Posted on September 16, 2021 in Voices of CaregivingThe Delta variant of COVID-19 is now the most dominant strain of the virus in the United States. The Delta variant is more contagious than earlier strains, making it even more important to take extra precautions when visiting older and immunocompromised loved ones.
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Posted on September 15, 2021 in Hospice EducationSome return trips to the hospital are unavoidable due to complications or new and unrelated problems. But too often, a rushed discharge process, inadequate coordination among healthcare providers, and a lack of critically important follow-up care leave discharged patients struggling to follow instructions about a new diagnosis or medication.
Posted on September 8, 2021 in Hospice EducationThe term comorbidities simply means the presence of two or more medical conditions occurring at the same time or one right after the other. With more and more individuals facing multiple chronic conditions, it’s important to understand how comorbidity affects patient outcomes and quality of life.
Posted on September 7, 2021 in Happiness ProjectVal Kennedy has been a Volunteer with Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care in Lenexa, Kansas for “about five years.” In that time, as a Volunteer, Val has “visited with patients” and attended a family reunion, a commitment of vows ceremony and a memorial service.
Posted on September 3, 2021 in Dementia CraftsWhile the weather may still feel like summer, fall will be here before you know it. Get in the spirit of the season while engaging your loved one with a simple seasonal craft.
Posted on September 1, 2021 in Happiness ProjectHospice care is designed to provide whole-person care for each patient’s unique physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs. Hospice volunteers are an essential part of the team providing that care which is why hospices are mandated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to include hospice volunteers in patient care plans.