Home Health and Hospice Services for Southeastern Ohio Residents
We offer home health and hospice programs that work together to provide the home care services you need. This gives you the convenience of working with just one agency and the assurance that, even if the home care services you need should change, your nurse doesn't have to change, too.
OhioHealth Home Health services are for our clients with short term, acute care needs that require the assistance of a nurse or therapist to return to their former level of independence. Learn more.
Hospice is for our clients who have a terminal illness and whose goal is not cure but comfort, and the pursuit of the highest quality of life in the time remaining to them. Learn more.
Join Our Team
OhioHealth Home Care (formerly known as Appalachian Community Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice & Health Services) is a growing nonprofit, multi-county hospice and home care organization seeking qualified applicants to provide nursing and therapy services to clients in their homes/places of residence in Southeastern Ohio.
We are the area's oldest operating hospice and home health agency and are currently affiliated with OhioHealth O'Bleness Hospital and the OhioHealth system of nonprofit healthcare. We offer competitive wages, mileage and travel reimbursement, and a benefits package (where applicable).
Visit OhioHealth Jobs online to search for our open positions.
OhioHealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Explore Our Volunteer Opportunities
Thank you for considering offering your time and talents to help homebound and terminally-ill clients and their caregivers. Whether you are a student, a retired person, currently employed or not currently employed, you are welcome and encouraged to explore our volunteer opportunities.
Contact us at (740) 331.7040 or [email protected]
In-Home Hospice Volunteers
Be one of a unique group of specially-trained volunteers who provide companionship for hospice clients and respite for their caregivers.
Hospice volunteers visit clients in their own homes or in nursing or assisted living facilities.
Activities may include quiet conversation, playing cards, board games or working jigsaw puzzles, washing dishes, feeding assistance, reading aloud, tending a garden, writing letters and Touch Drawing, to name but a few.
You may choose to schedule regular visits (usually once a week from two to four hours in length) or to be available on-call, providing family emergency and special event coverage (perhaps three to six hours a month).
In-home volunteers complete an application, 12 hours of self-directed training (including shadowing experienced volunteers) and a thorough background check. Training is scheduled at the candidate volunteer’s convenience.
We are particularly interested at this time in volunteer recruits who live in communities within our service area that are outside of the Athens area. If you are interested, please contact us. Training may be available in your local area.
11th Hour Volunteers
Hospice volunteers who have been with our organization for some time may receive additional training to become an 11th Hour volunteer. The purpose of the 11th Hour Program is to ensure that no one dies alone. 11th Hour volunteers may sit vigil with actively dying clients when family members are late to arrive at the bedside or when family members need to take time away. 11th Hour volunteers are most often provided to clients residing in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. The focus is on offering a soothing and loving presence to the client, as well as a calming presence and helpful hand to family members for as long as needed.
Quality-of-life volunteer activities are perfect for those volunteers who want to serve clients in a direct way but who do not choose to make in-home visits. We have several quality-of-life activities (and we are always open to more ideas!):
- Flower Power. Community volunteers grow and arrange flowers in the spring and summer months for weekly delivery to hospice and home health clients.
- Casserole Comfort. Volunteers gather at an appointed time (currently once a month) to cook a number of casseroles for delivery by staff to hospice households.
Office volunteers work with staff in the office on such activities as filing, copying, data entry, processing and collating documents, and/or assisting with special projects. An application is required, as is a basic training module.
Group Volunteer Opportunities
Our volunteer program offers several ways for student groups, church groups, neighborhood associations or others to participate in quality-of-life activities for hospice and homebound clients and their families. Below are just a few.
- Celebrate the holidays with homemade Halloween bags and Valentine’s cards or even some pies or cookies at Thanksgiving.
- Get some friends together and rake leaves or shovel snow.
- Help prepare or maintain a garden or plant seedlings in the spring.
All volunteers are invited to attend monthly Brown Bag lunches to hear speakers, watch a short video or just have a free discussion of triumphs and challenges in a confidential and supportive setting.
For More Information or to Volunteer
Contact us at (740) 331.7040 or [email protected]
OhioHealth Home Care (formerly known as Appalachian Community Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice & Health Services) provides all services on a not-for-profit basis. All free-will donations to OhioHealth are tax-deductible.
We offer the following payment options:
By Phone: We are able to process phone donations using MasterCard or Visa. In the Athens calling area, call (740) 331.7040. Outside the Athens area, call toll-free (800) 837.1112.
Online: We use PayPal for online donation processing. You don't have to log in or have a PayPal account to make a donation. If you have questions, please call (740) 331.7040 or (800) 837.1112.
By Mail: For your convenience, you can download, print and complete our donation form. Please make your check or money order payable to OhioHealth and send to:
OhioHealth Home Care
444 West Union Street, Suite C
Athens, OH 45701
Please do not send cash.
Get more information about Giving Opportunities in this PDF document. It includes types of giving and special gift designations, as well as information about commemorative bricks for walkways of either our Veteran's Garden or our Commemorative Garden. Get the commemorative brick order form here.