of weeks and I was told there was no more treatment that could help. I hadn’t decided what to do and a friend suggested Hospice. That’s when I called Community Care Hospice around noon and they were there by 6 pm that evening. Tara Hurt, LPN whom I had known all her life came to admit Carolyn into the program. The Hospice staff provided excellent care for Carolyn from that minute on. She was a Hospice Patient for 2 weeks and the last few days of her life, the staff was there around the clock. Betsy, Tara, Josh, Monica, Carmen, Jean, Paula, Michelle, Patti and Rhonda attended to our every need. They encouraged me to eat and take care of myself so I could help take care of her. I cannot find the words to express my appreciation and high regard for the Hospice program, and I am so glad that we have a local Hospice right here in Clinton County.

— Richard Johnston - Blanchester

My father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's and as we progressed though the different stages, our mother continued to be my father’s constant caregiver until my brother and I contacted Community Care Hospice and found out all they had to offer.

Once we had our initial meeting with the Hospice social workers and nurses, they
explained about all the care they could give to my father. After the level of care was determined, a home health aide and a nurse would come to the house and help with his daily routine. All this was done at the family’s convenience, which was a great help to us.

Seeing all the things that Hospice did for my dad and my mother made me realize that I wanted to become a part of the Hospice volunteer team. I want to be able to touch people's lives the way Hospice touched mine.

Something that everyone should realize is that Hospice is there for everyone that has a need no matter what the illness. All you have to do is reach out and let them help.

— Lisa L. Bentley, Daughter of David Bentley - Sabina

Hospice was very good in helping Walt by coming into my home and making sure he had his bath and took his medicine. Hospice helped me out by making sure Walt was ok. I especially liked the Comfort Care because it gave me a little bit of rest. Walt loved all the nurses and staff especially Patty, Dolly, Tricia and Joyce.

— Emma Thompson, Caregiver for Walter Parlier - Wilmington

All the nurses were wonderful. Comfort Care was absolutely fabulous. I would recommend [their] services to anyone in need.

— Joan Brandenburg, Wife of Roy Brandenburg - Wilmington

I would like to express my appreciation to the Community Care Hospice for their intervention when we were at a crossroads in our lives that no one is prepared for, the death of a parent. Our hospice nurse, Joyce Noland, even though it was Easter Sunday, arrived at our house to assist us with Kathleen Bowman, whom we knew was at the 
end of life. Joyce gave us every detail on how to make Mom comfortable, who to call for equipment, called Dr. Satchwell to our house, administered medications and gave from-the-heart attention and comfort. Besides the care of Mom, she also was such a comfort to our whole family, especially when the time of Mom’s passing came. Joyce was the angel that was there to keep us going. I can’t say enough as to what Community Care Hospice meant to all of us. Thanks to all of you that were involved from a wonderful organization.

— Cynthia Bowman - Clarksville

We want to take this opportunity to thank the personnel from Community Care Hospice for exemplary and professional tender loving care that they gave us in the last weeks of our Husband and Brother, Woodrow Ravenscraft. 

We cannot imagine what those last week’s would have been like without the physical and emotional help that they provided to us.

We are very blessed to have them in our community.

— Wilma and Bob Ravenscraft - Greenfield

A simple “Thank You” will never be enough for all the kindness and help from Community Care Hospice.

Our Mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Her wish was to spend her remaining days at home, where she felt more comfortable and could be close to her family. We could take care of mom, but none of us were professionals.

The Doctors were the ones who told us to contact Community Care Hospice and were kind enough to contact them and set up a meeting, so we could have our questions answered. We all agreed that they could provide the help we needed.

When Mom’s condition continued to get worse, the nurses and caregivers from Hospice made sure she was kept comfortable. They were all Heaven sent. The care and love for their patients cannot be said with words. Not only did they take perfect care of Mom, they also helped with our family’s worries about Mom.

They gave our Mom the best of care until the very last. They made calls even after our Mom’s passing, to give comfort to our grieving family.

Our hearts go out to all of them; Dolly, Betsy, Rhonda, Trisha, Tonya, Paula and Josh. Thank you so very much.

— The Family of Helen Lightner - Hillsbor