Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - 2013

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The 7 Commandments of Spiritual Care

Every life is filled with blessings and hardships, love and loss, goals achieved and expectations left unfulfilled. Throughout a patient’s decline, the role of the chaplain is to help the terminally ill reach a place of gratitude for a life well lived. At Crossroads Hospice, chaplains provide emotional comfort and spiritual care to our patients. Chaplains also offer grief support to patients’ families, who are coping with the reality of losing their loved one. Built on a relationship of trust and respect, the following are the guidelines I use when providing end-of-life spiritual care.
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Who pays for hospice?

When it’s time to make the decision about whether hospice is right for you or your loved one, the last thing you want to worry about is money. Even if you have insurance, the process can be confusing and frustrating. Hassan Salhi, a billing coordinator at Crossroads, breaks down the different ways hospice care is covered. Who Is Eligible for Hospice Care?
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Patient Takes Center Stage with Clog Dancers on “Gift of a Day”

Patricia Coffey-Rose’s childhood dream was to become a professional tap dancer. When she saw her first clogging performance, she was hooked on the combination of country music and fancy footwork. Patricia began taking lessons, and according to her niece, Donna Benjamin, was “all smiles” whenever she had the chance to put her moves to the test.
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ER Nurses are Heroes of the Emergency Room

We’ve all seen TV shows about emergency rooms. Whether it’s a drama starring George Clooney or reality TV, likeTrauma: Life in the ER, we know the pandemonium that can be unleashed when a screeching, speeding ambulance rolls into the hospital. Emergency nurses are at the center of this chaos, mixing authoritative care with calming compassion. ER nurses are on the frontlines of patient care.

Volunteer Makes an Impact With Veterans (and Cake!)

Rick joined our team September 12, 2012, and over the past year, he has become a valuable asset. A retired Naval officer, Rick served our country in Vietnam as well as at various posts in the U.S. After retiring from active duty, Rick worked for several years at the Millington Air Base as a civilian. In all, he served 47 years with the military.
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