Founded in 1956 by the Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne, Holy Family has been the forerunner in the greater Cleveland area in caring for patients and families facing a terminal illness when life expectancy is measured in months, weeks or days. After 65 years, our tradition of care serves individuals diagnosed with any life-limiting illness. We serve people, regardless of faith, with love and compassion. We recognize feelings associated with terminal illness and grief can be overwhelming. We walk with you on this journey. With each step, we offer physical, emotional, and spiritual comfort focused on family needs and your loved one.
We recognize that there are many overwhelming feelings when facing an advanced illness. With Holy Family Hospice, you open the door to a full range of options that are designed to enhance life and help patients and their families make the most of the days that remain. Hospice care allows patients and families to focus on the things that matter the most – time with loved ones, sharing conversations with family and friends and empowering patients and their loved ones with choices and a sense of control with each day and every decision.
Holy Family Hospice brings expert care, peace and comfort to patients and their families, wherever they live while enabling them to live fully, with comfort and dignity, to the end of life. Our dedicated staff provides the highest degree of specialized care through a compassionate approach. Care is provided at home, whenever possible, providing relief from pain and easing of symptoms. We work with patients and families by providing emotional and spiritual support at a time when it is needed most.
Holy Family provides a complete support system for patients experiencing an advanced illness as well as their families. Wherever a Holy Family patient resides, they receive the same compassionate care and support, including:
Your Hospice Team
Holy Family provides comprehensive “whole person” care that addresses the physical, emotional, and spiritual concerns of individuals with a terminal illness. This model of care emphasizes comfort and quality of life, and it respects our patients’ goals, preferences, and choices. The Holy Family Hospice team is comprised of experienced administrative staff, a medical director, the patient’s preferred primary physician, an RN case manager, nurses, hospice nursing assistants, social workers, pastoral ministers, volunteers, and grief support. Nursing support and access to other hospice services is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We also excel at managing patients’ spiritual and psychological needs, a critical aspect of providing quality care near the end of life. And we’ll be there to support family caregivers by reducing their growing stress, providing counseling services and offering spiritual support.
Holy Family respects that life is a journey with changes, transitions, rites of passage, and cycles of nature. Spirituality is an interwoven part of everything we do and touches each member of the family. Simple, yet powerful, everyday events such as listening, conversing, easing troubled hearts, reconnecting divided relationships, and participating in life-enriching activities help to bring peace and comfort to the entire family. The importance of spiritual care differs from person to person. Some people may find solace in the rituals and traditions of organized religion; others may need to evaluate the meaning of their life and relationships or come to terms with important issues.
As a faith-based hospice, we believe that our patients’ spiritual well-being is equally as important as their physical and emotional needs. It is the cornerstone of all that we do. Our conscientious approach to end-of-life care for individuals of all faiths, is based on moral and ethical principles that support the value of human life at every stage as outlined by the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services. We respect each patient’s religious beliefs and faith preferences and communicate openly with their faith community in order to off er services that are meaningful to them.
Pastoral Services include:
Holy Family Hospice serves the individual needs of people experiencing end-of-life journeys. As the first residential hospice facility in greater Cleveland, Holy Family Home provides additional care to patients and families when they need it most. Holy Family has the privilege to provide services including clinical, emotional, and spiritual support for individuals and their families living throughout Cuyahoga and bordering counties.
Our patients may choose to stay at home, in an extended care facility, assisted living or in our residential facility – Holy Family Home – for hospice services. Regardless of where our patients live, Holy Family offers the same holistic approach, using traditional and complimentary comfort therapies that help patients and families cope with the complexity of the advanced illness. As the first residential inpatient hospice facility in the greater Cleveland area, Holy Family Home allows patients and their families to get the extra attention they need when they need it most. Holy Family Home residents have access to compassionate care for their spiritual, emotional, and physical needs. We are open to families 24 hours a day.
Who We Serve
Holy Family Home, a picturesque 30-bed inpatient center, began as one of seven homes throughout the nation dedicated to individuals living with incurable cancer. Discreetly nestled on 7-1/2 wooded acres in Parma, Ohio, it provides a tranquil and comforting retreat for patients and families including:
If you have questions about hospice care, or are considering referring someone for hospice care, please call us for a free confidential consultation. Referrals may come from family members, friends, physicians, health care professionals, nursing home or hospital staff or from a potential hospice patient.