Posted on September 21, 2016 in Gift of a DayAs a Gift of a Day coordinator with Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care, I am so blessed to have a job where we give our patients the gift of a perfect day to do whatever they wish. I am told “thank you” so often for the great Gift of a Day events we provide for our patients, but we could not make these events so special without the generosity of our community.
Blog: Hospice Views
Posted on September 11, 2016Volunteers for Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care come into our hospice patients’ lives at a unique time. Some, like Pat, quickly form incredible bonds with their patients.
Posted on September 8, 2016 in Gift of a DayJoan Tovissi has always loved movies – especially the classic movie musicals. But because of her illness, it had been a long time since she enjoyed an outing.
Posted on September 1, 2016 in Caregiving TipsA patient’s medicine cabinet is one of the most important parts of their hospice and/or palliative care experience. In it lies the palliative care medications that both relieve them of their symptoms and lead to the comfort and care that is the ultimate goal of their treatment.
Posted on August 26, 2016 in Gift of a DayThere's a reason they say "all dogs go to heaven" - because the joy they bring our patients is a true blessing. Recently, Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care created a special dog-themed Gift of a Day event for 93-year-old Ruth Ledwith.
Posted on August 25, 2016 in Coping with GriefNot too long ago a little boy named Ben died of an aggressive brain tumor. Ben’s mom, also mother to his identical twin brother and younger sisters, blogged about Ben and the family; about hope and grief. Blue4Ben became a trending topic, the city of Buffalo lit the Peace Bridge blue (the color Ben wore to distinguish him from his brother, Jack), and prayer chains ensued.