VOLUNTEER FROM HOME! Prepare a Caring Cuisine for Families Visiting Their Loved Ones in the Hospital. Summa's Acute Palliative Care Unit (APCU) is located on the third floor at Akron City Hospital and serves patients with advanced illness, life-threatening diseases and those who are under hsopice care. In all these situations, families are very involved, sometimes sitting vigil with their loved one for days. Let these families know YOU CARE by providing a Caring Cuisine Caring Cuisines can be prepared and brought to the hospital by individuals or groups (Children under the age of 14 must have adult supervision in the preparation) You can provide a Caring Cuisine one time only; once a year; once a quarter; once a month or once a week. You choose! Simple items are best such as: baked goods -- cookies, brownies, muffins, pastries, etc.; fresh fruit and vegetables, peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, prepackaged items such as trail mix, granola bars, fruit cups, snack packages.
To provide uncompromising quality care to terminally ill persons and those who love and care for them. Supportive services are delivered through cost-effective means promoting comfort, dignity, and the opportunity to live each day to the fullest."
Summa Health Hospice is committed to treating the person and not the disease, focusing on quality-of-life issues affecting the patient's entire family. We use the combined knowledge and skills of a team of specially trained professionals that includes physicians, nurses, social workers, home health aides, spiritual caregivers and VOLUNTEERS. Hospice provides care and support to patients and their families in the comfort of their own home. While traditional medical care is designed to cure illness, the focus of hospice care is more comfort-oriented. Hospice neither hastens nor prolongs dying, viewing it as a natural process -- emphasizing quality of life, rather than length of life.