Posted on February 22, 2018 in Caregiving TipsCardiac disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. In fact, 1 in every 3 deaths in the United States listed cardiovascular disease as a factor.
Blog: Hospice Views
Posted on February 21, 2018 in Caregiving TipsWhen a patient begins receiving hospice care, a medication review is one of the first things we do at Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care. This review ensures that the patient is receiving the very best combination of medication for their current needs and goals.
Posted on February 16, 2018 in Gift of a DayCrossroads Hospice & Palliative Care patient Jonathan Falitico, has been a huge Star Wars fan since he saw his first movie at the age of two. But he turned into an avid collector at the age of six, when he received two Imperial shuttles as Christmas presents – one is still in its original box. (Jonathan refers to it as his “retirement plan.”)
Posted on February 15, 2018 in Coping with GriefThe loss of a loved one comes with an array of emotions and responsibilities. Aside from facing your own emotions and helping to support those around you, the role of finding a final resting place for the recently deceased can feel like another burden altogether.
Posted on February 14, 2018 in Coping with GriefIf you ask anyone who knew them, they’ll tell you that Bill and Sharon had a very special love that carried them through their 63 years together. When Bill was diagnosed with cancer, Sharon became his primary caregiver, driving him to appointments and holding his hand through treatment. As he declined, she stayed by his side until he passed away, surrounded by family.
Posted on February 9, 2018 in Gift of a DayCrossroads Hospice and Palliative Care patient Steve Owens is a huge country music fan and especially loves Alan Jackson. For his Gift of a Day, we arranged for Steve and his daughters to attend Alan Jackson's Honky Tonk Highway Tour's stop at the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena in Independence, MO.