Posted on March 22, 2013 in Crossroads NewsAfter the passing of her husband, Jeanne Smith knew firsthand the grief that comes with such a significant loss. As she worked through her own mourning process, she decided to help others experiencing a similar heartache:she joined Crossroads Hospice as a volunteer.
Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - 2013
Posted on March 21, 2013 in Crossroads NewsAt Crossroads, we help families remember the happy moments in life by recording them in what we call a “Life Journal.” A Life Journal is a special gift that patients give to family members recounting life experiences, offering advice, and expressing love. The patient works with a Crossroads volunteer to collect unique life stories and photographs, pulling together irreplaceable memories into one volume that the family can treasure for years to come.
Posted on March 19, 2013 in Caring More AwardsI’d like to thank Crossroads Hospice for honoring me with the2012 Caring More Award. Truly, I am humbled to have been nominated, and I’m pleased that Crossroads Hospice recognizes the many various contributions of its social workers men and women who work everyday to address to the ongoing needs of the people we serve. Our clients, patients, and residents confront a unique set of emotional and health-related needs, and there are many dedicated social workers who are just as deserving of this award as I am for their diligence, long hours, and commitment to not only addressing the needs of their clients but also to their own professional development.
Posted on March 5, 2013 in Crossroads NewsIn celebration ofNational Social Work Month, I reflect upon what it means to be a social worker in hospice and why I chose this job. Hopefully, these thoughts and experiences will help you, my fellow social workers, articulate the important details of your job to others. When people ask me what I do as a hospice social worker, my canned answer is usually, “I do everything that no one else wants to do.”