Posted on May 25, 2015 in Real Heroes Wear Dog Tags“We need to remind people, that the real heroes wear dog tags…” said Chaplain Scalf, Crossroads Hospice, Akron-Canton, OH.
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Posted on May 23, 2015 in Caregiving TipsAround this time last year, Amyotrophic Laterals Sclerosis (ALS) grabbed headlines because of a viral social media fundraiser for the disease: the Ice Bucket Challenge. The challenge filled social media timelines with videos of ice buckets being dumped on friends, family and celebrities in support of ALS patients and the ALS Association.
Posted on May 20, 2015 in Caregiving TipsWe plan for retirement with IRAs and 401(k) plans. We plan for after our deaths with funeral arrangements and a life insurance policy. But what about the time in-between?
Posted on May 13, 2015 in Caregiving TipsYou know the saying... April showers bring May flowers. Now you can bring the beauty of May flowers to a loved one with dementia with this May Flowers Basket. This project is an easy dementia craft to get your loved one -- and your home -- ready for the spring and summer seasons.
Posted on May 8, 2015 in Caregiving TipsHealthcare can be a tricky business. Somewhere between appointments and prescriptions, information seems to get lost, and caregivers know that very well. Organization helps, but neatly stacked notes often get shuffled into a pile of confusion. Here’s a hospice caregiver tip: now that we’re in the digital age, there’s an app for everything. The question is, are these apps actually useful? Dedicated to you and your loved ones online and offline, Crossroads Hospice reviewed and rated these five popular caregiving apps for caregivers.
Posted on May 5, 2015 in Gift of a DayCrossroads Hospice patient Lonnie Roach misses the sounds of an engine and the smell of diesel fuel. The Dayton native spent 26 years driving a chemical tank truck, developing a love for the open road and the feeling he got behind the wheel. It’s been years since the 65-year-old has been in the cab of an 18-wheeler and his Crossroads Hospice care team saw this as their chance to make a perfect hospice patient story come to life.