Posted on November 11, 2012 in Crossroads NewsOften veterans don’t want to talk about their service. That was the case with Gary Jones, whom Crossroads Hospice had the privilege of caring for in 2011. Over time, although he never made eye contact, Mr. Jones came to trustChaplain Ron McCullough, and his story came out.
Blog: Hospice Views - November 2012
Posted on November 8, 2012 in Crossroads NewsThroughout history, thousands of men and women have proudly served our country, leaving family and friends behind to defend our great nation and its ideals. Recognizing their bravery, Crossroads Hospice has developed the“Honor Our Veterans” Recognition Campaign. The program acknowledges our veteran patients and veterans in the community. This November, the staff of Crossroads Hospice recognize local heroes in patriotic pinning ceremonies complete with certificates of appreciation and medals of honor. They will be joined by compassionate volunteers, ROTC cadets, members of our armed forces and their loved ones.
Posted on November 6, 2012 in Hospice EducationLung conditions, like COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), touch all aspects of daily life, such as eating, bathing, housework, and socializing. Not being able to breath is very frightening, for the patient and for those present in the room. Frequently patients end up in the emergency room because of breathing problems. Daily monitoring goes a long way toward preventing such crises. But it requires effort on the part of the patient, and usually on the part of family members as well.
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