Posted on May 24, 2017 in Coping with GriefOne of the most difficult things a parent could ever have to do is share their terminal diagnosis with their child. No matter what the age, children depend on their parents to provide a sense of stability in their lives. Learning that a parent is dying is difficult even for adults, but it can be especially devastating for younger children. A few simple “dos” and “don’ts” in communicating this unfortunate reality can help to support children through terminal illness.
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Posted on May 17, 2017 in Crossroads NewsAt least once a year, Americans take a moment to thank local peace officers for all they do in terms of community involvement – keeping us safe, protecting homes and businesses, and coming to the aid of citizens who are in need of assistance.
Posted on May 16, 2017 in Dementia CraftsSharing a meal together is a beautiful part of family life. Unfortunately, when someone in the family has Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia, mealtime can be difficult. Matriarchs who delighted in cooking may no longer be able to prepare meals independently and, as dementia becomes more severe, they may even forget when and how to eat altogether.
Posted on May 11, 2017 in Caregiving TipsA stroke, or a cerebrovascular accident, occurs when blood flow is cut off to an area of the brain. The oxygen-starved brain cells begin to die, causing an individual to lose the abilities controlled by that area of the brain such as memory or muscle control.
Posted on May 3, 2017 in Caregiving TipsEven though everyone will eventually face death, it is a topic that many people avoid talking about directly. Indeed, there are a wide range of euphemisms for death and the care that goes along with it. People “pass away.” Pets are“put to sleep.” And in a person’s final days, physicians offer “comfort care.”
Posted on April 26, 2017 in Caregiving TipsContinuous Care for terminally ill patients is one of four types of hospice care covered by the Medicare Hospice Benefit. This round-the-clock level of care is provided in the home for brief periods of time when the patient is experiencing a crisis. It is designed to honor a patient’s wish to remain at home by providing the care needed to control the patient’s symptoms and alleviate the crisis.