There are times when the needs of the hospice patient exceed the care that can be provided by family and friends. The Thomas P. Perciak Family Residential Hospice of Southwest General offers a comfortable setting and is staffed with professional hospice personnel who can provide for inpatient care in a home-like environment.
Levels of Care
This level of care involves frequent nursing assessment and care planning to address symptoms that cannot be easily managed at home or in another setting. This is typically a short-term stay in the residential center with a goal of returning to home or other facility. The hospice attending physician is involved in determining the duration of this level of care.
Respite care services are provided at the residential center to allow the caregiver a time to rest or attend to personal matters, knowing the patient is being cared for by trained staff members. To inquire about the use of respite care, please talk with your hospice nurse or social worker.
This level of care is intended for short-term use with the acknowledgement that each patient’s needs are individually assessed. Length of stay is evaluated regularly by the interdisciplinary team. Room and board is not covered under the hospice Medicare benefit. All or part of this cost may be covered by private insurers. The hospice social worker is available to assist with financial assessment.
The Thomas P. Perciak Family Residential Hospice offers patients and families a variety of amenities. Each room is a private room that includes a private bath, patio and accommodations for families to stay overnight—even pets are welcome to visit. Additionally, food service is available for patient and guests. Facility features include a kitchen, two family rooms, a Meditation Room, a children’s play area, an outdoor fountain garden area, a labyrinth for spiritual reflection and a Community Room with fireplace, piano and television.
Visitors may visit 24 hours a day as long as that meets the patient’s wishes. Visitors must enter through the front vestibule at all times. The doors are locked at 8 p.m., so please ring the doorbell when arriving after that hour. Children are welcomed visitors at the residential center. Our community room has age-appropriate toys, games and reading materials. For the safety of all children, we ask that an adult accompany children at all times.
Since the Middle Ages hospices were at the crossroads of travel for those in need. Hospice Services of Southwest General also is near the crossroads of transportation for the modern day traveler. The Thomas P. Perciak Residential Family Center is 20 minutes from the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport; 30 minutes from the heart of downtown Cleveland; 10 minutes from the Ohio Turnpike I-80; 15 minutes from I-71 and 25 minutes from the intersection of I-480 and I-71.
Coming south on I-71: Take the 82 west Exit. Make an immediate left onto Howe Road. At the Drake Road intersection, turn right. Turn left at the Strongsville Medical Center/Hospice Services sign. We are the first building on the left with a u-shaped driveway, 18659 Drake Road.
If you have any questions about the residential center or would like to tour this facility please, call 440-816-5000 to schedule a time.
Hospice Services of Southwest General
18659 Drake Road
Strongsville, Ohio 44136