Posted on October 20, 2016 in Palliative CareWhen was the last time you had a doctor make a house call? Although the practice of house calls is on the rise, for many patients with serious chronic illnesses, an appointment with the doctor means going to their office. Palliative care is changing that, offering patients convenience and giving doctors additional insight into how their patient is faring at home.
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Posted on October 13, 2016 in Dementia CraftsHalloween is a fun holiday, partly because it’s a break from the everyday routine - but routine is important when planning activities for a loved one with dementia. Making your home a safe space will help ensure a positive holiday experience.
Posted on October 12, 2016 in Palliative CareDaniela O’Neill, a nurse practitioner with Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Carein Philadelphia, cares for cancer patients going through chemotherapy all the time. This includes some patients who are even as far as their fourth trial round of the treatment.
Posted on October 11, 2016 in Gift of a DayHarry Weimer loves to watch TV game shows and his favorite one has always been the daytime mainstay “The Price is Right.”
Posted on October 5, 2016 in Palliative CareOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It's hard to miss with everything from our green logo to NFL gloves and shoes going pink. It's been a very successful awareness campaign – except with all that pink, it's easy to overlook that men get breast cancer, too. In fact, over 2,600 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year alone.
From Hospice to Harley: A Final Motorcycle Ride Results in a Perfect Day for a St. Louis, Missouri Hospice Patient and Vietnam Vet
Posted on October 4, 2016 in Gift of a DayBenny Thompson is a proud U.S. Army Veteran who served his country as a sergeant and artilleryman during the Vietnam War (1971-72). He is also the father of two, grandfather of eight, and great-grandfather of five.