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About OhioHealth Home Care in Athens

Home Health and Hospice Care in Athens County

In the early 1980s, local nurses Marnie Frey and Kathy Dansky wanted to provide home nursing services to better serve the Appalachian community. They helped create the Athens County Visiting Nurse Association in 1982. In 1984, they formed another company to provide personal care and homemaking services, followed by hospice care. A 1997 merger combined three complementary clinical programs under one umbrella – the Appalachian Community Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice and Health Services, Inc. In 2014, that corporation joined OhioHealth Home Care.

Still Caring for Our Community

Despite name and address changes over the years, our focus remains the same – to deliver quality home health care and hospice services to southeastern Ohio.

All of us at OhioHealth Home Care in Athens still care deeply about serving the community health needs of our region.

We are committed to:

  • Offering the highest quality home care services possible.
  • Making OhioHealth Home Care in Athens a satisfying place to work.
  • Constantly seeking new and creative ways to meet the community’s health care needs.
  • Working to keep home care available and affordable for every member of our community.

Helping People in Their Own Homes

OhioHealth Home Care in Athens offers a wide array of assisted living services. We help individuals who need short-term, advanced care that requires a nurse, therapist or other healthcare professionals. By assisting with needs such as wound care, rehabilitation therapies or intravenous (IV) medications, we help individuals heal and get back to a more independent lifestyle.

We offer hospice care when needed to those who are coping with advanced disease or terminal illness. Our hospice care team provides specialized, compassionate medical care, pain and symptom management, and emotional support for people in the last stages of life.

Giving Opportunities

OhioHealth Home Care in Athens provides all home health and hospice services on a not-for-profit basis. All free-will donations to OhioHealth Home Care in Athens 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.


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.

Donation Form PDF