Posted on April 23, 2015 in Caregiving TipsIf you have a loved one on hospice care, you might not expect to hear about a hospice program discharge.
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Posted on April 16, 2015National Healthcare Decisions Day is on April 16, the day after Tax Day. This is an important day that has been set aside to encourage people to ask themselves the question, “Who will speak for me if I cannot speak for myself?”
National Healthcare Decisions Day is about taking the time to create an advanced directive for healthcare decisions. Advanced directives, like a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care or a Living Will, offer an opportunity to document who would speak for you regarding health care decisions if you were unable to speak for yourself.
Posted on April 15, 2015 in Gift of a DayWhen it comes to music, you couldn’t really call Ardena Kilet open minded. To the Crossroads Hospice patient from Bush City, Kansas, the field of music is pretty narrow. “There’s only one kind of music,” she said, during a Life Journals interview with a volunteer. “And that’s country music.”
Posted on April 13, 2015 in Hospice EducationDelivering a diagnosis of terminal cancer is one of the hardest parts of a doctor’s job. For many patients, they tried to control the disease through chemotherapy and radiation. Every ounce of their being was focused on a cure. Then they get the news that the treatment isn’t working.
Posted on April 10, 2015 in Happiness ProjectJoin us during the week of April 13th to celebrate volunteerism and the one year anniversary of The Happiness Project. The Happiness Project matches volunteers’ hobbies and interests with patient companionship and office duties. In as little as 45 minutes a week, volunteers bring smiles to our patients and themselves! Since its inception, we've created more than 3,400 smiles a month.
Posted on April 7, 2015 in Caring More AwardsThey believe that they should fight for what’s right, that life’s hardships make them stronger, and that they can single-handedly change the world. The five recipients of our “Caring More Award” are truly exceptional social workers, who stand out in a field of selfless givers. Selected from 15 finalists, each of this year’s winners was recognized at a breakfast ceremony in her honor during National Social Work Month. Surrounded by family, friends and colleagues, the winners received accolades and a crystal trophy, and Crossroads made a $500 donation to the non-profit of her choice.