Posted on October 8, 2013 in Hospice EducationAs a caregiver, you want to make the most educated decision possible, doing all the research and talking to the right people so that you can dowhat’s best for a loved one. In a perfect world, the doctor-to-patient ratio would be one to one. But, in reality, patients and caregivers don’t need 24/7 attention from a doctor. What you do need, though, is a healthcare professional who is educated, certified and can answer the many questions you may have.
Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - 2013
Posted on October 4, 2013 in Hospice EducationEveryone knows what doctors look like: white coat, stethoscope, prescription pad. But healers come in all shapes and sizes. Some are even … furry.
Posted on October 1, 2013 in Hospice EducationCeliac disease is an autoimmune condition that damages the small intestine and interferes with how our bodies absorb nutrients from food. People with the condition are unable to properly digest gluten, the protein found in wheat. In addition to common foods like bread and pasta, gluten is also found in a variety of processed foods such as salad dressings, soups, and lunch meat.
Posted on September 30, 2013 in Crossroads NewsFrank Ives has fond memories of blowing off steam with his friends at the shooting range. The 93-year-old Westchester resident developed his knowledge of guns while serving as a radio operator in the Air Force and kept up this passion in his civilian life by becoming an avid collector of firearms. Unfortunately, it has been several months since he has been able to indulge in his favorite pastime.
Posted on September 28, 2013 in Crossroads NewsChoosing a hospice provider is one of the hardest decisions you’ll ever have to make. Every patient’s needs are different—physically, emotionally, spiritually and pragmatically.
Posted on September 25, 2013 in Crossroads NewsAfter 28 years as a radiologist, Dr. Walter George believed he’d reached the peak in his specialty. As a board-certified private practice physician, he had served as department chairman of four area hospitals. When a major medical system purchased his hospital of residence in 2010, he found himself searching for a change.