Posted on July 2, 2013 in Real Heroes Wear Dog TagsWhen a man or woman makes the decision to serve their country, it is not just the soldier that carries the emotional and physiological weight – their entire family does, too.
Blog: Hospice Views - 2013
Posted on July 1, 2013 in Crossroads NewsJamie Gerard joined the Kansas City team at Crossroads Hospice in 2008. Before Crossroads, Jamie served as an administrative assistant at a loan company, but wanted to turn her passion for making a difference in the lives of others into a full-time job. A hospice supported Jamie and her family through each step of their journey when Jamie’s mother passed away several years before. When Jamie’s sister, a nurse, told her about Crossroads, she knew it was the perfect opportunity to support patients, families, and the compassionate people who care for them.
Posted on June 28, 2013 in Real Heroes Wear Dog TagsIt’s estimated that over 22 millionpeople have served in the United States’ military. That’s 22 millionfamilies directly impacted by wars and political agendas. Millions of husbands, wives and children expected to continue with normal lives, during and after a loved one’s deployment or service.
Posted on June 27, 2013 in Crossroads NewsOn Memorial Day, we pause as a company and as a country to honor the military men and women who have sacrificed everything to protect our freedom.
Posted on June 26, 2013 in Caregiving TipsRecently, a colleague of mine was at a community health fair where HIV testing was being offered and a mother and her 13-year-old daughter both took an HIV test. My colleague asked the mother why she was having her daughter take the test. She responded that while, to her knowledge, her daughter was not sexually active, she wanted her to be in the habit of getting tested as a part of her routine health care as she moved into adulthood.
Posted on June 24, 2013 in Hospice EducationAmyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. ALS causes severe muscle weakness, leading to paralysis and the loss of the ability to speak, eat, cough and breathe.