Posted on April 20, 2018 in Dementia CraftsAfter all of the cold, snowy, and dark days of winter, the brighter days of spring are a burst of light for the soul. This is as true for those living with Alzheimer’s as it is for the rest of us.
Blog: Hospice Views
Posted on April 19, 2018 in Gift of a DayOne of the most beloved programs at Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care is our Gift of a Day program. Inspired by Jim Stovall’s book, The Ultimate Gift, we ask our patients, “If you had one perfect day, what would it look like?” Based on their answer, our team works to bring these hospice ultimate gifts to life as a Gift of a Day.
Posted on April 12, 2018 in Spiritual Care“She will throw you out!” warned the nurse as I arrived to make my initial visit. As a hospice chaplain, I encounter many terminal patients who have spiritual pain. Gratefully, I was not thrown out of Mrs. Hope Deferred’s room, but she did shake her fist as I introduced myself. Not at me, but at “her God” whom she thought sent me. Her husband welcomed care for his dying wife and as the visit continued, I not only began to connect with Hope, more importantly, I started to understand her.
Posted on April 8, 2018 in Caregiving TipsTragedy can strike at any time. Completing an advance directive is one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your family to ensure your healthcare and end-of-life wishes are met.
Posted on April 5, 2018 in Crossroads NewsConsumers who may be exploring hospice care for a family member or loved one in Missouri have a range of resources to help them understand their rights and available options.
Posted on April 5, 2018 in Caregiving TipsWhen you hear the term “hospice care,” dozens of questions might pop into your head. What is it? Who is eligible? How does hospice work? With so many questions, there are so many corresponding answers.