Euclid residents invited to tour David Simpson Hospice House on Tuesday, March 19

The public is invited to tour the house and grounds at David Simpson Hospice House, located at 300 E. 185th Street on the Lake Erie waterfront, on Tuesday, March 19, 10 to 11 a.m., during a free Community Open House sponsored by Hospice of the Western Reserve. Refreshments will be provided. Reservations can be made by visiting the hospice’s Website at

“Hospice of the Western Reserve is part of the fabric of the community, so we encourage Cleveland residents and those in the surrounding East Side communities to bring their friends and stop in during one of our open house events,” said Bill Finn, chief executive officer.  “It’s a great way to see first-hand the unique range of services we offer as a non-profit agency with 35 years of history in Northern Ohio,” Finn said.

The 42-bed David Simpson Hospice House provides a peaceful, home-like, therapeutic hospice environment for patients and their loved ones. Located on the shores of Lake Erie, families may walk the beautifully landscaped grounds and winding Vista Walk — a living tribute paved with engraved bricks and lined with gardens.

Among the unique amenities people will see on the tour are a gallery walk, meditation room, art and music room, patios, family kitchen, library, guest accommodations and beautiful views of the water and gardens. Hospice House was re-named David Simpson Hospice House in 2011 to honor Mr. Simpson, who served as CEO of Hospice of the Western Reserve for 25 years and rallied community support for its construction. Intense Pain and Symptom Management/General In-Patient (GIP) care, residential and respite care are available at David Simpson Hospice House.

“David Simpson Hospice House is a home away from home for our patients and their families, Finn said. “Our experienced clinical teams have the ability to handle even the most complex cases, including pediatric hospice and palliative care, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), COPD, HIV/AIDS and patients coping with multiple diseases.

“There are differences, so it’s important to do your homework when the time comes to choose a hospice provider,” Finn said. “As a non-profit agency, funding from our donors allows us to provide a comprehensive range of care at David Simpson Hospice House that incorporates music, art and massage therapy, life enrichment activities and an integrated, customized plan of care tailored to each patient’s specific needs.”  

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Volume 5, Issue 2, Posted 9:41 AM, 03.19.2013